Mayor finishes first two years in office

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Halfway through his four-year term as mayor of Tupelo, Jason Shelton has seen plenty of highs and...

WEST POINT (AP) – Water and sewer bills will be increasing for residents in West Point on Oct. 1. City leaders approved the increases the week. Residential water inside the city limits will increase from $23 to $30 for the first 2,000 gallons used. Commercial water will increase from $27 to $30. Rates outside the […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The state has said it will pull all inmates from county jails in August leaving both a hole in the county’s budget and a hole in the county’s work crews. Chickasaw County supervisors agreed to take a wait-and-see approach as Department of Corrections Commissioner Marshall Fisher said earlier […]

WEST POINT (AP) – Members of the West Point Board of Selectmen have voted themselves a pay cut. The board voted this week to reduce their annual salaries from $18,000 to $14,500. According to multiple media reports, Mayor Robbie Robinson says the board has been discussing the salary change for a couple years. Robinson says […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Starting today, it is against the law in Mississippi to text and drive – even when at a stoplight. The new law prohibits drivers from writing, sending or reading text messages, emails or social media messages. For the first year, it will carry a $25 fine. Starting July […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Several new laws in Mississippi will impact people’s everyday lives. Here’s a look at some proposals approved by the Legislature during the 2015 session and signed into law by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant: LAWS TAKING EFFECT TODAY INSPECTION STICKERS – House Bill 982 eliminates the $5 annual […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPLEO – Along with picnics and fireworks, this Fourth of July will include voter registration. Through quirks of the calendar and state law, county circuit clerks offices will be closed Friday in observance of Independence Day, but open on July 4. Voters will be able to register from 8 […]


By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – Jimmy Farnham will replace longtime city employee David Wammack, who passed away suddenly in March, as the city’s chief building inspector. Farnham began working in construction after he graduated from Mantachie High School in 1994. After working in the city planning department as a building inspector for six […]

By Michael Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Lee County administrator Sean Thompson is still in critical condition but showed small improvements overnight. Thompson remains in a medically induced coma in intensive care at North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo after being admitted with extremely high blood pressure on Monday. The medical team told his family that […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Lee County Administrator Sean Thompson remained hospitalized in a coma Monday night. Thompson was placed in a medically induced coma after he was admitted to North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo with extremely high blood pressure on Monday morning, said Lee County Chancery Clerk Bill Benson. “They are still […]