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Neon Pig: A smashing decade as butcher shop, gourmet grocery

May. 08, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The Neon Pig is flying high after 10 years. The popular butcher shop and restaurant has evolved over the years, but the one constant has been its mission to provide homemade and handmade goodness to its customers. The butcher shop breaks down...

Mississippi native creates postage-stamp size artwork

May. 07, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — When Blake Gore was a little kid growing up in Houston, Mississippi, he loved to draw. And, he thought he wasn’t half bad. “But as I got older, my internal critic turned on, told me I wasn’t good enough,” said Gore, 41. “So I stifled my creativity.”...

Holland’s Funeral Directors adds pet crematory services

Apr. 30, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Steve Holland loves dogs; in fact, his entire family has had their share of canines running around their farms and homes. So, dogs hold a special place in his heart. Holland is in the business of bringing closure to families for many years via his funeral home....

Mississippi protesters call for end to Confederate holiday

Apr. 26, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — On a day that many state and local government offices were closed for Confederate Memorial Day in Mississippi, protesters on Monday said the state needs to stop commemorating the Confederacy. Several members of Indivisible Northeast Mississippi held signs...

Mississippi-born brand Blue Delta creates bespoke jeans

Apr. 24, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

SHANNON, Miss. (AP) — There’s no other company in the country doing anything quite like what Blue Delta Jeans is doing. But for the small team at the 10-year-old, Shannon, Mississippi-based clothing manufacturer, creating a custom-fitted pair of blue jeans is about as American as...

Pied Piper’s Misty Cox helps develop love of theatre in all

Apr. 23, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Since experiencing live theater in the Big Apple, Misty Cox has developed a deep appreciation for theatrical productions, both big and small. It’s the latter that’s captured her heart. As vice president of the Tupelo-based Pied Piper...

Man dies after fight in north Mississippi; 1 person charged

Apr. 18, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A man died during the weekend after a fight at a north Mississippi restaurant, authorities said. News outlets reported that officers responded to a call early Saturday about an assault at Steele's Dive in Tupelo. Tupelo Police Maj. Chuck...

Tech donations help tutoring center for Hispanic students

Apr. 17, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Technology donations are giving a boost to a nonprofit organization that provides education programs for Hispanic residents in northeast Mississippi. El Centro, in Tupelo, is receiving three years of free internet access and a $50,000 grant from AT&T and 15...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Apr. 12, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. April 7, 2022. Editorial: One more opportunity to experience nationally-recognized performance Imagine if, right here in our backyard, there were an affordable, family-friendly, educational, award-winning event featuring local students who’ve...

Mississippi couple finishes 2,193-mile Appalachian Trail

Apr. 10, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — When Wayne and Margaret VanLandingham retired, they set their sights on hiking all 2,193 miles (3,529 kilometers) of the Appalachian Trail. The New Albany couple achieved that goal in March after hiking through 14 states in four seasons across all 12 months of...