The Daily Journal will mark the one-year anniversary of the 2014 tornado with a special issue on April 28. We’d like to hear from people in Lee and Itawamba counties who were directly affected by the tornado. That ranges from children to seniors. We have three questions: • What did you experience on April 28, […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Three Tupelo neighborhoods will celebrate next month just how far they’ve come since last year’s tornado devastated the place those residents call home. On April 28, residents of Joyner, Sharon Hills and Bel Air neighborhoods will gather separately to commemorate the anniversary of a tornado that tore through […]

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal Additional significant rainfall has been forecast for Northeast Mississippi by the National Weather Service office in Memphis, extending into Friday night before tapering off from the southwest on Saturday. The weather service’s hazardous weather advisory issued late Thursday afternoon forecasts 2-3 inches of additional rain in some areas of Northeast […]

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Greg Richardson shovels more coal mix – a combination of tar and gravel – along South Thomas Street to repair the damage to the road caused by the winter weather that hit the area in the last few weeks. The work is a short-term solution to the problem, but city officials say long-term planning will be needed down the road.

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – Though the winter weather is gone, the impact of the ice, snow and rain that hit the area the last few weeks will leave a lasting impact on roadways. City, county and state work crews have been traveling area roadways since the winter weather passed, identifying and locating […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal Although students are gone for spring break this week, Benton County School District Superintendent Jack Gadd is eager for classes to resume. That’s because his students have missed nine days of instruction since Feb. 16 due to snow and ice accumulations in the rural district. Combined with this week’s holidays, […]

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A Tupelo resident walks down Goodlett Street while battling a drizzling rain on Tuesday. The forecast calls for rain through Sunday.

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal In addition to making for soggy days, substantial rainfall across Northeast Mississippi until late Saturday will increase the risk of flooding on some rivers and creeks. Some monitoring stations reported either flood stages or “action” stages Tuesday with water rising toward a possible flood crest after three days of rain, […]

Steve Martin, head of the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Verona, sat down with the Daily Journal’s Joe Rutherford to talk about the effects of the recent winter weather on crops in the region. Q: Has winter weather the region has encountered so far affected anything about the upcoming planting season? A: The […]

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Matt Copley of Fulgham's Inc. sorts the trees by variety before dropping them off with homeowners in the Joyner neighborhood to help replenish the trees lost in last year's tornado.

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – The sprawling landscape of lush trees was one of the main reasons Matt and Kari Copley moved into the Joyner neighborhood three years ago. So when that landscape was destroyed by the tornado that struck Tupelo last year, Matt and Kari were left devastated. “When we lost so […]

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Tupelo High School students make their way to class on Friday morning following a day off due to ice on Thursday. The delayed start on Friday marked their last day before next week's spring break.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – A warm, sunny Friday was just what the doctor ordered for the region. As temperatures rose to the lower 40s, the accumulated ice continued to melt and most roads were dry and clear by Friday afternoon. But motorists still had to look for icy patches. Marshall County Sheriff […]