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By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The concept of lazy summer days is foreign to Lee Hill. Teachers in the Tupelo School District return to their buildings this week to prepare for a new school year that begins on Aug. 4. That means someone has had to get those buildings ready for their arrival. […]

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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Mike Chaney was elected the Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance in 2007, and the Tupelo native hopes voters give him a third term. But Chaney faces an opponent in the Republican primary, John Mosley of Clinton, who says Chaney hasn’t done enough to help the state’s consumers. The winner […]

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By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau Two Democratic incumbent state senators are squaring off in the newly configured District 10 in what may be one of the most unusual legislative races this year. Sens. Bill Stone of Holly Spring and Steve Hale of Senatobia, who have been deskmates for the past four legislative sessions, […]

By Jeff Roberson Oxford Citizen Dr. Roy L. DeBerry Jr. of Oxford received quite a surprise recently when he opened a letter from his alma mater, Brandeis University of Waltham, Massachusetts. With three degrees from the institution and a life of service since receiving them in the 1970s, the Holly Springs native will be honored […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Engage Mississippi will host a workshop in Tupelo next week to provide nonprofit groups with more information about a statewide event later this year. Engage Mississippi, an effort spearheaded by leaders in business, the arts, nonprofit development, education, government and related fields, is focused on aligning the state’s resources toward a […]

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KJ Fields dribbles down court on a fast break during a game at Harrisburg Baptist Church on Saturday in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – Saturday morning was the first time Pontotoc High School student Quantario Gilbert played basketball in his new sport wheelchair. The 17-year-old rolled up and down the court at Harrisburg Baptist Church on Saturday morning alongside his Mississippi Wheelcats teammates and Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton, who the team challenged […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – While control of the Mississippi House will not be decided until the November general election, the first salvo in that political battle will be waged soon in the Aug. 4 party primary elections. While neither Republican or Democratic leaders would dare state publicly who they will […]

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By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Three experienced prosecutors seek to fill the First District Attorney’s post. Arch Bullard of Corinth and Paul Gault of Amory will compete for the Democratic nomination on Aug. 4 primary. The winner will face John Weddle, who is unopposed in the Republican primary. With Trent Kelly’s election […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Sheriff’s elections traditionally gather a lot of interest – and a lot of candidates. More than 60 candidates are vying for the top lawman position in the 16 Northeast Mississippi counties covered by the Daily Journal. Only Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson and Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson […]