Brad Locke


I am the online content coordinator for I also co-host The Memo and Prep Rally podcasts and host the Newsbreak program. Previously at the Journal, I covered Mississippi State athletics (2008-13), high schools (2004-08), and was on the copy desk (2002-04).

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    By Brad Locke Daily Journal TUPELO – Marley Maharrey didn’t set out to be a theater teacher. But teaching and acting are two of her passions, so it was a natural career move. Maharrey, 28, is in her second year teaching theater at Tupelo Middle School. Prior to that, she taught seventh-grade English at the […]

    By Brad Locke Lee County Neighbors For brothers Derrick and Christopher Hindo, one of the biggest rewards of being volunteer firefighters is being able to help people. They’ve been helped themselves by the job, which set them back on the straight path from which they once strayed. Derrick, 23, has been a volunteer firefighter for […]

    By Brad Locke Daily Journal TUPELO – Nettie Davis has a vision for the city of Tupelo, a literal signpost she desires it to reach. “I want us to prove to everyone outside the community we are a city that can learn to work together and resolve problems,” she said. “One of these days I […]

    Daily Journal TUPELO – At City Hall on Friday, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly (R-Miss.), Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton and others dropped and did 22 push-ups to raise awareness for 22KILL, an organization that educates about veteran suicide and mental health issues such as PTSD.

    By Brad Locke Daily Journal TUPELO – Christy Stewart loves children’s books, but she also has a taste for the macabre. That explains her affinity for “Where the Wild Things Are” and “Alice in Wonderland,” her two favorite children’s stories. “In a perfect world I would have two sleeve tattoos of these two things, but […]

    By Brad Locke Lee County Neighbors When Louise Malone would come into Tupelo to visit a laundromat on East Main Street, she would give each of her five children a dime – no small sum for a dirt-poor family 50-something years ago – and tell them they could use it to buy either a comic […]

    By Brad Locke Daily Journal TUPELO – Sometimes just showing up is the hardest part. It can also be the most important part. That’s a lesson Amy Holt has learned over the past year, a lesson that drives her and her best friend, Ali Ballard, to keep stepping forward and stepping out of their comfort […]

    By Brad Locke Daily Journal TUPELO – A gun charge against Calhoun City star athlete Brieton Sykes has been dropped. Sykes, 18, a senior standout for the Wildcats in both football and basketball, was arrested in Lee County by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics at approximately 1 a.m. Wednesday. He was initially charged with possession […]

    By Brad Locke Daily Journal TUPELO – The moment Sarah Frances Webb gripped the controls, she was hooked on flying. Nearly two years ago, she was riding along with one of her dad’s work colleagues, Mark Kellum, when he turned to the high schooler and said, “If you don’t wanna die, fly a plane.” Webb […]

    In May of 2000, I was in school and working part time for the Oxford Eagle, my hometown newspaper. I was mostly covering sports, but I also did some news reporting, and I always kept an eye out for a good story. One sizzling hot day, as I was driving along University Avenue, I saw […]