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TUPELO – Trey Wilemon surprised his daughter, Clara Frances, with snow for her third birthday on Tuesday. Wilemon said he almost drove to south Mississippi to bring her snow for her birthday wish but instead found a snow-making machine to rent.
Check out Journal photographer Lauren Wood’s photo gallery of Clara Frances’ big day.
TUPELO – Mississippi State’s basketball team visited BancorpSouth Arena on Friday night, holding off Southeastern Louisiana, 68-62, to improve to 6-2 on the season. The Bulldogs are now 4-0 all-time at BCS Arena.
You can read more about the game in Saturday’s Journal, and you can check out the scene in the photo gallery below.
ECRU – Charleston came into Friday’s night matchup against North Pontotoc rushing for 259 yards a game. On a wet and sloppy night, the Tigers stayed true to form in a 50-23 win over the Vikings.
North Pontotoc ended its season at 10-4.
Read more in Saturday’s Journal.
A traveling zoo visited Tupelo’s Joyner Elementary School on Tuesday morning.
Gabriel Ligon, founder and president of Barn Hill Preserve, brought along several creatures to show students, including a tortoise, a baby kangaroo and a snake. Barn Hill presents educational animal programs and is based in Ethel, La.