By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – More than a year after a tornado flattened American Legion Post 49, construction started. Volunteers from six states began building and erecting walls Saturday morning in Tupelo for the new 7,300-square-foot building. “After all the horizontal work that has been done, it’s nice to see some vertical construction,” […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Scott Burns wants money, but he doesn’t want it for himself. This is his ninth year of taking up residence at The Mall at Barnes Crossing to solicit funds during 7 Days for the Troops. He’s raised more than $82,000 in the past eight years. “One hundred […]

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Jack Evans, a retired veteran from Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford, pets a catfish he caught Tuesday morning.

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – Darnell Howe laughed when he pulled a six-pound catfish, his first catch of the day, from a pond at Private John Allen Fish Hatchery. “It’s the nice eating kind,” the Korean war veteran and resident of the Mississippi State Veterans Home of Oxford said after a volunteer stored […]

Daily Journal reports A Tupelo native is now a Naval commanding officer in Jacksonville, Florida. Capt. Ré Bynum recently took over as Commanding Officer of the Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville. He replaces Capt. Duke Heinz. In his new role, Bynum will lead more than 900 military, civilian and contractor personnel in […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – American flags will fly on veterans’ graves throughout Lee County today. The Memorial Day tradition is a project of American Legion Post 49 in Tupelo. Volunteers have placed a total of 2,000 flags on graves at 37 cemeteries. “It started out about 10 years ago with 400 […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Murray Coffey has a giant-screen TV and a comfortable chair in his living room. But the 91-year-old often can be found in a spare bedroom of his New Albany home, where a card table holds approximately 650 stories that he’s written. “I’ve been writing stories since […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – United States Army veteran Nicholas Willis used to be unable to drive due to post-traumatic stress disorder, but he now gladly gets behind the wheel with his foster dogs at his side. Willis, of New Site, served as a sergeant in Iraq in 2003 and 2004, and volunteer […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The city will host a Memorial Day service at 9 a.m. Monday at Veterans Memorial Park. The guest speaker will be U.S. Army Retired Col. William R. “Bill” Allen Jr., president of the Northeast Mississippi Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. The emcee for the morning will be Don […]

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 […]