By Carlie Kollath Wells/NEMS Daily Journal

The state Department of Health regularly inspects restaurants and food facilities.
The facilities are graded from A to C. “A” is the best. “C” is the equivalent of failing, but the inspection isn’t bad enough to merit the closure of the restaurant.
The following Lee County facilities were inspected between Aug. 23 and Wednesday.
The facilities are listed as they are in the MSDH system, even if there are typos.
• Itawamba Community College Culinary Arts Kitchen
• Sweet Tea & Biscuits (2025 McCullough Boulevard – the former Flowerdale Marketplace building)
• Saltillo High School
• Saltillo Elementary School
• Design Your Way (caterer in Shannon)
• Gurley’s (Guntown)
• Chef’s (2447 Eason Boulevard)
• Hazel’s Pizza Pitt (Guntown)
• Back Yard Burgers
• Ichiban
• Sanctuary Hospice House
• Williams Barbecue BQ (2959 Willie Moore Road)
• Romie’s Barbeque
• Borrowed Thyme (825 Jefferson St.)
• Tea for T’Arts at His-Hers (downtown Tupelo)
• O’Charley’s
• Barnes & Noble

• A Gold Star – 8/23/12 – in compliance on all items but can’t make higher than a B after scoring a C.
• Express Shop No. 34 – 8/29/12 – in compliance on all items but can’t make higher than a B after scoring a C.

• Express Shop #34 (108 Turner Park in Saltillo) – 8/24/12- not in compliance: hands clean and properly washed; hot & cold water available with adequate pressure
To check facilities in other counties, go to
The health department’s disclaimer:
“If in doubt about any facility, call the responsible health department. Data are for informational purposes, not enforcement.”

Carlie Kollath Wells

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