Iuka motel owner gets hearing today

Daily Journal IUKA – A hearing has been scheduled for 6 p.m. today for a motel owner ordered to evacuate her building 10 days ago for...

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Mayor Jason Shelton stands before city officials to talk about goals and priorities for each ward of the city Wednesday afternoon during the Tupelo goal-setting retreat at the BancorpSouth Arena.

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Elected leaders and department heads spent five hours Wednesday identifying an array of ingredients to make a better city. If the City Council and Mayor Jason Shelton choose wisely and work together, their sound decisions can result in Tupelo’s future prosperity, growth and increase opportunity for future leaders’ […]

By Emily Tubb Monroe Journal AMORY – Unofficial results from Tuesday’s alcohol referendum indicate that Amory voters want to keep the town alcohol-free. For the sale, distribution and possession of light wine with an alcohol content of less than 5 percent and beer of an alcoholic content of no more than 8 percent, the vote […]


By William Moore Daily Journal District 18 Chancery Court voters will have plenty of options when the Nov. 4 general election comes around with five candidates seeking two judge positions. Three female challengers hope to unseat male incumbents Glenn Alderson, Place 1, and Robert Whitwell, Place 2. District 18 covers Benton, Calhoun, Lafayette, Marshall and […]

By Emily Tubb Monroe Journal AMORY – Amory today becomes the latest Northeast Mississippi city to decide whether to approve alcohol sales within city limits in a dry county. Voters will address separately the sale of beer and light wine and the sale of liquor and wine, with the Old Armory polling place open from […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – Polls are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. today at Corinth City Hall for the general election to fill the last two offices to determine city leadership for the next four years. Democratic candidate Ralph Dance, chief of detectives for the Corinth Police Department, and Republican Fred Gooch, a sergeant with CPD, are […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – City leaders will gather with pencils and erasers Wednesday to revisit their ambitious 53-item to-do list, almost certain to include a renewed sense of urgency and accountability. Plenty of goals remain unresolved or even untouched since the seven newly elected City Council members and Mayor Jason Shelton gathered […]

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Wes Gardner of Dallas, Texas, and Don McEntyre of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, workers for Phoenix Fabricators and Erectors, weld sections of riser, the middle stem of the water tower, on Thursday in Guntown.

By William Moore Daily Journal GUNTOWN – A new 250,000-gallon water tank should meet the growing needs of Guntown for the foreseeable future. “We have good pressure, but we were close to the limit on capacity, and that was hindering future building,” said Guntown Mayor Bud Herring. “This new tank should get us by for […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Corinth residents will know who will guide the city for the next four years after Tuesday’s general election. Two offices with a Democrat and a Republican candidate remain to be decided by voters: chief of police and at-large alderman. Both police chief candidates – Capt. Ralph […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Ridership for Oxford-University Transit (OUT) in September far surpassed the previous monthly record, coming within a couple of busloads and a few spare seats of breaking the 200,000 mark. Including just over 11,000 football fans on game-day shuttles to and from the University of Mississippi, OUT carried 199,008 […]