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Special Olympics gives local children chance to compete  WTVA

Children from all across Mississippi gathered at Tupelo High School for various athletic events.

UPDATE: Tupelo High School teacher under investigation  WTVA

A Tupelo High School teacher is under investigation.

Multi-year renovations to Tupelo schools finally see completion  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • Upgrades to several Tupelo schools have been deemed complete by the district, with one major construction project not part of the original bond for ...

Community members glimpse construction of Tupelo High's bubble  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • On recent mornings, a pickup truck with muddy tires is parked on the dirt patch that will eventually be Tupelo High's new basketball gym. Earlier this ...

Tupelo High marks end of Black History month with school celebration  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • After a rousing gospel performance by the Tupelo Voices choir, which is comprised of Tupelo High School students, the high school's celebratory ...

Tupelo High School teacher accused of sex crime  WTVA

Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate. of the tupelo ...

Tupelo High School program trains future educators | News  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • Lucy Dexter passed out tissues while displaying safe scissor techniques. Down the hallway at Tupelo's Early Childhood Education Center, Anna ...

Former Tupelo teacher indicted on sex charges | News  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • A Lee County grand jury has indicted former Tupelo High School teacher Braden Bishop on sex charges relating to a 10-month inappropriate ...

UPDATE: Former Tupelo teacher arrested, charged  WTVA

Update 11/09/18 1:20 p.m.. According to the Lee County jail docket, Braden Bishop was released on bond. See the original post below. TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) ...

Tupelo High's Jordan Graham alternative path to teaching  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • When Jordan Graham was in the same seat as his current students, teaching was not part of the plan.

Tupelo boys win 12th straight swim title | High school sports  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • At the beginning of Saturday afternoon, the Tupelo High School boys swim team began the championship races by winning the 200 medley relay.

Tupelo High brings Alcott's 'Little Women' to life  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • This year marks a special one for Louisa May Alcott's coming-of-age tale, “Little Women.”

Tupelo High students examine surgery up close | News  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • Some Tupelo High School students had broken a wrist on a playing field. Others knew a teammate who needed Tommy John surgery to repair an ...

Alef named president of BNA Insurance and Investments  Mississippi Business Journal

Mike Alef has been named president of BNA Insurance and Investments, a division of BNA Bank. In 2001 Alef joined BNA Bank as Vice President and started ...

'Dethroned' Synergy performance reigns supreme at THS | Arts & Entertainment  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • Hear ye, hear ye. Members of Tupelo High School's show choir, Synergy, have three major performances they're gearing up for over the next couple ...

Tupelo buys two new cars for driver's ed  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – Three student drivers and an instructor fit comfortably in the sport utility vehicles with the Tupelo High School logo painted on each front door.

Tupelo High School storm shelter progresses | News  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – As classes wind down and average temperatures begin to climb north of 80 degrees, nearly six months of construction work at Tupelo High School is ...

MDE leads career tech education town hall Tupelo High  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Led by new director of Career and Technical Education Tom Wallace, the state department of education is currently touring the state on a “Mississippi Succeeds ...

Ye olde Singe Feaste begins next week in Tupelo  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • It's safe to say that the choral department at Tupelo High School probably starts celebrating the Christmas season long before anyone else in ...

Tupelo High bids farewell to Class of 2018 | News  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Every morning at Tupelo High, Niland Fortenberry read the morning announcements in about two minutes. Alone with a script, she didn't have to look up at ...

Tupelo High School Gym Will Double as Tornado Shelter  Jackson Free Press

A high school basketball gym that's being built in Mississippi will do double duty as a tornado shelter.

Area marching bands prepare for evaluation this weekend  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • Thirty-three high school bands from across the region, including some defending state champions, will be performing their shows all day Saturday at ...

Trump visit recalls last time president came to Tupelo  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Once Air Force One lands on Monday, a sitting U.S. President will be in Tupelo for the first time since Franklin Delano Roosevelt left by train in 1934. During his.

How many sitting U.S. presidents have visited Tupelo?  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

President Donald Trump will come to Tupelo on Monday, Nov. 26, for a "Make America Great Again" rally in support of U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith.

Probable cause hearing for Tupelo teacher delayed  WTVA

The hearing was postponed for one week because they wanted the teacher present for the hearing.

