Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Less than a week after a woman was sexually assaulted, police have a suspect in custody. On Thursday, Starkville Police arrested Grover Breyon Bland, 25, of Columbus. He is charged with sexual battery in connection with an incident on the morning on Sunday Aug. 30. He is being held in the […]

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Senior drum major Treyce Bannerman helps conduct the Tupelo High School marching band Thursday evening during the annual community pep rally at Fairpark. Tupelo plays Shannon tonight in their home game opener.

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – Golden Wave fans gathered in Fairpark on Thursday evening to celebrate Tupelo High School’s first home football game against county rival Shannon High School. The high school football players, marching band and cheerleaders played music and cheered with the crowd, generating plenty of blue-and-gold spirit. “It’s always great […]

Scrugss employee Jason Jaggers finishes up stocking shelves with rifle ammunition as stores get ready for this weekends tax free weekend for certain outdoor supplies.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Last year’s inaugural Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday turned out to be a success for many businesses, which are better prepared for the second holiday this weekend. Starting today through Sunday, guns, ammunition, archery and other hunting and shooting equipment will be exempt from the state’s 7 percent […]

OXFORD – Elvis impersonator and Oxford legend Will Atkinson died Wednesday after an apparent brief illness. An employee of Walmart and a former employee at Pizza Hut, Atkinson was known for his outgoing personality, his infectious smile and laughter, and more than anything else for the songs he performed. His main repertoire was Elvis Presley. […]


By William Moore Daily Journal IUKA – When the voters of Tishomingo County go to the polls in November, in addition to voting for supervisors and a sheriff, they will get to decide if they want to keep liquor. The Coalition for a Dry Tishomingo County is set to present more than 1,600 certified signatures […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal GUNTOWN – Within a decade, Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley wants to see every house and business in Mississippi wired up with high-speed Internet service. Presley announced Thursday at Guntown City Hall that more than $816,000 in federal funding will be expended by Frontier Communication to expand broadband service to […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – After a year of investigation, the Freedom From Religion Foundation released a report last week advising 25 major universities to dismantle or restructure the position of the football team chaplain. Ole Miss and Mississippi State, along with Auburn, Louisiana State, Clemson, the University of Alabama and others, raised […]

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Republican Dist. 4 Supervisor candidates Josh Russell, on left, and Tina Pullen, on right, reach into a bowl held by Chickasaw County Republican Party Chairman Lamar Beatty to decide their race. The two candidates got the identical number of votes in the Primary Election and the Run Off Election and chose lots rather than hold another election.

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – When Josh Russell saw the No. 2 his heart sank, but when Tina Pullen saw the No. 1 she knew it was over. Russell was named the GOP nominee for the District 4 Supervisor’s post, after he and Pullen tied in the number of votes earned in two […]

By Errol Castens Oxford Citizen OXFORD – In football, you’ve got to have a game plan. And if you’re driving to Oxford for the University of Mississippi’s season opener against Tennessee-Martin on Saturday, your strategy may focus on getting into town, finding a place to park, and getting to the Grove and/or the Vaught. (And […]