By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – A federal judge has dismissed a suit that sought to stop the Mississippi Public Service Commission from regulating certain aspects of rural water associations and electric cooperatives. The Mississippi Rural Water Association sought to void a rule that requires a 60-day delay in utility deposits for domestic violence […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Just two weeks into the qualifying period, Lee County already has nine contested races as people add their names to the ballot. Qualifying began Jan. 5 and will continue until 5 p.m. on Feb. 27. There was a barrage of candidates signing papers at the circuit clerk’s office […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A simple job to install a water tap on Barnes Crossing Road Sunday got bigger when Tupelo Water & Light crews discovered a leak in a major water line. As a result, businesses in the area were without water for less than an hour. “We were putting in […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times FULTON – Less than two months after approving a set of ordinances that regulate the sale and promotion of alcoholic beverages in the city of Fulton, aldermen are already considering some changes. The specific rule in question falls in Section 1-8 of the city’s resolution adopting beer and light […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Water & Light work crews will close off one lane of Barnes Crossing Road for most of Sunday. “We are putting in a water tap, and we will have to take up the rightmost, lane of westbound Barnes Crossing, basically from the Taco Bell to Walgreens,” said TW&L director Johnny […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo City Council is considering a lighting and energy upgrade plan that promises to save the city at least $140,000 annually in utilities while only costing $116,000 each year. But the city stopped short of moving forward with the $5.3 million Schneider Electric Energy Audit’s plan. Instead, […]

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Traffic moves north on the Natchez Trace Parkway on Monday as southbound traffic waits at a temporary stoplight set up for construction on the Town Creek Bridge north of Highway 78 in Tupelo.

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal TUPELO – Road repairs on the Natchez Trace Parkway have slowed traffic to one lane for months at the Town Creek Bridge north of the Trace/U.S. 78 interchange, but the bridge work is scheduled to be completed by the end of this month, Trace spokesman Kevin Tyler said Monday. The […]

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal “Judge, General, Your Honor, Sir.” The salute offered to the late Judge Claude Feemster Clayton at the unveiling of a portrait honoring him was accurate in all respects because Judge Clayton was correctly addressed by all those titles during his long, illustrious career as a lawyer, prosecutor, state circuit judge, […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal ABBEVILLE – Rock-lined drainages and a few other details are still in progress, and final inspections are yet to be performed, but the new Highway 7 bridge over the Tallahatchie River is nearing completion. Jason Scott, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Transportation, said the project was deemed 94 […]