Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Found in the now-infamous hacked emails of Sony Pictures executives were conversations about President Barack Obama, Hollywood stars such as Angelina Jolie, and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood. Hood, a Chickasaw County native and Mississippi’s only statewide elected Democrat, has found himself part of the national story […]

By William Moore Daily Journal VERONA – In a split vote this week, the Board of Alderman rezoned 16 acres of land between Mattox Road and Raymond Avenue. Developer Stewart Rutledge of Oxford plans to build single-family homes on the property and offer lease-purchase financing. Aldermen Margaret Baker, Jessie Gilmore and Eddie Tucker voted to […]

By Dennis Seid and Lacey Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s Super Saturday, Panic Saturday and Green Saturday all rolled into the biggest shopping day of the year: The last Saturday before Christmas. While Black Friday has traditionally been the busiest shopping day, it is this day that has reigned supreme in recent years. And […]

TUPELO – A routine traffic stop Thursday led to a short chase and a suspect accused of assaulting a policeman. Tupelo police reported they attempted to stop Jansen C. Bell, 32, of Tupelo, he refused to stop, speeding off into a residential neighborhood. After severely damaging his vehicle, he fled on foot. According to police, […]

TUPELO – A disturbance at a Tupelo hotel led to the arrest of Terra L. Gilmore, 32, who was charged with two counts of felony child abuse and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Officers were dispatched to a North Gloster Street hotel Wednesday. Upon arrival, officers found Gilmore, two adult males and […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A pair of large-scale safe rooms planned for Tupelo parks will be able to shelter from the storm more than 1,100 people each. The massive, dome-shaped safe rooms are designed to withstand wind speeds up to 250 mph. The total cost for both structures will be more than […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal When Mary Ann Plasencia of Tupelo, a first-generation Cuban-American, first heard the news Wednesday that the Obama administration had announced a normalization of relations with Cuba, she bristled. Plasencia’s parents and two brothers fled Cuba in 1961 after the Castro government froze all their assets. Plasencia was born in the […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Hank Bounds, Mississippi’s commissioner of higher education, said he has not yet heard whether he will be asked to become the next president of the University of Nebraska. In early November, the Nebraska Board of Regents announced that Bounds, who previously served as the Mississippi superintendent […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times FULTON – Residents will be able to legally buy a beer today. Stores within the city limits today will be able to begin legally selling beer, light wine or liquors. The sale of each requires a special license, which must be obtained from Fulton City Hall. As of Thursday, […]