U.S. 78 bridge to northern loop opens next week

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal TUPELO – The final portion of the long-awaited “northern loop” component of the Major Thoroughfare...

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Starkville officials are now saying they won’t let city employees buy health insurance coverage for unmarried domestic partners, including those of the same sex. Aldermen voted 4-2 Tuesday night to delete part an insurance plan they approved two weeks ago. After the original approval, a gay-rights group […]


By Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress PONTOTOC – Unofficial results in Tuesday’s special election showed Pontotoc residents approved the legalization of beer sales, while the legalization of liquor sales was narrowly defeated. Unofficial results Tuesday night are still subject to the counting of 55 affidavit ballots which will be counted on Sept. 24, officials said. Unofficial […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Campaign styles contrast between the two Ward 3 City Council candidates entering the final hours before Thursday’s runoff to represent 5,300 city residents. One candidate spent Tuesday afternoon multitasking his way through a section of Lee Acres – sweating, leaving campaign material at houses, catching phone calls and […]

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Lee County residents gather at Saltillo City Park on Tuesday to hear candidates for District I Justice Court judge discuss issues.

By William Moore Daily Journal SALTILLO – About 200 residents crammed into the Saltillo Community Center on Tuesday for a night of food, friends, family and a healthy dose of politics. “Judge for Yourself” gave voters their first chance to see and hear all of the candidates in the District 1 Justice Court Judge special […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – One incumbent Corinth alderman is set to return to serve another term after unofficial results of Tuesday’s municipal election were reported, while another incumbent will face a Republican challenger in the Oct. 14 general election. For police chief, Capt. Ralph Dance, a detective, appears set to […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – More than a dozen supporters of the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter attended Monday’s regular Alcorn County Board of Supervisors meeting to discuss the county’s proposed contract with the shelter. The county used the shelter’s agreement with the city of Corinth as the base document, but added terms […]

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The vacant apartments at West Jackon and Clayton streets, along with the home located behind the apartments, will be torn down and replaced with a parking lot and restuarant. The house next door will turned into office space.

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Office space and iron skillets could replace empty apartments with a bad reputation, marking the first private investment in the taxpayer-financed West Jackson Street redevelopment effort. The revitalization effort seemed revitalized Monday as plans went public to open “The Skillet,” a dining experience with a stand-alone brick oven […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The Lee County Board of Supervisors passed a $27.4 million budget Monday to pay for general government operations. That includes upkeep for roads and bridges for the 2015 fiscal year, which will begin Oct. 1. Lee County property owners will keep paying current tax rates for county […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors passed the county’s fiscal year 2015 budget Monday after a well-attended public hearing. County taxes will not increase, with ad valorem taxes remaining at 105.76 mills. Many individuals attending the public hearing were particularly interested in the county’s budget allocation for the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter, […]