By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Twenty-nine days after a stroke, Lee County Administrator Sean Thompson is headed into intensive therapeutic rehab with an optimistic outlook. Doctors have been very encouraging, his wife Jodie Thompson posted on the public Team Thompson Facebook page. “(One of the doctors) felt with some intense rehab, Sean […]


By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Three experienced prosecutors seek to fill the First District Attorney’s post. Arch Bullard of Corinth and Paul Gault of Amory will compete for the Democratic nomination on Aug. 4 primary. The winner will face John Weddle, who is unopposed in the Republican primary. With Trent Kelly’s election […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Sheriff’s elections traditionally gather a lot of interest – and a lot of candidates. More than 60 candidates are vying for the top lawman position in the 16 Northeast Mississippi counties covered by the Daily Journal. Only Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson and Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson […]


By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A pair of Republicans are competing in the primary to see who will face the incumbent Democrat for the Lee County District 3 Justice Court Judge seat. Phyllis Maharrey Dye and William Wayne Housley will meet in the Aug. 4 Republican primary. The winner will face Democrat Sadie […]


By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – With five candidates in the Democratic primary, the Justice Court Judge District 4 race will likely go to a runoff. The eventual winner will then face a pair of Independent candidates in the November general election. The race became crowded when the idea the job could be open […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Eleven people are running for four Lee County constable positions in the upcoming elections. Two of the races will be settled in the Republican primary, possibly through a runoff. The two races on the south end of the county will have to wait for the November general election […]

By William Moore Daily Journal CORINTH – Just days after being arrested on grand larceny charges and facing state embezzlement charges, Alcorn County Supervisor Jimmy “Dal” Nelms resigned from office and pulled out of the upcoming election. Alcorn County Chancery Clerk Bobby Marolt said Nelms turned in his resignation by letter Friday afternoon. “I got […]

CORINTH (AP) – An Alcorn County supervisor, already under indictment on state embezzlement charges, has been arrested in Corinth after he allegedly posed as an auto parts store employee and took a money bag. Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance told media outlets that Supervisor Jimmy “Dal” Nelms turned himself in to police Thursday. A bond […]


By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Two challengers are aiming to unseat Lee County’s long-serving incumbent tax collector on Aug. 4. Leroy Belk Jr., who is finishing his fifth term as tax collector, faces Elise Robbins Hill and Danny T. Mitchell. All three are running as Republicans. If no candidate receives more than […]