Daily Journal OXFORD – An Oxford man was jailed after allegedly stealing the sunglasses right off a victim’s head. Daniel Charles Ford, 20, has been charged with one count of strong armed robbery after an incident on Sunday. Police say Ford approached a man who was working on his house at Oxford Wheel Estates, grabbed […]

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Another public university in Mississippi has stopped flying the state flag that prominently features the Confederate battle emblem. Mississippi State University is among seven of the state’s eight universities to do so. University spokesman Sid Salter said Tuesday that President Mark Keenum approved deans’ plans to remove the flag from most […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press DURANT – A Mississippi prosecutor said she hasn’t decided whether to seek the death penalty for a man charged with killing two nuns who dedicated their lives to helping people in one of the poorest counties in the nation. Relatives and colleagues of Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill […]

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Mary-Eveiln Maynard, Lily Shettles and Ella Kinney, third-graders at Pierce Street, are amazed as they look through a book about rocks and minerals.

Pierce Street Elementary School held a book fair on Monday.

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The trend of declining state revenue collections continued during July – the first month of the new fiscal year. Mississippi’s July revenue report, released on Monday during the final days of August, reveals the state collected $11.5 million or 3.9 percent less than it did during […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, has turned to the Gulf Coast to fill the Appropriations Committee chairman vacancy, naming veteran lawmaker John Read, R-Gautier, to the influential post. “John has more experience and knowledge of the appropriations process than anyone in the House of Representatives,” Gunn […]

By Zachary Oren Smith Mississippi Today JACKSON – During this year’s legislative session, the Mississippi Economic Council made a lobbying push for $375 million in additional revenue to address the state’s immediate transportation needs. Alongside the MEC stood several lobbyist groups that similarly prioritized the maintenance and expansion of Mississippi’s infrastructure system. Scott Waller, executive […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Changes to a statewide computer network could force law enforcement agencies to pay an additional $5,000 a year to access the national index of criminal justice information. AT&T is in the process of revamping the statewide network to the new technology. While the old network will be phased […]