TUPELO • City leaders voted Tuesday to temporarily expand Tupelo’s leisure and recreation district to the entire city, which will allow every restaurant in the city with an Alcohol Beverage Control permit to serve mixed drinks to patrons in a go-cup by curbside or drive-thru means.
OXFORD • A physician who claims she was terminated from a north Mississippi hospital for rai…
TUPELO - Tupelo Public School District is partnering with WTVA's ABC affiliate to launch "Di…
The Mississippi State Health Department reported 177 new presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Tu…
TUPELO • Families and friends are finding ways to keep in touch with loved ones in nursing h…
TUPELO • The newly installed gleaming copper and stainless still brewing at Queen’s Reward M…
TUPELO - Older adults and people who have serious medical conditions are at higher risk of getting sick from (COVID-19) coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
TUPELO • With their first child, a boy, due April 17, Carlton Wall and Jessi Wall were already preparing for the final stretch of appointments and celebrations when COVID-19 started putting many of those plans into question.The Walls noticed the coronavirus’ impact on their upcoming delivery…
RIPLEY • When Candi Sparkman sat beside her father for the last time, she held his hand through gloves and kissed his forehead through a mask and face shield.
WASHINGTON • President Donald Trump warned Saturday that the county could be headed into its “toughest” weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but at the same time he expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines and said he’s eager to get the country reopened and i…
The Mississippi State Health Department reported an additional 97 presumptive cases of COVID-19 and six deaths Saturday morning. The new figures bring the state’s total count of known cases to 1,455 with 35 deaths.
TUPELO • Hours before a statewide shelter-in-place mandate and eviction freeze went into force Friday, a local judge said two Lee County landlords cannot cut off utilities in an effort to force tenants out of rental properties.
TUPELO • North Mississippi Medical Center employees working to battle the coronavirus won’t go without snacks, thanks to some neighborhoods in Tupelo.
TUPELO • Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy, but the company of friends and families helps to soothe the emotions.
A total of 181 new COVID-19 cases and three additional known deaths were reported in Mississippi Friday morning. The new figures bring the state’s total count of known cases of the new coronavirus to 1,358 with 29 deaths.
The Salvation Army of Tupelo's shelter will be operating 24/7 starting Friday, April 3 at 5 p.m., according to the Salvation Army Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi (ALM) Division.
Alex Azar sent an urgent and clear letter to states last week: loosen telemedicine restrictions on who can practice medicine through video and audio, and where.
TUPELO • COVID-19 is taking its toll, not just on physical health, but on mental health as well. Anxiety, scarcity and social isolation create a potent cocktail, and mental health workers, with little choice but to shelter at home, are scrambling to find ways to get help to their clients in …
AMORY – Until Thursday, Renee Vineyard was getting nowhere with filing her unemployment claim with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
With 104 new COVID-19 cases and four additional known deaths, Mississippi’s total count of known cases of the new coronavirus stands at 1,177 with 26 deaths.
When legislators return, the lieutenant governor said they will need to "look at the economic consequences of every decision" in passing proposals that cost money
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TUPELO • Gov. Tate Reeves has signed an executive order that will impose a shelter-in-place order on the state of Mississippi beginning Friday, as part of an ongoing effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
TUPELO — Individuals or industries who would like to donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes to North Mississippi Health Services can drop off items at North Mississippi Medical Center Wellness Centers in Tupelo and West Point.
In order to help its students who may not have Internet services at home, the New Albany School District has set up several spots around the city to offer free WiFi.
Gov. Tate Reeves, who for weeks resisted calls to issue a statewide order requiring residents to stay at home, is finalizing plans to issue such an order — a decision that comes amid mounting pressure from the state’s top medical leaders and lawmakers.
HOLLY SPRINGS • Marshall County School District suspended its meal distribution program until further notice after two employees tested positive for COVID-19.
TUPELO • As the number of coronavirus cases continues to increase, most cities have resisted instituting stricter policies. Instead, most are asking citizens to abide by state and federal guidelines.
