Winter outlook: Cold, but not like last

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The U.S. Winter Outlook issued this week calls for lower than average temperatures in the...

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Bel Air residents plan to follow two city neighborhood associations that have agreed to add another layer of protection for property owners worried about undesirable houses replacing those destroyed by the April 28 tornado. After the City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a neighborhood conservation overlay district for […]

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Clean-up and rebuilding continues in the back section of Lynn Circle in the Sharon Hills neighborhood on Monday morning in Tupelo.

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – A second neighborhood plans to officially accept an added layer of regulation bureaucracy in exchange for added peace of mind as homes are repaired and rebuilt. The City Council will likely approve a process to allow a five-member design review committee in Sharon Hills to decide whether to […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Workshops for those dedicated to the tornado relief effort will be held next Wednesday and Thursday in Tupelo and Louisville. The program, “Recovery Tools and Training,” is aimed at faith-based groups, community leaders, social service organizations and disaster case managers. Anyone interested in the program, which will focus on meeting the […]

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Tupelo resident Phil Ruff, a Lakeshire Drive resident, discusses the possibility of an overlay district in the Bel Air section of Tupelo during a neighborhood meeting on Monday night.

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Heavy discussion among Bel Air residents in recent days about post-tornado residential regulation led to an opinionated crowd at the neighborhood’s community center Monday. Many in the group showed up planning to support or reject an oversight committee to police standards of houses built and rebuilt after the […]

Daily Journal JACKSON – Today is the last day for Mississippians to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Today also is the deadline to submit an application for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration. People who sustained damage in Itawamba, Jones, Leake, Lee, Lowndes, Madison, Montgomery, Rankin, […]

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By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Community leaders formally made public Monday a long-term recovery committee to assist residents of Lee and Itawamba counties still in need long after federal disaster workers pack up and go home. A group of more than a dozen nonprofit, faith-based, government and community organizations have created a partnership […]

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Rokendis Coleman, 10, of Tupelo, jumps off the diving board at C.C Agustus Pool on Green Street. The pool is always a good option during a Mississippi summer, and this one is expected to see above-normal temperatures.

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – Afternoon high temperatures above 90 degrees are officially established in the region, ushered in by today’s beginning of summer. The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures to stay high through the summer. Students are almost an entire month into their summer breaks, but today marks the official beginning […]

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A tree lies uprooted next to a house along Green Street after the April 28 tornado. Removal of stumps and rootballs has been an issue following the storm.

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Federal and state officials agreed Friday to pay for removal of stumps and rootballs until July 26, reversing the position taken earlier this week. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Mississippi’s state-level counterpart agreed to pay for removal of heavy tree chunks, some weighing more than a ton. […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – Local officials will wait longer for clarification on whether federal and state resources will cover removal of stumps and rootballs. Tupelo officials say the Federal Emergency Management Authority provided documentation agreeing to pay for tree parts damaged from the April 28 tornado. FEMA officials recently denied request to pay the costs. […]