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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 ...

UPDATE: Tupelo High School teacher under investigation  WTVA

A Tupelo High School teacher is under investigation.

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 ...

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'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 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 ...

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.”

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) ...

Lee County prosecutor names Braden Bishop as investigation target  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • Lee County Prosecuting Attorney James Moore has filed a petition for a probable cause hearing to pursue charges for two counts of sexual battery ...

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 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 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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Cooper Tires visits Tupelo High | News  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • The career and technical center students at Tupelo High School know much more about cars than the average high schooler. Still, the new or ...

Probable cause hearing for Tupelo teacher delayed  WTVA

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

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.

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.

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 ...

Crowning Achievement: Taylor Hughes tackles new challenge as Miss Tupelo  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • Taylor Hughes isn't afraid to try new things. Instead, the newly-minted 18-year-old views such challenges as chances to prove herself.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Tupelo teen sentenced in shooting death  WTVA

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

New TPSD leader seeks to harness energy | News  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – Rob Picou knows Main and Gloster streets already. While meeting with school district personnel, buying some furniture and speaking with leaders ...

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.

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

The matter has been referred to the Tupelo Police Department.

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 ...

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 administrator named principal at Thomas Street Elementary  WTVA

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Tupelo performance to benefit St. Jude  WTVA

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Hearing Delayed for Teacher Accused of Sex With Student  U.S. News & World Report

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A court hearing for a teacher accused of illegal sexual contact with a student has been postponed until Friday.

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 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 ...

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.

Tupelo's Standifer out for senior season with injury  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Tay Standifer is going to miss his senior season of football at Tupelo High School.

Tupelo Reads welcomes Rick Bragg this week | News  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • The Tupelo Reads program aims to promote literacy and lifelong learning while uniting the city and surrounding counties through books.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

2018 Reed's Tupelo Christmas parade winners  WTVA

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Lady Warriors best defending 6A champs | Sports  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO • Pontotoc left no doubt on the court as it knocked off the defending Class 6A champs on Saturday.

Beasley recognized for impact in entertainment world | Local News  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Adam Beasley is constantly running. He'll be in Brazil later this month. You can find him at Sundance Film Festival in Utah in January or the Cannes Film Festival ...

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.

Tipler hired as new Pontotoc boys coach | High school sports  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Pontotoc has found its new boys basketball coach. Rolley Tipler, who has dominated Class 1A at Ashland, is taking over for the Warriors. He is replacing Chris ...

Neighborhood meetings scheduled after Tupelo tornado  WTVA

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Neighborhood meetings are scheduled to take place this week for those affected by last Monday's tornado in Tupelo. Tupelo Mayor ...

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.

Former Corinth coach Mitchell dies at 68 | High school sports  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Jimmy Mitchell, who spent most of his 40-year football coaching career in Northeast Mississippi, died on Wednesday. He was 68.

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 ...

Former Tupelo High School student honored with park bench  WTVA

Sydney Alford had a park bench dedicated in her name.

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 keeps Columbus winless  The Commercial Dispatch

Columbus High School’s Matthew Leach, right, dives for extra yards after tripping over teammate Arick Evans (55, left, on ground) while trying to avoid ...

A Tupelo High School Athlete Recovers From A Car That Leaves His Mother Dead  WCBI

KILMICHAEL, Miss. (WCBI) – A Tupelo High School basketball player is in the hospital recovering from a crash that left his mother dead. Tupelo High School ...

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.

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.

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.

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 volleyball hosts Clinton tonight | High school sports  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

The Tupelo Lady Wave volleyball team is ready to host Clinton tonight in the second round of the MHSAA playoffs.

Teacher shortage: MDE lists over 2000 job openings across state  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

On Thursday morning, the Mississippi Department of Education had 2120 job openings listed on its website. A day later, five more had been added across the ...

COOK OF THE WEEK:Natchez native says good food, cooking is in his blood  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – Michael Eidt says when you grow up around good food, you learn to love good food. His mother has been a caterer in Natchez for 49 years and.

At Lee County Library, Tupelo Reads builds community through literary discussion  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

The ground floor of the Lee County Library is a small slice of Tupelo. In one corner, young children flip through picture books and sound out words. At desks ...

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 ...

Mom of Tupelo basketball player laid to rest in Amory  WTVA

The mother of Tupelo basketball senior Tahj Crump was laid to rest at St. James United Methodist Church in Amory.

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 ...

Obituary: Shannon Michelle May Williams (11/29/18)  Shelbyville Times-Gazette

Shannon Michelle May Williams, age 50, of Smyrna, Tennesse, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. She was born July 1, 1968 in ...

THS storm shelter approved | Education  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – A combination storm shelter and gymnasium will soon begin to take shape on Tupelo High School's campus thanks to a long-awaited grant from ...

Former Tupelo Public School District Superintendent Mike Vinson dies  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

BRANDON – A former Tupelo Public School District administrator and leader in the Tupelo community died Saturday.

Lee County earns 'B' rating | Education  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – For the first time in recent years, the Lee County School District was given a “B” rating by the Mississippi Department of Education.

UPDATE: Teacher resigns after charged with enticing a student  WTVA

A teacher with the Lafayette County School District has been charged with the enticement of a child to meet for sexual purposes, stated Lafayette Investigator ...

From trash to treasure, 'Blessing Boxes' provide supplies for those in need  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

TUPELO – A few months ago, the city charged a group of four Tupelo High School seniors to repurpose recycled objects that could serve a need in the ...

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