Staff eliminated at Lee County Agri-Center

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – In an effort to stem financial losses, the Lee County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to...

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – Three weeks into the qualifying period for municipal elections, Nettie Davis remains the only incumbent City Council member with opposition. Davis aside, two Democrats and one Republican have thus far qualified to seek the Ward 4 seat. Gregory Humphrey and Tommy “Jake” Ruff will compete with Davis in […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A pair of bills before the state legislature could raise the pay of county coroners and set a minimum salary for deputy coroners. Nearly identical bills were introduced last week in both the Mississippi house and senate. Both bills would raise the minimum monthly salary of county coroners […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – The vision of a flourishing residential area integrated into the city’s downtown Fairpark District shows continued life, with new construction now underway. Even so, that ambitious vision remains only partially realized and its future direction somewhat unknown. The Tupelo Redevelopment Agency recently sold one of the remaining single-family […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – Legislation approved by the state House of Representatives would give county supervisors greater authority to redraw local fire districts. Lee County officials were mostly lukewarm about possible changes needed in the county. “I think we could probably redraw a few districts and better serve our tax payers but […]

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Daily Journal RIPLEY – The City of Ripley lifted a boil water alert for some 400 households on Thursday. Mississippi State Health Department lab tests have indicated the water is safe to drink. The alert affected about 400 City of Ripley water customers south of Moore Mill Road and east of Mississippi Highway 15. Customers […]

Itawamba County Times Fulton has lifted a boil water notice that’s been in place since Sunday. City officials contacted The Times at noon Wednesday to confirm that Fulton’s water has been determined to be safe for consumption. Water samples were taken to the Mississippi Department of Health in Jackson on Tuesday afternoon for testing. Late […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – Agricultural burning will now be allowed within the city limits but with heavy regulations in place. The Tupelo City Council unanimously approved on Tuesday a procedure to obtain burning permits. Such permits would only be allowed on property zoned for agricultural use. Even within the agricultural zoning area, […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – Lee County supervisors have asked the state legislature to ease restrictions that could hamper the county’s ability to construct a new jail. State statute restricts the construction of a jail facility to within one mile of the county courthouse, District 1 Supervisor Phil Morgan reported Tuesday to the […]

Daily Journal FULTON – A boil water notice has been issued for the entire city of Fulton. Mayor Lynette Weatherford said in a press release Sunday morning that the boil notice was issued due to a “major leak” in the city’s water system Saturday night. The boil alert remains in effect until further notice. More […]