Daily Journal TUPELO – A weapon was found on the Tupelo Middle School campus Tuesday around 9 a.m. The situation was resolved, and the campus deemed safe shortly after. There are no criminal charges involved at this point, and any student discipline related to the situation will be handled by school administrators. A statement released […]


Daily Journal IUKA – Traffic stops over a four-day period led to seven arrests on felony drug charges. On Friday, Dec. 2, Tishomingo County deputies pulled over a car for improper equipment and careless driving in the Belmont area. After amphetamine was found in the sock of a back seat passenger, Robert Holley, 50, of […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Attorneys for Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant have asked a federal appeals court not to revive a lawsuit that sought to erase the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. State attorneys filed arguments Monday with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, saying U.S. […]


Daily Journal Clayton Avenue was closed this morning at the intersection of Lawhon Drive to allow ATMOS Energy to repair a natural gas leak. Motorists should detour around the area. Information about how long the closure might last was not immediately available.

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – A Starkville man is facing felony drug charges after a Saturday hit and run on Highway 12. Starkville police arrested Phillip M. Drungole, 31, for felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, and leaving the scene of an accident. The accident occurred near the C Spire store […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – Two employees of a moving company were charged Friday with breaking into a house. Oxford police responded to a home on Lyles Drive on Nov. 13 for a burglary where 13 firearms worth more than $26,000 were stolen. Investigators determined that members of the moving company had unlocked the window inside […]

JACKSON (AP) – The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is awarding almost $2 million in grants to cover several preservation projects. The state money was awarded Friday. The department says in a news release that the grants help preserve and restore historic courthouses and schools and other historic properties. Among the grants are $370,000 […]

JACKSON (AP) – Nearly 2,000 more Mississippians have signed up for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act this year compared to the same period last year, according to data released last week by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Since open enrollment began Nov. 1, some 18,500 Mississippians have signed up, the […]


Felonies The following people were booked into the Lee County-Tupelo Adult Jail in connection with felony charges ending Monday at 11 a.m. • Brandy Hall, 39, of Saltillo, was arrested by the Saltillo Police Department, aggravated assault. • Kimmeth Johnson, 47, of Tupelo, was arrested by the Tupelo Police Department, possession of cocaine with intent […]