Residents recall Bush's Tupelo visit | News  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • Some north Mississippi residents recall former U.S. President George H.W. Bush had a “zest for living” when Bush visited Tupelo in 1987.

Houston's Gann joins Tupelo baseball staff | High school sports  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Houston's baseball program is looking for a new head coach.

Tupelo schools security evolves to keep watch 24/7 | News  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – Around 7000 students pass through the Tupelo Public School District's doors each morning. After the final bell rings in the afternoon, campuses ...

Tupelo shows its spirit: Community pep rally kicks off home football schedule  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Tupelo hosted its annual community pep rally ahead of tonight's Tupelo High home opener against Corinth. The game will be at 7 p.m. at THS.

Tupelo coaching legend Linder dies at 72 | Sports  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Mickey Linder, a longtime middle school coach in Tupelo, has died at age 72.

New Orleans native, Alaskan educator Rob Picou named Tupelo School's new superintendent  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – This past January, Rob Picou's wife and two sons sent him pictures of a rare snowfall in their home of Pass Christian. That night, Picou accidentally ...

Tupelo teacher accused of having sexual contact with a student faces 7 charges  Jackson Clarion Ledger

A court hearing for a teacher accused of illegal sexual contact with a student has been postponed until Friday.

New shelter brings peace of mind to THS  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – The Tupelo High basketball teams are already looking forward to 2019. In the new year, they're expecting to play on a state-of-the-art court ...

Tupelo high school gym will also be tornado shelter  WTOK

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A high school basketball gym that's being built in Mississippi will do double duty as a tornado shelter. A dome was inflated Wednesday at ...

Our Artworks gains an outpost in Mill Village  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Our Artworks is expanding its base. The non-profit organization that offers arts programs for the disabled is working to convert an unused, overgrown lot on ...

'Nutcracker' at 36: Tupelo Ballet's signature production returns for the holidays  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

As traditions go, Tupelo Ballet's annual performance of “The Nutcracker” is right up there with leaving milk and cookies out for Santa.

Marching Band competition sees big wins for several regional bands  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • From all major thoroughfares coming into Tupelo, drivers could see rows of packed school buses and trailers proudly emblazoned with the names of ...

Fraternity to host free ACT prep class in Tupelo  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Tupelo • While grades and extra-curricular activities matter, the ACT exam is currently the best opportunity for high school students to qualify for and obtain ...

Honor across generations: Tupelo Veterans Day ceremony recognizes those who have served  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – Under overcast skies, citizens and city officials from across Northeast Mississippi gathered at Veterans Park in Tupelo on Sunday afternoon to honor ...

As summer break winds down, bands prepare to march  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

In the parking lot next to its home field, the Tupelo marching band practices moving in unison. From high up in a perch, assistant director Cliff Moore counts into ...

Football games moved to Thursday | Sports  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Tupelo High School's scheduled football game at DeSoto Central has been moved to Thursday, the schools announced Tuesday morning.

284 years of experience ring retirement bells from Tupelo schools  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – Six days after Tupelo's graduating seniors walked across a stage and into the next chapter of their lives, retiring school district employees did the ...

Alcorn State University choir concert celebrates Black History Month  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • Alcorn State University is hosting a public choir concert celebrating Black History Month at the Tupelo Civic Auditorium Saturday at 6:30 p.m..

Retail development coming to Tupelo  WTVA

Workers have cleared the site of some former businesses and homes to bring more retail development on West Main Street in Tupelo.

Goodbye room B119: Tupelo High's longest-serving teacher Ginger Lumsden is retiring  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – The overhead projector that was once a staple of room B119 at Tupelo High School is now stored under a corner table and out of view. Even as.

Tupelo administrator named principal at Thomas Street Elementary  WTVA

Candi Moore-Robertson has been named principal of Thomas Street Elementary in Tupelo.

UPDATE: Loaded gun found on THS campus, student arrested  WTVA

The matter has been referred to the Tupelo Police Department.

How to get tickets for President Trump's Tupelo rally  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

On Monday morning, tickets for President Trump's 'Make America Great Again' rally in Tupelo were still available at Members of the public ...

Tupelo teen sentenced in shooting death  WTVA

A teenager finds out his punishment in the shooting death of someone he described as his friend.

Tupelo dance director relocates academy to new home  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • A lot has changed in the city of Tupelo in the past four decades – but one constant that's remained the same has been the Tupelo Academy of Dance ...

