By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – A Lawndale Drive apartment complex with a record of city code violation citations going back years may soon be under new ownership, but local leaders are likely to maintain close attention to the property. The 257-unit President’s Gate apartment complex, formerly called Evergreen Square, borders a 76.2-acre tract […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times FULTON – Fulton and Itawamba County officials have granted local businesses tax exemptions valued at more than $17 million. Exemptions recently approved by the Board of Supervisors and Fulton Board of Aldermen include an $8.15 million exemption for Mueller Copper Tube for machinery and equipment; $5.8 million to Max […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – A major hub of downtown has nearly completed a parking upgrade. The BancorpSouth Arena and Conference Center earlier this year began a complete resurfacing of a parking lot on the arena’s east side. Simultaneous sidewalk upgrades also ensured that the entire block around the arena is now pedestrian […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – The city council delayed action Tuesday night on a request by a small, age-restricted community to be recognized as a neighborhood association. The council did not outright deny the request, however, and may still approve it later. The request in question originated from the Cottages of AvonLea, a […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – Lee County’s Justice Court needs a new staff member to deal with an increasing civil case load, according to Justice Court Clerk Debbie Berryman. The longtime clerk made a request for an additional clerk during Monday’s Lee County Board of Supervisors meeting. “I’m here begging,” she said. “We’re […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – The city council pulled back Tuesday night from ordering the demolition of three local apartment buildings following the report of a potentially imminent sale. Tupelo’s Code Enforcement division has for years wrangled with President’s Gate Apartments, located on Lawndale Drive. Code Enforcement had this week requested the Tupelo […]


By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Initial election results Tuesday night indicate a tourism tax vote has passed by a roughly 50-vote margin. Houston voters cast 435 ballots for the proposed 2 percent tax and 196 voted against it for a 68.93 percent margin for the measure. The revenue referendum needed 60 percent approval […]


By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – The city council will most likely approve some small and mostly formal changes to a dangerous animals ordinance at its meeting tonight, but more sweeping and detailed changes may be considered in the future. Tupelo’s current dangerous animals ordinance dates back to 1998. In its current form, all […]

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – The city’s Parks and Recreation Department has extended registration for fall activities by about one week and hopes to see an uptick in dampened participation numbers. Beginning late last year, Tupelo Parks and Recreation phased out paper forms used to register for department activities. In place of paper, […]