By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Less than two years into his administration, Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton is looking for a new communicators director. “I am going to work Monday in the private sector and will be doing some independent media relations,” said Sarah Robinson, 34. “(Shelton) and I have been talking about this […]

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Workers have apparently completed exterior renovations of the Iuka Youth and Community Center, but several weeks of interior work remain before the center is ready to reopen.

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau IUKA – Exterior work appears complete but several more weeks of interior work has yet to be done before the Iuka Youth and Community Center is ready to reopen, Mayor John Castleberry said this week. A new front entrance, many new windows to allow more natural light to […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Plans are underway for another hazardous waste collection day in Corinth, with a goal to build on the success of last year’s event. Andrea Rose, director of Keep Corinth-Alcorn Beautiful, received approval Tuesday from both the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors and the Corinth Board of […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Academy Sports withdrew its request for a sign that was twice the size allowed by city codes. Instead, the Katy, Texas-based sporting goods and outdoors retailer will go with a much smaller design that meets the Tupelo sign ordinance. According to the city code, Academy is allowed up […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – The Corinth city board is asking the Board of Planning and Adjustment to consider changes to the city’s C-3 zoning ordinance. Community Planning and Development Director Dave Huwe presented the draft changes to the Board of Aldermen during a special meeting on Thursday. The proposal changes […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times FULTON – State Auditor Stacey Pickering was in Itawamba County on Tuesday morning to announce his office had recovered nearly $198,000 of the $503,000 in funds misappropriated by Itawamba County Chancery Clerk Jim Witt. The money was paid by Witt’s bonding company, Western Surety, in early February. The money […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The Mall at Barnes Crossing has appealed a Tupelo Planning Committee decision that would allow Academy Sports to have a sign twice the size other stores in the area are allowed. The appeal will be heard at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The Mall at Barnes Crossing manager Jeff […]

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David Knight, a horticulturist with the city of Tupelo, finds it difficult to navigate through all the broken and mangled trees along King's Creek near Lumpkin Avenue on Wednesday. He is surveying how much work is going to be needed to clear the surrounding ditches of storm debris and damage.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Most tornado debris in Tupelo was cleared months ago, but a federal grant could help the city with the final stages of cleanup – removing trees and other storm debris from ditches, streams and creeks. The city hopes to secure a $763,000 grant through the Natural Resources Conservation […]

Daily Journal CORINTH – An upcoming project will pave half the alleyway between businesses on the south side of Cruise Street and the Burlington-Northern railroad tracks, beginning at Fillmore Street. The Corinth Board of Aldermen on Tuesday approved the $12,420 cost. Half of the alley was paved from Franklin Street by contractors working for owners […]