By Jeff Roberson Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Among those who played a large role in post-Katrina life for citizens of south Mississippi and Louisiana were the people who arrived to help. Some were first responders. Others arrived in the weeks and months after the storm, which came ashore 10 years ago this weekend. All of […]


By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Billy McCoy, D-Rienzi, the retired speaker of the state House, has been in his beloved Northeast Mississippi this week far away from the events on the Gulf Coast commemorating the 10th anniversary of the devastation and destruction known as Katrina. But when Hurricane Katrina slammed south […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Instead of punishing triple digits, August has given Northeast Mississippi nearly a week in the weather sweet spot. With lows in the upper 50s and highs in the mid-80s, temperatures have run eight to 10 degrees below average since Sunday when a cold front came through the […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal Recess isn’t what it used to be for area schoolchildren. Many Tupelo and Lee County district students took to the shade or even classrooms in lieu of their traditional outside time Monday, as the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory under expected heat indices of 105 degrees. “They’ll get […]

Daily Journal The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a special weather statement for dangerously hot and humid condition across Northeast Mississippi through Monday. A special advisory at 2:42 PM CDT says “a dangerous but short-lived” period of heat and humidity will overspread the region late Saturday and Sunday, with air temperatures 100 degrees […]

Daily Journal High temperatures in the middle and upper 90s and high humidity will produce dangerous heat indices up to 110 degrees through Wednesday, the National Weather Service in Memphis said late Tuesday morning. A heat advisory has been extended though Wednesday, which is expected to be the most dangerous day in the current heat […]

Daily Journal The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued an excessive heat advisory for Northeast Mississippi from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with heat index reading between 105 and 110 degrees expected. Air temperatures are expected in the high 90s. Heat advisories will likely be needed or expanded through Wednesday, the NWS reported. […]

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal The National Weather Service has issued heat warnings and advisories for a large part of the nation’s mid-section, stretching from Iowa to southeastern Alabama at least through today. The area includes all of northern Mississippi. Heat indices exceeding 105 degrees F are expected, with highs in the upper 90s, perhaps […]


By Lynn West New Albany Gazette NEW ALBANY – Patches of debris denoted high-water marks and city equipment scraped mud from downtown streets that had flooded, but other evidence of Friday’s torrential rainfall was mostly gone by Monday. The National Weather Service reported that New Albany received 9.95 inches of rain between 9 a.m. and […]