Lee County audit finds minor issues

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal The State Auditor’s Office dinged Lee County on two issues for its 2013 fiscal year audit. Lee...


By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Alcorn County computers are up and running again after days of disruption that shut down the county’s ability to issue new car tags, close loans, and use electronic records in the circuit clerk, chancery clerk, justice court and tax collector’s offices. Computers electronically notified technicians about […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times Unofficial results show Fulton’s residents are in favor of selling alcoholic beverages within their city. Preliminary results of Tuesday’s election, which don’t include the certified results of affidavit voting, show the resolution to allow the sale of beer and light wine being approved 697 votes to 440 votes. A […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – In order to be eligible for about $500,000 in federal funds, the City Council decided to move forward with an idea to renovate the Front Street police station into Tupelo Municipal Court. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has offered the city about a half-million dollars as part of […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The City Council is looking at a comprehensive landscaping study, not only for the areas devastated by the April tornado, but also for Tupelo as a whole. City Chief Operating Officer Don Lewis said the idea is to come up with a plan that will help those affected by the tornado […]

Daily Journal FULTON – Voters will decide whether or not to legalize the sale of alcohol within city limits today in Fulton. Voters will decide separately on whether to allow the sale of beer and light wine and the sale of liquor and wine. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Polling […]

Associated Press OXFORD – The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors has voted to opt out of state building codes and instead draw up their own. The board will hold a public hearing on Nov. 17 to gather input from the community. A new law created statewide building codes. Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney pushed for the […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau BOONEVILLE – From poor cellphone service to a desire for natural gas, about three dozen rural Prentiss County residents posed questions to the area commissioner during a Thursday town hall meeting. Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley could answer many of those questions and assured follow-up to […]

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A visage of New Albany native William Faulkner looks west toward the author's fabled Yoknapatawpha County while painters work on the water tower at Highway 15 and Bankhead Street on Thursday.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – William Faulkner’s big, giant head now looks over his hometown. The Nobel Prize-winning author was born in New Albany on Sept. 25, 1897, and as of Wednesday, his visage graces a water tower at Highway 15 and Bankhead Street. With help from a USDA grant, the […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal The new District II health officer knows her way around the 11 Northeast Mississippi counties she’s serving. As a family medicine physician, Dr. Crystal “Chris” Tate has taken care of patients in New Albany, Saltillo, Oxford, Verona and Mantachie before establishing her own clinic in Ecru. “I’ve always been […]