By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – A sidewalk intended to link certain residential areas with the city’s major retail center is complete. Approximately 4,350 feet of sidewalk now run along North Gloster Street between the Green Street intersection and the Tupelo Commons shopping center which is near the Mall at Barnes Crossing. Some work […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – A citywide overhaul of lights at public parks and buildings is moving along well and looks likely to finish ahead of schedule, city officials said. Tupelo contracted with Schneider Electric late last year at a cost of $5.2 million. The company will replace and upgrade the outdoor and […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Board of Mayor and Aldermen have cleared the way for voters to once again cast a ballot for or against a tourism tax in Houston. On a motion by Ward 3 Alderman Frank Thomas and a second by Ward 4 Alderman Willie Mae McKinney, Houston aldermen voted […]

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Tupelo Chief Operations Officer Don Lewis, far left, and Parks and Recreation Director Alex Farned, far right, fold an American flag Tuesday afternoon at Veterans Park while Ward Five Councilman Buddy Palmer, middle left, and WoodmenLife field representative Paul Dunklee watch.

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – The sky was a scorching blue clean of any clouds, and against it rows of new flags drifted in a light wind Tuesday morning. A total of 80 American flags have been donated to the city of Tupelo ahead of Memorial Day by WoodmenLife, a membership-based insurance company. […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – An offer to purchase a dilapidated former motel on North Gloster Street has been made and accepted according to a city official with knowledge of the negotiations. The Tupelo City Council declared the building – formerly a Ramada Inn for most of its existence, but most recently a […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Campaigns are gearing up in some Mississippi cities, even though elections for mayors, aldermen and city council members are a year away in most places. Jackson is likely to see one of the hardest-fought contests for chief executive. Two well-known politicians, Robert Graham and Chokwe Antar Lumumba, […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – Construction has begun on a new traffic light intended to remedy vehicle congestion on North Gloster Street. The light will be located at the intersection of North Gloster and Spicer Drive. Two support poles have been located at the site. The next step will be installing a control […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – Supervisors committed last week to explore the purchase of a former car wash facility in Guntown, which would pave the way for the creation of a permanent ambulance substation. The potential purchase remains subject to ongoing negotiations, but at a meeting last week supervisors gave a nod for […]

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Okolona’s mayor and city council has unanimously voted to accept the donation of several pieces of blighted property from their owners, and put a number of other landowners on 30-day notice to clean up their land. The action is part of a move by the […]