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Tupelo, Mississippi is located in Lee County. Zip codes in Tupelo, MS include 38801, 38804, and 38802. The median home price in Tupelo is $139,900 which is roughly $67/per square foot. More Tupelo information.

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7 hrs ago | Newms360.com

Digging through time: Ole Miss students get hands dirty in Rome

In May and June, a team of classics students from the University of Mississippi spent five weeks in Rome on the front lines of archaeology. "Rome is a very, very old city," said Andersen Marx, a 22-year-old from Buckhead, Ga.

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11 hrs ago | Newms360.com

Brett, Wise still politicking in judge race

When Lee County Court judge candidates Charlie Brett of Saltillo and Reagan Wise of Tupelo are campaigning, one of the first things they have to do is explain that they are indeed running for office and they do need people's votes. "I've had people look at me and say the didn't know I was running because they didn't see my name on the ballot in June," said Wise, 38. "Part of the process is to explain that there is an election and it is nonpartisan," he said.

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15 hrs ago | Newms360.com

Leslie Criss: Food items in checked luggage may never make it home

"When you think about flying, it's nuts really. Here you are at about 40,000 feet, screaming along at 700 miles an hour and you're sitting there drinking Diet Pepsi and eating peanuts.

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20 hrs ago | Newms360.com

New ideas on table for Tupelo city court building

Plans for taxpayer improvements of up to $150,000 for roof and front building improvements at Tupelo Municipal Court have paused - possibly forever. The Tupelo Police Department's plan to move into a new $10 million headquarters on four acres at Front and Franklin streets could allow city court to relocate to the current police headquarters on Front Street.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Commercial Dispatch

Wyatt Emmerich: Stats reveal fallacy of taxpayer-subsidised megadeals

As of July 2014, Mississippi has the highest unemployment rate in the nation, 8 percent. I remember in the 90s when Mississippi's unemployment rate was two full percentage points better than the national average.

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Newms360.com

Ed Holliday: Mississippi and climate change

Mississippi is not a stranger when it comes to government action and subsidies to fight global warming. If you drive to Kemper County you can see the $5 billion power plant that has received federal help and aggressive state laws that take the burden of failure off the back of the utility company - and places the burden on the ratepayers.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Newms360.com

Vista Ridge making slow climb back

The past five months have been as hectic as any period during the five years that Vista Ridge Apartment Homes has been open. Ten of the 11 buildings making up the high-end residential apartment complex were damaged extensively by the EF-3 tornado that ripped through the city on April 28. Most of the 160 rental units had to be vacated, leaving only a handful of residents living in the gated complex for weeks.

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Madison County Herald

Madison Co. engineer, firm defend lake project

Madison County engineer Rudy Warnock says he is bringing engineering experts to today's Board of Supervisors meeting to dispel the 'fallacy' that the $1.5 million lake being built at a public park in northern Madison County won't hold water. Media reports and a county official questioned whether proper testing was done on the lake after construction generated a substantial amount of 'fill material,' though officials dispute the exact amount and type of material generated.

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Greenwich Citizen

School enrollment dips slightly in Tupelo

Enrollment fell slightly for the new school year in the Tupelo Public School District but exceeded the district's initial projections. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported that through Aug. 29 there were 7,056 students enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade, a drop of 52 students compared to the same time last year.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

New Albany Gazette

Moving on from TV

This week saw a change in the local journalism community that we don't think should pass without a comment. Robert Byers resigned from his job anchoring the morning news team at WTVA-TV in Tupelo to take a communications position with the Lee County Schools.

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Newms360.com

Memorials set for today on anniversary of 9/11

A pair of services today will remember those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Water Liars, North Mississippi Allstars to play Down on Main

The indie rock band has slow songs as graceful and calming as a lazy river. But when the guys turn it up to 11, their music is as raw and unrelenting as the Mississippi summer heat.

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NMMC pediatrics unit is moving

On Wednesday, the Tupelo hospital will shift the pediatrics unit from the main hospital on South Gloster Street to NMMC Women's Hospital on Eason Boulevard. It will bring all the inpatient women and children's services under one roof.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Newms360.com

Eastbound 278 to open Saturday for gameday traffic

Both eastbound lanes of Highway 278 in Pontotoc County will be open Saturday to help accommodate traffic traveling to the Ole Miss-Louisiana Lafayette football game. The lanes will be open from State Route 336 in Pontotoc County to the Lafayette County line.

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Tupelo could be leader on e-message policy

City attorney Ben Logan made public Tuesday a two-draft electronic messages policy, intended to formally provide guidance for all elected city leaders and employees. Passing and following such a document would make Tupelo the first city in the state to maintain and archive text messages, making them available to the public.

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Tupelo High seeks to boost ACT scores

THS Principal Jason Harris spoke during Tuesday's School Board meeting about the school's performance on the national standardized test used to measure college readiness. The report looked at test performance by members of last year's graduating class.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Newms360.com

Tupelo passes $33M annual budget

Most City Council members can identify parts they'd change in the $33 million fiscal year 2015 budget passed today, but each voted to pass the financial roadmap. Unlike most years in recent memory, each council member supported the annual budget funding a new police officer for animal control, increasing a department head's pay by $5,000 and about $500,000 for street overlays.

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WLOX-TV Biloxi

More damage reported at Tupelo parks

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the latest damage is a broken concrete bench and a table top lifted from its leg at Ballard Park.

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Newms360.com

Tupelo passes $33M annual budget

Most City Council members can identify parts they'd change in the $33 million fiscal year 2015 budget passed today, but each voted to pass the financial roadmap. Unlike most years in recent memory, each council member supported the annual budget funding a new police officer for animal control, increasing a department head's pay by $5,000 and about $500,000 for street overlays.

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Laubhan, Leonard to lead Christmas parade

Months later, Laubhan and his wife, Emily Leonard, both with WTVA news, have been selected to be grand marshals for the 2014 Reed's Tupelo Christmas Parade. "They're great representatives of this idea of coming back ," Jack Reed Jr., president of R.W. Reed Co, said during a Tuesday press conference.

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