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The Rev. Rick Brooks of St. Luke United Methodist stands in the Clayton Avenue church where repairs are being made.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Like many others, the Rev. Rick Brooks said it’s difficult to believe half a year has already gone by since April’s tornado. His church, St. Luke United Methodist, suffered severe damage from the storm, along with neighboring churches Holy Trinity Lutheran, First Christian and others. “To be honest, […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – A Tupelo eighth-grader is doing his part in tornado recovery. Tupelo Middle School student Shields Haire has raised more than $8,000 through the sales of a T-shirt commemorating the disaster. It reads, “I survived,” along with the “Tupelo Strong” tagline, the date of the storm, and a Bible […]

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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s not quite business as usual on the busy little stretch of North Gloster Street between McCullough Boulevard and North Green Street. But it’s close. All but a handful of business damaged by the April 28 tornado are back in business, and some of those have indicated they’ll […]

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Lynn Circle has a new normal after losing hundreds of trees in its neighborhood.

By Chris Kieffer and Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Normalcy has not yet returned for Jennie Buskirk-Cox. But she can see it every time she opens the door of the 28-foot-long Starcraft AR One trailer where she now resides on her Jean Circle property off Old Saltillo Road in Lee County with her grandson and […]

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A view from above six months after the tornado shows clean-up progress.

By Robbie Ward Daily Journal TUPELO – Andrew Patrick, covered in pillows and blankets inside a hotel bathroom, heard air sucked from the vents while thinking about his brother driving into the tornado less than a mile way. Patrick, 28, listened from his cellphone to his mother’s tears and words as his brother Travis drove […]

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times Six months after the April 28 tornado ripped through Northeast Mississippi, community recovery efforts in Itawamba County have largely hit a standstill. Make no mistake, this is a good thing. It means the people who needed help got it. The focus now has shifted from picking up the pieces […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The U.S. Winter Outlook issued this week calls for lower than average temperatures in the south-central and southeastern United States but precipitation to remain near normal. Officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center say El Niño conditions have not developed yet in the Pacific […]

Daily Journal Downed trees and power lines were the worst damage reported after a strong line of storms swept across Northeast Mississippi on Monday afternoon. Trees and power lines were down in Monroe, Union and Itawamba counties, and most of the counties in the area reported some flooding. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said the […]

Monday afternoon’s forecast of severe weather has prompted Northeast Mississippi Community College and Itawamba Community College to cancel Monday evening classes on each of their campuses. The University of Mississippi’s Tupelo and Booneville campuses also have cancelled Monday afternoon and evening classes. Check back to for more weather-related cancellations as they become available.