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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]