Dierdre Berry from The Family Resource Center speaks to Shannon Middle students about bullying and what it does to students.

Talking about bullies: Speaker advises Shannon students

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal SHANNON – Middle school can be a hard few years, and as Shannon Middle School students heard Tuesday,...

Utility crews from AT&T, Comcast and Tupelo, Water and Light, work together to raise power lines and red lights for the TVA transformer to clear the intersection on Industrial Road at Ida Street as it travels to West Point Tuesday morning in Tupelo.

Traffic was delayed on Tuesday morning as a Tennessee Valley Authority transformer moved through Tupelo, Verona and Shannon on its way to being installed at the TVA plant in West Point. The route began on Green Street before going west on West Main Street, south on Industrial Road, east on Varsity Drive and then south […]

Edwin Deushcle faces the crowd after receiving his medals by Rep. Trent Kelly for his service during the Vietnam War in 1970.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – More than 40 years after he was wounded in Vietnam, Ed Deuschle finally got his medals Monday morning. Congressman Trent Kelly presented the Tupelo native with the Silver Star, the Air Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge during a ceremony at Calvary Baptist Church. They are the first […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Mississippians need better access to rehabilitative therapy services, and therapists are hoping a set of five pieces of federal legislation can open doors. Physical, occupational and speech therapy services provide an essential bridge to help people reclaim their ability to function after injuries and illness, but there […]


By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn, citing legislative rules, are not releasing any correspondence from their offices regarding their opposition to the the citizen-sponsored Initiative 42, which is designed to enhance the state’s commitment to public education. Both presiding officers said they are […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – While the City Council has taken no action on the Mississippi state flag, people continue to line up to speak. Four prominent members of the black community are scheduled to speak at tonight’s meeting at City Hall. Attorney Kenneth Mayfield, Rev. Robert Jamison, Bishop Clarence Parks and Rev. […]

TUPELO – The North Lee County Water Association issued a boil water alert Monday to all customers in the Auburn community. That area includes County Road 931 from the 700 Block South to North Feemster Lake Road and all roads off County Road 931, including county roads 1498, 1460, 1349 and 1438. The alert only […]

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Bond has been denied for the suspect in the stabbing death of an elderly Fairview woman. On Monday, Itawamba County Justice Court Judge Barry Davis said the charge against 52-year-old Jimmy Dean Carpenter of Fairview – 1st degree murder enhanced due to the age and disability of the victim – was too severe to grant […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Residents will see a slight increase in their power bills this fall, thanks to the Tennessee Valley Authority. “The TVA board voted last week to approve a 1.5 percent increase,” said Tupelo Water & Light director Johnny Timmons. “Our rates are so low right now, we can’t afford […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A federal judge in Jackson will decide Friday whether Rickey Thompson should remain on the Lee County ballot. The Mississippi Supreme Court removed Thompson from the bench two days after he won the Aug. 4 Democratic primary for Lee County Justice Court Judge for District 4. Before the […]