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 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 – Organizers of Fourth of July celebrations across the Northeast Mississippi region will monitor the forecast Saturday morning before making any decisions to cancel or postpone holiday events in light of wet weather. Some events have already been canceled or postponed. Most of the has been under a flash-flood […]

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 […]

CORINTH (AP) – Alcorn County Sheriff Charles Rinehart has pleaded not guilty to five counts related to a bid-rigging scheme. The Daily Corinthian reports that Rinehart, 73, waived a formal reading of the indictment this week in circuit court. He pleaded not guilty to five counts of fraudulently obtaining public funds and five counts of […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Nine of Mississippi’s 15 community and junior colleges will raise charges on students this fall, with the average price of tuition and fees rising by 4 percent statewide. On average, a student will pay $2,577 for two semesters of full-time classes, up from $2,476 in the 2014-2015 year, […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Laboratory tests show mold at Tupelo Police Department offices on Court Street, Front Street and the airport poses no general health threats. City officials released on Thursday three studies conducted by Enviropro Testing in Memphis on April 7, June 5 and June 22. “The mold levels are significantly […]

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Jay Isby, 9, explains to Bayle Bryant and Maddy Lukens that he needs a pair of work boots because, "I need boots for a tough little man doing big work".

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Jay Isby wanted shoes – but not just any shoes. “I need boots for a tough little man doing big work,” the spunky 9-year-old said of himself, smiling broadly. “I’m helping fix our neighbor’s house across the street. … I really need the boots.” And he got those […]

By Lynn West New Albany Gazette NEW ALBANY – A $1.6 million project nearly six years in the making moved ahead Thursday as officials with the Union County Historical Society hosted a ground-breaking ceremony for an expansion of the Union County Heritage Museum. “This is a big day for New Albany and Union County,” historical […]