By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Workers uncovered some of Tupelo’s history under their feet Friday. Construction crews working on the Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail on Main Street found century-old bricks on Broadway Street, which was once completely paved with the material. As part of the 18-month, $11.5 million Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail, downtown […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe County Journal MONROE – Out of 899 miles of paved roads in Monroe County, there are miles of open road opportunities for drivers to see what the “old gal” can do to get them there quicker. To discourage some drivers’ need for speed, the county recently purchased a digital speed […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – In continuation of the discussion of Tupelo’s 2016 city budget proposal, representatives from Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau, BancorpSouth Arena and Tupelo Water & Light presented their portions of the budget on Thursday. All budgets will go in front of the City Council on Sept. 15 for approval. […]

Monroe Journal AMORY – Thanks to a joint effort by the city of Amory, the Monroe County Supervisors and the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District, the bridge on Fairways Drive at the Ackia Golf Course should be opening up soon. The bridge closed in April due to a sinkhole on one side. “The supervisors […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Mayor Jason Shelton presented the 2016 city budget to the city council Wednesday, showing no new tax increases or debt. Because of an ad valorem tax levy, there will be a .01-percent tax decrease for the citizens of Tupelo. The budget lists a total revenue and expense of […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal Editor’s note: This story has been revised for clarification due to miscommunication with Alderman Woodcock. SALTILLO – Saltillo residents will see a two-percent increase in water and sewage rates on their bills starting Oct. 1. The city’s Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night to increase the rate in order to […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – After being closed on Aug. 14 because of safety concerns from the city, Joyner’s new splash pad has reopened at Rob Leake City Park. “There were some areas that were slick when they were wet, and we felt as though it would be best to close the […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – A portion of North Green Street will be closed Thursday for striping. North Green will be closed to traffic between Lockridge and Madison streets from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. to allow the Public Works Department to stripe that section of roadway. Traffic will be delayed, and motorists should find an […]

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Tony Roper gets his ballot for the Lee County District 3 Supervisors runoff election on Tuesday. Roper defeated Danny Barrows in the showdown between two Republican candidates. Roper will face Rickey Coker in November.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Tony Roper won the right to represent Republicans in final leg of the race to serve the third district on the Lee County Board of Supervisors. “I appreciate all of the voters,” said Roper, who saluted his opponent Danny Barrows for running a clean race. In unofficial […]