School board approves $92 million budget for Tupelo schools  WTVA

The school board for the Tupelo Public School District unanimously approved a $92443198 budget for the current school year.

Tupelo school district replaces nurse positions cut by NMMC  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – The Tupelo Public School Board announced this week that it has approved three nurse positions for the upcoming school year. In February, North ...

Kim Hopkins named Tupelo Schools Parent of the Year  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – Kim Hopkins is not great at keeping secrets. Last week, when she found out that she would receive the 2017-18 Tupelo Public School District Parent ...

Back in black: THS Vocal Jazz group warms up for weekend performances  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

*Fresh* off their win from Festival Disney, Tupelo High School's Vocal Jazz group is ready to perform with home field advantage.

TPSD to introduce new superintendent Monday | News  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – The Tupelo Public School District will publicly announce its new superintendent at 4 p.m. Monday, at the Tupelo High School Performing Arts Center.

Reed's 70th annual Christmas Parade keeps spirits high in low temps  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – After 70 years, the Reed's Christmas Parade is still going strong, and trucks and trailers with musical-themed floats took its well-established route ...

Fortune favors the truth in latest production from THS Theatre  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • Barry Hollis has a lot going for him. Having recently graduated from Princeton, he's just inherited his father's fortune and – to top it off – he's fallen in ...

THS shelter on track for January completion | News  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – The floor inside Tupelo High's newest building is still dirt. Twenty four feet in the air, workers re-enforce the structure with rebar. They stand on cherry ...

Downtown Tupelo poised to grow in 2019 | News  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • After a year that saw several retailers open shop in downtown Tupelo, several murals painted to beautify its buildings, and the beginning of ...

Pirouettes and philanthropy: Hope for the Holidays aids St. Jude in sixth year  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • More than 80 kids from across Northeast Mississippi will gather Sunday afternoon in the name of a good cause.

OFF to feature Mississippi native's debut film | Lifestyle |  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

LOS ANGELES • Will Stewart had two goals in mind when he wrapped shooting his short film “All We Are.”

Mississippi graduation rates hit all-time high | News  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

On Thursday afternoon, the Mississippi Department of Education announced that the high school graduation rates for the 2017-18 school year reached an ...

President Trump visits Tupelo  WTVA

His stop in the All America City was the first of two stops in support of interim U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith.

Tupelo's O'Daniel, Boyd sign with ICC soccer  WTVA

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo High School midfielders Carson O'Daniel and Jalin Boyd signed with Itawamba Community College's men's soccer program on ...

Some area high school football games moved to Thursday  WTVA

Several games are moving from Friday to Thursday.

Griffin pleads to lesser charge of manslaughter | News  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • A Tupelo teen, charged as an adult, will likely spend the next 10 years in a state prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

How high school football revenue drives local athletic programs  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

PONTOTOC – On the first high school football Friday night of the year, the parking spots along Main Street in Pontotoc were filled an hour before kickoff.

Tupelo High's 'Beauty Pageant' takes on farce and fable  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – As far as making a quick buck goes, running off with contestants' entry money to a beauty pageant seems like a fool-proof plan.

2018 Reed's Tupelo Christmas parade winners  WTVA

The information below is courtesy of Tupelo Main Street.

New tornado shelter coming to Tupelo High School  WTVA

The district says its long-term goal is to have a tornado shelter at all thirteen campuses.

Exchange student from Tupelo safe after Nairobi terror attack  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Tupelo native Warner Wills King proclaimed her safety on Facebook Tuesday before official news broke of a terror attack in Nairobi, Kenya.

City employee defends mayor over Trump no-show  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • The city's Community Outreach Coordinator Marcus Gary has linked Mayor Jason Shelton's no-show at a rally by President Donald Trump with what ...

Do-it-all TPSD volunteer Kim Hopkins named congressional district parent of the year  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – The work of three-time Tupelo Schools Parent of the Year Kim Hopkins is well-known inside her home district. Now her influence has been ...

Tupelo High graduates class of 2017 | Education  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Standing backstage at the BancorpSouth Arena Friday evening in her blue cap and gown, Dannika Townes felt like she had finally made it.

Yzaguirre takes reigns of Civic Ballet's 'Cinderella' performance  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • Thom Yzaguirre has been logging a lot of miles with Contour Airlines.

