BancorpSouth: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) _ BancorpSouth Bank (BXS) on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $53.1 million.
The bank, based in Tupelo, Mississippi, said it had earnings of 53 cents per...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — It's been more than 25 years since the BancorpSouth Arena opened its doors to the public, and soon, those doors will open a little wider.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy in northern Mississippi has been indicted on a charge of retaliation against a public servant for allegedly threatening to harm his boss.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a drunken driving charge against a Mississippi city attorney, ruling the man was unconstitutionally stopped by highway patrol.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi inmate awaiting trial in the slaying of his mother is now charged with attacking three jailers with a homemade knife.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A northeast Mississippi tire maker plans a new $3.4 million warehouse.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has submitted plans for...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Jack Martin, 12, was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at age three and was non-verbal until he was five years old. When he entered school, he started out in a...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in northern Mississippi have joined together to fight human trafficking.
Officers and victim service providers gathered Tuesday in Tupelo to...
Mississippi city OKs public transit overhaul
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Changes to the City of Tupelo's public transportation system are on the horizon.
City officials voted Tuesday to overhaul the system by eliminating the fixed route...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Phone records show a county supervisor in Mississippi managed to avoid being booked into jail and got his DUI charge dropped after calling the local sheriff.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Some emergency responders in Mississippi are receiving oxygen masks to help animals that are rescued from fires.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that...
New Albany’s VIP Seating filling theaters globally
NEW ALBANY, Miss. (AP) — Ten years ago, Steve Simons and a handful of others started VIP Cinema Seating with hopes that their idea of putting reclining seats in movie theaters would take...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Dierdre Peggen Berry worked and waited five years for a home to call her own.
With help from Northeast Mississippi Habitat for Humanity, volunteers from across the...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The National Park Service is considering dismantling some historic buildings in Mississippi because nobody has been willing to lease or restore them.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A north Mississippi group is gearing up for a summer nutrition program to help needy families.
The Tupelo/Lee County Hunger Coalition is extending its weekend backpack...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A city attorney in northern Mississippi is still driving legally, despite being charged with drunken driving in December.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi county sheriff's office has stopped publishing inmate mug shots on its website.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that the Lee County...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Northeast Mississippi is leading the state in criminalizing the possession and sale of kratom, a legal but unregulated herbal product.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A county supervisor in Mississippi was charged with drunken driving last year but was released without being booked into jail. The charge was later dropped.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi county is investing in new ballot-counting equipment in hopes of making elections run more smoothly.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Lee...
Tucker 1028 brings $1.8M as auto museum ends run
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi car museum's four-wheeled stock was auctioned off for $8.6 million, with $1.8 million of that for one of the 51 Tucker automobiles ever made.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The leader of a school district in northeastern Mississippi says he is taking another job in November.
News outlets report Lee County Superintendent of Education Jimmy...
Collection of closing auto museum hits auction block
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The collection of a Mississippi auto museum is being auctioned, with bidders for its 178 vehicles and memorabilia including author Clive Cussler.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A children's fishing rodeo went mostly belly-up in northeast Mississippi after a contractor stocked the lake with diseased and dying catfish.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Northeast Mississippi's largest city is trying to revive an effort to quiet its many trains.
Tupelo's effort to upgrade 19 rail crossings have been stalled, The...
Mississippi state parks are surviving with tight budgets
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi state parks are attracting a steady flow of visitors, but tight budgets are creating problems for maintenance.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Rachel Ethridge was born the year Elvis Presley died.
The two never were in the same room, never shared a meal or conversation — they were never even in the same city at...
Central banker predicts level interest rates for 2019
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A central banker says he believes interest rates are likely to remain level for the remainder of 2019 if economic growth remains on its current course.
HOUSTON (AP) — A second ex-aide to disgraced former Texas Congressman Steve Stockman is following his boss to prison over a scam to spend charitable donations on personal and campaign...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A regional airline has begun flying jets between a northeast Mississippi airport and Nashville, Tennessee.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Contour...
Defense contractor to add 75 workers in $50M expansion
SHANNON, Miss. (AP) — A defense contractor is again expanding in Mississippi, with plans to invest $50 million and add 75 jobs over five years.
Trial delayed for Mississippi youth charged with murder
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi teen who faces life in prison if convicted of fatally shooting a man during a robbery will wait another 11 months before trial.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Friends and relatives of inmates in a northeast Mississippi jail can no longer bring them clothing after drugs were found hidden in some clothes.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi bank is buying banks in Texas and Florida.
BancorpSouth of Tupelo announced Tuesday that it has agreed to buy Summit Bank of Panama City, Florida, and...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's State Auditor says a water management board has illegally paid itself more than $350,000 over the past two decades.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Residents across northeastern Mississippi are cleaning up and digging out after getting hit by both flooding and tornadoes last week.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a missing man has been found in a lake in Tupelo.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports 30-year-old James K. Parker of Panola...
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The city council of Tupelo, Mississippi, is considering a policy regulating surveillance camera use at area public parks.
Mississippi man pleads guilty to killing wife
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A northeast Mississippi man is pleading guilty to killing his wife.
James R. Sharp pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Monday in the 2017 death of 23-year-old...
Mississippi man pleads guilty in DUI deaths and injuries
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty in a drunken driving wreck that killed two people and injured others
News outlets report 36-year-old Joseph Britt of Amory pleaded...
Man indicted in traffic death of child near school bus
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been indicted in the death of a boy who was struck while crossing a two-lane highway to board a school bus.
Mississippi teacher indicted on sex-with-student charges
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A former teacher accused of illegal sexual contact with a student has been indicted.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports former Tupelo High School teacher...
High court won’t revive Mississippi police shooting lawsuit
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will not revive a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a black man shot to death by a white police officer in Mississippi.
Tupelo schools near completion of $44 million in upgrades
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Officials with Mississippi's Tupelo school district say $44 million in upgrades to schools are mostly complete.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports renovations have been completed at two elementary schools. Work remains to be done on a tornado shelter and athletic center at Tupelo High School.
Tupelo seeks to hire full-time public defender
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Northeast Mississippi's largest city wants to hire a full-time public defender for its municipal court.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton has proposed spending $69,000 to hire the lawyer.
Mississippi city sells land as part of redevelopment effort
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A northeast Mississippi city is selling land to two developers as part of a continued effort to revitalize rundown areas.
Schools closed in northern Mississippi because of flu
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Two public school districts and one private school in northern Mississippi were closed Friday because of an increase in flu cases.
News outlets reported that the North Tippah School District and the South Tippah School District canceled classes because of the illness. Tupelo Christian Preparatory School was also closed.
The Tippah school districts reported nearly 350 students were absent Thursday.
Mississippi man gets 12 years in teen’s shooting death
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for the shooting death of a teen more than a year ago.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported 26-year-old Brandon Rucker of Okolona pleaded guilty to manslaughter Wednesday in the Oct. 27, 2017 shooting death of 17-year-old Lorenzo Wright Jr. of Verona.