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House seeks repeal of later school start mandate
The House passed Senate Bill 2571 Tuesday, repealing a 2012 law saying public schools can start class no earlier than August's third Monday.
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Crawfish, beads highlight NOleput logo
Buy at photos.djournal.com Sue Scruggs explains her design for the NOleput festival logo Tuesday afternoon during a press conference at Fairpark.
Senate passes bill to aid law officers, honor Tupelo officers
A bill providing Mississippi's 82 sheriffs a pay raise is heading for Gov. Phil Bryant's desk unless the Senate changes its mind, and legislation honoring two Tupelo police officers - one killed and the other injured - in a December bank robbery remains alive in the process.
Gillentine pleads not guilty to DUI death
The 27-year-old Tupelo resident was arraigned last Tuesday on the charges stemming from an Aug. 2 accident in which police say the vehicle he was driving struck Betty Montgomery, killing her.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Razing houses is last resort
Buy at photos.djournal.com Tupelo's Department of Public Works demolished a house at 205 Nanney Dr., a foreclosed property, last week.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Park service report tracks impact of Trace
TUPELO, Miss. -- Visitors on the Natchez Trace Parkway spent nearly $126 million in 2012, supporting more than 1,550 jobs, a new National Park Service report shows.
Our Opinion: New U.S. 78 bridge will help traffic grid
Tupelo's Major Thoroughfare Program received a major shot in the arm last week with a "notice to proceed" issued by the Mississippi Department of Transportation for construction of a $105 million bridge and "diamond' interchange over U.S. 78 at Coley Road bear Belden.
Lloyd Gray: 'Can do' can go a long way
OK, it's a bit corny. But give it its due: "Center of Positivity" - the new Tupelo promotional theme from the Convention and Visitors Bureau - captures an important community trait that has distinguished Tupelo through the years.
Tupelo Smokes: Cigar club members know what they like
Buy at photos.djournal.com Maury Giachelli, 28, has appreciated good cigars since his college days.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
M. Scott Morris: Looking at the positive side of things
With help from a Tulsa, Okla., company, the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau has a new slogan: "Center of Positivity."
God at the movies: Christians clash with Hollywood over biblical films
"Son of God," from the producers of last year's hit miniseries "The Bible," garnered praise from Christian media groups upon its release last week.
Daily Wrap 3.6.14: Crime, punishment and positivity | TIPsheet
Drugs are bad, kids. Ask Jesse Pinkman . a Man who killed cyclist dies in prison - Wendell Blount was serving a 10-year sentence for his manslaughter conviction, but he won't get to finish it.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Rx for Mississippi: More screening best antidote for high colon cancer rates
Buy at photos.djournal.com Gastroentereologists like Dr. Steve Amann of Tupelo are encouraging people to get screened for colorectal cancer.
Sanctuary Hospice director to retire
Gholston has led the nonprofit hospice program since January 2005. The west Tupelo facility accepted its first patient in November 2005 and has since served more than 2,100 patients, as well as an additional 700 through its home hospice program that began in 2010.
Daily Lead 3.7.14: Anything is possible, maybe | TIPsheet
Hello there. As we ponder Andre 3000 playing the role of Jimi Hendrix , let's take a glance at the top stories from your Friday Journal.
BMW experience could point way for Tupelo, Toyota
During the Community Development Foundation's Wake Up Tupelo and Lee County breakfast on Friday, South Carolina economic developer Hal Johnson suggested that Greenville's recent past could be Northeast Mississippi's future.
Motorcycle rally to benefit Boy Scouts
The 2014 Ride with the King Motorcycle Ride & Rally will take place the same day as the Don't Be Cruel BBQ Duel in downtown Tupelo.
Rep. Steve Holland returns to Capitol
Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, second from left, receives a hug from friend and colleague Rep. Brian Aldridge, R-Tupelo, as Rep. Nick Bain, D-Corinth, right, looks on.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Vernon opry celebrates 25 years of live country music
On Saturday, March 8, the Back Street Opry in the historic Lamar Theatre in Vernon, Ala., will celebrate its 25th anniversery with a free Grand Ole Opry-style stage show.
Here's the new logo for Tupelo, the "Center of Positivity"
In an effort to invigorate what tourism officials said was a diluted and stale brand, the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau on Thursday introduced a new logo and a new theme - the "Center of Positivity."