By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau In 1994, former Northern District U.S. Attorney Bob Whitwell barely missed out on making the Republican primary runoff in the 1st District congressional race. Republican Roger Wicker went on to win that primary and the general election to replace the retiring Jamie Whitten. Working on Whitwell’s campaign that […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau It is as if Walter Howard Zinn Jr. has been preparing for this moment – the 1st District congressional special election – for most of his 34 years. Whether it was being class president at Pontotoc High School, state Beta Club president, an intern to then-U.S. Rep. Roger […]

By William Moore Daily Journal VERONA – Law enforcement was searching Friday for a black male who robbed a Verona branch bank Friday afternoon. According to Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson, a lone black male wearing camouflage entered the Renasant Bank on Raymond Avenue just before 3 p.m. “He demanded money and handed the teller […]


By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo’s Kate Otis Farabaugh has been named a finalist for state Parent of the Year honors. The mother of three was named the Tupelo School District’s Parent of the Year in March. She learned Thursday that she will represent the 1st Congressional District as one of four finalists […]

Daily Journal Absentee voting to fill the post for Mississippi’s 1st District congressman will be available at county circuit clerk’s offices from 8 a.m. to noon today and May 9. In Lee County, the voting will be available at the Lee County Justice Center in the first floor circuit clerk’s office. The deadline for in-person […]

By Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress PONTOTOC – It has been more than eight years since the public has been invited to peek inside Lochinvar, Pontotoc’s magnificent grand mansion. The Pontotoc County Historical Society will sponsor a tour of Lochinvar from 2-4:30 p.m. on Sunday as a fundraiser for the Town Square Museum. Lochinvar is located […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal BALDYWN – Hancock Fabrics saw sales rise in its last fiscal year, but the Baldwyn-based fabrics and craft retailer wasn’t able to post a profit. On Friday, the company released its fourth-quarter and annual earnings report. For the year ended Jan. 31, Hancock’s net sales increased 0.7 percent to $283.1 […]

By William Moore Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – A Prentiss County man has been charged with murder following a Friday morning shooting. According to Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar, law enforcement responded to a residence just outside of Booneville around 1:15 a.m. and found a female with a single, fatal gunshot wound to the chest. A […]

JACKSON (AP) – As a way to save money, the Mississippi Department of Corrections plans to end 30 county work release programs and instead move inmates to state centers. In a statement released Thursday, the MDOC said it will be able to redirect $3.2 million dollars by axing the Joint State County Work Programs on […]