By Errol Castens Oxford Citizen Years after developers’ boasts fizzled out about the new city they would build between Abbeville and Oxford, a new set of landowners are considering the possibilities for an expansive development. “Lamar Adams and Patrick Sans are the two gentlemen who have purchased that 2,300 acres,” architect Corey Alger told members […]

By Errol Castens Oxford Citizen OXFORD – The City of Oxford’s use of game-day shuttles for this year’s University of Mississippi home football weekends was judged a success – so much so that Oxford officials will likely ask for more capacity next year. “Overall, the system ran really well,” said Matt Davis, Oxford’s parking manager, […]

By Errol Castens Oxford Citizen OXFORD – When the Vision 2037 long-range plan for the City of Oxford is adopted – perhaps as early as next month – the work will, in a sense, just be beginning. “The plan provides a revised planning framework from previous City Plans for a significantly improved capability to manage […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – In what Monroe County Road Department Manager Sonny Clay said is the first time the county has required a bond that goes along with a contract, the board of supervisors approved a road permit bond in the amount of $750,000 for all county roads used by Gulf […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – On Independence Day, the Thompson family had no guarantees they would all sit down together for Thanksgiving dinner. But nearly five months after a hemorrhagic stroke knocked Lee County Administrator Sean Thompson down, he has clicked off milestones in rehab therapy and is easing his way back […]

By Errol Castens Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Something’s got to give. That was the consensus at a forum for public input on updating Lafayette County’s comprehensive plan. The current plan was adopted in 2008 and has been under review by planner Bob Barber of the Orion Group – the same group leading the “Vision 2037” […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton is not only looking for new faces for the city’s committees, he is asking for names and addresses. The administration is in the process of going through the 16 boards, committees and commissions that allow citizens to help run the city. The terms of […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – After learning about Dr. James V. Coniglio’s extensive military and intelligence background, Mayor Jason Shelton nominated him to head the Accountability Task Force in 2013. Drafted during the Berlin Crisis, Coniglio eventually became a colonel. He learned how to be persistent and value accountability through his military career […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – At the age of 12, Ward 5 Councilman Buddy Palmer began hunting for arrowheads on his grandparents’ farm in Pontotoc County. He moved to Lee Acres – a historic Chickasaw battleground – when he got married, spurring an even further interest in Native American history. Palmer began collecting […]