By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – The next round of taxpayer-funded street projects – likely to total $20 to $30 million – should be finalized by this time next month. Members of the Major Thoroughfare Program Committee received an update Monday afternoon on the status of a comprehensive transportation plan that outlines potential improvements […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Continuing to keep local residents informed on anything and everything Tupelo is Leesha Faulkner’s goal as the city’s new communications director. The longtime newspaper reporter and editor will take over the relatively new city position following the departure of Sarah Robinson, who held the position for two years […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Ensuring visitors know what attractions are in Tupelo and how they can navigate to those places once in the city are the main goals Convention and Visitors Bureau officials hope will be accomplished with a new signage project. CVB officials are currently in the planning and design stages […]

Lake Lamar Bruce near Saltillo reopened Wednesday after being closed for more than three years. The Daily Journal’s William Moore talked with Larry Pugh of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks about why the fishing lake was closed and what improvements were made. Q: Why was the lake closed and drained in December […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – The city began its budgeting process Wednesday morning as department heads were briefed on the proper procedures to prepare their individual budgets ahead of the next fiscal year. During the city’s department head meeting Wednesday morning, City Clerk and Chief Financial Officer Kim Hanna briefed city managers on […]

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Bo Underwood of Eggville joins hundreds of other fisherman on Wednesday for the grand re-opening of Lake Lamar Bruce in Saltillo.

By William Moore Daily Journal SALTILLO – There was a line of boats and anxious anglers waiting to get into Lake Lamar Bruce at 6 a.m. Wednesday. “I’ve been waiting for this day ever since it closed,” said Troy Morton of Baldwyn. “I marked it on the calendar as soon as they set a date […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – A “game changing” project to revitalize a Tupelo neighborhood took a significant step forward Tuesday night. The City Council unanimously approved a contract for engineering services for a portion of the West Jackson Street Redevelopment Project, a city-backed initiative to revitalize the corridor between Clayton and Joyner avenues. […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – The City Council approved Tuesday a splash pad for one neighborhood and heard from residents of another neighborhood expected to receive a splash pad next year. The council unanimously approved a bid for a splash pad, which is a water feature that shoots water at different streams through […]

Daily Journal PONTOTOC – A portion of Highway 9 will be closed starting Thursday as work is done to repair and replace sewer lines along the road. Highway 9/West Oxford Street will be closed between North College Street and North Main Street for approximately two weeks while crews work, according to the Mississippi Department of […]