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By Zack Orsborn and Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Thanksgiving proved once again not to be a deterrent to bargain-hunting shoppers,...

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – In what Monroe County Road Department Manager Sonny Clay said is the first time the county has required a bond that goes along with a contract, the board of supervisors approved a road permit bond in the amount of $750,000 for all county roads used by Gulf […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press OXFORD – Late one night at the University of Mississippi power plant, William Faulkner turned over a wheelbarrow, used it as a makeshift table and began writing the classic novel “As I Lay Dying” – but where in the building did he do it? Was it where facility managers answered […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – While Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Sun Air officially submitted a proposal to provide air service in Tupelo, it is Memphis-based Southern Airways Express that will do most of the work behind the scenes. And in many ways, Southern Airways also will be the face of the company. “Sun Air […]

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Carolyn Goldsborough, center, and Rosemary Comer, right, fill the to-go box Larry Harmon is holding with food on Thanksgiving Thursday morning at the Salvation Army.

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – At Salvation Army’s 47th annual Communitywide Thanksgiving Lunch, Elise Tybor, 12 and her sister Emma, 10, experienced their first Thanksgiving in the United States by volunteering. Steve Tybor and his wife adopted the sisters from Taiwan seven months ago and wanted to give them an opportunity to give […]

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By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Along with their team spirit, football fans headed to Starkville for the Egg Bowl this weekend should remember to pack rain jackets and some extra patience. With rain moving in from the west and an influx of people visiting Mississippi State University’s campus, a rain shower and […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal SHERMAN – For seven years, Gerald and Becky Hegan, owners of Cravin Catfish in Sherman, have opened their restaurant’s doors to serve a free meal to the community on Thanksgiving. “God blessed us,” Gerald said. “We wanted to share these blessings. If someone gives you a million dollars, you want […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – The Lee County Humane Society has an abundant catalogue of felines for the holiday season. Adoptions of cats have slowed to stagnation, according to Humane Society supervisor Rachel Allred. Allred estimated the overflow of cats to number around 100, many of them moved to the shelter’s foyer to […]

Special to the Journal OXFORD – As the holiday season quickly approaches, bringing all its shopping and preparations, University of Mississippi faculty, staff and students are once again asked to become “Santa’s little helpers.” The 18th annual Books and Bears program begins soon across campus. Sponsored by the UM Black Faculty and Staff Organization, the […]

One person died Thursday during an apparent two vehicle collision in Oxford, according to Oxford Police Department officials.