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Gary Johnston, left, and Alex Coleman of Johnston Lawn Service shovel away all the snow from the steps of Trustmark Bank in Fairpark on Thursday.

Road conditions improve, power being restored

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Wednesday’s near-record snowfall began melting Thursday as warmer weather helped clear roads...

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Customers line up to check out at Todd's Big Star on Thursday afternoon in Tupelo.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – As usual, Bob Knight opened his Todd’s Big Star at 7 a.m. on Thursday. That couldn’t be said for everybody a day after the region was hit with several inches of snow, but many retailers, restaurants and other shops opened up sometime during the day as the sun […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s been rough going for members of First Christian Church in the 10 months since last spring’s tornado flattened their church on McCullough Boulevard. But the congregation of around 75 finally has a light at the end of the tunnel, as architectural plans for a new building were […]

Schools have begun making decisions on whether or not they will be able to reopen on Friday, following Wednesday’s near-record snowfall.       Districts that will be CLOSED include: * Amory * Itawamba County * Lafayette County * Lee County * Monroe County * Nettleton * Pontotoc City * Pontotoc County   Districts that […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The blanket of snow that covered the region Wednesday was just short of being an all-time record. Many areas reported 8-9 inches of accumulation, but the official total according to the National Weather Service was 7.3 inches in Tupelo. The all-time record for snowfall in a 24-hour period […]

Daily Journal Winter weather has caused several closings in the region. Below is a running list (check back for updates): • All Lee County government offices are closed today and are scheduled to re-open at 8 a.m. Friday. • All Tupelo government offices are closed today and are scheduled to re-open at 8 a.m. Friday. […]

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Damon Woods, 10, of Tupelo, rolls a giant snowball for his snowman up Foster Drive in Tupelo.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The snow that blanketed Northeast Mississippi on Wednesday led to numerous closings, countless wrecks and could set a record. According to the National Weather Service in Memphis, Tupelo received 7.3 inches of snowfall, which is the second-most on record for the city. The all-time record is 8 inches, […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Winter of 2015 extended an open invitation, and the people of Tupelo eagerly accepted. Breanna Pulliam, 17, and her Pierce Street friends slept in when skies where gray on Wednesday morning, but they took full advantage once the snow started to fall. “I didn’t think it was […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal Leaders of Northeast Mississippi school districts have had to become quite familiar with weather forecasts the past couple of weeks. With the threat of icy precipitation having crept into the forecast almost daily since Feb. 16, superintendents have spent hours studying conditions, predictions and models to determine whether to delay […]

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Power lines went down near Milam Elementary School in Tupelo.

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The heavy, wet snow caused about 3,400 households in Lee and Itawamba counties to lose power Wednesday afternoon and evening. Work crews with Tombigbee Electric Power Association and Tupelo Water & Light are at work to restore power and hope to be finished with the bulk of the […]