Middle men: Middle school coaches lay foundation for varsity programs  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Sam McRae does not operate on an island. McRae has been at Tupelo Middle School since 2005, and he's been head football coach since 2008. He and his ...

Alley project takes shape in downtown Tupelo | Local News  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • For a dozen years now, the team at the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association has had a pipe dream of improving the alleyways in downtown ...

Tupelo teacher takes on additional role as church choirmaster  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – Taylor Sparks seems right at home in the gently lit choir loft of All Saints' Episcopal Church, where he began serving as choirmaster earlier in June.

Tupelo hosts nearly 600 athletes at Special Olympics for day of fun, competition  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – Across Northeast Mississippi on Wednesday morning, students lined hallways and driveways to enthusiastically send off their school's athletes.

UPDATE: Tupelo police investigate 'vehicle vs. pedestrian' incident  WTVA

Tupelo police are investigating a "vehicle vs. pedestrian" incident, according to Capt. Chuck McDougald. Posted: Feb. 1, 2019 10:34 PM. Updated: Feb. 4, 2019 ...

TPSD teachers get leadership advice at convocation | News  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – To show appreciation to Tupelo Public School District parents, Superintendent Rob Picou walked on stage and called a parent over speakerphone to ...

Tupelo couple support theater, each other on and off stage  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • To say that Liz and Dave Dawson have chemistry would be an understatement.

Three NEMISS districts earn 'A' ratings, Tupelo, Lee County districts rated 'B'  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – Only three of Northeast Mississippi's 29 public school districts earned an “A” rating from the Mississippi Department of Education for 2017.

New MS basketball gym will double as a tornado shelter  WMC Action News 5

Tupelo High School's new basketball gym is being built to double as a tornado shelter.

Tupelo leaders review costs of President Trump's visit  WTVA

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Tupelo city leaders are reviewing the costs the city is paying for services provided during President Donald Trump's stop in the ...

Dobbs named principal of Tupelo High | Education  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – With the hire of Art Dobbs as principal, Tupelo High School will soon be led by one of its own.

Mom of Tupelo High School athlete remembered as a supportive parent  WTVA

Less than 24 hours before her death, Erica Walls, the mother of Tupelo High School basketball player Tahj Crump, shared a heartfelt post.

Former Tupelo High School student honored with park bench  WTVA

Sydney Alford had a park bench dedicated in her name.

Early Signing Day 2018: When Mississippi's top-25 high school recruits intend to sign  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Find out when the top-25 recruits in Mississippi intend to sign and what that means for their recruitment with a schedule for early signing day.

State College Board president giving up Tupelo city job  WTVA

The president of the state College Board is leaving his job with the city of Tupelo.

Kelly Mims sworn in as newest circuit court judge  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • Kelly Mims was officially sworn into office Friday afternoon at the Lee County Justice Center.

At Tupelo schools job fair, everyone tries to stand out  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – When the Tupelo Public School District opened the doors to its annual employee recruitment fair, 15 hopefuls were already waiting outside. Once the ...

Plans are unfolding for President Trump's visit to Tupelo  WTVA

Plans are starting to unfold in Tupelo for next Monday's arrival of President Donald Trump.

Holiday happenings: Christmas in North Mississippi offers something for everyone  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Whether you're making the trek to Cotton Plant or looking to find local tunes to celebrate the season, the Daily Journal's definitive list of holiday offerings is sure ...

Tupelo-born Brown often makes odyssey for the King  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – When Tom Brown was a child, he wanted nothing more than to grow up to be Johnny Carson.

Tupelo Schools Superintendent Dr. Gearl Loden to retire  WTVA

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) – Tupelo Public School District Superintendent Dr. Gearl Loden has announced his retirement. His announcement came at the ...

Union County Band performs music from far-away galaxy  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

The Union County School marching band is entertaining crowds with show from a far-away galaxy this year.

Tupelo keeps Columbus winless  The Commercial Dispatch

The Columbus High School football team will have to wait at least one more week to return to the win column. A sterling defensive effort wasn't enough as ...

Harbin hopes holiday spirit will lead to van  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • Residents of east Tupelo have probably seen Chris Harbin rolling up and down the roads, especially last summer. But he hopes to be behind the ...

In the limelight: Season previews offer something for everyone in local arts scene  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

As summer winds down and school ramps up, so do the offerings of arts and entertainment in Northeast Mississippi.

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