By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal AMORY – For safety purposes, the Amory Street Department made the decision Wednesday to temporarily close the bridge on Fairways Drive at Ackia Golf Course due to a sinkhole on one side. “We’ve been consulting with engineers to see if it’s more cost-effective to repair it or replace it. […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Thinking outside the box of just big-ticket infrastructure projects will help Tupelo establish a direction for its roadways in the coming years. That’s the message Dustin Dabbs shared with the Major Thoroughfare Program Committee this week. Dabbs works with Civil Link, an engineering surveying firm that’s completing a […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – The $20 to $30 million projects that will be tackled in the next phase of the Major Thoroughfare Program will be dissected and selected in the coming months. Members of the Major Thoroughfare Program Committee received Monday afternoon a presentation from Dustin Dabbs with Civil Link, an engineering […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – The Avent Park tennis courts on which writer Barry Hannah often played will be named in his memory. Bookstore owner and former Mayor Richard Howorth asked the Board of Aldermen at last week’s meeting to grant that honor to his friend – a Meridian native who spent 28 […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a local-and-private bill that would allow the city of Oxford, if it so chooses, to do a design-and-build contract on a downtown parking garage. “Every study has shown it should go back here,” said Mayor Pat Patterson, indicating east of City Hall. While negotiations with […]

The Tupelo Aquatic Center might have experienced some growing pains since opening in 2013, but those have been welcomed by the staff and city leaders. An increased number of memberships, birthday parties and other events at the facility recently made the need to hire an additional full-time employee necessary. A new storage building also will […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Area leaders hope a trip to “The Rocket City” later this month will show them what it will take to help Tupelo blast off. The Community Development Foundation and Council of Governments is sponsoring a case study trip later this month to Huntsville, Alabama, where local leaders will […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Verona is among a small group of cities in Northeast Mississippi where the aldermen interview and hire all city employees, including police officers. A survey of 10 cities with populations ranging from around 2,000 to 4,500 revealed only two boards that interview all potential new hires. Most boards […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – Lafayette County Board of Supervisors declined to enact a leash law for dogs after Twelve Oaks resident Justin McQuire asked that, at least in subdivisions, owners be required to keep their dogs under direct control. “It does not seem unreasonable to me to expect dog owners to keep their dogs confined […]