By Errol Castens Oxford Citizen OXFORD – The city of Oxford’s double- decker fleet may be getting the “new blood” it has needed for years. More than 20 years ago, then-Mayor John Leslie arranged to buy the first of its signature red, British-style buses, and another was added a few years later. The pair of […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo’s Development Services officials, along with Community Development Foundation members, drove 125 miles Thursday to bustling Huntsville, Alabama, to gather ideas from the award-winning Southern metropolis. Development Services Director Shane Hooper wanted to visit Huntsville to get a look at the way the city handled processes and business. […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – A portion of South Lawndale Drive will be closed for street repairs on Monday. The section of Lawndale between Cliff Gookin Boulevard and Mitchell Road will close to thru traffic at 8 a.m., and it’s expected to reopen at 3 p.m. Work should be completed that day.

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – The eyesore-become-feature that is the old armory – on its way to being a community gathering spot – is slated to be operated by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council (YAC). The 60-by-100-foot pavilion, located on the corner of University Avenue and Bramlett Boulevard, is being transformed from a obsolete […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Since the Mississippi Supreme Court did not take action Thursday, Rickey Thompson will remain a candidate for Justice Court Judge, District 4. The state’s highest court ordered Thompson removed from the bench in late May. Thompson is seeking re-election and will stay on Tuesday’s Democratic primary ballot while […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The Joyner Neighborhood Association is giving away trees to tornado damaged areas for free, but they did ask for a little sweat equity Wednesday evening. “This is part giveaway and part work day,” said association president Leslie Mart. “The city gave us 1,000 bare root saplings to give […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Water & Light is the latest public utility to change the way it calculates security deposits for new residential customers. Starting in September, the amount the utility charges for deposits will be based on the customer’s credit rating. Like many utility retailers, TW&L used to have one […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal CORINTH – When Corinth Mayor Tommy Irwin was a young boy, he spent time at the Crossroads Regional Park with his parents eating fried chicken and pimento cheese sandwiches on picnics. On Wednesday, he joined members of the Alcorn Parks & Recreation and Alcorn County Board of Supervisors to break […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The City Council will have to decide if it wants to give Walmart a traffic light on South Gloster, over the objection of an existing business. The retail giant wants to build a 42,000-square-foot neighborhood market between the Imaging Center and Bim Bam Burgers. According to figures from […]