Lee County audit finds minor issues

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal The State Auditor’s Office dinged Lee County on two issues for its 2013 fiscal year audit. Lee...

Daily Journal A section of Highway 6 between Nettleton and Plantersville will be closed for several weeks to repair a roadway slide. The segment of road between County Road 452 and County Road 1149 in Lee County – about 10 miles south of State Route 178 – will be closed starting Oct. 27. The work […]

Itawamba County Times MANTACHIE – Mantachie is likely to become one an increasing number of municipalities in Northeast Mississippi to yank the batteries out of public e-cigarette use. Last week, Mantachie officials spoke with Helen Boerner, project director for the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition in Itawamba and Monroe counties, about the potential dangers of e-cigarettes and […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Residents in the 1600 block of Shiloh Road won the support of the Corinth Board of Aldermen on Tuesday when the board rejected a request to continue a zoning variance that would allow a small animal veterinary clinic to occupy a former dental clinic building. Dr. […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Lobbyists will explain to state lawmakers the value of important city projects and other legislation. Tupelo City Council members unanimously approved a contract with Jackson-based Capitol Resources Inc. The contract will cost city taxpayers at least $60,000 annually for a period of at least one year. The contract also requires the […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The next 27 days will determine if eight elected officials can advance plans for a new police headquarters or whether the estimated $10 million project requires a citywide referendum. Unanimous City Council approval Tuesday announcing intent to pursue up to $10 million in general obligation bonds triggered the period for opposition […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – City Council approval Tuesday for possible legal action against a rural water association serving parts of the city followed support for making $11.3 million in water and sewer infrastructure improvements in related annexed areas. Tupelo leaders and North Lee County Water Association’s board of directors both desire a […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo is officially the first city in the state to comply with an 18-year-old law. The Mississippi Public Records Act was updated in 1996 by then-Gov. Kirk Fordice to include electronic communications. The Tupelo City Council amended the city’s open records policy Tuesday to collect and archive all […]

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By Errol Castens Daily Journal Three nonpartisan candidates will be on the Nov. 4 ballot for the one contested circuit judge post in Judicial District 3, which includes Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Lafayette, Marshall, Tippah and Union counties. Shirley C. Byers of Holly Springs, J. Kizer (Ki) Jones of Holly Springs and J. Kelly Luther of […]

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Political signs for six different judicial candidates line the right-of-way along Willowbrook Drive in Saltillo.

By William Moore Daily Journal SALTILLO – Political signs are popping up everywhere you look on the north end of Lee County – on roadsides, in yards, in parks, in places they are not supposed to be. Saltillo Building and Zoning Administrator Brian Grissom spent most of Monday driving around town and picking up offending […]