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Tupelo student disciplined for participating in TikTok challenge

TUPELO, Miss (WTVA) - A recent TikTok challenge that encouraged students to steal and destroy school property reached Lee County. It’s called the “Devious Licks” challenge. TikTok banned the trend, but not before students damaged schools across the U.S., including in Tupelo. Gregg Ellis with Tupelo Schools said at least...
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Coroner, police gathered at Okolona crime scene

OKOLONA, Miss (WTVA) - The coroner and several law enforcement officers surrounded an area near the intersection on Fleming and West Monroe streets in Okolona on Monday, Sept. 20. Residents believe there was a shooting. Police have not confirmed a shooting, but a man at the scene said someone shot...
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Thief stole $1,200 worth of items from Walmart store, Tupelo Police say

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Someone stole $1,200 worth of items from a Walmart store in Tupelo. On Monday, Sept. 20, the Tupelo Police Department released two surveillance images. One image shows the store’s parking lot. It appears to be the store on North Gloster Street. The second image shows a...

Police: Father shot son in Vardaman

VARDAMAN, Miss. (WTVA) - A shooting between a father and son sent the latter to a hospital. Vardaman Police Chief Kenneth Scott said the shooting happened Sunday night and stemmed from an argument. According to the police chief, the son tried to attack his mother. A struggle between the father...
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Tupelo-based Blue Delta Jeans offers every player on Ole Miss football team NIL deal

OXFORD – Every player on the Ole Miss football team has been offered an endorsement contract with Tupelo-based jeans company Blue Delta Jeans. According to co-owners Josh West and Nick Weaver, each player who signs a deal will get a pair of custom-made jeans – which usually sell for $450-$500 a pair – in exchange for social media posts promoting the product. Each player will receive $100 for each pair of jeans he sells.

Diesel price update: Survey pinpoints Tupelo's cheapest

(TUPELO, MS) The price of diesel varies by as much as $0.11 in the greater Tupelo area, according to a recent price survey. The survey, which looked at prices across the Tupelo area on Tuesday, found that Shell at 105 Cr-1460had the cheapest advertised diesel, at just $2.78 per gallon. By comparison, the most expensive station in the area was Phillips 66 at 438 E Main St, which listed a per-gallon price of $2.89.

Where to find the COVID-19 vaccine in Tupelo

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Tupelo: 1. 930 Barnes Crossing Rd (662) 844-5247; 2. 960 Main St (662) 840-8559; 3. 3833 N Gloster St 662-840-6459; 4. 834 Barnes Crossing Rd 662-840-8462; 5. 902 S Gloster St 662-844-1318; 6. 817 Main St 662-620-7959; 7. 3929
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Navy officer returns home early, surprises wife at school

Navy Petty Officer Seth Dover returned home early from his 11-month deployment to Iraq on Monday morning. The first thing he did was surprise his wife Talana — a teacher at Tupelo's Early Childhood Education Center — at work. You can see the couple reuniting in the video below:. Video...
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137 Highway 9 N., Bruce, Mississippi 38951

Take a look at this great home in which to raise a family!!! This property features four bedrooms, two bathrooms on approximately 2.60 acres. Inside the home you will find the main living area has the master suite, living room, kitchen, breakfast and dining rooms. With French doors, you may close off the wing with three bedrooms. This property also has an outside storage building, tool room and shower room. This would be a great opportunity for a bed and breakfast as it is close proximity to Oxford! Many opportunities with this property! All information is subject to verification.

Houston officer dead, another injured while serving warrant

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities said a Houston police officer was killed and another was wounded during a shooting that also killed a 31-year-old man who the officers were attempting to arrest. Mayor Sylvester Turner said both officers were shot multiple times while attempting to serve an arrest warrant at a...
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What I know Tupelo Schools are doing to protect children and provide better education

I am a Church Street champion, product of Tupelo Public School District and parent of a child at the Early Childhood Education Center. I want to express my support for the work the Board of Trustees and school district leadership have done this school year to safely drive towards the mission of “serving the community by engaging each student in an excellent education that develops skills and citizenship needed for success in a global society.”

Man charged with defrauding jail accounts

TUPELO • A man has been charged with defrauding an account used by Lee County Jail inmates to purchase personal items. According to Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson, officers discovered fraudulent activity taking place on the inmate commissary account in early September. This account is used by inmates to purchase items such as food and toiletries.

NMMC doctors encouraging people to get vaccinated

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Over 100 medical workers at the North Mississippi Medical Center are trying to make sure people in the community get vaccinated. Cardiologist Barry Bertolet is one of the many doctors. He's a part of the North Mississippi Physicians Coalition for Covid-19 Vaccination. Bertolet said he thinks...

Would you let your children get the Pfizer vaccine?

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Pfizer said its data showed children 5 to 11 developed the same coronavirus-fighting antibodies as teenagers and young adults. The dosages used in the shots were about a third of what adults got. Pfizer plans to get approval from the U.S. regulators to begin offering vaccines...

4-Day Weather Forecast For Blue Mountain

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Blue Mountain: Tuesday, September 21: Partly sunny then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while showers and thunderstorms overnight; Wednesday, September 22: Mostly sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Thursday, September 23: Sunny during the

Weather Forecast For Tupelo

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Tupelo: Tuesday, September 21: Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while showers and thunderstorms overnight; Wednesday, September 22: Slight chance of rain showers then mostly sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Thursday, September 23: Sunny during

Tupelo calendar: Events coming up

1. Pet A Puppy Event; 2. Virtual Speed Dating for Professional Singles!; 3. Storyplay; 4. Free Meditation in Chinese ~ Weekly Classes: Let's Meditate Tupelo; 5. We Ain't Done Wild'N Yet Comedy Tour - Tupelo;