By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – After the 2014 tornado, people asked about purchasing the property where American Legion Post 49 had once stood. But Mike Pettigrew, post commander, said the executive board voted unanimously to rebuild. More than 100 veterans, city officials and well-wishers attended a groundbreaking for the new construction on […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The rubble that used to be American Legion Post 49 can give a wrong impression. “If you look at it, it doesn’t look like we’ve done anything in the last seven months or so,” said Mike Pettigrew, post commander. The building was leveled by last year’s tornado. […]

By Cain Burdeau and Melissa Nelson-Gabriel Associated Press NAVARRE, Fla. – More heavy fog, rain and rough surf complicated Thursday’s efforts to collect the remains of seven Marines and four soldiers whose Black Hawk helicopter crashed offshore while they trained in Florida. The military has provided few details about the crash, which happened Tuesday night […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal CORINTH – The sixth annual Corinth Civil War and Militaria Show and Sale will give attendees an opportunity to view a rare war artifact seldom displayed to the public. The .50-caliber rifle of Civil War sniper Jack Hinson will be on display Saturday at the Crossroads Arena Convention Center, located […]

By Donna Cassata Associated Press WASHINGTON – The Senate has confirmed the president’s choice to run the Pentagon. The vote Thursday was 93-5 for Ash Carter. He’ll replace Chuck Hagel and be Obama’s fourth defense secretary in six years. Carter faces the unenviable task of steering the military as the United States battles Islamic State […]

By David Espo and Nedra Pickler Associated Press WASHINGTON – Declaring the Islamic State is on the defensive and “going to lose,” President Barack Obama asked Congress on Wednesday to formally authorize military force against the militants. But he vowed not to repeat the large and costly ground wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama said […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The Civil War sweeps through Chickasaw County Feb. 21-22 as re-enactors gather at Prairie Mound to dig into history and maybe dig up a little treasure. Event organizers said last year’s 150th re-enactment of the Battle of Okolona brought more than 2,000 people to battlefield northeast of town […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – Major Warren Ellsworth Sauter died heroically in October 1944 after directing orders against a strong enemy force near Luneville, France during World War II. Attributes in the war earned him a Silver Star, Purple Heart and the French Croix de Guerre. As a tribute, the town of […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – During his one-year tour of duty in Vietnam, Capt. Robert Barrett estimates he helped transport between 2,000 and 4,000 troops while serving as an aircraft commander on a U.S. Army UH-1H medical evacuation helicopter, but the chance of reconnecting with any of them now is seemingly one […]