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 – Mississippi residents wanting to cast a vote in the November election only have two days left to register. Circuit clerk’s offices in each county will register people during normal business hours Friday. They also will be open Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon to allow people an opportunity […]

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal TUPELO – The Northeast Mississippi Regional Water Supply District, the largest source of treated surface water for cities, towns and industries in the region, will cut its rate by one cent per thousand gallons today, following a practice of strict wholesale pricing in force since 1991. District Administrator Denise Farrar […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau sat down with its team of researchers three years ago to create Tupelo’s vibrant brand of community engagement in the public and through social media. Now, CVB racked up multiple awards this month from the Southern Public Relations Federation Lantern Awards and […]


Daily Journal SALTILLO – A construction crew hit an unmapped water line Wednesday, forcing water to be shut down for a large portion of town. All residents east of US Highway 45 are under a boil water notice until further notice, said Saltillo Mayor Rex Smith. “A construction crew was installing a new water main […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – The Lee County Library required $11,800 in emergency repairs after a leaky roof flooded a stairwell. The Lee County Board of Supervisors approved the emergency repair bill from Graham Roofing at Monday’s regular meeting. “It was pretty bad,” library director Jeff Tomlinson said of the leak. “We […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Parks & Recreation was recognized last week during the annual Mississippi Recreation and Parks Association state conference. The city department picked up a pair of awards, one for the city’s newest splash pad and another for a large swim meet, during the conference last week in Tunica. […]

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Lee County maintenance worker Kelvin Carouthers, left, and Maintenance Director Brad Barnett stand on a lift outside the dome of the Lee County Courthouse and hold the new clock face as inmate worker Charlie Wall taps gears together with a hammer.

By Adam Robison Daily Journal This past Tuesday, Lee County maintenance workers replaced the clock face on the west side of the county courthouse. The old face was broken during a storm in the spring of 2014. The new face is made of Lexan, a polycarbonate resin known for its toughness, and a 125-foot lift […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – After spending more than two years in the back lot on Crossover Road, a Vietnam-era fighter-bomber will move to its final resting place today. The city of Tupelo is transporting the F-105 Thunderchief, affectionately known as The Thud, to Veterans Park. To keep traffic at a minimum along […]

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Crews clean the bridge and roadway before the opening of the Northern Loop in 2014.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – It took nine years to complete, but a year after the Northern Loop opened, motorists are singing its praises. But the five-lane road connecting Barnes Crossing Road to west Tupelo was not the first choice to alleviate traffic at The Mall at Barnes Crossing. “Believe it or not, […]