TUPELO - Tupelo Public School District has partnered with the Tupelo/Lee County Hunger Coalition to create a plan for buses to drop off meals for students at certain stops throughout the city beginning Wednesday, April 1.
Poll worker Karen Lee Weidig helps facilitate drive-up voting Tuesday in front of the City-County Building in Madison. City officials have set up parking spaces in front of the building to help people with absentee voting.
TUPELO • Mayor Jason Shelton on Tuesday continued to criticize Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves’ response to the spread of the novel coronavirus in a series of social media posts. Shelton has repeatedly asked the governor to issue statewide safety mandates.
Every county in Northeast Mississippi now has a presumptive case of COVID-19, according to the latest numbers reported by the State Health Department.
Update: F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry will be temporarily stopping operations on April 3 due to coronavirus concerns. Monroe County families are asked to visit Amory Food Pantry, open every Tuesday. Lee County families may visit Saint Luke in Tupelo, open every Thursday. Updates will be available v…
TUPELO • State, county and city officials have each issued different orders and resolutions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. With different orders coming from the state and local government, the Daily Journal wants to break down what measures are still in place or have been changed since t…
Family members of people in custody can no longer make in-person visits, and are worried what precautions are being taken inside the centers to prevent exposure to the coronavirus
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TUPELO - Feed Tupelo, a joint partnership between Eight Days of Hope and American Family Association to provide meals to families in need due to COVID-19, will extend its service to April 7.
The Mississippi State Health Department on Monday reported an additional 89 presumptive cases of COVID-19, through testing, which brings the state’s total to 847 cases. According to the health department 16 people have died from complications related to the virus.
Social distancing, closed businesses and self-quarantines have left normally gregarious Mississippians without their usual outlets to congregate and visit. But, many are finding community and connection virtually.
TUPELO • State officials and medical experts are attempting to quickly ramp up the capacity to test for cases of COVID-19, even as the case count continues to climb, including additional deaths reported in Lee and Tippah counties.
The State Health Department reported 84 new COVID-19 cases and five new deaths Saturday morning, bringing the state's total number of deaths to 13 and the total number of cases to 663.
TUPELO • When Peter and Kelley Vance opened their own coffee shop in early March, there were the usual small hiccups in getting a new business open.
Tupelo • As the COVID-19 crisis continues ramping up, criminal justice advocates fear the ongoing Mississippi prison crisis may collide with it in potentially devastating ways.
TUPELO • After poring over Gov. Tate Reeves’ supplemental executive order clarifying that local municipalities can enact their own, stricter safety rules, Tupelo leaders currently have no immediate plans to issue additional local orders.
WASHINGTON • President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress this week to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the d…
Northeast Mississippi has its first death linked to COVID-19, with the State Health Department reporting 94 new cases and the death of a Tippah County resident.
TUPELO • Like churches everywhere, Connect Church on Veterans Boulevard in Tupelo has been scrambling to adjust to the “new normal” created by the coronavirus.
TUPELO • As questions still arise around the impact COVID-19 will have on the local economy, a new support fund seeks to provide emergency relief to those who may lose wages during this time.
JACKSON • Gov. Tate Reeves on Thursday issued a supplement to his previous executive order attempting to clarify that municipalities and counties can enact more strict COVID-19 safety measures if they wish, as long as it does not directly conflict with his existing order.
Tupelo • The Mississippi State Board of Education suspended several policies to manage the impact of extended school closures due to COVID-19 for the 2019-20 school year, including certain graduation requirements and the amount of required instructional time for Carnegie unit credit.
Mississippi saw a 486% increase in unemployment benefits claims last week, following a nationwide trend as the coronavirus put the brakes on the economy.
State level testing has identified 108 new cases of COVID-19, the largest single-day jump yet seen in Mississippi, while a sixth death has been reported.
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CHICAGO (AP) — The orders seem prudent in the bid to thwart the spread of the novel coronavirus: Don't go out, don't gather with others and keep your stores closed. But growing segments of the U.S. population say state and federal governments are trampling on freedoms central to American lif…
TUPELO • After issuing some of the most stringent safety restrictions in the state related to the spread of COVID-19, Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton is amending some of the items issued in his previous executive orders to note apparent conflicts with a new statewide mandate from the governor.
