Tupelo Main Street progress ahead of schedule

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association said significant progress will be made on the Elvis...


By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A broken water main left a west Tupelo neighborhood without water Wednesday morning. Tupelo Water & Light director Johnny Timmons said the water main on Stewart Street broke, forcing officials to turn off the water to the majority of the Yates Acres neighborhood, just west of Thomas Street […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo City Council accepted grants Tuesday to help build a splash pad and to continue work on the Spain House. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks will give the city $150,000 to help build a 4,200-square-foot splash pad at Theron Nichols Park. Officials hope to […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Chickasaw County Supervisors accepted a resignation and voted to delete a position as part of their regular second monthly board meeting last week. Longtime County Coroner Andy Harmon tendered his resignation to the county and the board voted to delete the position of Department of Environmental Quality officer […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Kids on the south end of Tupelo will have a fun way to cool off by next summer. A splash pad is on the way. “There is a lot of work that has to be done, but our goal is to be operational by the end of May […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Collections for the 2014 tax year are strong for Lee County heading into the home stretch. “We’ve had a very good year,” Tax Collector Leroy Belk told the Lee County Board of Supervisors Monday. By state law, the tax collector is required to update supervisors on tax […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Residents in Tupelo’s newly annexed areas could hear a knock on the door soon from a Tupleo Water & Light employee. “We want to let the folks know that they are our employees,” said TW&L director Johnny Timmons. “They will be in Water & Light uniforms and driving […]

By Errol Castens Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Oxford-area developers could continue in a limbo of sorts for several months even if city officials adopt the updated long-range plan in November. Adoption of the plan is likely only a few weeks away unless major revisions are called for, but Oxford City Planner Andrea Correll said turning […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – As with several previous board of supervisors meetings, speeding on county roads was the hot button topic Sept. 25. Discussion of the county’s issues with speeding led to brief discussion of another hot button topic – state legislation allowing counties to use radar. “It’s amazing that we’ve […]


Daily Journal SALTILLO – Saltillo city water is once again safe to drink. Saltillo Mayor Rex Smith said Saturday morning that tests showed the water was safe for consumption. A construction crew hit an unmapped water line Wednesday, forcing water to be shut down for a large portion of town. Residents east of U.S. Highway […]