Officials say minor fire district changes needed

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – Legislation approved by the state House of Representatives would give county supervisors...


Daily Journal RIPLEY – The City of Ripley lifted a boil water alert for some 400 households on Thursday. Mississippi State Health Department lab tests have indicated the water is safe to drink. The alert affected about 400 City of Ripley water customers south of Moore Mill Road and east of Mississippi Highway 15. Customers […]

Itawamba County Times Fulton has lifted a boil water notice that’s been in place since Sunday. City officials contacted The Times at noon Wednesday to confirm that Fulton’s water has been determined to be safe for consumption. Water samples were taken to the Mississippi Department of Health in Jackson on Tuesday afternoon for testing. Late […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – Agricultural burning will now be allowed within the city limits but with heavy regulations in place. The Tupelo City Council unanimously approved on Tuesday a procedure to obtain burning permits. Such permits would only be allowed on property zoned for agricultural use. Even within the agricultural zoning area, […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – Lee County supervisors have asked the state legislature to ease restrictions that could hamper the county’s ability to construct a new jail. State statute restricts the construction of a jail facility to within one mile of the county courthouse, District 1 Supervisor Phil Morgan reported Tuesday to the […]

Daily Journal FULTON – A boil water notice has been issued for the entire city of Fulton. Mayor Lynette Weatherford said in a press release Sunday morning that the boil notice was issued due to a “major leak” in the city’s water system Saturday night. The boil alert remains in effect until further notice. More […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – Want to take a look at who’s shelling out money to elect your next mayor? You’ll have to take a hike down to City Hall. That may change, however, if a campaign finance reform measure working its way through the state legislature is enacted into law. The Mississippi […]

Daily Journal Candidates have continued to qualify to run for municipal offices in Lee County and across the state. Guntown and Plantersville had their first candidates qualify during the past week. In Plantersville, incumbent mayor Gloria Holland filed papers to run for re-election. Guntown incumbent alderman Petey Hopkins did the same. In Tupelo, mayor Jason […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – Annual efforts to replenish the city’s tree canopy have gotten underway. Crews with the Tupelo Public Works Department began planting new trees last week in select areas, all part of an extended-nine year plan to recover from an April 2014 tornado. “We usually like to get started a […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Former businessman R.V. Adams, who led the town of Nettleton for five years as mayor, died Thursday following a lengthy illness. Adams, 69, died at the Sanctuary Hospice House from complications due to multiple myeloma. “He was a very professional mayor and I enjoyed working with him,” said […]