Ford to become next Northeast president

Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Ricky Ford has been named the new president of Northeast Mississippi Community College. The former basketball...

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal GUNTOWN – The Lee County School District will move forward with a $2.3 million construction project at Guntown Middle after holding a community forum about the project at the school Monday. Plans include construction of a new building on the site of an existing one and the demolition of two […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The State Treasury has $31 million in unclaimed money waiting for Mississippians, and the office hopes to return as much of it as possible. “We’ve given back $41.5 million, and probably even more now,” said state Treasurer Lynn Fitch, who took office in 2012. “We’ve had a lot […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – An Ohio-based company has taken over operations at the former Tupelo Manufacturing facility, ramping up production and adding employees. Kellex Seating, which makes commercial upholstered seating, is investing $600,000 and said it will create 75 jobs. Mississippi is providing $200,000 for infrastructure improvements, while Tupelo is contributing a […]


Daily Journal TUPELO – BancorpSouth saw its first-quarter net income rise 13.7 percent to $32.3 million, or 33 cents a share, and it also refiled applications to merge with two banks. On Monday, the Tupelo-based financial holding company and parent of BancorpSouth Bank said it was moving ahead with its merger with Ouachita Bancshares Corp. […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal Bond was set in Monroe County Justice Court for six individuals connected to the discovery of an alleged chop shop last week near the Lee/Monroe county line. Justin Lemar Hudson, 31, of Amory, was arrested Wednesday by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and charged with grand larceny. After a […]

Monroe Journal Kailen Anthony Tate, 19, of Smithville was arrested Monday by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and charged with statutory rape. Bond was set at $5,000 by Monroe County Justice Court Judge Robert Fowlkes. As of Monday, Tate was still in custody.

Daily Journal One person is dead and another seriously injured in a three-vehicle accident Monday morning in Calhoun County. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Darlene Farmer, 37, of Coffeeville, was traveling west on Highway 8 in a 2007 Chevrolet pickup at about 8:30 a.m. when she attempted to pass another vehicle. Her truck collided […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Two Mississippi prisoners condemned to death are challenging the legality of the state’s lethal injection procedures. A lawyer for Richard Jordan and Ricky Chase writes in a suit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Jackson that Mississippi prisoners face risks of excruciating pain and torture during an […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – A group is starting a ballot initiative that proposes limiting Mississippi lawmakers and statewide elected officials to two back-to-back terms in the same office. United Conservatives Fund spokesman Keith Plunkett says Monday that the group filed papers Friday with the secretary of state, giving notice that it […]