Liquor defeated, beer approved in Pontotoc

By Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress PONTOTOC – Unofficial results in Tuesday’s special election showed Pontotoc residents approved the...

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Tupelo Municipal Court could leave Court Street in a new plan by officials and take over the police station once it moves.

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Plans for taxpayer improvements of up to $150,000 for roof and front building improvements at Tupelo Municipal Court have paused – possibly forever. The Tupelo Police Department’s plan to move into a new $10 million headquarters on four acres at Front and Franklin streets could allow city court […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Lee County property owners should plan to keep paying current tax rates for county government operations for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. The Lee County Board of Supervisors plan to pass a $27.4 million budget Monday to pay for general government operations, along with upkeep for roads […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – A major milestone in Tupelo’s nearly $3 million city-funded residential redevelopment will deliver new project specifics and details of a significant property transaction next week. Key players with the West Jackson Street redevelopment effort will have a public hearing Monday morning at City Hall to announce their intended […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The Lee County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the 2015 fiscal year budget at 9 a.m. Friday. The tax rate for general county government and the Lee County School District will not change, although residents living in the Nettleton School District will see a 2.81 millage increase. […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Corinth employees will see a 2.5 percent across-the-board raise with approval Wednesday of a $15.5 million Fiscal Year 2015 budget for the city. The board of aldermen approved the budget with no increase in the ad valorem tax, keeping it level at 95 mills. In city […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The Corinth Board of Aldermen recently took under advisement recommendations from the city planning commission about new construction rules for the city’s Old Town District. The area in question is zoned O-D for a mixture of residential and commercial uses, and is bordered by Main Street […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Tons of debris left for seven weeks after the city demolished taxpayer-owned apartment buildings could start to disappear in less than two weeks. The City Council approved this week a $104,870 contract with Century Construction, allowing the company up to 90 days to clear rubble from about a […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Planners, developers and health-related professionals will likely have a new zoning designation available to them within weeks after the Oxford Planning Commission on Monday approved a definition of Medical District zoning. The proposed ordinance states that Medical District zoning is intended “to create an environment conducive to medical […]

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – The city could achieve two distinct milestones this year related to access to public records. City attorney Ben Logan made public Tuesday a two-draft electronic messages policy, intended to formally provide guidance for all elected city leaders and employees. Passing and following such a document would make Tupelo […]