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Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton gives his State of the City address Monday afternoon at the BancorpSouth Conference Center.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Mayor Jason Shelton, in his second State of the City address, lauded the community for working together in helping to rebuild the city after last year’s devastating tornado and for continuing to channel the famed “Tupelo Spirit.” Those efforts have paid off, with more commercial construction, more residential […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – The board of aldermen voted to reduce Aberdeen Police Chief Henry Randle’s salary by 50 percent and ban him from all city vehicles. The board met Friday afternoon for a special called meeting to continue personnel matters of the Aberdeen Police Department discussed in executive session of […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The Corinth street commissioner is set to advertise for solid waste proposals that would address collection, container and management information systems for the city. Street Commissioner Philip Verdung said Wednesday, after receiving approval Tuesday from the Board of Aldermen, that he hopes to have bid advertisements […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton will give his second State of the City address Monday afternoon. Shelton will address the public at 4 p.m. Feb. 9 at the BancorpSouth Conference Center. During the roughly hour-long speech, the mayor will touch on each of the city’s departments, highlighting what each has done over […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The Corinth board on Tuesday passed an ordinance to designate truck routes through the city for vehicles weighing more than 25,000 pounds. The ordinance will be published in the local newspaper and take effect 30 days after required publication, said city attorney Wendell Trapp. Street Commissioner […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to accept the best bid of Farmers and Merchants Bank as the county depository for the next year. F&M Bank submitted a bid of 0.16 percent for interest earned, while the only other bidder, BancorpSouth, submitted a bid of 0.05 percent. In keeping […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The donation of a small parcel of land will allow the city to finish cleaning up an area damaged by last April’s tornado. During Tuesday night’s meeting, the council accepted a donation of about one-sixth of an acre near the intersection of Lynn Circle and Valley Road in […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo City Council approved two new appointments and two re-appointments to the Tupelo Park Advisory Board. Tara Cayson and Jack Keene will join the board that oversees the city’s parks and sports advisory committees. Joe Washington and Davey Cole were re-appointed to the board. Cayson is a graduate of Tupelo […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Bids for the construction of a storage building at the Tupelo Aquatic Center came in well over the budgeted estimate. The City Council will reject the bids tonight at its meeting and begin the process to rebid the project. Tupelo Parks & Recreation Director Alex Farned said he […]