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Tupelo police arrest three in connection with catalytic converter thefts

TUPELO • Three men have been charged with coming to Lee County to steal catalytic converters. Tupelo police were called to Popeye’s at 1701 South Gloster Street on Thursday, June 16, at 1:30 a.m. for a suspicious vehicle call. Officers responded, and then located and detained three suspects. Police say the search of the vehicle revealed burglary tools and stolen catalytic converters.
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Chickasaw County first responders gathered Tuesday to learn more about emergency situations

HOUSTON, Miss. (WTVA) - Emergency personnel in Chickasaw County gathered Tuesday to go over emergency scenarios like active-shooters. A training presentation was shown at the Floy Dyer Manor in Houston. Several entities participated, including the Chickasaw County School District and Trace Regional Hospital. EMA Director Linda Griffin said the county...

Verona warehouse destroyed in fire

VERONA, Miss. (WTVA) - A fire destroyed a warehouse Sunday afternoon in Verona. The warehouse on Raymond Avenue is a total loss. Marty Pettit, the owner of the Kingfisher Lodge a well-known wedding venue, used the warehouse to store chairs, tables and other supplies. No one was hurt, but Pettit...
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Mitchell appointed to US Merchant Marine Academy

Tupelo, Miss. – Former Itawamba Community College women’s soccer player Morgan Mitchell of Amory was appointed to the US Merchant Marine Academy from Mississippi’s First Congressional District by Representative Trent Kelly during a recent ceremony. Mitchell plans to continue her soccer career at the Academy. The Mariners’...

Elvis Presley’s abandoned childhood home goes up for auction

Elvis has left the building, but maybe you don’t have to. Elvis Presley’s childhood home in Tupelo, Mississippi — which was left abandoned and, at one point, was expected to be torn down — is set to hit the auction block in August, The Post can report. This is the only childhood home of the King of Rock and Roll that has ever come to market. The starting auction price will be set between $30,000 to $50,000. The three-bedroom, 1,260-square-foot home, which once held the address 605 Kelly Street in East Tupelo, first went up for auction in 2020....

An Amory man dies following car crash

AMORY, Miss. (WCBI)-An Amory man dies from his injuries in a car crash. Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley said 53-year-old Willam Elbert Tallent, Jr. of the Bigbee Community died Saturday morning. Gurley said the incident happened back on June 17th on Highway 25 North in Smithville. Tallent was traveling north...

Lee County School Board to redraw district lines

TUPELO • Lee County School District officials plan to redraw district lines after census data revealed significant population changes in its current districts. The Lee County School Board will hold a public hearing at 5 p.m. on Thursday at the school district office to discuss proposed changes to its voting map. District officials will present the maps along with census data during the meeting.

#HSFT22 – Stop #2 Hatley Tigers

When the Hatley Tigers take the field this fall, they won’t be the same team they were a year ago. First-year head coach Seth Lee is making sure of that. “It’s a completely clean slate,” Lee said. “It’s a new coaching staff. We’re starting completely over. And that’s kind of what we wanted to do coming in.”

Get your Ole Miss baseball 2022 national championship commemorative front page in Tuesday's Daily Journal

To commemorate Ole Miss baseball's first national championship, our Tuesday, June 28, print edition will include an insert featuring our Monday e-edition-only front page. Print subscribers will have the insert already included with their paper. Any non-subscribers who would like to purchase a copy can do so through the following:

Love Me Legal Tender! Elvis Presley's Net Worth Is Impressive—See How the Singer Amassed His Fortune

Elvis Presley’s net worth is thanks to his prodigious talent and hard work (and, many would argue, from the backs of Black artists). Born in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi, in 1935, he grew up “within a close-knit, working class family, consisting of his parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, who all live near one another in Tupelo,” according to the official website of Presley’s home, Graceland. “There is little money, but [Presley’s parents] Vernon and Gladys do their best to provide for their son, who is the center of their lives.”