Daily Journal STARKVILLE – The Starkville Police Department is asking for the community’s help to identify burglary suspects. Police responded around 4 a.m. Friday to a residential alarm in a neighborhood on Louisville Street, south of Academy Road. The investigation uncovered evidence of attempted burglaries. A surveillance camera captured images of three male suspects. Anyone […]

newsbreak logo_condensed 1_REV

In today’s headlines, we look at two jail bills that passed the Senate, a retiring county administrator, and a voter registration deadline. In sports, updates on MSU and Ole Miss baseball.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Vision is the mission for Lions Clubs in Tupelo and around Northeast Mississippi. The clubs collect used glasses, conduct vision screenings and raise funds to help the needy with eye exams and glasses. “To be able to help people find a pair of glasses, they light up,” […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Senate quickly passed Monday morning legislation to allow the counties of Lee and Itawamba to construct county jails outside of their municipal seats of government. The bills, which passed the House earlier, now go to Gov. Phil Bryant, who is likely to sign them into […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The fight over how and whether to provide additional funds for the state’s roads and bridges has led to the specter that the Mississippi Department of Transportation will not be funded during the 2017 session for the upcoming fiscal year that begins July 1. On Monday, […]

county_chickasaw_green

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Okolona Municipal School District will not be merged with the Chickasaw County and Houston Municipal school districts under an agreement worked out by House and Senate leaders. The conference report was filed late Monday night to merge the Chickasaw and Houston districts, but maintain Okolona […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – If you are not registered to vote and want to cast a ballot during May’s municipal primary elections, best stroll down to city hall or the courthouse this week. Unregistered voters face a Saturday deadline to get themselves on the rolls in time to gain eligibility to participate […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – A straight shooter with an eye always on the details – that’s how friends and colleagues described retiring Lee County Administrator Sean Thompson during a reception Monday afternoon. Thompson, 45, has held the county’s top administrative job since June 2008, and formally steps away from his job at […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Technology-minded middle and high school students from across Mississippi have descended on Tupelo this week for the Mississippi Technology Students Association (MTSA) 2017 state conference. MTSA is an association of middle and high school students who have a dedicated interest in technology with 65 chapters. Students who […]