By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times FULTON – “I probably shouldn’t tell you this,” said Leo Roeske, turning to grin at his wife, Melba, in a way that suggested, no, he probably shouldn’t tell whatever he was about to tell. Naturally, he did anyway. “One night, she was mad,” he said, describing an argument he […]

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Emery Murff, left, waves her American flag as she directs other fifth-grade students during the Veterans Day musical program Friday afternoon at Pierce Street Elementary School.

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Pierce Street Elementary School fifth-graders put their pipes to work performing patriotic songs Friday afternoon. The students learned the songs in music class and practiced all week during their activity periods for the performance, which celebrated Veterans Day. They sang classic songs such as “America, the Beautiful” […]

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Master Sgt. Bob Verell, US Marine Corps Retired, plays taps at the close of the Veterans Day Ceremony.

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Sitting before the Veterans Breakfast at Tupelo Automobile Museum, Marine Corps League veterans Mitch Beard, Shirlie McDaniel and Andy Chapman shook hands, happy to see old friends on Veterans Day. The three recalled what it was like being a veteran coming home from the Vietnam War before loading […]

Daily Journal WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate approved a bill Tuesday to potentially provide $9.3 million in federal funding to replace the Guy II & Will Jones U.S. Army Reserve Center in Starkville. The bill must now be reconciled with a separate measure passed by the House of Representatives that did not include the Starkville […]

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Tupelo resident Hollis Powell, an 89-year-old Navy and Air Force veteran, used to make sure F-105 Thunderchief pilots had whatever firepower they needed to carry out their missions.

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Veterans Day is also an anniversary for Hollis Powell. “I was sworn in on 11 November 1943 at the ripe old age of 17,” the 89-year-old Tupelo resident said. He didn’t see a reason to wait any longer than necessary to take part in World War II. […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Northeast Mississippians will have plenty of opportunities to thank the men and women who fought for our freedoms Wednesday. There are a number of Veterans Day programs scheduled, from large events that will draw several hundred people to small events at schools. The city of Tupelo will host […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal NEW ALBANY – As Veterans Day approaches, Robert Shands Jr. has been thinking about his father and namesake. “He’d sit there and start talking. He’d tell me everything,” Shands said. “He wasn’t one of those people who came home, quieted down and grumbled up. He talked about it, but […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Northeast Mississippi veterans now have four doctors, a mental health team and a 10,000-square-foot clinic to call their own. In partnership with the Veterans Administration Medical Center Memphis, Onsite OHS has opened a community clinic to provide care for 4,000 veterans in seven Northeast Mississipppi counties. “We […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – At the Army Aviation Support Facility on Saturday, representatives from several military academies spoke to teenagers and their parents at Military Service Academy Day. The event was hosted by Rep. Trent Kelly, a veteran for 30 years, who said it was his greatest honor to choose the future […]