TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A regional airline will begin flying jets between a northeast Mississippi airport and Nashville, Tennessee.
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COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Two northeast Mississippi airports saw notable increases in the number of passengers they served in 2018.
Golden Triangle Regional Airport set a record for passenger traffic, with 48,717 passengers boarding planes last yearl,
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has surrendered to police in a hit-and-run that killed an Alabama woman last month.
News outlets reported 19-year-old Tyler Jernigan of Nettleton turned himself in to police in Tupelo on Tuesday and has been charged with leaving the scene of an ...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jewelry, clothing and other Elvis Presley-related memorabilia have been sold at auction in Tennessee.
Elvis Presley Enterprises says the auction at The Guest House Graceland netted more than $600,000 Tuesday on what would have been his 84th birthday. The Guest House ...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The mayor of northeast Mississippi’s largest city says he and other officials didn’t try to shield the city attorney from a drunk-driving arrest.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A northeast Mississippi city is paying $34,000 to settle a federal lawsuit by a man who claimed he was wrongfully arrested.
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AMORY, Miss. (AP) — A hospital is changing hands in northern Mississippi after its previous owner filed for bankruptcy.
Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory became part of North Mississippi Health Services on Tuesday. The new name is North Mississippi Medical Center ...
With community support, Keshun Vasser regaining independence
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Recently, Teeta Vasser set her mini van’s radio to Christmas music. From the back seat, 13-year-old Keshun prefered other genres, but it was less than a mile from their new house to Tupelo Middle School.
Since Keshun was shot 15 months ago, the two have spent a lot of ...
Retired educator shares story of fight for desegregation
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Whether his audience is a large group or a single listener, Julian Prince speaks with precision and passion, especially if the subject is the desegregation of Mississippi schools.
It’s no surprise.
Prince was, after all, a key player in this important part of his ...
MACON, Miss. (AP) — Three Mississippi men have now been arrested in connection with the drive-by shooting of a sheriff’s son.
News outlets report 27-year-old David Jaquan Hampton of Meridian has been charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and has been ...
1 charges in drive-by shooting of Mississippi sheriff’s son
MACON, Miss. (AP) — One person faces charges for the drive-by shooting of a Mississippi sheriff’s son.
WTVA-TV reports Terrance Fiffer has been charged with attempted ...
More Mississippians signing up for Affordable Care Act
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says an increasing number of Mississippians are getting health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
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Family intends to sue in drive-by shooting of a grandmother
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The family of a 66-year-old grandmother killed in a drive-by shooting in northeast Mississippi has signaled it intends to sue a city and a police chief.
Local news outlets report that the family of Annie Walton has filed a notice of claim against the city of Verona and ...
Teen charged with third shooting, second murder in 8 months
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi teen is jailed after officials arrested him for the drive-by shooting death of a 66-year-old woman.
Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson tells news outlets 17-year-old Latavious Betts is charged as an adult with murder and aggravated assault in Annie Walton’s ...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — An automobile museum in Mississippi is closing next year, with the co-founder saying it’s no longer “sustainable” for her and some volunteers to operate.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff says a police paperwork mistake allowed a teenager charged with murder to walk out of jail and commit more crimes including a fatal drive-by shooting.
Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson
Paralyzed teen gets 5 years in shooting death of his friend
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A paralyzed teenager in Mississippi has been sentenced to five years in prison in the shooting death of another teen he described as his best friend.
Keithan Griffin, 17, was sentenced Wednesday, a week after pleading guilty to culpable negligence manslaughter in the ...
City attorney driven home after arrest without jail booking
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A city attorney in Mississippi was arrested and driven home by a police officer without being booked at the jail, fingerprinted or photographed.
Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson tells the
City worker rebuked for implying US senator is racist
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A black Tupelo, Mississippi, worker has been rebuked by the city’s mayor for implying in an online post that a recently-elected U.S. senator is racist.
Mayor Jason Shelton, who is white, warned Community Outreach Coordinator Marcus Gary to “refrain from inflammatory ...
Paralyzed teen faces 10 years for fatally shooting friend
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A paralyzed teenager charged as an adult in another’s slaying has pleaded guilty to a lesser offense and will likely spend a decade in Mississippi prison.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal cites court documents in a Tuesday
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump brought back the playbook he used during the leadup to the midterm elections, warning of the dangers of illegal immigration and painting Democrats as radical “socialists,” as he returned to the campaign trail Monday to try to keep a Mississippi Senate ...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump in Mississippi (all times local):
Christmas has come to Biloxi, Mississippi, as President Donald Trump holds his second rally of the day in the state.
The Mississippi Coast Coliseum has been decked out in an ...
Man accused of trying to post bail using counterfeit money
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A north Mississippi man is accused of trying to post bail using counterfeit money.
