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The Tupelo Fire Deparment waits for a trailor to be picked up Tuesday morning following a truck fire that blocked the off ramp of Hwy 78 to southbound Hwy 45 in Tupelo.

By William Moore   Daily Journal TUPELO – A suspected fire on an 18-wheeler tanker carrying asphalt closed a portion of US 78 Tuesday morning and delayed traffic for hours. A Tupelo Police Department patrolman noticed smoke coming from the tanker of a truck east on US 78 just before 6 a.m. The officer made […]

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By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The new tax rolls for Lee County show the assessed value for both real and personal property increased by a modest 1.13 percent over the past year. “We had an increase of $8,726,727 over last year,” said Lee County Tax Assessor Mark Weathers as he presented the tax […]

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DAILY JOURNAL JACKSON – Only two people died in wrecks over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, a significant decrease for the 7 fatalities recorded in 2014 by the Mississippi Highway Patrol. The two traffic fatalities were in the south half of the state. From Friday afternoon until midnight Sunday, MHP issued 4,333 citations and […]

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OXFORD – Oxford Police have arrested and charged a man for embezzling more than $1,000 from his employer. According to Maj. Jeff McCutchen, investigators arrested Nathanial Davis, 25, for felony embezzlement on June 30 after his employer, Game Stop, signed an affidavit for his arrest. Bond was set at $5,000.

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SHANNON – The Mississippi Highway Patrol needs help locating a suspect – a missing K-9 officer. According to MHP Public Affairs Officer Master Sgt. Ray Hall, a 9-year-old black lab named Smoke, went missing Sunday morning around 9:45. The dog, who specializes in explosives detection, lives with his handler on County Road 530 in the […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Weather hampered work on Main Street last week in downtown Tupelo, and construction crews were temporarily taken off the bridgework on East Main Street last month. But officials are confident the work on both ends of the well-traveled route shouldn’t be too far behind schedule. With better weather […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo City Council will reword a motion tonight to allow a $650,000 sidewalk project to move forward. City Engineer John Crawley told council members Monday the Mississippi Department of Transportation has asked that Mayor Jason Shelton be given more leeway with the contract to avoid potential delays. […]

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TUPELO – A head-on collision on the Natchez Trace Parkway on Friday afternoon claimed the life of a south Mississippi man. Officials received a report of a collision of a Honda CRV and a Chevrolet Tahoe in Chickasaw County near milepost 244 around 12:35 p.m. Steve A. Foster, 62, of Braxton, was driving the Honda […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – For area residents hoping to benefit from the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Christmas campaign, the deadline is drawing near to take the Army’s budgeting class. The one-time course is mandatory for families to participate in the Angel Tree. “Our problem is that people call and reserve a spot […]