About Todd Vinyard

I'm the online editor of Journal, Inc. I manage content on these community news sites and work with the print staffs from Journal, Inc.. Help with training and coordinating breaking news with a staff of around 40 along with weekly news staffs.

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General Election 2013 Coverage

Live results from around Northeast Mississippi, including Benton County from DJournal.com. Check with us throughout the night for results. All results unofficial. Click here for results.

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It is primary night for some Tippah County cities. Get all the results here. Get results from local races and across Northeast Mississippi from DJournal.com. Click the headline to go to the live race results page. We’ll have live results as they come in and read all about it and more at the Southern Sentinel […]

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Runoff Election results 2013

Voters in Amory, Baldwyn and Shannon will choose mayors and Booneville will narrow its mayoral field for the general election in party primary runoffs today. Ripley voters went to the poll in an alderman race. They are among 11 Northeast Mississippi municipalities holding runoffs. Tupelo is not one of them; the two-man mayor’s race will […]

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Chan Chapman, left, and his son Shannon help family friend Iris Loper move a trunk from their destroyed home on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 in the Maxie community near Brooklyn, Miss. Tornados tore through the community on Tuesday, leaving three people with minor injuries and destroying several homes. (AP Photo/The Hattiesburg American, Bryant Hawkins)

Christmas storms injured 22, slammed 188 buildings in Mississippi

The Associated Press PEARL — The storms that ripped through Mississippi on Christmas Day injured 22 people and damaged or destroyed nearly 188 buildings in a dozen counties, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reported Friday. It said 65 of the buildings — 57 homes and eight businesses — were destroyed, with major damage to another […]

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Gov. Phil Bryant

Immigration issues up in air for ‘13 session

Bobby Harrison NEMS Daily Journal JACKSON – A key legislative advocate in efforts to strengthen Mississippi’s laws to curb the number of undocumented immigrants in the state says he is not sure how the issue will be dealt with during the upcoming 2013 session. “I don’t have anything definitive in the way of plans for […]

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Food Giant purchases E. W. James, Webster’s Supermarket

By Hank Weisner Southern Sentinel RIPLEY – The Giant just got bigger. The Food Giant grocery chain – which has a store in Ripley — has purchased the E. W. James grocery store in south Ripley, as well as Webster’s Supermarket in Ashland. Both new acquisitions will be known as Food Giant stores. The goal […]

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BMC breaks ground on Sports Complex

BMC Media Relations BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. – Blue Mountain College athletics took a “giant step forward” Monday when school officials joined with students and area business leaders to break ground on a 34-acre sports complex one-half mile north of the campus. The complex, on land donated to BMC by Tippah County neighbor Profile Products, will […]

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Eagle Scout project is to build a patio at RHS

By Hank Weisner Southern Sentinel RIPLEY – During their December meeting, South Tippah School Board trustees granted permission for Ripley Boy Scout Bryce Akins to construct a patio or a courtyard outside the Tiger Den at the high school as his Eagle Scout project. The preliminary cost estimate is $2,050, and the project will be […]

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BMC to host high school basketball showcase

BLUE MOUNTAIN – Eight of the top high school boys basketball teams in north Mississippi will come together on Jan. 5 for the first Jerry Fowler Showcase at Blue Mountain College. “This will be a great opportunity for basketball fans in the area to see some of the best talent around,” said BMC men’s coach […]

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Blue Mountain College signs dual degree agreement with Baptist College of Health Sciences in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Blue Mountain College and Baptist College of Health Sciences on Monday signed a working agreement that will enable BMC students to earn dual degrees in the healthcare field. Under the working agreement, BMC students will be able to earn Bachelor of Science degrees in three areas: biology at BMC and Bachelor of […]

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