By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – City officials have started compiling a plan to address long-standing drainage issues in the Sharon Hills neighborhood. At a work session last week, the City Council heard the results of a study completed by engineering firm Civil Link. The council commissioned the study last year to examine drainage […]


Daily Journal AMORY – The Mississippi Department of Transportation will have a special dedication ceremony today for a portion of Highway 6 in Monroe County as a “Military Order of the Purple Heart Highway.” The 10 a.m. ceremony will be at the Monroe County Government Complex at 1619 Highway 25 North in Amory. The designation […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The next phase of a multimillion-dollar project connecting downtown Tupelo to the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum kicks in next week, and drivers will have to be patient. Construction will begin on Main Street between Green and Broadway streets on Tuesday, with traffic shifting to one side of […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Though members of the Tupelo Police Department have been located at the Tupelo Regional Airport for more than a month, a lease agreement between the city and airport authority is still in the process of being finalized. The City Council tabled Tuesday night a version of the lease […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – From showcasing efforts to teach every elementary school student to swim to providing an outlet for local Hispanic youth, the Tupelo Spirit will be on full display more than 1,000 miles away next month. A group of nearly 30 community leaders and nonprofit organization participants will travel to […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – An ongoing discussion to bring high-speed fiber Internet to Tupelo will continue in the coming weeks as the City Council reviews a franchise agreement with a Mississippi telecommunications company. During an agenda review session Monday, council members discussed the agreement between the city and the Ridgeland-based telecommunications company […]

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal TUPELO – Both lanes of the Natchez Trace Bridge crossing Town Creek north of U.S. 78 in Tupelo have reopened to traffic after closure for repairs. But repair work on the 50-year-old bridge is not complete, Natchez Trace employees said Monday. The bridge has undergone extensive rehabbing, with work now […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Palmetto Water Association customers can leave their fingers crossed for the next few months as a grant application to improve operating pressures in a portion of the system is processed. The Lee County Board of Supervisors is applying for the grant funding on behalf of the water association […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Taking a page from former Tupelo and area leaders, Mayor Jason Shelton is seeking to form a community outreach task force to maintain an open dialogue with different community members on a variety of issues. Shelton pitched the idea of the task force to the City Council earlier […]