Latest Tupelo News

Mississippi artist draws inspiration from plants, ecology

Sep. 19, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — When Nicole Dikon was in high school in Florida, she thought she wanted to be a marine biologist. That notion changed when she got to community college. “I started taking art classes, and I tried other things, but art is what stuck,” said Dikon,...

Ex-manager is Mississippi school district's interim leader

Sep. 14, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

AMORY, Miss. (AP) — A former administrator for a school district in Mississippi has been named to lead the district beginning in October. The Amory School Board on Monday approved a resolution that appoints Andy Cantrell as interim district superintendent for the period...

Tupelo restaurants can soon sell beer, light wine earlier

Sep. 12, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Restaurants in Tupelo can now start serving some alcohol products earlier in the day. The Tupelo City Council voted last week to allow restaurants to start selling beer and light wine to customers beginning at 8 a.m., The Northeast Mississippi...

Mississippi-based EPW Wrestling to make television debut

Sep. 04, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (AP) — With the lights low, the chairs vacant and the ring empty, the nondescript metal building that houses Booneville-based EPW Wrestling seems almost … to be frank … unexciting. But while the building might not look like much at 9:30 on a...

Gospel singer Lee Williams of The Spiritual QC's dies at 75

Aug. 31, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Gospel music artist Lee Williams, the leader and founder of the award-winning Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC’s, has died. He was 75. Williams’ death was announced Monday on the musical group’s Facebook page. ...

Mississippi family gets new home from Habitat for Humanity

Aug. 29, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — For Bridgette McCoy and her family, owning their first home was an accomplishment that required years of hard work and sacrifice. On Tuesday, Aug. 17, McCoy received the keys to her new home, courtesy of Habitat for Humanity. Side by side her...

GOP Sen. Wicker of Mississippi tests positive for COVID-19

Aug. 19, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation, his spokesperson said Thursday. “Senator Wicker tested positive this morning for the COVID-19 virus after immediately seeking a test due to...

Vicksburg hires collection firm: $1.8M in ambulance bills

Aug. 15, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A city in Mississippi has hired a firm to collect more than $1.8 million in ambulance bills unpaid since as early as 2013. The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted Tuesday to retain Franklin Collection Services Inc. of Tupelo to reduce or...

Director of a Mississippi Boys & Girls Club returns to role

Aug. 07, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Returning is a familiar theme in the life of George Parks. Parks began his new role as the Unit Director for the Northside Boys & Girls Club on July 12, but first served in the same role in March 2017. “What brought me...

Bill to rename North Mississippi post office heads to Biden

Jul. 29, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A bill that would rename a North Mississippi post office in honor of a Vietnam war veteran is headed to President Joe Biden. U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly, a Republican from Saltillo, said the bill passed both chambers in the U.S. Congress and now awaits...