By Emma Crawford Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Nine students from the Tupelo area spent most of the month of July at Mississippi State University writing and producing an original musical they performed over the weekend to wrap up their Summer Scholars Onstage Camp experience. Through the CREATE Foundation, Toyota funds camp tuition for local attendees […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal AMORY – A large portion of the city is without power due to a power line that is down across Highway 25 South, according to the Amory Police Department. A notice from the APD this afternoon advises people to stay clear of the area while crews work to replace […]

JACKSON (AP) – Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is calling for an investigation of some election literature that has been mailed before the Tuesday primary election. Hosemann, in a Wednesday news conference, says in the cases brought to his attention, some people appear to have broken a state law that bars anonymous mailers. He says […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times A teen has been charged with breaking into a Tremont business, but not actually stealing anything. Devin Graham, 18, of 1923 Mt. Pleasant Road Northeast, Tremont, was arrested Friday and charged with burglary of a commercial building. He is accused of the June 23 break in at Big Bee […]

JACKSON (AP) – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker are welcoming the nomination of Richard Howorth of Oxford for a second term on Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors. Howorth was first appointed to the TVA Board of Directors in 2011. The senators, both R-Mississippi, say in a news release that President Barack Obama […]

Daily Journal HOUSTON – Quality Iron Fabricators has announced an expansion at its Chickasaw County facility, with 50 jobs to be created. The $4.9 million corporate investment will allow for the construction of a 90,000-square-foot addition at the company’s existing facility. Quality Iron will have 70 employees at the Houston location. “We at Quality Iron […]

Daily Journal A Monroe County man is dead following a lawnmower accident. Paul Wayne Puckett, 77, was died at his home in the Sipsey Fork Community Tuesday night, according to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley, Shortly before 8 p.m., a motorist noticed a mower overturned in a small pond next to Puckett’s home. The motorist […]

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Dr. Ruby Payne challenges Tupelo teachers.

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Schools faculty and staff kicked off the 2015-2016 school year with a lesson in navigating poverty’s effects on education from nationally renowned speaker Ruby Payne on Tuesday morning at the district’s back-to-school convocation. Payne is the author of “A Framework for Understanding Poverty,” founder of aha! Process, […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The City Council will have to decide if it wants to give Walmart a traffic light on South Gloster, over the objection of an existing business. The retail giant wants to build a 42,000-square-foot neighborhood market between the Imaging Center and Bim Bam Burgers. According to figures from […]