STARKVILLE (AP) – An estimated $9.3 million is provided in an appropriations bill for a new Army Reserve Center in Starkville. U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., says in a new release that the funding is provided in the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affair Appropriations Bill approved this week by the appropriations committee. Cochran is […]

By Alice Ortiz Monroe Journal AMORY – What could be more appropriate to kick off Memorial Day weekend than dedicating a sign designating a portion of Mississippi Highway 6 extending from the Lee County line to Highway 25 in Monroe County the “Military Order of the Purple Heart Highway?” The dedication ceremony was held at […]

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Daily Journal AMORY – The Mississippi Department of Transportation will have a special dedication ceremony today for a portion of Highway 6 in Monroe County as a “Military Order of the Purple Heart Highway.” The 10 a.m. ceremony will be at the Monroe County Government Complex at 1619 Highway 25 North in Amory. The designation […]

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Vicksburg National Military Park will observe the conclusion of its Civil War Sesquicentennial on Monday, May 25, 2015, with two memorial services and a concert. At 9 a.m., a wreath laying, rifle salute and playing of “Echo Taps” will be held to honor the over 17,000 Union dead buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery. At 11 […]

A flag flies over the old Mississippi River bridge in Vicksburg in honor of Tupelo resident Scooter Carr’s dad, Gordon “Motor” Carr, and uncles, Bob “Buddy” Carr and Ford Carr. (Justin Sellers/The Vicksburg Post)

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Rain and the threat of rain meant Scooter Carr had to be flexible and wait for his mother’s call. She alerted him last week, so he dropped everything in Tupelo and traveled to Vicksburg, where the Army-Navy Club planned to honor his father and uncles April 22. […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – After the 2014 tornado, people asked about purchasing the property where American Legion Post 49 had once stood. But Mike Pettigrew, post commander, said the executive board voted unanimously to rebuild. More than 100 veterans, city officials and well-wishers attended a groundbreaking for the new construction on […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The rubble that used to be American Legion Post 49 can give a wrong impression. “If you look at it, it doesn’t look like we’ve done anything in the last seven months or so,” said Mike Pettigrew, post commander. The building was leveled by last year’s tornado. […]

By Cain Burdeau and Melissa Nelson-Gabriel Associated Press NAVARRE, Fla. – More heavy fog, rain and rough surf complicated Thursday’s efforts to collect the remains of seven Marines and four soldiers whose Black Hawk helicopter crashed offshore while they trained in Florida. The military has provided few details about the crash, which happened Tuesday night […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal CORINTH – The sixth annual Corinth Civil War and Militaria Show and Sale will give attendees an opportunity to view a rare war artifact seldom displayed to the public. The .50-caliber rifle of Civil War sniper Jack Hinson will be on display Saturday at the Crossroads Arena Convention Center, located […]