Daily Journal TUPELO – Today is the deadline for voters to register and still be eligible to vote in the April 28 special school bond election in the Tupelo Public School District. The election is for those who live in the Tupelo School District. Residents may register to vote between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo’s recent sales tax revenues marked a significant milestone for the city. The city received more than $2 million in sales tax revenue for the month of December. That’s the most that’s ever been collected for any month in the city’s history. The state disperses cities’ share of […]

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Motorist still are dealing with with traffic delays because work is taking longer than expected on a bridge along the Natchez Trace Parkway between Highway 78 and the new Northern Loop to Barnes Crossing Road.

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal TUPELO – Significant damage to the north abutment of the Natchez Trace Bridge crossing Town Creek north of the U.S. 78 interchange near Tupelo will indefinitely delay completion of a repair project. That project involves one-lane traffic north and south of the bridge and crossing it. The project began in […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The road toward the Tupelo Public School District’s latest bond referendum began with a request district officials made to voters 25 years earlier. In 1990, 87 percent of those voters supported an appeal to issue $17 million in new bonds. At the time, it was the largest single […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – The All-American City should have an All-American animal shelter. That was the logic representatives of the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society gave Tuesday evening to the City Council as they requested $500,000 from the city as part of an effort to build a new $2.5 million facility on Cliff Gookin […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – The City Council unanimously approved Tuesday bids and a contract for a new headquarters for the Tupelo Police Department’s headquarters on Front and Franklin streets. The bid for the project, which totaled $7,938,985, was awarded to West Brothers Construction Company. The two-story building will bring most of the […]

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Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Public Works Department will close the intersection of Clayton Avenue – from Leake to Blair streets – from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Wednesday for tree removal. Motorists will not be able to turn from Blair Street onto Clayton Avenue and are asked to make adjustments in their travel […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – The City Council is expected to give the green light today to a new police headquarters nearly eight years in the making. During a specially called meeting at 4 p.m., the council will decide to approve a contract for construction of a two-story building on Front and Franklin […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – For the next three weeks, motorists should expect traffic delays and partial closures on 12 city streets during annual maintenance work. The Tupelo Public Works Department will begin milling and overlaying maintenance starting today. The work is expected to last three weeks, with road closures and traffic delays […]