By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal BILOXI – Just more than a week after Tupelo was awarded its fifth All-America City title, the city was recognized again Wednesday as the top municipality in the state. Tupelo won the Mississippi Municipal League Overall Award for Excellence for 2015 during an award luncheon at MML’s annual conference in […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The line for expenses is going up and the line for revenue is headed down and they will cross in September. The Houston Board of Aldermen is looking at a projected $251,536 shortfall in September and met recently to consider where to cut and discussed raising water rates […]

Daily Journal reports BILOXI – Tippah County’s Walnut has earned the title of “Mississippi’s Healthiest Home Town” and a $50,000 grant. Oxford was also recognized on Wednesday, along with Morton and Kosciusko, by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation as part of its annual program to encourage cities around the state to take […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times A mistake in town’s tax books has very likely cost the town of Mantachie thousands in sales tax dollars. During this month’s meeting of the town’s board of aldermen, Mantachie officials discussed a boost in the month’s sales tax collection diversion from the State of Mississippi. The check, they […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – City leaders are in Biloxi this week to attend learning sessions, network with officials from across the state and will learn today if they will bring back a top municipal award. Tupelo elected and appointed leaders are attending the annual Mississippi Municipal League conference this week, a trip […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal SALTILLO – A project to improve drainage in a commercial area of Saltillo more than two years in the making is nearing completion. Crews are finishing work near an area of Highway 145 in Saltillo just off the intersection of Highway 45 where constant high water and insect issues near […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Absentee voting started Monday and at least one name on Lee County ballots is no longer a candidate. The Mississippi Supreme Court is considering removing the name of a second candidate. “We are telling people as they come in to vote absentee, and we will put up signs […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – The city resolved a lawsuit last week dating back to a matter from as far back as 2001. The Lee County court case of JJJ Rentals LLC and Frances L. Williams vs. the city of Tupelo was settled in an executive session 6-1 vote last week following the […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – When area residents visit downtown Tupelo, they have 3,164 public parking spots from which to choose. While some of those might not be right in front of storefronts or restaurants, city leaders remain confident there’s plenty of parking in the core downtown area to sustain the current downtown […]