By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – With the beginning of the 2015-16 school year approaching, the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project will provide free legal assistance to low-income adults who seek to establish legal guardianship of children in order to enroll them in school. The guardianship clinic will be hosted at the Lee County Justice […]

CORINTH (AP) – Alcorn County Sheriff Charles Rinehart has pleaded not guilty to five counts related to a bid-rigging scheme. The Daily Corinthian reports that Rinehart, 73, waived a formal reading of the indictment this week in circuit court. He pleaded not guilty to five counts of fraudulently obtaining public funds and five counts of […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Nine of Mississippi’s 15 community and junior colleges will raise charges on students this fall, with the average price of tuition and fees rising by 4 percent statewide. On average, a student will pay $2,577 for two semesters of full-time classes, up from $2,476 in the 2014-2015 year, […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Laboratory tests show mold at Tupelo Police Department offices on Court Street, Front Street and the airport poses no general health threats. City officials released on Thursday three studies conducted by Enviropro Testing in Memphis on April 7, June 5 and June 22. “The mold levels are significantly […]

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Jay Isby, 9, explains to Bayle Bryant and Maddy Lukens that he needs a pair of work boots because, "I need boots for a tough little man doing big work".

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Jay Isby wanted shoes – but not just any shoes. “I need boots for a tough little man doing big work,” the spunky 9-year-old said of himself, smiling broadly. “I’m helping fix our neighbor’s house across the street. … I really need the boots.” And he got those […]

By Lynn West New Albany Gazette NEW ALBANY – A $1.6 million project nearly six years in the making moved ahead Thursday as officials with the Union County Historical Society hosted a ground-breaking ceremony for an expansion of the Union County Heritage Museum. “This is a big day for New Albany and Union County,” historical […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – The new Elvis Presley Forever stamp was revealed Thursday morning after being announced last month. The new stamp, part of the Music Icons series, honors the late musician who became The King of Rock ’n’ Roll. The stamp will feature a 1955 black-and-white photograph of Presley taken […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal A retail center that is being built to replace one destroyed by last year’s tornado in Tupelo will include Shipley’s Do-Nuts. It will be the third location for the popular sweet shop, joining stores on Cliff Gookin Boulevard and on South Gloster Street. Dan Ballard, whose L-shaped building on the […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Chris Cosner had been out of prison for less than three weeks when he allegedly robbed the First American National Bank in Saltillo on Wednesday morning. He was arraigned on two charges Thursday afternoon and is being held on $550,000 bond. Officials say many more charges are coming. […]