By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – A national reporter asked Tuesday during a conference call how incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran’s impressive $1.7 million in campaign contributions during the first three months of the year compared to efforts in other Mississippi races, such as for governor. Cochran campaign manger Kirk Sims replied it […]

Q. I’m 20 years old, and I’m trying to get out of debt. However, I’m concerned about what might happen when I’m older and don’t have a credit score. My girlfriend says I won’t be able to get a job or rent an apartment without a good one. Is this true? A. No, it’s not […]

When you walk in the door at Earp’s Barber Shop, it is easy to understand you’re in a place tailored to cut men’s hair. “All I do is cut hair,” said Jim Earp, who has been trimming men’s manes in Houston for 39 years. “I’ve been in this location the last 10 of those years. […]


By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – A Tupelo man died from injuries sustained in an early morning fire Saturday. Romero Hampton, 41, was in his 201 South Foster Street home with his wife early Saturday morning. Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green said he woke his wife up and she was able to exit the […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The $23 million in bonds approved for the state’s 15 community colleges by the recently completed 2014 session of the Legislature will fall far short of addressing all the capital needs of the two-year schools. A five-year capital improvement plan submitted to the state Department of […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Stories of the escaped slaves who made their way to Corinth behind Union lines were told with more passion, life and depth than ever before during a two-day symposium that ended Friday. Re-enactors, park rangers and academics demonstrated the experiences those who escaped bondage found as […]

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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Jimmy Blaylock wanted to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his business in a big way on Friday. So he brought royalty – well, wrestling royalty – to his gift and novelty shop, Fun World, on South Green Street. Scores of people waited in a long line to get […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal Oxford Conference Center and Tupelo’s BancorpSouth Center are among ConventionSouth Magazine’s 2014 “Elite 50 Conference Centers in the South.” The two were the Magnolia State’s sole inclusions in the list touted as among the “coolest” and “most meeting friendly” facilities from 16 states and the Caribbean. The sites will be […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – Northeast Mississippians have opportunities next weekend to clean out their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of any unused, unwanted or expired medications. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office will collect prescription drugs Friday and the Tupelo Police Department will do the same Saturday. The service is free and anonymous. […]