By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Halfway through his four-year term as mayor of Tupelo, Jason Shelton has seen plenty of highs and lows in his hometown. The roller coaster he and his administration have been riding for the last two years started early on with back-to-back tragedies and recently ascended with back-to-back municipal […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – More than a year after a tornado flattened American Legion Post 49, construction started. Volunteers from six states began building and erecting walls Saturday morning in Tupelo for the new 7,300-square-foot building. “After all the horizontal work that has been done, it’s nice to see some vertical construction,” […]

While temperatures have been warm already this summer, they are only going to keep rising as the summer months continue. Through proper maintenance and upkeep of air conditioning units and other household appliances, homeowners can reduce the risk of running into cooling issues later down the road when the heat is really sweltering. The Daily […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times FULTON – When even a brief trip outside is enough to make skin sizzle, it must be smack-dab in the middle of a Mississippi summer. Last week, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for counties throughout Northeast Mississippi, with temps in the mid- to high-90s and a […]

Time was when the United States was the undisputed global trade leader. While U.S. retains top dog status, trailing not far behind – some would say stalking – is China, the world’s most populous country. We’ve seen the long, steady march of China’s economy move quickly since premier Deng Xiaoping famously declared nearly four decades […]

I have played golf since I was a kid. I don’t play as much these days. My dad told me this would happen. When you get to the point where work and children collide in their need for your time, golf often loses the battle. Basic muscle memory allows me to still play well enough […]

WEST POINT (AP) – Water and sewer bills will be increasing for residents in West Point on Oct. 1. City leaders approved the increases the week. Residential water inside the city limits will increase from $23 to $30 for the first 2,000 gallons used. Commercial water will increase from $27 to $30. Rates outside the […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The All-America Picnic in the Park will go on as scheduled in Tupelo’s Ballard Park. “We are going to go ahead and keep everything on schedule,” said Tupelo Parks & Recreation director Alex Farned. “The radar shows there is an opening in the rain. We are going to hope for the […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal It’s the Fourth of July, and the Red, White and Blue will be on fine display as citizens celebrate the United States of America. Expect Sylvia Thornton, 75, of Tupelo, to show her pride today, but her patriotism can’t be contained to one day. It runs deep, down into […]