Daily Journal OXFORD – On Monday afternoon at Oxford Middle School, the gas line to the school cafeteria was damaged when a vendor making a routine delivery accidentally hit the gas line regulator while unloading the delivery truck. Oxford Middle teachers and administrators safely evacuated students from the school, while the Oxford Fire Department, school […]

JACKSON (AP) – Seven new cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in Mississippi, bringing the state’s total to 35 so far this year. The Mississippi State Department of Health said Monday that Hinds and Rankin counties each have two new cases of the mosquito-borne illness. Copiah, Madison and Yazoo counties each have one […]

Monroe Journal Kayla R. Richey, 32, of Amory, was charged with possession of a schedule drug. Bond was set at $5,000 by Monroe County Justice Court Judge Robert Fowlkes. Richey is housed at the Monroe County Detention Center.

By Seanna Adcox and Jeffrey Collins Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. – Another day of heavy rain drenched an already inundated South Carolina on Monday as rescue teams went door-to-door to check on people in swamped neighborhoods and authorities surveyed a statewide road system torn apart by historic flooding. At least nine weather-related deaths in two […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press WEST POINT – For Yokohama Rubber Co., its $300 million Mississippi plant is its platform to fight for a slice of the competitive North American tire market. For West Point, the plant is a ticket out of the economic doldrums that have plagued the northeast Mississippi town of 11,000 for […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – There is more to Talvin Grice than meets the eye. The 49-year-old works as a custodian at Milam Elementary School by day, but when he isn’t working at school, he’s writing. Grice just published his first collection of poetry, “To Leave Me For What?” with Laurel Rose Publishing […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he won’t debate his Democratic challenger, Robert Gray, before the Nov. 3 general election. His decision is bound to disappoint voters who wanted to see how Gray, a long-haul trucker with the CB handle Silent Knight, would fare in a side-by-side format […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Women fighting addiction will have a new sanctuary in Tupelo. Talbot House will serve as a sober living center for women who have completed a treatment program. Organizers welcomed the community to an open house on Friday. “We are hoping we can help them sustain their sobriety,” […]

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The Okolona Municipal Separate School District has shown steady improvement toward a world-class education – from financial solvency to a steadily climbing graduation rate to academics to athletics to major facility improvements – according to information presented at the district’s September school board meeting. While […]