Daily Journal OXFORD – Two Oxford juveniles have been detained after allegedly making threats at Oxford Middle School. Oxford Police responded to the school Tuesday, April 14, after a school resource officer learned of threats against the school, students and staff. After a brief investigation, a Youth Court Judge signed an order of detention for […]

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By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Brett Jones will spend at least the next 35 years behind bars after being resentenced to life in prison for the 2004 stabbing death of his grandfather. Jones was 15 when he stabbed his grandfather, 68-year-old Bertis Jones. During a 2005 trial, a Lee County jury found him […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – S.A.F.E. Inc. wants everyone to go casual this Wednesday to highlight Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “Jeans for Justice Day” allows people to make a $5 donation to buy the right to wear blue jeans to work,” said S.A.F.E. Inc. community educator Amelia Parkes. “A lot of companies have […]


Daily Journal PONTOTOC – An early morning collision between a minivan and an 18-wheeler led to the death of a Pontotoc man. Pontotoc coroner Kim Bedford said the driver of the van, Ricky Bagwell, 52, was pronounced dead on the scene from massive head trauma. The wreck occurred around 4:30 a.m. on U.S. Highway 278 […]


Daily Journal VERONA – J.B. Long has been named the interim Police Chief of the Verona Police Department for at least the third time. The Board of Aldermen made the decision during a special called meeting Thursday night, city clerk Nita Westbrook confirmed. Long takes over for former Police Chief Bill Johnson, who resigned in […]


Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Baldwyn alderman Ricky Massengill is facing stalking and harassment charges in Prentiss County. A Prentiss County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said Massengill, 49, who represents Ward 4 on the city board, turned himself into authorities Wednesday afternoon and was booked into the Prentiss County Correctional Facility on charges of stalking and telephone […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal According to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell, four subjects are being held in connection to a string of vehicle thefts in Aberdeen. Cantrell said his department has recovered trucks stolen from White Oil and Pioneer Community Hospital and a trailer stolen from Mattox Services, all in Aberdeen. The vehicles […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A 22-year-old Tupelo woman was jailed this week in connection with the death of an infant in late 2014. Santana Davidson was arrested Tuesday and charged with manslaughter. If convicted, she faces up to 20 years in prison. “The case was taken before the grand jury, and they […]


By William Moore Daily Journal CORINTH – Police Chief Ralph Dance said officials are searching for a white man and woman who allegedly shot two men Wednesday evening. The woman, in her mid-30s with dirty blonde hair, was the passenger in a black Ford pickup that was driven by an older white male with a […]