JACKSON (AP) – The Mississippi Highway Patrol ended its Thanksgiving enforcement period Sunday night. Capt. Johnny Poulos said in a news release troopers issued 6,198 citations with 121 DUI arrests. Poulos says troopers investigated 221 vehicle accidents. He says four people were killed and 73 injured on state, federal highways, and interstates. He says the […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times FULTON – A pair of ships that first set sail in the 1400s docked in Fulton last week. Replicas of two of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus’ ships, the Nina and Pinta, will be docked at Midway Marina through Dec. 2. The ships are owned and operated by British education […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – His law enforcement career is based solely in Chickasaw County and he has a college degree, but Sheriff-elect James Meyers says he doesn’t know everything and is asking the community to call him with their concerns and information. Meyers, 55, will be Chickasaw County’s first new sheriff in […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Roughly 20 percent of Mississippi legislative seats will turn over to a different person when the four-year term begins in January, with new members bringing fresh perspectives. Here are five things to know about the incoming group of senators and representatives, with a quick disclaimer – because […]

By Errol Castens Oxford Citizen Years after developers’ boasts fizzled out about the new city they would build between Abbeville and Oxford, a new set of landowners are considering the possibilities for an expansive development. “Lamar Adams and Patrick Sans are the two gentlemen who have purchased that 2,300 acres,” architect Corey Alger told members […]

By Errol Castens Oxford Citizen OXFORD – The City of Oxford’s use of game-day shuttles for this year’s University of Mississippi home football weekends was judged a success – so much so that Oxford officials will likely ask for more capacity next year. “Overall, the system ran really well,” said Matt Davis, Oxford’s parking manager, […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – As a training officer for the Mississippi Department of Transportation, John Dennis Daugherty has spent the last decade on the road. “I was driving somewhere every day,” Daugherty said. “Most weeks, I would leave home Sunday evening and get back Thursday. It was time for me to come […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Even with state revenue collections sluggish, raising the specter of mid-year cuts to state agency budgets, Mississippi’s political leadership apparently is still eyeing possible tax cuts during the 2016 session. Both Gov. Phil Bryant and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who presides over the Senate, indicated in […]

By Errol Castens Oxford Citizen An area of forested wetlands smaller than a typical living room will require the approval of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before a retail and commercial development can advance on a 34.97-acre tract in northeast Oxford and adjacent parts of Lafayette County. Developer David Blackburn said he expects no […]