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By Thomas Simpson Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo’s Public Works department started its own spring cleaning this week, with workers picking up brush and trash on the side of the road. The brush division has four trucks that pick up brush and trash along routes throughout the city. The workers go along these routes to […]

By Thomas Simpson Daily Journal TUPELO – Denny Waite enjoys this time of year. He and his group of friends usually get together to cook out and swap recipes. One of his favorite hobbies, however, is cooking competitions. Waite and his friends are a part of the All-America City Hoggers, a local barbecue cooking team […]

By Thomas Simpson Daily Journal TUPELO – Stephanie Rhea Barcia is the face behind the camera at Stephanie Rhea Photography in Tupelo. When she isn’t splitting time between Tupelo and Los Angeles, she is specializing in wedding photography, event photography, travel photography and lifestyle photography. However, she (along with her husband Juan Carlos Barcia) is […]

By Thomas Simpson Daily Journal NETTLETON – Nettleton’s public library, located just outside of its downtown, soon will move to a roomier location. Maridelle Dickerson, who has been the librarian at the Dorothy J. Lowe Memorial Library for 13 years, said there is no definitive date for the opening of the new location, which was […]

By Thomas Simpson Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Restaurants and hotels in Starkville are preparing for a weekend of visitors when Mississippi State University hosts the first two rounds of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. MSU’s women’s basketball team received the two seed in their respective bracket and was rewarded with home court advantage for the […]

By Thomas Simpson Daily Journal SALTILLO – Students with Heads Up Outreach spent a little of their spring break time Wednesday getting a small taste of work life at Reed’s Metals in Saltillo. For more than five years, the company has supported Heads Up Outreach, a program partnered with the Salvation Army that gives area […]

By Thomas Simpson Daily Journal TUPELO – The annual Stop the Hurt Conference will be hosted at the BancorpSouth Arena on April 11 to help bring awareness to victims of child abuse. The event begins at 8 a.m. and will offer professionals up to six continuing education hours. Afterward, there will be information tents set […]

By Thomas Simpson Daily Journal TUPELO – On a cold and rainy Saturday morning, spirits were high inside of the BancorpSouth Arena. Prior to the two monster truck shows later in the day, families were invited to participate in a Pre-Show Pit Party with the Monster Jam drivers. Monster Jam, celebrating its 25th anniversary, had […]

By Thomas Simpson Daily Journal TUPELO – United Way of Northeast Mississippi will hold its annual Campaign Celebration March 31 at the BancorpSouth Conference Center. Volunteers, businesses and individuals will be celebrated for their efforts in raising more than $2,550,000 to help support United Way. The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]

By Thomas Simpson Daily Journal TUPELO – Itawamba Community College students will have the opportunity to work on the set of a professional television show next week in Tupelo. The students will help design logos and costumes while also being featured as extras in a few scenes of New Jersey film producer P.J. Leonard’s new […]