Special Judge Hollis McGehee speaks to attorneys during a status conference on Wednesday in Laurel. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

  By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal LAUREL – Special Judge Hollis McGehee said for the sake of Mississippi voters he plans to move quickly to resolve the election dispute in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. “I consider them a party to this action,” said McGehee, during the initial status hearing in the challenge […]

Daily Journal The unemployment rate for Northeast Mississippi rose last month, marking the third consecutive increase this year. Nevertheless, the 16 counties comprising the region collectively recorded its 12th consecutive month with unemployment under 10 percent. That’s the longest stretch since 2008, prior to the Great Recession taking hold and sending the region into a […]

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Mugshots Bar & Grill is expected to be built on this lot in Fairpark, with an anticipated opening of spring 2015. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Friday.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – After more than a two-year wait, Mugshots Grill & Bar should be open next spring in the Fairpark District. The popular restaurant chain, which is known for its specialty burgers, opened its first location in Hattiesburg in 2004. The Tupelo location was originally scheduled to open in December […]

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An 18-wheeler heads east on Highway 278 near the Highway 8 intersection in Wise Gap. Following communication between county officials and the Mississippi Department of Transportation, trailers longer than 70 feet are forbidden on Highway 8. Residents and commuters in the area have complained for some time about oversized loads hauling mobile homes on the narrow highway.

By Alice Ortiz Monroe Journal Commuters and residents on Highway 8 east of Aberdeen can breathe a little easier now since mobile home transports from manufacturers in Alabama are no longer allowed to travel that section of road. As of Aug. 8, the Mississippi Department of Transportation began restricting trailers more than 70 feet long […]

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AARP representatives Bettye Taylor, from left, and Ivory Craig present The North Mississippi Red Cross' Henry Cobb and Patty Tucker with a $5,000 check for victims of the April 28 tornado.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – The Mississippi branch of the American Association of Retired Persons hit the road Wednesday to present donations to the cities of Tupelo and Louisville. Each received a check for $5,000 for funding disaster relief efforts in the tornado-stricken towns. “It was such an awful, awful thing to have […]

By Chaning Green University of Mississippi OXFORD – Veteran educator Tammy Kirkland has joined the University of Mississippi School of Education as director of the UM World Class Teaching Program. The Pine Grove native takes the helm from the program’s previous leader, Jackie Parker, who retired in May. Designed for working teachers, the WCTP helps […]

Monroe Journal AMORY – Limited personal identification data belonging to some patients who were seen at Amory Physician Practice Management during the past five years was transferred out of the organization in a criminal cyber attack by a foreign-based intruder, according to a press release from Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. The transferred information did […]

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Police made a pair of burglary arrests earlier this week. On Tuesday, Starkville Police Department officers arrested Shaston Carea Irons, 25, of Derma, after responding to a residential burglary in progress. After determining the suspect was on foot in the area, officers detained Irons. He has been charged with burglary of […]

Daily Journal A Tishomingo man has been indicted on four counts in connection to a fatal wreck on the Natchez Trace. Officials said Wednesday that Donnie Sartain, 49, was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of driving under the influence resulting in death, and two counts of negligent homicide/manslaughter. Sartain’s charges stem […]