By William Moore Daily Journal PITTSBORO – The voters of tiny Pittsboro have spoken – they want to have legal alcohol. It’s now up to the Board of Aldermen to craft an ordinance to spell out when and where liquor, beer and wine can be sold. The county seat of Calhoun County held a special […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – In an effort to streamline city government and improve efficiency, the Houston Board of Aldermen has centralized purchasing and named a purchase clerk for the city. City Clerk Margaret Futral has been named purchase clerk and has been tasked with setting up a system where city departments submit […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau IUKA – About a dozen customers of the Tishomingo County Water District attended Tuesday’s board meeting to question recent high water bills and ask board members for solutions. Several customers reported bills upward of $60, $80 and $100, much higher than they have previously experienced. Board chairman Donnie […]

Monroe Journal AMORY – A court-ordered inspection of ballots cast in Amory’s Oct. 14 alcohol referendum began Tuesday just before 10 a.m. and stretched throughout the day before concluding just after 5 p.m. A review of every ballot showed that each one had a liquor option and a beer and light wine option. Amory City […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Policemen and firemen injured in the line of duty while protecting the public may not have to worry about money in the near future. The City Council hopes to adopt a new policy at its Dec. 16 meeting that would allow the city continue to pay their salaries […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – The daily traffic backups surrounding Lafayette Schools could be eased next school year if a new connector road is finished by Aug. 1, 2015, as contracted. Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved 4-0 on Monday a resolution to award a contract for $1,903,049.98 to Talbot Brothers Construction of […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau IUKA – The Iuka Board of Aldermen let stand the city’s ordinance passed during last week’s regular board meeting that prohibits smoking in public places and places of employment. The board held a special work session Monday to hear concerns from Bob and Sylvia Ferguson, founders of the […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal Oxford Bureau OXFORD – Aldermen have approved increasing pay for Oxford’s Police Department. The action will add more than $80,000 to the 2014-15 payroll in response to police representatives’ assertions earlier this fall that the department loses numerous officers to departments offering better salaries. The pay change will not affect […]

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The Holiday Inn on North Gloster Street, which opened earlier this year, was granted a variance by the city to build five stories high in an area where the normal limit is two stories. Proposed changes in the Tupelo development code are designed in part to minimize the need for such variance requests.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Buildings could be a little taller around Tupelo in the future with the City Council considering an increase to the number of stories allowed in commercial buildings. The tallest buildings allowed would be seven stories, and that would be only in the downtown area. The BancorpSouth building on […]