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 […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi politicians are gearing up for a busy summer campaign season. One legislative race worth watching is a Democratic primary that pits two incumbent state senators against each other up north. Another is a Gulf Coast Republican primary in which a senator with statewide ambitions is challenged […]

Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – One woman is dead after evening storms caused a tree to fall on passing vehicles. Police Chief Chris Robertson said the accident happened near highway 30 when the tree fell on two cars as they passed each other around 6 p.m. Sunday. A female passenger of one of the vehicles […]

Daily Journal UPDATE: The alert for a missing Holly Springs teenager has been canceled. She has been found and is OK. ––––– An Endangered/Missing Child Alert has been issued for a 13-year-old in Holly Springs According to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, Alissa Monay Jones Brown was last seen around 10 p.m. Friday on West […]


By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The two June 2 runoff candidates in the 1st District U.S. House special election – Walter Zinn and Trent Kelly – have at least one thing in common. Both say they are humbled to have survived from the field of 13 who originally sought to fill […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal If you’re on the west side of the Lee County Courthouse, look at your watch for the time instead of glancing up at the building’s clock. The clock face sits on the Tupelo Community Theater side of the building. It’s awaiting repairs needed due to storm damage last year, and […]

Q. What is the best thing students can do to stay sharp during the summer? A. Read! James Patterson said, “There’s no such thing as a kid who hates reading. There are kids who love reading and kids who are reading the wrong books.” As an educator and a parent, I totally agree. If your […]