Neighborhood bonds have solidified in year since storm

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – One year after the tornado of 2014, Josh and Amanda Sullivan share a common bond unlike any other...

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Citizens will decide today on whether to allow the Tupelo Public School District to issue about $44 million in new bonds. Registered voters residing in the school district’s territory are eligible to cast ballots, even if they do not live within the city limits. Voters should use the […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – In a sense, Nancy Collins has history on her side. After all, two of the last three 1st District U.S. House members were serving as a state senator representing Lee County when they won election to the U.S. Congress. Collins is seeking to follow Roger Wicker […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo dentist Ed Holliday is promising 1st District citizens, with an oftentimes fiery conviction, he has the cure to fix Washington. Holliday’s campaign, which focuses on preserving conservative values such as the sanctity of life, traditional marriage and the right to keep and bear arms, is using one […]

UM Reports The University of Mississippi honored an Amory native on Monday with the first named department on the school’s Oxford campus. UM leaders announced the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History as a tribute to the late businessman and civic leader. Martha Dowd Dalrymple, his daughter and business partner, joined Chancellor Dan Jones to […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Cliff Nash, the president of the Mississippi Airports Association and director of the Tunica Airport, has been named executive director of the Tupelo Regional Airport. He replaces Josh Abramson, who left in February to take a similar job in College Station, Texas. Nash will begin his new role […]

By William Moore Daily Journal NETTLETON – By mid-summer, the children of Nettleton should have their own place to play, right in the middle of town. Officials are now trying to raise funds to build a fence around the children’s playground, the next phase to be completed at Veterans Park at the intersection of Will […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – On the eve of a historic U.S. Supreme Court hearing on gay marriage, about two dozen supporters gathered with anticipation in Fairpark on Monday night. The Unite for Marriage rally was coordinated by the Human Rights Campaign and the Campaign for Southern Equality, among others, one of several […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal Between 2:42 and 3:20 p.m. an EF3 tornado whipped through the clouds and tore a 31-mile path through Tupelo, Lee County and southern Itawamba County. With winds up to 150 miles an hour, the funnel flung trees, ripped roofs and damaged or destroyed more than 300 homes and businesses. “I […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal Megan Robinson’s home sat right next to St. Luke United Methodist Church in the Joyner neighborhood before it was leveled completely. Luckily, she and her family weren’t there. They waited out the storm in a relative’s storm shelter near Verona. “I could see it as we were driving out of […]