By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Some voters will cast their ballot at a new location during the next city election in 2017, but they won’t have to travel too far. The City Council approved Tuesday a change to the location of the Ward 5 voting precinct 9 from the University of Mississippi Advanced […]

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Monroe Journal SMITHVILLE – According to Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Public Relations Officer Tanya Willems, an Amber Alert issued Wednesday afternoon for a missing 9-year-old has been canceled. The boy, 9-year-old Eli Moreland, was spotted just before 6:30 p.m. near Mt. Zion and Donnie Carter roads where he had last been seen by a motorist […]

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By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Yet another winter storm is expected to bring rain, freezing rain, ice, sleet and snow to north Mississippi on Thursday. School officials are expected to wait until tonight or early Thursday morning before making a decision whether to close school. Most of the region have seen rain and […]

Daily Journal Natchez Trace Parkway officials announce that the exit ramp from the Parkway to TN 100 East will be closed and traffic will be rerouted to McCrory Lane. Safety concerns have arisen due to motorists exiting via this ramp directly onto TN 100 East and then making unsafe left turns to access businesses, a […]

By Lynn West New Albany Gazette NEW ALBANY – Four people have been arrested and a fifth is sought in connection to a burglary in the Pinedale area. Daniel Wayne Rhynes, 34, of Potts Camp, is charged with two counts of burglary and one count of sale of methamphetamine. His bond was set at $25,000 […]

Monroe Journal A man wanted by Monroe County authorities was located in Kansas. John Mark Linder, 42, previously of Aberdeen, has been a wanted person by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office on two counts of sexual battery. The incident occurred in 2013. The sheriff’s office is awaiting extradition of Linder from Kansas back to Monroe […]

By Jay Reeves Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama’s stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state’s highest court ruled that its ban remains legal, despite federal court pressure to begin issuing licenses to gays and lesbians. The Alabama Supreme Court ordered county probate judges to uphold the state ban pending a final […]

JACKSON (AP) – Restaurants and package stores that sell alcohol in Mississippi could get a tax break, if the governor agrees. The House on Wednesday sent Senate Bill 2207 to Republican Gov. Phil Bryant. It proposes wiping out a $225 tax on every purchase of alcohol over $5,000 from the state alcohol warehouse in Madison. […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Opponents of the requirement that students pass four subject area tests in order to graduate from high school may have lost the legislative battle but won the war. House-passed legislation that would have eliminated the graduation requirement of passing subject area tests in algebra 1, English […]