Task force hopes to unite all of Tupelo

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo resident Rashni Barath’s story of how and why she chose to call the All-America City...

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – City Council members will decide next week if they want to begin discussions again with a Mississippi telecommunications company on the possibility of bringing ultra-high-speed fiber Internet to Tupelo. Council members discussed Wednesday evening during a work session a franchise agreement between the city and C Spire to […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – More than a dozen people toured and got up-close looks at eight historic cottages near the Natchez Trace Parkway headquarters. The people were there to come up with possible plans to save the 80-year-old structures by restoring them as residences or converting them into small businesses. The historic […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – West Jackson Street is facing an identity crisis. By many residents and businesses, the street is viewed as a major east-west thoroughfare that connects Coley Road to the eastern portions of the city. But a portion of the roadway – between Clayton and Joyner avenues – is also […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal If you’re on the west side of the Lee County Courthouse, look at your watch for the time instead of glancing up at the building’s clock. The clock face sits on the Tupelo Community Theater side of the building. It’s awaiting repairs needed due to storm damage last year, and […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau will send a representative to Germany this summer as part of a multi-state effort to attract German tourists. The Mississippi Development Authority Division of Tourism, in partnership with the Memphis CVB, extended an invitation to Tupelo to participate in an international sales […]

By Alice Ortiz Monroe Journal AMORY – What could be more appropriate to kick off Memorial Day weekend than dedicating a sign designating a portion of Mississippi Highway 6 extending from the Lee County line to Highway 25 in Monroe County the “Military Order of the Purple Heart Highway?” The dedication ceremony was held at […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – City officials have started compiling a plan to address long-standing drainage issues in the Sharon Hills neighborhood. At a work session last week, the City Council heard the results of a study completed by engineering firm Civil Link. The council commissioned the study last year to examine drainage […]


Daily Journal AMORY – The Mississippi Department of Transportation will have a special dedication ceremony today for a portion of Highway 6 in Monroe County as a “Military Order of the Purple Heart Highway.” The 10 a.m. ceremony will be at the Monroe County Government Complex at 1619 Highway 25 North in Amory. The designation […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The next phase of a multimillion-dollar project connecting downtown Tupelo to the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum kicks in next week, and drivers will have to be patient. Construction will begin on Main Street between Green and Broadway streets on Tuesday, with traffic shifting to one side of […]