By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal The State Auditor’s Office dinged Lee County on two issues for its 2013 fiscal year audit. Lee County administrator Sean Thompson said both issues – not filing the inventory report in a timely manner and immaterial omissions from its fixed assets list – are both being addressed. “These audits […]

By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve cited an improving economy Wednesday as it ended its landmark bond-buying program and pointed to gains in the job market – a key condition for an eventual interest rate hike. The Fed reiterated its plan to maintain its benchmark short-term rate near zero “for […]


By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Alcorn County computers are up and running again after days of disruption that shut down the county’s ability to issue new car tags, close loans, and use electronic records in the circuit clerk, chancery clerk, justice court and tax collector’s offices. Computers electronically notified technicians about […]

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Frederick Wiley, Generation FREE coordinator for the Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi, welcomes more than 250 junior high and high school students to Tuesday's LEAD Conference at Northeast Mississippi Community College.

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau BOONEVILLE – Before buckling down to learn more about how they can combat tobacco companies’ efforts to persuade them to use their products, about 50 of the more than 250 students attending an anti-tobacco leadership conference in Booneville on Tuesday took a few minutes to loosen up by […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Exactly six months after the April 28 tornado, Dilworth Small Animal Hospital threw a little party on Tuesday. Not only was it the third annual Howl-O-Ween Celebration featuring a pet costume contest, but it also was a grand reopening of the clinic, which was walloped by the tornado. […]

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Mayor Jason Shelton hands meteorologist Matt Laubhan a key to the city, thanking him for alerting the people of Tupelo about the April tornado, during the service on the six-month anniversary of the storm Tuesday afternoon at St. Luke United Methodist Church.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Members and leaders of the community gathered Tuesday to remember the ties that bind them on the six-month anniversary of the April 28 tornado that rocked Tupelo. “It is good and life-giving to be together,” said the Rev. Rick Brooks, pastor of St. Luke United Methodist Church, which […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times Unofficial results show Fulton’s residents are in favor of selling alcoholic beverages within their city. Preliminary results of Tuesday’s election, which don’t include the certified results of affidavit voting, show the resolution to allow the sale of beer and light wine being approved 697 votes to 440 votes. A […]

A $20 million gift from the Gertrude C. Ford Foundation will help fund a new $100 million science building at the University of Mississippi. (Robert Jordan/University of Mississippi)

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal OXFORD – The University of Mississippi will build a new $100 million science building that will contain expansive research space. It announced the new building on Tuesday, when it also revealed a $20 million gift from the Gertrude C. Ford Foundation of Jackson that will help fund it. Other funding […]

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Rep. Steve Holland, right, speaks as he sits with Senate Education Chair Gray Tollison, far left, and House Education Chair John Moore as they and other legislators discuss education on Tuesday night during the Eyes on Education forum at the Lee County Library.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – All eyes turned to education Tuesday as the Lee County Library hosted a forum of Mississippi lawmakers who shared their vision for the state’s schools before heading into the 2015 legislative session. A three-person panel posed questions to the six representatives: House Education Chairman John Moore, R-Brandon, Senate […]