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Week 6 high school football results

Alcorn Central 43, New Site 0 Biggersville 20, Ashland 8 Calhoun City 62, Bruce 0 Marshall Aca. 21, Winona Christian 14 New Albany 46, East Union 14 North Pontotoc 39, Baldwyn 7 Olive Branch 56, Saltillo 0 Pontotoc 31, Ripley 0 Smithville 34, H.W. Byers 0 South Pontotoc 21, Mooreville 9 Starkville 4

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 02:05:00

Woman arrested on cocaine charges

HOUSTON - State and local authorities have arrested a Tippah County woman on drug charges following a traffic stop recently. On Friday, Sept. 1, North Mississippi Narcotics, Chickasaw County Sheriff Department and Houston Police Department arrested Leslie Reese on Highway 15 near Highway 8 in Housto

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 17:00:00

25 years later, Leigh Occhi case remains a mystery

TUPELO - On a damp, dreary morning 25 years ago, a little girl went missing, beginning one of Tupelo's biggest mysteries. Leigh Occhi had just turned 13 and was home alone when her mother, Vickie Felton, left for work just before 8 a.m. When Vickie called about an hour later and got no response, she

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-24 05:15:00

'Namaste': Practice of yoga benefits body, mind and spirit

TUPELO - Yoga pants are the new blue jeans. Maybe it's just a fashion fad, or maybe it's an indication of the growing mainstream popularity of the practice of yoga. Yoga studios are popping up everywhere, offering a wide assortment of classes - like hot yoga, where the temperature is turned up to 10

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 05:15:00

Arc volunteers assist Red Cross

TUPELO - From one Arc to another ARC, volunteers offered the local chapter of the American Red Cross a helping hand on Friday. The Arc of Northeast Mississippi, which helps people with disabilities and their families, gathered to assist the American Red Cross replenish its stock of comfort kits. "We

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 06:00:00

Pontotoc woodworker seeks handmade perfection

PONTOTOC - avid Rowan decided to give woodworking a try after a request from his middle daughter. "I built her a baby cradle out of cherry about 38 years ago," the 70-year-old Pontotoc resident said. It wasn't an easy project because he lacked two crucial elements: experience and tools. Though it wa

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-24 05:30:00

Noel Wilkin Named UM Provost, Executive Vice Chancellor

Noel E. Wilkin, a veteran leader in higher education, has been named provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Mississippi. The appointment was announced Friday (Sept. 22) by Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter after the university concluded a national search. "I am so pleased that today's

HOTTYTODDY.COM - 2017-09-23 12:00:43

Code Pink brings LGBTQ Community Together

Kendrick Wallace dances on stage at Code Pink at Proud Larry's Thursday night. Photo by Walter Lyle Thursday night, Proud Larry's hosted Code Pink, an LGBTQ bar night. The theme was "Thrift Store Scores," where attendees were encouraged to only wear clothes and accessories purchased from Goodwill or

HOTTYTODDY.COM - 2017-09-22 19:43:12

LCHAP hopes to expand school food pantries

TUPELO - The Lee County Hunger Assistance Program (LCHAP) has quietly been helping feed Shannon Elementary School students through a well-stocked food pantry in the corner of an empty classroom. Now, a month after opening the Shannon pantry, LCHAP advisory member Nicole McLaughlin said the organizat

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 06:45:00

Oxford Stories: Insight Into the Mind of the Mississippian

"Hospitality," "comfort," "home," these are just a few of the things I heard when I asked individuals what Mississippi meant to them. As a young journalist, I took my first steps into the field and led myself forward with positivity and optimism. I wondered out to unfamiliar territory to explore the

HOTTYTODDY.COM - 2017-09-22 16:53:02

HottyToddy Happy Hour: The Summit's "Cold Blooded"

As the week ends and 5 o'clock approaches, HottyToddy.com would like to introduce to our readers the HottyToddy Happy Hour! Every Friday we will showcase one bar in town and feature a unique drink from that bar."Cold Blooded" Instagram @the__bartender__life Today's Happy Hour comes from the Summit L

HOTTYTODDY.COM - 2017-09-22 19:30:45

Police remain optimistic 25-year-old Leigh Occhi case will be resolved

TUPELO - Even though there has been no new evidence in the Leigh Occhi disappearance in two decades, those close to the case remain hopeful. "One of the first things they teach you in criminal investigation school is all crimes are not solvable. But you don't ever quit looking, even after 25 years,"

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-24 05:15:00

Forward Festival promotes harmony, packs in crowds

TUPELO - Under a sizzling but clear blue sky Saturday, Gumtree Park filled up with an avalanche for the senses. The rhythmic punctuation of a drum team gave way to the irregular thud of basketball. Smells salty, sweet and sticky alike filled the air - the aromas of tamales, catfish and sausage, Frit

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-24 05:15:00

Fight like a girl: Local MMA fighter debuts women's-only self-defense class

Standing in a Tupelo fighting arena in February with a crowd of hundreds -- maybe thousands -- of people cheering, Hannah Guy tried to take deep, even breaths. The 21- (now 22) year-old with the small frame and sweet smile hadn't even known what mixed martial arts was until about 18 months before,

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2017-09-24 05:03:08

A podcast exploring the mystery of what happened to Leigh Occhi

When 13-year-old Leigh Occhi disappeared from her home in Tupelo, Mississippi, in the fall of 1992, a 25-year mystery began. +3 With the story of a potentially overlooked witness, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reporter Emma Kent dives back into the Occhi case with Open: The Case of Leigh Occ

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-24 05:00:00

Nesco: Not to big, not too small

TUPELO - Bob Gatlin has bought and sold many businesses over the years, but there's one that caught his eye in 2005, and he's held on to it since. Nesco Electrical Distributors in Tupelo is "large enough to serve, small enough to care" the 52-year-old company touts, but it has carved a comfortable n

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 20:37:00

Lady Urchins take sweep with Wheeler

East Union swept the division series with Wheeler on Thursday as the Lady Urchins won 14-7 at East Union. The Lady Urchins matched their run output from the previous meeting at Wheeler which they won 14-2. East Union took the lead in the bottom of the first as they sent four runs across the plate fo

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 13:34:00

J.A.K.E.S. event teaches archery, shotgun, rifle basics

Youngsters looking for introductory instruction in hunting, as well as in any and all of the shooting disciplines, may find their start Sept. 30 in Tupelo at the annual J.A.K.E.S. Day, sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation. Similar activities are carried out nationwide through the effort

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 04:45:00

Trent Kelly focused on defense spending, tax reform

TUPELO - U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly is touting efforts by Congress to boost military spending and believes legislation to modify the federal tax code should soon emerge as a major priority. Back in Mississippi's 1st Congressional District for a one-week House of Representatives recess, the Republican Kel

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 06:00:00

OUR OPINION: Grant funding application worthwhile for community

In an effort to tackle a serious community issue on the front end, Tupelo leaders hope to receive a national philanthropic grant they will put toward a mentoring program seeking to reach at risk youth. Mayor Jason Shelton's administration is pursuing a highly competitive Bloomberg Philanthropies gra

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 05:15:00