Two sentenced to prison in separate burglary cases

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today CORINTH – Two people were sentenced to prison in separate burglary cases on Thursday in Alcorn County...

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today RIENZI – Expanding natural gas service in the Rienzi area could cost around $1.1 million, officials said Tuesday night. The town of Rienzi is exploring options such as grant and loan funding to pay for the expansion, which could include 10 miles of pipeline. About 234 potential customers outside of […]

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Today, we look at transportation legislation, chronic absenteeism, and the retirement of a state economic leader. And in sports, Ole Miss football has self-imposed a bowl ban.

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Local efforts to curb absenteeism were highlighted at this year’s Dropout Prevention Summit, giving representatives from 24 school districts new ideas to take home to their own schools. The event, which is in its 10th year, is put on by the CREATE Foundation and the Commission on […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – A comprehensive plan to deal with what many say is a deteriorating transportation system in Mississippi most likely will not be passed during the 2017 legislative session. Wednesday was the deadline for such a proposal to pass at least one chamber of the Legislature. While the […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – When Blake Wilson came to the state to head up the Mississippi Economic Council, he often joked he was from tiny Delaware that had three counties – and only two at high tide. But Tupelo businessman Jack Reed Jr. says Wilson is retiring from his position […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Audrey Roby’s special education class loads a bus and travels from Mooreville High School to attend aqua Zumba together at the Tupelo Aquatic Center every Tuesday and Thursday morning. On Tuesday, the Mooreville students and other class participants danced along to the sounds of Elvis, Adele and […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The sixth annual Silence Hides Violence 5K will be held Saturday in Ballard Park. The run/walk is a benefit for S.A.F.E. Inc., a victims’ shelter, and is held each February during National Dating Violence Awareness Month. The run will step off at 9 a.m. in Ballard Park in west Tupelo. Race-day […]

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today CORINTH – Classrooms at Alcorn Central Elementary School are now more interactive thanks to new technology. Large touch-screen computers were recently put in the pre-K through second grade classrooms. “It’s kind of like a big iPad on the wall,” said second grade teacher Hannah Jones. “It’s very interactive for the […]

Editor’s note: A report in Wednesday’s Daily Journal from the Saltillo Police Department incorrectly identified the passengers of two vehicles involved in a fatal wreck Monday night. The corrected report is published below. ––––– Daily Journal SALTILLO – Updated information shows an elderly female driving an SUV veered into the oncoming lane and struck another […]