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By Zack Orsborn and Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Thanksgiving proved once again not to be a deterrent to bargain-hunting shoppers,...

By Errol Castens Oxford Citizen OXFORD – When the Vision 2037 long-range plan for the City of Oxford is adopted – perhaps as early as next month – the work will, in a sense, just be beginning. “The plan provides a revised planning framework from previous City Plans for a significantly improved capability to manage […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Alcorn County Sheriff-elect Ben Caldwell knows he has a task ahead of him restoring the public trust in the sheriff’s department. “I know how it looks, but we have a lot of good employees,” Caldwell said. “My main focus is going to be transparency – letting the people […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal COLUMBUS – Mississippi University for Women hopes to decrease the number of low-income children starting kindergarten behind their peers through the creation of a Jumpstart chapter on MUW’s campus. Currently, Mississippi’s only Jumpstart program is at the University of Mississippi and is in its fourth year. The program, coordinated […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – With the hustle and bustle of the holidays now in full force, United Blood Services is enticing folks not to forget one of the most important gifts of all. Leading up to Thanksgiving, the United Blood Services gave away vouchers for turkeys, hams and other holiday victuals, senior […]

Daily Journal FULTON – Itawamba Community College representatives will visit three area WIN Job Centers on Monday to enable area residents to register for the 2016 spring semester. Times and locations include 9 a.m. to noon at Houston, Amory and Pontotoc. The come-and-go event is designed for current and returning students, GED graduates, transfer students, […]

Daily Journal JACKSON – The University of Mississippi Medical Center says there’s been a worrying surge in the number of emergency room visits from people who had used the synthetic drug dubbed “spice.” Dr. Alan Jones is chairman of emergency medicine. He says the hospital’s emergency room dealt with seven patients over four days this […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – It’s anybody’s game today between Mississippi State and Ole Miss, but for Belle Elementary School’s 2nd Annual Egg Bowl Nov. 20, the Bulldogs are 2-0 for the series that encourages students to represent the state’s biggest universities and increase accelerated reader percentages. “The participation this year is […]

Daily Journal Northeast Mississippi remains on track to post its lowest annual unemployment rate in the 10 years the Daily Journal has kept track of the figures for the region. In October, the 16 counties comprising the region posted a collective 5.1 percent unemployment. The preliminary figures, provided by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Dwayne Blackmon has been president and owner of the Chevrolet dealership on South Gloster Street that bears his name, but he’s been in the car business far longer. Dwayne Blackmon Chevrolet officially started in 2010, but previously it had been under his father’s ownership and was named Frankie […]