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TUPELO • Below the nose, under the chin, over the head: If you’re wearing a face mask incorrectly, then you’re not protecting yourself or others.

A total of 272 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 deaths have been reported in Mississippi, the state Department of Health announced Sunday morning. 

TUPELO • Vacation Bible School is a potential COVID-19 storm looking for a place to happen. The thought of crowds of young children huddling in circles for Bible classes, sharing snacks, making sticky crafts, and singing shoulder-to-shoulder led many churches to cancel this longtime summer staple.

BOONEVILLE - Each May, Northeast Mississippi Community College graduates line up along Cunningham Boulevard to process into Bonner Arnold Coliseum for the college’s annual commencement ceremonies. This year, however, due to restrictions on large social gatherings and distancing guidelines du…

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 206 new cases of COVID-19 and 10 new deaths. Of new cases, 23 were from residents in long-term care facilities (LTC).

TUPELO • The city’s Memorial Day ceremony is scheduled to go on Monday, but precautions will be in place to comply with recommendations that mass gatherings remain largely curtailed or restricted amid ongoing transmission of COVID-19.

The Mississippi State Department of Health has reported an addition 263 cases of COVID-19 as identified through testing, with 16 additionally known deaths.

The Mississippi State Health Department on Tuesday reported 227 new cases of COVID-19, and 27 new deaths, including one new death in Lee County and two in Oktibbeha County.

Tupelo • The Mississippi Prison Reform Coalition and national advocates continued calls for immediate action to protect prisoners, including mass release of groups they name as eligible, less than a week after Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves rejected the concept of early release for inmates in …

OXFORD • When Alena Tikhova, owner of Dodo Pizza in Oxford, started the Restaurant Workers Relief Center a month and a half ago, she knew the challenges facing laid off restaurant workers needed to be met by community efforts. She wanted to help pay off bills while encouraging the community …

NEW ALBANY - There will be no baseball and softball in New Albany for local little league players this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The New Albany Board of Aldermen decided to cancel the season after much thought and deliberation. 

TUPELO • As masks continue to be recommended as a way to prevent spreading COVID-19, community members have begun sewing cloth masks to distribute for free to those who need them.

TUPELO • At Todd’s Big Star in Tupelo, the meat department has always been the centerpiece of the store. But the past few weeks have put extra stress on the meat cutters and workers there as demand has soared and supply has tightened.

OXFORD • Restaurants across the state have permission from the state to open their dining rooms to patrons beginning Thursday, but restaurants in the city of Oxford remain limited for now to drive-thru, curbside pickup and delivery.

TUPELO • Instead of walking across the stage at BancorpSouth Arena in front of thousands of people, Tupelo High School’s Class of 2020 seniors are walking across a stage at one of five locations throughout the district with no more than four guests in attendance.

TUPELO • The halls of Regional Rehabilitation Center are a lot emptier since COVID-19 first forced the staff to temporarily close their physical doors, but they have learned to adapt to the new challenges.

Northeast Mississippi is blessed to have fantastic and creative chefs and cooks who offer a variety of mouth-watering offerings. On any day you can find almost everything from Southern comfort to soul, from Mexican to Thai, from Indian to Japanese, from barbecue to Italian.

TUPELO • The novel coronavirus not only caused layoffs and pressured citizens to stay at home, it also forced law enforcement across the region to take another look at how they do their job.

AMORY • Monroe County reported Northeast Mississippi’s first identified case of COVID-19 in mid-March, but not till about two weeks ago did the county’s total case count begin to soar well above its regional neighbors.

FULTON - Itawamba Community College has extended the deadline for video auditions for Indianettes and Color Guard to May 16 due to responses received about circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 virus and potential technical difficulties that come with submitting video auditions, according t…