TUPELO • Regional hospitals are expanding their resources to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic even as the state’s numbers continue upward, including four additional deaths reported Wednesday.
WASHINGTON • Senate leaders raced to unravel last-minute snags Wednesday and win passage of an unparalleled $2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic.
TUPELO – Make-A-Wish Mid-South faces a record number of wishes waiting to be granted as a result of the recent need to postpone all wishes that involve travel due to the public and medical concerns of COVID-19.
TUPELO • More details about Tupelo Public School District’s “Distance Delivery” learning plan were revealed during a virtual Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, with specific outlines for elementary, middle and high school students.
TUPELO - Feed Tupelo, a feeding project in partnership with Eight Days of Hope and American Family Association, is asking for drivers to deliver food to families in Tupelo during their two week service period.
Agency’s understanding is that, under the Mississippi State Personnel Board rules, essential employees must use their vacation days “for the time being”
TUPELO • The Tupelo City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted in a special-called meeting to ratify, or approve, Mayor Jason Shelton’s newest executive orders that place safety restrictions on businesses and citizens to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
TUPELO - Most cities throughout Northeast Mississippi have passed some sort of restrictions to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, but the measures vary widely.
TUPELO – Coronavirus responses have severely impacted the U.S. blood supply as Vitalant and other blood centers across the country are struggling to maintain stable inventories.
TUPELO • Over the next 14 days, Eight Days of Hope and the American Family Association will partner to provide 20,000 meals to Tupelo families in need due to COVID-19.
TUPELO - Natchez Trace Parkway announced Tuesday changes to its operations to implement the latest guidelines from federal, state, and local agencies to promote social distancing in wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The Mississippi State Health Department on Tuesday reported an additional 71 presumptive cases of COVID-19 identified through testing, bringing the state total to 320.
TUPELO • As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Northeast Mississippi, the Lee County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved a resolution requesting that all county residents comply with safety guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falling short of ma…
TUPELO • Service providers continue working to support vulnerable homeless populations, but amid COVID-19, their approaches are changing to keep both those they serve and their staffs safe.
TUPELO • Even though the program has been partially halted because of the novel coronavirus outbreak, city leaders took a step forward with advancing a project that seeks to employ temporary workers to pick up litter scattered throughout Tupelo.
TUPELO • With the number of coronavirus cases steadily rising, law enforcement in Northeast Mississippi is changing its practices to better adapt to the pandemic.
FULTON - Itawamba Community College has postponed its production of “Over the River and Through the Woods,” which was scheduled March 23-28, as a result of the recommendation by the Center for Disease Control and the Mississippi State Department of Health to delay gatherings of 50 or more in…
JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is advising people to not flush disinfecting wipes, paper towels or similar products in toilets but to dispose of them in household garbage.
FULTON - With the challenges presented by the coronavirus, Itawamba Community College has extended the deadline to May 1 for the submission of applications for several health-related programs.
Tupelo (Sunday, March 22 through Saturday, March 28) - Non-essential businesses are ordered to close, and citizens are asked to shelter in place. Mayor Jason Shelton is asking residents to limit travel unless to essential businesses, including employees who work at essential businesses, or t…
Jackson • Fears of the coronavirus are running so high at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman that some employees are staying away, renewing concerns about low staffing at the prison, which is already under investigation by the Justice Department.
RIPLEY • North Tippah and South Tippah Schools have canceled plans to distribute grab-and-go meals and learning packets this week as the number of COVID-19 cases in the county increases.
TUPELO • As the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout Northeast Mississippi, the Lee County Board of Supervisors on Monday unanimously passed a resolution requesting that all county residents comply with all COVID-19 safety guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and …
As businesses close and workers lose their paychecks, the state’s two primary sources of revenue, the 7 percent sales tax and the income tax, could be impacted
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