TUPELO • With a summer surge now rivaling the worst of the novel coronavirus pandemic’s first onset, North Mississippi Health Services continues a management process that emphasizes flexibility, shifting resources as needed in response to a historic health crisis.
TUPELO • When traditional instruction halted in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, publ…
The Mississippi State Department of Health on Saturday morning reported 797 new COVID-19 cas…
The Mississippi State Department of Health on Friday morning reported 1,031 new COVID-19, br…
TUPELO • Gov. Tate Reeves is preparing to impose new restrictions – including a masking mand…
The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 703 new cases of COVID-19 and 16 deaths …
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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 • In testimony before a congressional committee on Wednesday, Mayor Jason Shelton said direct federal relief to local governments is necessary or economic upheavals linked to the novel coronavirus pandemic could hamper fundamental public services.
TUPELO • The Lee County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday passed a resolution that requires people to wear a mask when they enter county-owned buildings. The order would go into effect at 8 a.m. Friday, July 10.
TUPELO • As a truck with two mattresses in the bed maneuvered into the garage to escape a light mist, Winnie Ballard just shook her head.
Mississippians are currently going through some self-reflection about our state's past and its part in the system of slavery and racial injustice that have plagued this country since its beginnings. Most recently, that self-reflection has led to the rejection by most of the 1894 flag because…
TUPELO • As COVID-19 cases continue to mount at an increased rate in Mississippi, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs says that with strain now evident on local healthcare systems, his “greatest fear is starting to be realized.”
TUPELO • Mayor Jason Shelton will testify Wednesday at a hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, which will convene to examine the national response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
PONTOTOC • A Friday evening panel about race at 7South will hopefully be the start of future conversations on how people can learn and grow in the community.
JACKSON • Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to a communications official within the lieutenant governor’s office.
The Mississippi State Department of Health on Monday reported 357 new cases of COVID-19 and three deaths related to the virus, including one in Lee County.
JACKSON • Philip Gunn, the speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives, on Sunday announced in a Facebook video that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The Mississippi State Department of Health on Thursday morning reported 870 new COVID-19 cases and 10 new deaths, bringing the state's total number of cases to 28,770 and the death toll to 1,092.
TUPELO — North Mississippi Medical Center will distribute free masks to Tupelo residents through curbside pickup from 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. today-Friday at the NMMC Wellness Center, 1030 S. Madison St.
Elevated totals of COVID-19 transmission continue in the state, with the Mississippi Health Department reporting 653 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 9 deaths.
TUPELO • Regional Habitat for Humanity affiliates and the Fuller Center for Housing had to postpone some services due to the coronavirus pandemic but are finding different ways to continue meeting the need for affordable housing.
The Mississippi State Department of Health on Tuesday morning reported 680 new COVID-19 cases, bringing to statewide total of number of cases to 27,247.
The Mississippi State Department of Health on Monday reported 675 new cases of COVID-19, the second highest single-day total of cases reported so far.
The Boys and Girls Club of New Albany officially reopened on June 8 after temporarily closing due to COVID-19 and both staff and members of the Club are excited to be back together, even with all the new regulations that must be followed.
TUPELO • The number of COVID-19 cases was already trending upwards when the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported the highest single day increases this past week. Thursday saw the highest single day total, with 1,092 new cases. Previous highest totals also occurred in that t…
The Mississippi State Department of Health on Saturday morning reported 465 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 new deaths, bringing the state's total number of cases to 25,531.
TUPELO • Mayor Jason Shelton issued an executive order on Friday evening that mandates all people inside the Tupelo city limits wear a mask or a face covering when at an indoor public building or business institution.
TUPELO - North Mississippi Health Services is participating in Expanded Access to Convalescent Plasma for the Treatment of Patients with COVID-19.
TUPELO • North Mississippi Health Services is participating in Expanded Access to Convalescent Plasma for the Treatment of Patients with COVID-19.
With 550 new COVID-19 cases and six new deaths linked to the disease reported by the Mississippi State Department of Health, the state continues to experience elevated transmission of the novel coronavirus.
TUPELO • Tupelo Public School District released a blueprint on Friday detailing steps for reopening schools for the 2020-21 school year in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
TUPELO • With the state again posting a new highest single-day total of COVID-19 cases for the second time in a week on Thursday, Mayor Jason Shelton announced an intent to impose new safety orders, including masking requirements inside the city.
TUPELO • As Wednesday revealed the second highest single day number of COVID-19 cases, the Mississippi State Department of Health anticipates that the increase in cases will continue.
The Mississippi Department of Health on Wednesday reported 526 new COVID-19 cases and 22 deaths — pushing the statewide death toll over 1,000.
TUPELO • COVID-19 cases in the Northeast Mississippi region continue to rise despite a five-day delay that caused daily numbers to be suspended, with Tuesday’s update showing the largest single day increase in total COVID-19 cases since MSDH first began daily reports.
The Mississippi Department of Health on Monday reported 1,646 new COVID-19 cases and 40 deaths between June 17 and June 21 in its first coronavirus update since last Wednesday.
