Alcorn County supervisor returns to court with attorney

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The Alcorn County supervisor facing public corruption charges returned to Alcorn...

By Chris Kieffer, Bobby Harrison and Errol Castens Daily Journal TUPELO – University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones has been offered a two-year contract extension by the State Institutions of Higher Learning, sources have confirmed to the Daily Journal. Under the offer, Jones would be given a two-year extension, instead of the traditional four-year contract, […]

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Tupelo High School students walk around the track at Pontotoc High School during the parade for the start of the Area 11 Special Olympics on Thursday morning.

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal PONTOTOC – When she woke up on Thursday morning, Shannon High School senior Alexis Doss was ready for the games to begin. Alexis joined about 750 athletes in the Area 11 Special Olympics at Pontotoc City Track and Field. The annual event features competitors from eight Northeast Mississippi counties vying […]


By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Legislation to provide state funds for students with special needs to pursue private education options passed the Senate 30-18 Thursday. The legislation, which passed the House earlier this session, now goes to Gov. Phil Bryant, who is expected to sign it into law. Detractors of the […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Black mold in a downtown Tupelo building has forced the Tupelo Police Department to relocate its detectives division. Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre confirmed that several employees have had health issues over the last few weeks, prompting the move Tuesday. “Our building has got some leaks,” said Aguirre. […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Building a bridge between cultures is as simple as planting a tree. With that in mind, Tupelo next year will host its first North Mississippi Cherry Blossom Festival to help mark the special relationship between not only Japan and the United States, but also Japan and Mississippi. “In […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Several Lee County residents have fallen victim to a new scam involving missed jury duty and the threat of an arrest. “In the last week, we have gotten several calls about this scam,” said Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson. “The caller claims to be a Lee County deputy […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Today is the deadline for voters to register and still be eligible to vote in the April 28 special school bond election in the Tupelo Public School District. The election is for those who live in the Tupelo School District. Residents may register to vote between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo dentist Ed Holliday, Eupora lawyer Henry Ross, State Sen. Nancy Collins and Tishomingo County attorney Daniel Sparks all qualified Thursday for Mississippi’s 1st Congressional District seat in the U.S. Congress. The four candidates are the latest to have gathered and submitted 1,000 signatures from registered voters to the Secretary of […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – A man accused of killing two motorcyclists on the Natchez Trace Parkway in August was sentenced to more than three years in prison Thursday. Donnie William Sartain, 50, of Tishomingo, appeared before Judge Michael Mills in U.S. District Court in Oxford and was sentenced to 37 months in prison and three […]