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Tupelo High School students make their way to class Friday morning following a day off due to ice. This marks their last day before bring break next week.

Daily Journal TUPELO – Northeast Mississippi woke up to a coating of wintry precipitation Thursday for the third time in as many weeks. This time, it was a mixture of sleet and snow that closed schools and businesses and left dangerous driving conditions across the region. Throughout Thursday, sunshine, warm roads and increased traffic helped […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal For the second time in as many weeks, businesses across Northeast Mississippi had to battle the elements – and in many cases, it was a fight they had to give up. With the roads and bridges made slick by sleet and freezing rain during the overnight hours, many stores and […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Sherry Davis will be able to serve a full term on Tupelo’s School Board. Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton reappointed Davis to a five-year term that will run through March 2020. The City Council unanimously approved her appointment during its meeting Tuesday. Davis, 48, has served on the five-member […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – The Salvation Army opened the doors of its community center to anyone hoping to escape the cold and ice on Thursday. Outfitted with cots and mattresses, the overflow space hosted between 16 and 20 people overnight Wednesday into mid-day Thursday. “When the temperature gets below 40 degrees, we […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The House chamber where Tim Ford cemented his legacy in Mississippi politics took time from the hustle and bustle of meeting legislative deadlines Thursday afternoon to remember the second-longest-serving speaker in state history. Current House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, said it was only fitting to conduct […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – The Rev. C.L. Bryant, a nationally renowned black conservative, will speak at the Lee County Library on Monday night at 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by FreedomWorks, a national organization dedicated to small government principles, and the Lee County Republican Club, the event is free and open to the public. Doors open at […]

Daily Journal TUPELO – A “Mississippi Shred Day” event slated for today in Tupelo has been postponed. The Walmart Supercenter on North Gloster in Tupelo was among six locations across the state hosting the event to help consumers avoid identity theft by shredding personal papers. The MSU Extension Service joined with the Mississippi Attorney General’s […]

Daily Journal Winter weather is once again forcing schools and businesses to close or operate on different hours. Here is a list of closings or delayed-start openings. Check back here for updates. SCHOOL CLOSINGS: • Baldwyn • Benton County • Booneville • Calhoun County • Lafayette County • Lee County • Monroe County • New […]

School reports OXFORD – University of Mississippi School of Law Dean Richard Gershon announced Wednesday his plans to return to full-time teaching June 30, at the close of his fifth year as dean. “I have had the opportunity to think back about my many years as dean here and at other universities, and it became […]