Monroe Journal AMORY – Thanks to a joint effort by the city of Amory, the Monroe County Supervisors and the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District, the bridge on Fairways Drive at the Ackia Golf Course should be opening up soon. The bridge closed in April due to a sinkhole on one side. “The supervisors […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Mayor Jason Shelton presented the 2016 city budget to the city council Wednesday, showing no new tax increases or debt. Because of an ad valorem tax levy, there will be a .01-percent tax decrease for the citizens of Tupelo. The budget lists a total revenue and expense of […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal Editor’s note: This story has been revised for clarification due to miscommunication with Alderman Woodcock. SALTILLO – Saltillo residents will see a two-percent increase in water and sewage rates on their bills starting Oct. 1. The city’s Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night to increase the rate in order to […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – After being closed on Aug. 14 because of safety concerns from the city, Joyner’s new splash pad has reopened at Rob Leake City Park. “There were some areas that were slick when they were wet, and we felt as though it would be best to close the […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – A portion of North Green Street will be closed Thursday for striping. North Green will be closed to traffic between Lockridge and Madison streets from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. to allow the Public Works Department to stripe that section of roadway. Traffic will be delayed, and motorists should find an […]

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Tony Roper gets his ballot for the Lee County District 3 Supervisors runoff election on Tuesday. Roper defeated Danny Barrows in the showdown between two Republican candidates. Roper will face Rickey Coker in November.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Tony Roper won the right to represent Republicans in final leg of the race to serve the third district on the Lee County Board of Supervisors. “I appreciate all of the voters,” said Roper, who saluted his opponent Danny Barrows for running a clean race. In unofficial […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – One incumbent sheriff fell, while another kept his office in party primary runoff elections Tuesday evening. Two other counties had sheriffs who chose not to seek re-election. Three total candidates will face opposition in November. Meanwhile, an incumbent superintendent was elected to another term on Tuesday. SHERIFF RACES Alcorn Mike LaRue […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo City Council discussed and gathered ideas Tuesday for improvements involving committee assignments, proper fence requirements and tax abatement wording. While no official decisions were made on any of the topics, city leaders examined a variety of options with each one. Committee assignments Mayor Jason Shelton suggested […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Little new information emerged from Thursday’s review of the Vision 2037, but the urgency of implementation echoed through the presentation. “I didn’t know how far down the road we were with this, and that’s a good thing,” said Oxford Mayor George “Pat” Patterson. Bob Barber, a Hernando-based principal […]