Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Campaign contributions started to increase for District Attorney Trent Kelly of Saltillo after he advanced to the runoff in the special election for the 1st District U.S. House seat. Recent online filings with the Federal Election Commission show that after Kelly finished second in the May 12 […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal On the same day figures showed Northeast Mississippi posted its lowest unemployment rate in a decade, the region got another economic boost with the announcement of 300 new jobs. In separate announcements Wednesday, two companies said they were starting operations in New Albany and Pontotoc, respectively. Each will employ 150 […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The American Dream is more difficult to attain in the South than in any region of the country, a keynote speaker told leaders from throughout Northeast Mississippi on Wednesday. That’s why it is critical for the region to focus on increasing its number of students who earn two- […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – City Council members will decide next week if they want to begin discussions again with a Mississippi telecommunications company on the possibility of bringing ultra-high-speed fiber Internet to Tupelo. Council members discussed Wednesday evening during a work session a franchise agreement between the city and C Spire to […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – More than a dozen people toured and got up-close looks at eight historic cottages near the Natchez Trace Parkway headquarters. The people were there to come up with possible plans to save the 80-year-old structures by restoring them as residences or converting them into small businesses. The historic […]


Daily Journal TUPELO – Former Tupelo Police Chief Ed Crider died Wednesday afternoon at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Crider, 89, who served as the city’s chief for many years, suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. Mayor Jason Shelton extended his condolences to the family. “He performed very admirably as a tremendously popular elected police chief for […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal HAMILTON – Tronox is closing one of its two plants, putting about 70 people out of work. According to Bud Grebey, vice president of corporate affairs and communications for Tronox, the Hamilton plant’s sodium chlorate plant will cease production Nov. 30 due to a steep decline in the global […]

Daily Journal Northeast Mississippi’s unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in the past 10 years. According to preliminary figures released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, the combined jobless rate for the region in April was 5.5 percent. That’s down from a revised 6.1 percent rate in March. The Daily Journal began […]


Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – Three boys, ages 14 and 15, were detained Tuesday after allegedly damaging around 75 mailboxes the night before. “They went out on a spree Monday night in the Jericho and Alpine communities, on six or seven roads,” said Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards. “Some they pushed over. Some they pulled […]