BURNSVILLE • The Safe Haven, a project of the Tishomingo County Community Coalition, is giving residents a chance to start fresh.
TUPELO • A Northeast Mississippi lawmaker has filed legislation that would allow people with communication disorders to affix a special decal on a car tag to ease potential encounters with law enforcement.
TUPELO - NWTF Hill Country Strutters Chapter of Northeast Mississippi will host its Hunting Heritage Banquet at the Tupelo Furniture Market Building 5 Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m. There will be a wild game dinner, auction and drawings.
TUPELO • Despite some concerns over hourly wages, members of the City Council largely support a proposal from Mayor Jason Shelton’s administration to pick up litter throughout the city with temporary workers.
TUPELO - Itawamba Community College will formally open its Academic and Student Center on the Tupelo campus with a dedication program and ribbon cutting at 2 p.m. March 2.
BOONEVILLE - Northeast Mississippi Community College’s Anderson Hall Art Gallery is the host site for the 2020 Mississippi Community/Junior College Art Instructor’s Association State Art Competition March 2-27.
OXFORD • Fifty years after almost 90 black student protestors were arrested on Feb. 25, 1970, for protesting in Fulton Chapel, their legacy and impact was discussed during two days of events at the University of Mississippi, including a commemorative ceremony at the site of the arrests at 3 …
ABERDEEN • Rubel West won the Monroe County District 3 supervisor seat in November and was confirmed Tuesday afternoon, though his margin of victory was smaller.
TUPELO • Mississippi Public Broadcasting has started a new education initiative to provide Lee County parents with tools to help their children continue learning at home.
TUPELO • The Lee County Sheriff’s Department is continuing to investigate a shooting incident at a tire shop in the Skyline community that resulted in one death and one injury.
JACKSON - Three Northeast Mississippi individuals were named recipients of the 2020 Governor’s Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) Awards, according to a press release from the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service (Volunteer Mississippi).
CALHOUN CITY • Santee Ezell, founder and CEO of Black Girls Rock of MS, Inc., admitted that it was never a goal or dream of hers to form the organization.
ABERDEEN • More than three months after the November general election, Brian Atkins picked up another five votes Monday in his bid to become the third district Monroe County supervisor.
SKYLINE • One person was killed and another injured in a shooting at A+ Tires in the Skyline community Monday afternoon, according to Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson.
CORINTH • Northeast Mississippi Community College is helping bring history to life with a new phone application for the Corinth Contraband Camp that will be previewed at a Black History program on Saturday.
FULTON - Jessi Stevenson of Mantachie, Fine Arts instructor at Itawamba Community College and 2020 Mississippi Humanities Teacher Award recipient, will present “Changing the World One Communicator at a Time: A discussion of oxytocin, the power of storytelling and the importance of dialogue i…
FULTON - Registration for eight-week eLearning and traditional classes is continuing at both the Fulton and Tupelo campuses of Itawamba Community College.
According to the Amory Police Department, Dillon W. Bennett, 30, of Aberdeen was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Monroe County Justice Court Judge Sarah Stevens set his bond at $25,000. As of Monday morning, he was being housed at the Amory City Jail.
FINDLAY, Ohio • Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. reported sales of $2.75 billion for 2019, down from $2.81 billion a year before. But net income increased to $96 million, or $1.91 per share, compared with $77 million or $1.51 per share.
PONTOTOC • Pontotoc native, author and entrepreneur Jessica Starks wants to show that being from a small town doesn’t mean being limited to a certain job.
TUPELO • Eight special education students from Tupelo High School walked into the North Mississippi Medical Center in August, eyes fixed to the floor as they were led to a classroom on the second level.
Oxford • The Feb. 25, 1970 protest at the University of Mississippi wasn’t supposed to be the signature protest for the Ole Miss Black Power movement; it was simply the protest for the day, said Donald Cole.
Q. My husband passed away last year at just 45 years old. We always tried to be careful with our money, and we were in good enough shape financially that I paid for his funeral with cash. A few days ago, I started getting letters from the funeral homes in town encouraging me to pre-pay for m…
TUPELO • City officials are exploring the possibility of hiring temporary workers to collect litter scattered throughout the All-America City.
Bloomberg, a former New York City mayor and a billionaire with virtually unlimited capital to spend this cycle, has hired 22 full-time staffers in Mississippi. Several veteran political operatives say that makes his the largest full-time staff of any presidential candidate in the state’s history
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Thousands of Mississippians down the long, winding Pearl River are only beginning to see the worst impacts of the historic flood. Others farther downstream can only wait for the high waters to arrive
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TUPELO - A senior CREATE Foundation figure and a Saltillo High School student received Mississippi Senate Proclamations Thursday morning.
BALDWYN • Last year, Mary Lee Michael was at the house she’s lived in since 1963 when she heard a “terrible noise” that would change the way she feels about her longtime home.
TUPELO - The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will demonstrate pioneer era crafts and skills at the Parkway Visitor Center, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The demonstrations will show the challenges faced and creative solutions developed by those pioneers who lived in the area from the 1700s to aro…
TUPELO • The annual Empty Bowls luncheon seeks to raise awareness of the ongoing needs for the hungry and homeless from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the Tupelo Furniture Market (TFM) and at Fairpark, where the Salvation Army Canteen will operate as a food truck.