JACKSON • At a legislative hearing on Tuesday, the state’s economist, Darrin Webb, predicted Mississippi will suffer a deep economic recession because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, with a long recovery effort that could take years.
TUPELO • As part of a Tennessee Valley Authority grant-matching assistance program, the Salvation Army chapters in Itawamba and Lee counties received $30,000 Tuesday.
TUPELO • The unemployment rate in Northeast Mississippi reached a record high 17.8% in April in the wake of thousands of layoffs across the region due to the coronavirus pandemic.
TUPELO • The four-story, 80-room boutique hotel to be built in Fairpark in downtown Tupelo has an official name: Hotel Tupelo, and it should be completed by December 2021.
WEST POINT - A man wanted in connection with a fatal Sunday night shooting turned himself in to authorities Monday and is being held on a $1 million bond. Richard Raines is accused of the shooting death of Curtis Williams Jr. at the Relax Inn on Highway 45 North. During his initial court app…
JACKSON - The four-day Memorial Day holiday weekend saw the Mississippi Highway Patrol issue more than 6,500 tickets and work 157 crashes that saw two people die.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Representative Trent Kelly (R-Miss.) has announced the appointment of eight Mississippians selected to attend one of America's military academies.
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…
According to the Amory Police Department, Antonio D Little, 31, of Amory was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent-enhanced (methamphetamine). Bond was set at $10,000 by Monroe County Justice Court Judge Brandon Davis. Little is out on bond.
TUPELO • The City of Tupelo recognized fallen soldiers during its annual Memorial Day event Monday, even with concerns of safety precautions during COVID-19.
As Nancy New spent hundreds of thousands of welfare dollars to lobby, her private school companies received nearly $1.3 million from the state's public education budget.
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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.
TUPELO • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Mississippi is encouraging virtual mentorship in order to serve children in the community during COVID-19.
TUPELO • Even as COVID-19 has halted major clean up projects for Keep Tupelo Beautiful, director Kathryn Rhea said there are still ways for people to help keep the community clean.
TUPELO - On Monday, the Natchez Trace Parkway will join 30 National Park Service units across 12 states and the District of Columbia in hosting a virtual commemoration saluting America’s fallen soldiers.
TUPELO • Usually, soon-to-be 11-year-old John Coley Elliott is playing travel baseball this time of year. But with the coronavirus disrupting plans from businesses to ball teams, young Elliott rediscovered the joys of riding a bicycle.
A search committee narrowed the applicant pool of about 55 down to three finalists, including Cain, and sent the names to Gov. Reeves.
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.
FULTON - Itawamba Community College has launched a free module that will allow individuals to explore their career interests, view available ICC training programs, update their résumés and learn how to excel in an interview.
TUPELO - People who love to camp out but are reticent with the COVID-19 pandemic still looming will get a chance to camp out at almost two dozen national parks this weekend — including one ion their backyard.
OXFORD • A federal magistrate ordered an Arkansas woman held in jail without bond for her role in a gunfight on an Oxford street that left one dead and a U.S. marshal shot twice.
JACKSON - The Board of Trustees of Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning voted to reopen campuses this fall during a meeting on Thursday morning.
JACKSON – According to the Mississippi Bankers Association, Mississippi rates among the top in terms of loan allocation from the Paycheck Protection Program.
TUPELO • After falling for four consecutive weeks, the number of Mississippians filing for unemployment benefits drifted higher, but at a rate that would be deemed “flat.”
TUPELO - Following federal, state and local pandemic guidelines, the Natchez Trace Parkway will begin the process of opening up to the public this weekend.
HOLLY SPRINGS • Holly Springs Police Department and Marshall County Sheriff’s Department officials received a call early Wednesday morning about a fire that burned down First Pentecostal Church in Holly Springs.