Tupelo • Mississippi State Department of Health provided combined COVID-19 case numbers for five days Monday after being unable to provide daily updates from June 17-21.
NEW ALBANY • The fifth annual Pedaling for Hope on the Tanglefoot Trail, which benefits the Regional Rehab Center and New Albany Main Street, will occur June 27.
TUPELO • “Church is more fun in a group.” That’s how the Rev. Keith Cochran, pastor at West Jackson Street Baptist Church in Tupelo, summed up the experience of welcoming his members back after their long COVID-19 hiatus.
OXFORD • Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill announced at Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting that there have been 162 positive cases of COVID-19 since June 1 among University of Mississippi students, who are temporary residents with home addresses in other counties and states, that were not …
Tupelo • Mobile food banks have been occurring throughout North Mississippi and the MidSouth to address ongoing food insecurity as a result of COVID-19.
OKOLONA • June is usually a big month for Excel, Inc., but this year, the organization is working with smaller numbers in order to continue serving the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
BOONEVILLE • Northeast Mississippi Community College’s Board of Trustees set the start date for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester for Aug. 3 at its monthly meeting on Tuesday.
TUPELO • Malco reopened some of its theaters Monday, including the Tupelo Commons Grill, much to the delight of Tiffany and Brad Franks.
FULTON • Itawamba Community College released a “reopening guide” and announced plans to welcome students back to campus for the fall semester on Aug. 17.
The Mississippi Department of Health on Friday reported 608 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 deaths between between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 6 p.m. Thursday.
TUPELO • Come July, the Rev. Jeffery Daniel will have been the pastor of White Hill Missionary Baptist Church on Eason Boulevard for 14 years.
JACKSON • The Mississippi State Board of Education voted on Thursday morning to suspend several policies for the 2020-21 school year due to COVID-19, while some will return to normal – including state testing and accountability.
TUPELO • People were able to drive or walk up to the Family Resource Center at 507 S. Church St. in order to receive free COVID-19 testing on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TUPELO • Tupelo Public School District and Lee County School District have outlined initial plans for how they intend to spend millions of dollars in CARES Act funds.
TUPELO • As schools prepare to reopen in August, the question Tupelo Public School District Superintendent Dr. Rob Picou hears most often is “Will my child be required to wear a mask?”
TUPELO - Access Family Health and the Family Resource Center are partnering to provide COVID-19 testing at the FRC, 507 S. Church St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.
TUPELO • The Refuge foster care closet at Northstar Church has adjusted to the challenge of continuing to help foster families amid the coronavirus pandemic.
TUPELO • The Mississippi State Department of Health on Wednesday night released a list of every nursing home in the state with an active outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
TUPELO • Two months seems almost a lifetime ago for many downtown business owners. That’s when the coronavirus pandemic began the shutdown of many shops and restaurants, leading to weeks of worry and angst.
As Pride Month celebrates 51 years since the Stonewall riots, LGBT members in Northeast Mississippi reflect on how quarantine has highlighted the importance of community.
The Mississippi State Department of Health named Union County Health and Rehabilitation Center as the local long-term care facility that currently has an outbreak of COVID-19 cases.
The Mississippi State Health Department on Thursday reported 238 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 new deaths linked to the virus, including one in Lee County.
OXFORD - A University of Mississippi student and employee have both tested positive for COVID-19, the university announced to students, faculty and staff via emergency alert on Wednesday.
TUPELO • Tupelo Public School District held its first Parental Advisory Committee meeting on Friday for parents to ask questions and get answers directly from school administrators.
TUPELO – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities, Natchez Trace Parkway is increasing access to the Parkway Comfort Stations.
Larry Harmon, a beloved former Tupelo High School baseball coach who most recently worked as Tupelo Public School District’s Director of Transportation, is retiring in June after 34 years with the district.
TUPELO - The novel coronavirus has caused some regional emergency shelters to prepare for a potentially growing need for services as state safer-at-home orders reach an end.
The Mississippi State Department of Health on Saturday morning reported 439 new cases of COVID-19, the largest single-day total of reported cases, and 13 new deaths.
JACKSON • Gov. Tate Reeves on Friday unveiled a newly launched website that small business owners will eventually be able to use to apply for grant assistance money to help with the economic downturn of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Mississippi State Health Department on Friday reported 418 new cases of COVID-19 as identified through testing, with 17 new deaths — including one in Lee County.
BOONEVILLE - Northeast Mississippi Community College will offer learning opportunities to more than 1,000 people during its 12th annual Mobile Learning Conference.
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.
BALDWYN • A funeral event that took place in Baldwyn has led to a cluster of new COVID-19 cases, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. At least nine people have tested positive for the virus as a result of the event.
FULTON - Itawamba Community College is actively making plans to safely open its doors for the 2020 fall semester with the appointment of a task force that will examine all options.
TUPELO • Tupelo Public School District and Lee County School District will apply lessons learned during the spring semester, when schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as they work to reopen this fall.
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…
Houses of worship face issues aplenty as they discern how best to safely resume in-worship services that were largely paused in mid-March amid the rise of COVID-19 in the state.