By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – A conservative group announced last week that it will try to put a term-limits amendment on the Mississippi ballot, but history shows there’s a good chance the proposal will never even come up for a vote. Legislators made Mississippi’s initiative process burdensome when they created it more […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Through significant involvement in his community as a young adult, Boyce Adams learned the power service can have in impacting the world around him. Getting involved in community service organizations throughout his time in high school at Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science in Columbus and eventually at […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Sam Adcock might place strong emphasis on national defense and security during campaign events, but the Columbus businessman stresses he’s no one-trick pony. “It doesn’t matter whether it’s national parks, Medicaid, Medicare or education – I’ve had a substantive role in all of it,” said Adcock, referencing his […]

By Binaj Gurubacharya and Katy Daigle Associated Press KATHMANDU, Nepal – Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalese braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors in the devastation wrought a day earlier by a massive earthquake that ripped across this Himalayan nation and killed more than 2,500 people. Acrid, […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – One year ago, as a citizen-formed committee met for the first time to discuss plans to help Tupelo recover from its worst natural disaster in 78 years, its chairman displayed a newspaper photo from 1936. The aged image depicted their predecessors – a similar committee formed that year […]


By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – The field in the race for Mississippi’s 1st District Congressional seat might be populous, but the stance the candidates take on tough issues are, in general, singular. The candidates vying for the seat left vacant by the death of Congressman Alan Nunnelee answered five questions emailed to them […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times FULTON – The Itawamba Agricultural High School Scholar’s Bowl Team is having its best year ever. If that sounds familiar, it’s because it was true last year, too. And the year before. The team has been on a roll. But no previous year has been anything like this one. […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – If the weather would cooperate, Dan Ballard would have a 10,000-square-foot brick-and-glass shopping center at the corner of North Green and North Gloster streets. When it opens later this summer, the building will be yet another visible sign of business returning to normal in the All-America City in […]

When the iconic Vanelli’s restaurant reopens in Tupelo has been one of the biggest questions left unanswered as the community continues to recover. I sat down with voz Vanelli recently, and he was kind enough to share his vision for the future of the restaurant. Here’s an edited question-and-answer session I had with him: Q. […]