Local news outlets report 25-year-old Jacob Shane Coleman of New Albany was arrested Saturday for shoplifting in Tupelo.
Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson says Coleman tried to post ...
Officials: City damaged by tornado won’t get federal funds
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Officials say a Mississippi city recently hit by a tornado won’t get state or federal funding to help repair related damages.
WTVA-TV reports Tupelo leaders ...
Federal utility’s CEO announces plans for retirement
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The chief executive officer of the nation’s largest public utility has announced his plans to retire.
Bill Johnson of the Tennessee Valley Authority revealed his plans during a board meeting Wednesday in Tupelo, Mississippi.
Johnson joined the federal utility ...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi bank is buying banks in Texas and Alabama.
BancorpSouth Bank announced Tuesday that it’s buying Grand Bank of Texas and Merchants Bank of Alabama.
The Tupelo bank will pay $51.75 million in stock and cash to purchase Casey Bancorp of Dallas, owner ...
The Latest: GOP senator won’t comment on ‘hanging’ remark
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi making reference to a “public hanging: (all times local):
A Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi says she won’t answer questions about a “public hanging” comment she made at a campaign ...
Cat in a crate: A state trooper’s unlikely mission to help
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Traveling across the country with her furry little friends, Ellie Gale made a pit stop in Tupelo in hopes of getting some rest before she hit the road again.
The Tallahassee, Florida, resident didn’t plan to stay long, but car trouble added an extra two ...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornadoes hit northeast Mississippi earlier this week.
A preliminary survey Tuesday showed a twister with top winds of 115 mph (185 kph) struck in Pontotoc County. The tornado, rated EF-2 on the enhanced Fujita scale, ...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi inmate is accused of stabbing a Lee County Jail corrections officer in the side of the head with a 4-inch makeshift knife.
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TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Breast cancer survivors need to look to the future.
Women who are diagnosed with early-stage disease are expected to live full lives after treatment.
“Breast cancer screening has essentially transformed breast cancer care,” said Tupelo radiation oncologist Dr. ...
Hearing delayed for teacher accused of sex with student
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A court hearing for a teacher accused of illegal sexual contact with a student has been postponed until Friday.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi child has died after being hit by a truck while he was trying to board a school bus.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol tells WTVA-TV that ...
Tupelo-Lee Humane Society opens new, larger animal shelter
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A new animal shelter has opened in Mississippi after 13 years of planning.
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School district to apply for district of innovation status
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Officials say a northeast Mississippi school district will seek to become the state’s seventh district of innovation.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Peter and Kelley Vance were driving down a road one night, looking for a place that offered a good cup of coffee and maybe a beer.
But there wasn’t a place that offered both, and Peter thought of the possibilities of having a storefront.
The beer idea was dropped ...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Two editors have been named to lead the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal .
Elizabeth Walters has been named daily and digital ...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — An attorney for a Mississippi man charged with killing a state trooper says the man was beaten in jail.
Jamie Franks, who represents 43-year-old Troy Anthony Eaton of Rienzi, told the Northeast Mississippi
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) _ Renasant Corp. (RNST) on Monday reported third-quarter earnings of $32 million.
The Tupelo, Mississippi-based bank said it had earnings of 61 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for costs related to mergers and acquisitions, were 78 cents per share.
The holding ...
Election will bring some new trial judges in Mississippi
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi could see a significant number of new trial court judges after people vote next month.
The Northeast Mississippi
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Some Mississippi drivers say they are frustrated by delays in getting license plates.
Lee County resident Norma Kolarik told the ...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Family Resource Center of North Mississippi volunteers and staff met at the Addiction Center in Tupelo Wednesday morning ahead of an afternoon delivery of a bed to an eight year old boy in need who lived in New Albany.
Bed frames for the program are currently being ...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) _ BancorpSouth Bank (BXS) on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $66.7 million.
The Tupelo, Mississippi-based bank said it had earnings of 67 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 56 cents per share.
The results met Wall ...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi county that plans to increase the number of armed deputies at its schools has learned it won’t be getting any federal grants to help cover the costs.
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TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi bank has completed its purchase of a Texas bank for $152 million in cash and stock.
BancorpSouth Bank announced that it completed the acquisition of Icon Capital Corp. of Houston on Monday.
Adding Icon’s $741 million in assets and seven offices ...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — More than 45 years and some 2 million steaks later, the last ones were coming off Bonanza’s grill this week.
Albert Fears has been at Bonanza Steakhouse since it opened in Tupelo in 1973, a stalwart fixture at that grill, and never at a loss of words.
Until now, ...
Court won’t reopen suit over ’16 Mississippi police shooting
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court says it will not revive a civil lawsuit over a fatal shooting by a Mississippi police officer.
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