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A weekend of events to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began Friday with a talent show at the Civic Auditorium. Choirs, drill, drama, and praise teams were among the participants. More events will be held today, Sunday and Monday.

Dan Soper of Tupelo fell in love with pianos when he learned how to tune them at the age of 16, some 54 years ago. He now specializes in tuning, repairing, moving or selling pianos and organs. He also travels to Oxford every Monday to tune all the pianos across the campus of the University o…

The City of Tupelo has more than 67 miles of sewer lines with man holes every 500 feet. The newer lines that are associated with Major Thoroughfare Projects over the last 20 years are not located in road so as to not cause a problem for possible future expansion of the road network. All of t…

Large-scale live muralist Ryan “ARCY” Christenson showcased his skills on Saturday to those in town attending the 20th annual Elvis Festival. Christenson painted a mural of Elvis on the side of Reed’s of Tupelo facing Tupelo Hardware Store.

In 2015 Joe Estess opened “Pappi’s Garage” on Commerce Street in Tupelo that specializes in selling cars that date prior to 1979. They have more than 40 cars in stock that range from a 1929 Ford Model A to a 1981 Dale Earnhardt Bush Series racing car. They can also act as the middle man to h…

Almost 60 kids, kindergartners to sixth-graders, participated recently in the Tupelo Scholastic Chess Championship held at Pierce Street Elementary in Tupelo. The tournament was free to any student. The only requirement is that they had to know the rules of the game.

More than 50 Vietnam veterans traveled to Tupelo on Saturday as part of “Operation Grateful Nation.” The event, organized through the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center as a Vietnam War Commemoration partner, brought the veterans to tour the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Veterans …

Snow and ice continued to cover much of Northeast Mississippi Wednesday, with temperatures never reaching above freezing. Area officials encouraged residents to minimize travel as roads remained dangerous for travel. Many schools canceled classes and gave students the opportunity to enjoy th…

Northeast Mississippi got a snow day on Tuesday with accumulations ranging from around three inches near Byhalia to just a dusting of new snow in the Starkville area. We asked, and you sent us photos of your snow day activities: snow angels, sledding, snow cream and lots of dogs and babies p…

Tupelo residents gathered Monday to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. At gatherings across the nation, activists, residents and teachers honored the late civil rights leader on what would have been his 89th birthday and ahead of the 50th anniversary of his assassination…

Zac Baldwin of Tupelo had his plans all laid out and ready to act, but the snowy weather in early December stopped him for one week. After Zac’s girlfriend, Amanda Wineman, finished her exams Dec. 13 the couple drove from Birmingham to Tupelo so she could look at puppies while she was stayin…