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UPDATE: Rewards offered for information into New Albany hit-and-run

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - Rewards are being offered for any information into last week's hit-and-run in New Albany. The incident happened last Thursday evening on Martintown Road sometime near 5:00. The victim, 65-year-old Sandra Elion, was struck while crossing the street from her mailbox. Sh

WTVA.COM - 2018-01-15 22:49:00

Three charged in Booneville shooting

Booneville police were called to Baptist Memorial Hospital for a gunshot victim just before 5 a.m. Friday. A man had been shot in his neck and was later taken to a Memphis hospital. The shooting happened in the 100 block of Ledbetter Street. Police believe the actual shooter is Kyson R. Barnes,


State flag removal leaves community impact

TUPELO - The meeting was over, but Nettie Davis wasn't done. It was a Thursday morning, Jan. 4. A special meeting of the Tupelo City Council, called to deal with a real estate transaction, had just ended with a quick vote to adjourn. Before anyone could leave, Davis spoke. A 16-year veteran of the C


POLICE: Car thief tried to rundown officers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -Police say it all began at this transmission shop at Getwell and Barron when Latavious Foster stole a car someone was working on. Investigators say it ended after Foster tried to hit some police officers and slammed into another vehicle. Gabriel Alcazar's wife opened a hair salon acr


Local celebrities to serve up eats at Mugshots for Make-A-Wish

TUPELO - The Make-A-Wish Mid-South Foundation is hosting its ninth annual Celebrity Wait Night in Tupelo on Jan. 23. Twenty-eight local celebrities, from doctors to local business owners, and even the mayor, will serve as waiters at Mugshots Grill & Bar on Main Street. Waiter tips and 10 percent of

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-01-16 06:15:00

Bill Crawford: If only Tupelo's unifying culture reached statewide

Do you know the "Tupelo Story," the uplifting chronicle of Tupelo's self-transformation from "a hardscrabble hamlet" (Aspen Institute) to a prosperous small city and "national model for homegrown development" (William Winter)? Vaughn Grisham, Jr., built a career around telling the Tupelo Story and


Local leaders set sights on 2018 opportunities

As the calendar flips to 2018, local leaders turned their eyes toward the future. With them they saw opportunities and challenges facing Tupelo, Lee County and all of Northeast Mississippi in the coming year. The Daily Journal sat down with a handful of local policy pushers to get their thoughts on


Banquet continues festivities honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

TUPELO - The Committee for King and the city of Tupelo sponsored the committee's 18th annual Black Tie Banquet honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday evening at the St. Paul Christian Life Center. The event was part of a series of four events that started Friday evening with the "Apollo Night"


Anonymous survey part of Wilkes-Barre Police Department review

WILKES-BARRE - Just as the city police union conducted an anonymous survey to assess the morale of members under the leadership of Chief Marcella Lendacky, so too is the outside agency hired to recommend ways to improve working conditions in the department. The Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Associat

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-01-15 22:40:16

Former Pittston mayor Joseph Keating dies

PITTSTON - Mayor Mike Lombardo credited one of his predecessor's with getting a great deal done for the city during his term. Lombardo pointed to the work Joseph Keating did on the city's infrastructure and his ability to keep the city on sound financial footing as two examples of the former mayor's

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-01-16 03:42:52

West Pittston Cherry Blossom Committee selling banners

WEST PITTSTON - The West Pittston Cherry Blossom Committee will sell banners for its fundraiser. The banners cost $150 and present banner renewals is $50. Checks are to be made payable to The West Pittston Cherry Blossom and contact person is Toni Valenti, Treasurer, who can be reached at 570-655-04

PSDISPATCH.COM - 2018-01-15 23:24:18

Taxpayer seeks tactic for Dallas School Board to gain advantage on teachers

DALLAS TWP. - Clarke Bittner wanted to know why if the Dallas School District does not have a contract with its teachers is their health care paid when they go on strike. Bittner asked the question at Monday's school board meeting. He was fishing for a way the district could gain some leverage on th

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-01-16 04:09:53

No agreement in Dallas School District negotiations - strike date looming

Before picketing the Dallas School District in September, the Dallas Education Association met in a dirt lot across from Wycallis Elementary School. DALLAS TWP. - The Dallas School Board and the Dallas Education Association are not close to a contract agreement, school district attorney Vito DeLuc

TIMES-LEADER - 2018-01-16 01:23:22

Only Yesterday: Dr. Henry M. Laing Fire Co. pumped 60,000 gallons of water for Dallas Skating Rink

The Dallas High School Soccer Club gave junior players letterman jackets and gave the freshman players sweatshirts. David Keating, Soccer Club president, said money to pay for the items comes from fund raisers held throughout the year. Juniors receiving jackets are John Kertesz, Mike Clearly, Matt K

MYDALLASPOST.COM - 2018-01-15 22:59:47

Duryea Sons of American Legion Squadron 585 holding pasta dinner March 3

DURYEA - The Duryea Sons of the American Legion Squadron 585 will hold a pasta and meatballs dinner from 3 to 8 p.m.Saturday, March 3 at the post home, 329 Main St. Cost is $8 and includes pasta, meatballs, homemade sauce, salad, bread and butter. This event is eat-in or takeout and delivery is avai

PSDISPATCH.COM - 2018-01-15 23:25:00

This Week in Local History: Sub-zero temperatures are nothing new

1968 - Below freezing temperatures were the top news that week, with a photograph of large icicles taking up more than half the front page. Underneath ran the headline "Old timers recall the real cool days.' "While Scranton officially records piddling low readings of minus four to even, residents fr

THEABINGTONJOURNAL.COM - 2018-01-15 22:03:14

Fugitive Arrested By U.S. Marshals In Manassas: Police

MANASSAS, VA - A U.S. Marshals Task Force arrested a man Friday wanted for the attempted malicious wounding of a family member Jan. 5 at an apartment in the 7500 block of Margate Court, according to Prince William County Police. Michael Spencer Wilson, 34, of the aforementioned address, was arrested

PATCH - 2018-01-15 19:56:43

Residents fume over I-495 shoulder lane in McLean

Critics of the shoulder lane on northbound Interstate 495 in McLean, shown here closed to traffic at midday, said the lane produces major traffic backups during rush hour. (Photo by Brian Trompeter) The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in 2015 opened a shoulder lane on the left side of n

INSIDE NOVA - 2018-01-15 12:00:00

Recently Sold WOW Houses In Manassas

MANASSAS, VA - Ever seen a home listed on Realtor.com - of anywhere else, for matter - that intrigues you, and then upon further investigation find that it's already off the market? Depending on the area, it happens more often than you might think. Sometimes when a home is pitched with a slogan such

PATCH - 2018-01-15 17:16:41

Recently Sold WOW Houses In Fairfax City Area

FAIRFAX, VA - Ever seen a home listed on Realtor.com - of anywhere else, for matter - that intrigues you, and then upon further investigation find that it's already off the market? Depending on the area, it happens more often than you might think. Sometimes when a home is pitched with a slogan such

PATCH - 2018-01-15 17:49:15