Flooding on Main Street in New Albany. (New Albany Gazette)

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal TUPELO – A potent weather system dumped flood-inducing rainfall across Northeast Mississippi on Friday, with the Little Tallahatchie River overflowing its banks in downtown New Albany, where commercial and residential flooding was reported by the National Weather Service at mid-afternoon. The rain, which began in the early morning hours before […]


By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – Organizers of Fourth of July celebrations across Northeast Mississippi will monitor the forecast this morning before making any decisions to cancel or postpone holiday events in light of wet weather. Some events have already been cancelled or postponed. Most of the region was under a flash-flood warning starting […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Don’t let mosquitoes crash your Fourth of July celebrations. There haven’t been any cases of West Nile Virus confirmed in Mississippi so far this summer, but unfortunately the potentially fatal virus is well-established in the state. “Last year we had more than 40 cases and seven deaths,” […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Police are investigating a series of reports of mail being stolen from mailboxes. “We have started getting reports of mail being taken from mail boxes,” said Tupelo Detective Lt. Jerry Davis. “They are looking for checks to get the account and routing information and then have counterfeit checks […]

By William Moore Daily Journal ABERDEEN – Federal prosecutors say former Booneville attorney Joey Langston is trying to cheat the system to have his conviction for conspiring to bribe a judge thrown out and his record cleared. U.S. Attorney Felicia Adams says that Langston waited until the statute of limitations ran out before filing his […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College students will see an increase in total tuition and fees per semester in the fall. Although 2015-16 tuition at the community college will remain unchanged, meal plan costs will increase and a technology and activity fee will be added to student fees per semester. […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The state has said it will pull all inmates from county jails in August leaving both a hole in the county’s budget and a hole in the county’s work crews. Chickasaw County supervisors agreed to take a wait-and-see approach as Department of Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher said earlier […]

By Jack Elliott Jr. Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the state Supreme Court to allow a lesbian couple to seek a divorce. Hood sided Thursday with a similar request filed by the attorney for Lauren Czekala-Chatham, who argued a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on June 26 requires all states […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – With the beginning of the 2015-16 school year approaching, the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project will provide free legal assistance to low-income adults who seek to establish legal guardianship of children in order to enroll them in school. The guardianship clinic will be hosted at the Lee County Justice […]