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…


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…

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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.

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.

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 …

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.

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Mississippi’s total of known COVID-19 cases now tops 1,000, with 136 presumptive cases and two deaths reported Wednesday morning.

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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.

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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 • 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…

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.

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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.

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…

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.

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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…

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 • 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. 

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.

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…

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.

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 …

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JACKSON - The state department of health is reporting 42 new cases of the novel coronavirus in Mississippi Monday with new cases in three counties.