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District 3 circuit court runoff Tuesday

Daily Journal Voters in seven Northeast Mississippi counties will choose a new circuit judge Tuesday in a runoff between Holly Springs...

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – A proposal to honor the first Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics officer killed in the line of duty moved ahead Monday when the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution to be considered by the state Legislature. The resolution asks that the Legislature designate a portion […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Corinth officials have agreed to ask the governor and Mississippi Department of Corrections for a formal inquiry into the recent escape and other escapes of inmates from the Alcorn County Regional Jail. In a unanimous vote on a motion by Ward 1 Alderman Andrew “Bubba” Labas […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The City Council agreed to name a new bridge after a former mayor, but some councilmen would like to set guidelines for the process. The West Barnes Crossing Road (commonly called the Northern Loop) bridge over U.S. Highway 78 will be named the Clyde Whitaker Memorial Bridge. Whitaker […]

Daily Journal Repairs will go forward on 10 spots damaged by heavy traffic from hauling tornado-related debris. On Monday, the Lee County Board of Supervisors was able to accept the lowest of three bids – $177,790 from Parsons Earthwork of Iuka. Federal Emergency Management Agency will cover 75 percent of the cost of the project, […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The City Council is set to move forward with milling and overlaying about two miles of Eason Boulevard. W.G. Construction of Ripley was the low bidder to upgrade the three-lane section from Briar Ridge Road to East Main Street for just under $390,000. The contractor has not set a date to […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The Lee County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to opt out of the state building codes approved by the Legislature earlier this year. “I favor building codes,” said District 2 Supervisor Bobby Smith, who is a licensed contractor, “but I don’t favor what we’ve got before us.” […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau BOONEVILLE – Booneville officials have taken the first step in seeking status as a certified local government, which would qualify the city for grant help with historic preservation. Earlier this month the Board of Aldermen approved a preservation ordinance for the city that calls for a preservation commission […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Don’t blame it on the Grinch or Houston aldermen, but rather on age, wear-and-tear and an effort to cut expenses for the city. The Houston Board of Aldermen voted last week to install the line of lights to the top of the Chickasaw County Courthouse, but will not […]

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Walter Henley, baler operator at Tupelo Recycling, drives his forklift out of a stack of baled recycles after dropping a new bale.

By Stephanie Rebman Daily Journal TUPELO – Going green is getting a lot of attention in Tupelo. The city rolled out curbside recycling in 2008 as part of a Waste Management pilot program, and since then demand to recycle and reduce waste has only increased. Currently 65 tons of recyclables are being processed each month […]