By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – More than a dozen supporters of the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter attended Monday’s regular Alcorn County Board of Supervisors meeting to discuss the county’s proposed contract with the shelter. The county used the shelter’s agreement with the city of Corinth as the base document, but added terms […]

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The vacant apartments at West Jackon and Clayton streets, along with the home located behind the apartments, will be torn down and replaced with a parking lot and restuarant. The house next door will turned into office space.

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Office space and iron skillets could replace empty apartments with a bad reputation, marking the first private investment in the taxpayer-financed West Jackson Street redevelopment effort. The revitalization effort seemed revitalized Monday as plans went public to open “The Skillet,” a dining experience with a stand-alone brick oven […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal Tupelo High School senior Nick Kaltchenko has received many congratulatory messages since officially being named a National Merit Semifinalist last week. Kaltchenko was among 12 Northeast Mississippi students to earn the prestigious honor from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Based upon scores from the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The Lee County Board of Supervisors passed a $27.4 million budget Monday to pay for general government operations. That includes upkeep for roads and bridges for the 2015 fiscal year, which will begin Oct. 1. Lee County property owners will keep paying current tax rates for county […]

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Mitch Baker, national secretary of Future Farmers of America, leads Nettleton High School students in a team-building exercise on Monday.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal NETTLETON – Lacey Robinett “murdered” a classmate at Nettleton High School on Monday. Robinett and more than 100 members of the school’s Future Farmers of America played a team-building game during an assembly. “It was fun just going around and people not knowing who the killer was,” said Robinett, […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors passed the county’s fiscal year 2015 budget Monday after a well-attended public hearing. County taxes will not increase, with ad valorem taxes remaining at 105.76 mills. Many individuals attending the public hearing were particularly interested in the county’s budget allocation for the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter, […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – A controversial proposal to allow a car dealership sign three times as tall as regulations allow is back. Sixteen months after the Tupelo Planning Committee rejected the proposed 48-foot-tall Carlock Toyota sign at the Barnes Crossing dealership, time hasn’t changed the committee’s mind. These similarities may end the […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Mayor Jason Shelton’s overseas economic development trip this week has a couple of City Council members ready for acting mayor duties until the close of business on Sept. 24. Shelton will travel to Tokyo, Japan, on an economic development trip with Community Development Foundation members, Gov. Phil Bryant and others to […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Academy Sports and Outdoors is looking to close on a deal later this month to open a store in Tupelo. The Katy, Texas-based sporting goods and outdoors retailer has some 180 stores in 13 states, mostly in the Southeast – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, […]