Daily Journal OXFORD – Investigators of the Oxford Police Department arrested James Mathis with one count of burglary on Tuesday. Mathis, 54 of Oxford, was charged with burglary of a dwelling on Johnson Avenue Ext. Mathis was stopped by an investigator that saw him walking from that area while carrying a garbage bag full of […]

This is a regular feature containing business news from Daily Journal Business Editor Dennis Seid’s Biz Buzz blog, which can be found at www.bizbuzz.djournal.com. ––––– By Dennis Seid Daily Journal Pet retailer Petco has filed plans to open a location in Tupelo. It will be located between Kirkland’s and Don Julio’s Mexican Restaurant in the […]

WALLS (AP) — Mississippi authorities say law enforcement shot and killed a Chicago fugitive following a standoff in a bank parking lot. DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco tells The Commercial Appeal of Memphis that officers shot Quencezola Maurice Splunge after he turned his gun on them and opened fire. It happened around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. […]


JACKSON (AP) — A deputy state treasurer will become the new director of the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration. Laura D. Jackson has more than 27 years’ experience in state government. Gov. Phil Bryant announced Thursday that he’s appointing her to succeed Kevin Upchurch, who’s retiring June 30. Jackson has been deputy treasurer since […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Police Department officers are still searching for a suspect after a home break-in Thursday morning on Ashley Lane. TPD officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Ashley Lane on Thursday at approximately 9:30 a.m. in reference to an active burglary, according to a press release released by the department. […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says the state must collect between $725 million and $750 million of revenue during the month of June to balance the budget for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30. Records with the Department of Revenue reveal the state has never […]


By Alice Ortiz Monroe Journal AMORY – Voters in the Monroe County School District will decide Aug. 16 if the district can issue $10 million in bonds for physical improvements at its campuses. “The district is obviously on new ground with requesting a special election for the purpose of issuing bonds for renovation and new […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – The city council delayed action Tuesday night on a request by a small, age-restricted community to be recognized as a neighborhood association. The council did not outright deny the request, however, and may still approve it later. The request in question originated from the Cottages of AvonLea, a […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – Lee County’s Justice Court needs a new staff member to deal with an increasing civil case load, according to Justice Court Clerk Debbie Berryman. The longtime clerk made a request for an additional clerk during Monday’s Lee County Board of Supervisors meeting. “I’m here begging,” she said. “We’re […]