Thomas Street interchange could move up

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Motorists on the south side of Tupelo could see access to the new four-lane Highway 6 from...

Daily Journal BALDWYN – A ceremony to dedicate the newly created Four Corners Interpretive Site will be at 2 p.m. today at the site on the Brice’s Crossroads Battlefield. The Four Corners site is located on the Brice’s Crossroads Battlefield-Chief Tishomingo Scenic Byway and acknowledges the intersection of the county lines of the original four […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times FULTON – Tax Assessor Tami Beane is not going to miss spending hours overlaying mylar parcel maps. She pointed down at a huge translucent map spread over a backlit drafting table. “Look at this photography compared to what’s on the screen in there,” she said, pointing back toward her […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant wants more people to know about Mississippi’s tourism opportunities. To spread the word about Mississippi, the Republican governor has proposed spending an additional $5.1 million to advertise the state’s tourism amenities. The tourism proposal was part of Bryant’s $6.2 billion budget recommendation he […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times MANTACHIE – Mantachie leaders have voted to press control-alt-delete on public e-cigarette and vapor inhaler use inside the town’s limits. During their regular meeting, last week, Mantachie leaders voted to immediately ban the public use of e-cigarette and similar inhalers. Mantachie has become the first municipality in Itawamba County […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Lafayette County residents may be closer to being covered by building codes. The Board of Supervisors held a public hearing Monday about adopting such rules for the first time. As proposed, a modified version of the 2012 International Building Code would apply to all commercial construction and any […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Voters on the north end of Lee County will return to the polls Nov. 25 to decide who will be their next Justice Court judge. Seven candidates squared off in the general election earlier this month for the District 1 seat left vacant when Judge Pat Carr decided […]

By Stephanie Rebman Daily Journal TUPELO – Last weekend’s rains stripped trees of their leaves, giving Tupelo residents and the city one more item for their chore list. Tupelo Public Works Director Chuck Williams said crews spent Monday sweeping streets and pulling leaves out of drains in the gutters. “We have been tasked with picking […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – Alcorn County on Monday awarded bids of for two bridge replacement projects. The construction contract for a new bridge on County Road 655 in District 5 was awarded to WG Construction Co. of Ripley, which submitted the low bid of $399,439. The engineer’s estimate for the project was $400,000. The project […]

Daughters of the American Revolution pass out mini American flags and copies of the Constitution to the group of new citizens. (Petre Thomas)

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Seventy-two people from 31 countries became American citizens on Tuesday when they took the Naturalization Oath. Chief Judge Sharion Aycock of the U.S. District Court for Northern Mississippi presided over the ceremony hosted at Oxford High School. “It’s always important for us to recognize our newest citizens,” she […]