Fulton begins legal alcohol sales today

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times FULTON – Residents will be able to legally buy a beer today. Stores within the city limits today...

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Harvey Mallette, an employee of Classic Finishes in Tupelo, carries boxes of floor tile into the house near the corner of West Jackson Street and Clayton Avenue that will be the home of a new business, Essential Skin Care.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – To the casual observer, not much has changed on West Jackson Street in the past several months. To Neighborhood Development Corporation chair Duke Loden, work is moving along but most of it is behind the scenes. “We are closing on one property (today) and the city is helping […]

By William Moore Daily Journal PITTSBORO – Pittsboro aldermen are OK with selling cold beer, but not selling alcohol on Sunday. “We met Monday night and argued about it but we haven’t adopted anything yet,” said Mayor Reda Bullard. “But we won’t be selling on Sundays.” They plan to formally adopt the measure on Dec. […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – The Corinth Police Department will gain two new patrol cars to replace cruisers that have suffered repeated breakdowns. The Board of Aldermen on Tuesday approved a request from Police Chief Ralph Dance to retire two Crown Victoria cruisers and amend his budget to purchase two new Tahoe vehicles as replacements. The […]

Daily Journal Lee County adjusted its holiday schedule, shifting its Christmas observance to Dec. 25 and 26. The Board of Supervisors approved the change to close county offices on Dec. 25 and 26 to align with the schedule for the Mississippi State Tax Commission. All state and county offices are closed Dec. 25. Gov. Phil […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The City Council will wait until January to pass an ordinance to allow the city to pay firefighters and police officers injured in the line of duty. “We all agree that we want to do this,” said Councilman Willie Jennings. “It will just take a little time to […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Motorists traveling along U.S. 45 could see more towering signs around a pair of major intersections. In addition to requiring permits to build fences, increasing the allowable height of commercial buildings and creating the West Jackson Overlay District, the City Council also expanded the area where businesses can […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The Alcorn County sheriff told the Board of Supervisors on Monday that he would be pursuing civil service coverage for sheriff’s office employees in the upcoming legislative session, with or without the support of the board, though he would prefer the board give their approval. Sheriff […]

Daily Journal The Lee County Board of Supervisors on Monday voted to acquire a piece of property adjacent to the Agricenter in Verona. The 1.4-acre lot, which once held a convenience store and gas station, is currently vacant. The county will assume responsibility for the taxes – $1,019.41 – due on the parcel this February. […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The City Council is scheduled to make changes tonight that will require residents to get permits for new fences, increase allowable commercial building heights and create a new West Jackson overlay zone. Under the new code, anyone wanting to build a fence or replace more than 50 percent […]