By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – A former employee of a Mississippi hospital is getting almost $3.5 million as part of a string of settlements where 18 hospitals in seven states have agreed to pay $20.4 million over allegations they broke federal law by receiving Medicare reimbursements for psychiatric services that were not “medically […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Unless the Mississippi Supreme Court grants him a rehearing, Rickey Thompson’s judicial career will end in mid-June. Thompson is one of seven candidates who qualified to run for Lee County Justice Court Judge District 4. But it appears unlikely his name will be on the Democratic primary ballot […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal Verona Elementary School first-graders in teacher Kierra Tumblin’s class waited out the final dismissal bell of the year Friday with a game of word bingo. “It’s bittersweet,” Tumblin said. “Teaching first grade, you get attached. I feel like I am saying ‘goodbye’ to 23 of my own children. But I […]

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Baldwyn High School's Matthew Gates, center, uses a selfie stick to take a selfie of all the class of 2015 before the start of the graduation ceremony on Friday night at the high school.

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal BALDWYN – Baldwyn High School valedictorian Austin Daher challenged his class of 65 graduates “to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield” in his speech at Friday night’s graduation ceremony. Daher said he hopes the quote from Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s “Ulysses” encourages his classmates to look toward their […]


By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Leah Bishop is being held in the Lee County-Tupelo Adult Jail under a $1 million bond, charged with capital murder. Bishop, 45, of Tupelo, is accused of killing Jessie Traylor, 65, Sunday evening and leaving his body in the 1807 Rollingwood Drive home that police said the couple […]


By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A trampoline sale sparked a fight that led to gunfire Tuesday outside of Nettleton. Clarence Woody Oliver, 47, of County Road 1361, has been charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. The victim, whose name has not been released, remains in stable […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The city will host a Memorial Day service at 9 a.m. Monday at Veterans Memorial Park. The guest speaker will be U.S. Army Retired Col. William R. “Bill” Allen Jr., president of the Northeast Mississippi Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. The emcee for the morning will be Don […]


Daily Journal Tupelo Water and Light is currently fixing a power outage in parts of downtown. According to TWL, a crew is trying to isolate the cause of a outage that occurred just before 11 p.m. It is possible a substation has been affected. Parts of the affected area had power return around 11:35 p.m.

STARKVILLE (AP) – An estimated $9.3 million is provided in an appropriations bill for a new Army Reserve Center in Starkville. U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., says in a new release that the funding is provided in the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affair Appropriations Bill approved this week by the appropriations committee. Cochran is […]