By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – City residents will go to the polls today and cast a vote in a special election regarding the future of the Major Thoroughfare Program. Tupelo residents will either renew the program and authorize another five years of road construction and renovation or reject the program and end a […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – A company will examine buildings owned by Lee County to determine whether those facilities can become more energy efficient. During a Monday morning meeting, supervisors approved a proposal by Schneider Electric to conduct this review at no cost. The company will audit the energy usage of county buildings, […]

BY CALEB BEDILLION DAILY JOURNAL TUPELO – When citizens decide Tuesday whether to renew the city’s Major Thoroughfare Program tax, they will decide the fate of a program that officials believe to be one-of-a-kind. “It’s a model not only for the state of Mississippi but across the country,” said Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton. Under the […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – Auburn-area residents could become the first among the citizens annexed into the city limits in 2012 to receive municipal water service, and it could happen next week. At a sparsely attended public forum Tuesday night, city leaders provided details of plans to roll out utility services to annexed […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – Orange barrels and closed lanes have become familiar Main Street companions, but the end of construction could move a little closer this week. Current plans call for milling and paving to begin on Wednesday. There’s some uncertainty, however, because of possible rain that may occur this week. “Everything […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – A portion of Main Street will be closed today because of construction in the area. Main Street, from Front to Broadway streets, will be closed starting at 6:30 a.m. in the westbound lane. The closure will allow a crane to place rooftop heating and air units on several businesses in the […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – In a little over a week’s time, local citizens will decide whether or not to renew a special tax that makes up almost a third of Tupelo’s ad valorem levy. A May 3 special election will decide the future of the Major Thoroughfare Program. Numerous city leaders say […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – The papers have been signed, and the check has been handed over. On Friday, the city of Tupelo officially purchased parts of the North Lee Water Association for about $3 million. As part of the deal, approximately 563 customers will be transferred over from North Lee to municipal […]

By William Moore Daily Journal SALTILLO – Spring is a time for cleaning and the residents of Saltillo have another week to take advantage of a city offering. Throughout the month of April, the city is providing a dumpster behind city hall for citizens to properly dispose of household garbage, lumber, old appliances and other […]