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By Riley Manning Daily Journal AMORY – Much of Amory was shut down Tuesday following the town’s double-dose of brief but intense tornadoes. According to the National Weather Service, the first tornado occurred at 8:41 a.m. and lasted six minutes. The EF0 storm mainly struck the Coontail Road area, with winds reaching speeds of 75 […]

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Workers clear a fallen tree off the roof of Rhonda Ginn's home after a possible tornado touched down in Amory on Monday morning.

By Riley Manning Daily Journal AMORY – A tornado briefly touched down in Amory on Monday morning, affecting homes in a 25-block radius of the downtown area. No one was killed or injured. Monroe County Emergency Management Director Robert Goza said two homes were destroyed, 11 had major damage and 52 sustained minor damage. The […]

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – More than 600 metal photographs have moved from their spot at Fairpark to their new permanent home at the Oren Dunn Museum. “Tupelo Tornado, Tupelo Spirit, Tupelo Strong” has been on display in front of City Hall in downtown Tupelo for the past month, and was scheduled […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – The luminaries that lined the streets of the Joyner Neighborhood on Saturday evening brought together residents that, one year ago, saw the landscape of their neighborhood change dramatically. The neighborhood received significant damage from an EF3 tornado that tore through Tupelo, Lee County and the surrounding area on […]

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Directed by Lynne Mize, Joyner Elementary School's choir performs Tuesday.

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – If the Tupelo Spirit was born following the deadly tornado of 1936, it was reborn April 28, 2014. The Tupelo Spirit – what city leaders the past several decades have categorized as the area’s unique blend of community and civic involvement – was lauded throughout a variety of […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – After the 2014 tornado, people asked about purchasing the property where American Legion Post 49 had once stood. But Mike Pettigrew, post commander, said the executive board voted unanimously to rebuild. More than 100 veterans, city officials and well-wishers attended a groundbreaking for the new construction on […]

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal TUPELO – One year after the tornado of 2014, Josh and Amanda Sullivan share a common bond unlike any other before with their Sharon Hills neighbors. The Tupelo couple always felt at home and close to the people around their Lynn Circle home. But it took an EF3 tornado ripping […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal Between 2:42 and 3:20 p.m. an EF3 tornado whipped through the clouds and tore a 31-mile path through Tupelo, Lee County and southern Itawamba County. With winds up to 150 miles an hour, the funnel flung trees, ripped roofs and damaged or destroyed more than 300 homes and businesses. “I […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal Megan Robinson’s home sat right next to St. Luke United Methodist Church in the Joyner neighborhood before it was leveled completely. Luckily, she and her family weren’t there. They waited out the storm in a relative’s storm shelter near Verona. “I could see it as we were driving out of […]