By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times The company that manages Itawamba County Chancery Clerk Jim Witt’s surety bonds is paying $197,000 of the state auditor’s $500,000 demand against them, according to county officials. The money will be paid by Witt’s bonding company, Western Surety, some time in February. The demand was made by State Auditor […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau IUKA – The Yellow Creek State Inland Port Authority in Iuka has narrowed down candidates for its executive director position from 14 applicants to four, after the longtime port authority executive director died suddenly in October. Board president Benny DeVaughn said Tuesday the board will interview those four […]

Daily Journal JACKSON – The director of the Baldwyn Main Street Chamber has been elected to serve on the Mississippi Main Street Association Board of Directors. Lori Tucker will be a manager representative and serve a two-year term representing the 51 Main Street communities in Mississippi. Tucker replaces Mickey Howley of Water Valley Main Street […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – An ongoing problem in Corinth occurred again last week when an 18-wheeler became stuck under a railroad bridge underpass on Shiloh Road. Street Commissioner Philip Verdung presented a proposed truck route ordinance to the Board of Aldermen at Tuesday’s meeting as a way to significantly reduce, […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – Alcorn County Chancery Clerk Bobby Marolt announced Friday that he will not seek re-election to a third term. Marolt was elected to his first term in 2007 to the seat left vacant by the death of longtime chancery clerk Larry McCollum. The only other declared candidate for the post is Greg […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Aldermen are reading over a resolution that would impose an economic development and tourism tax on restaurants but and are considering several options first. The current wording would have a 2 percent tax placed on restaurants based on the sale of prepared food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Lafayette County Supervisor races for Districts 1 and 3 have drawn multiple candidates for each position after Mike Pickens and Robert Blackmon, respectively, announced their retirements from office. The District 1 Supervisor race has attracted six candidates. In the Democratic primary are attorney Kevin Frye, city of Oxford […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo officials hope to apply more than 24 million pounds of asphalt to city streets this year. Public Works Director Chuck Williams presented a tentative list of streets to be milled and overlaid, starting in March, to the City Council on Tuesday. For the hot mix to properly […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal This spring, Lee County will have more shelters from storms. Three above-ground community shelters are now in place at Veterans Park, Rockwell Center next to Joyner Elementary and the Lee County Multi-Purpose Building. A fourth shelter will be placed in the next few weeks, said Lee Bowdry, Lee County […]