Bill would use $200M in bonds to fix bridges

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal The Senate passed legislation Sunday to issue $200 million in bonds to try to deal with the more than...

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University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones told the Daily Journal editorial board on Friday he hopes his positive relationship with new IHL Commissioner Jim Borsig "will be useful to a good final outcome" in their discussions about a possible extension of Jones' contract.

By Chris Kieffer and Bobby Harrison Daily Journal TUPELO – University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones and the head of the State Institutions of Higher Learning remain engaged in conversations about a possible extension of Jones’ contract. Both Jones and IHL Commissioner Jim Borsig confirmed those conversations on Friday and said they likely will take […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – The field is set in the race for Mississippi’s 1st District Congressional seat as 13 candidates prepare to compete in the May 12 special election. As the qualifying deadline passed Friday afternoon, 12 of the 13 candidates that previously announced intentions to run turned in 1,000 signatures from […]


By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Pontotoc attorney Walter Howard Zinn Jr. announced Friday he is running in the 1st District special congressional election. Zinn was the only new candidate to emerge among the 13 who qualified for the race before Friday’s 5 p.m. deadline. The post was left vacant by the […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – House and Senate negotiators will be working this weekend to hammer out an agreement on a budget to fund state government and on bond bills for construction projects, including some in Northeast Mississippi. Those projects include enhancements to the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in Tupelo […]

By William Moore Daily Journal OXFORD – A Georgia man faces more than 11 years in prison after being indicted on federal civil rights charges connected with a noose being placed on the statue of James Meredith at the University of Mississippi last year. The noose and a former Georgia state flag that prominently featured […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Middle School seventh- and eighth-graders will take to the stage starting Sunday with their Splash show choir performance of “Light of the World.” Director Katie Foxworthy says the show has come to fruition after months of hard work from the kids. “These boys and girls have […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The Alcorn County supervisor facing public corruption charges returned to Alcorn County circuit court on Friday with an attorney. District 2 Supervisor Jimmy Dallan “Dal” Nelms, 42, of Glen, will be represented by Booneville attorney Ronald Michael as he faces 156 criminal counts. Indictments were filed […]

By William Moore Daily Journal SALTILLO – When Jogging for the Jungle steps off this morning it will include a couple of new wrinkles, a 10k and a pancake breakfast. “This is the Saltillo Junior Women’s Club’s fundraiser for the playground at Saltillo City Park,” said club parliamentarian and race director Lindsey Hines. “This year’s […]

By Alice Ortiz Monroe Journal AMORY – Tupelo business owners Sheryl and Andy Graf have bought River Birch Golf Club and have renamed it ACKIA Golf Club. “I am looking forward to being a part of the Amory community,” Andy Graf said. “I know the uncertainty concerning River Birch Golf Club has been a stressful […]