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Tupelo is located in northeastern part of Mississippi. The town of Tupelo was originally named Gum Pond due to the large number of Tupelo Trees, locally called Black Gum Trees. The city is best known as the birthplace of the infamous Elvis Presley. There is a life-sized bronze statue of "Elvis at 13" by Michiel Van der Sommen. The city hosts an annual Elvis Presley Festival that draws music lovers from all over the world.

Population: 34211
Local Newspapers: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Local Sports Teams: Tupelo T-Rex (WPHL)
Local Colleges: Mississippi University for Women University of Mississippi - Tupelo

Zip Codes associated with tupelo, mississippi: 38801 38804 38826 38857 38866
Towns/Cities near tupelo, mississippi : Verona Saltillo Fulton Pontotoc Shanon Nettleton Baldwyn New Albany Booneville

Tupelo News
Court sanctions Shumpert attorney

A judge has levied sanctions against the attorney pressing a wrongful death suit over the June 2016 shooting death of Antwun "Ronnie" Shumpert. Carlos Moore, of Grenada, represents the Shumpert family in the ongoing litigation.

Gala honors corporate diversity in Tupelo

The event celebrated corporate diversity, honoring 13 corporations in the state: AT&T, Atmos Energy, Caterpillar, Chevron, Entergy, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Kimberly Clark, Nissan, Pearl River Resort, Renasant Bank, Sanderson Farms, TVA and Toyota. Nationally renowned actor John Amos served as the guest speaker for the event.

ECEC parade teaches students world cultures

Buy at photos.djournal.com Kay Thomas, a teaching artist with the Whole Schools Initiative, a program of the Mississippi Arts Commission, gives instructions to pre-k students at ECEC on applying glue to their milk jug that they would turn into their spaghetti sculpture hats they would wear during the school's parade of countries. Each class chose a country, dressed up and made a presentation board for the parade.

Resident captures burglary suspect

A Shannon man is behind bars after being captured by the owner of the home he was trying to burglarize. Tupelo police were dispatched on a burglary call to a home on Deer Run Road around 1:45 a.m. Friday.

One-time Elvis home torn down, relocation planned

Buy at photos.djournal.com Kevin Galloway, from left, Dalton Suggs and Shelton Tutor remove all the old flooring in order to get down to the original hardwood floors so they can continue taking apart a home once lived in by Elvis Presley. Buy at photos.djournal.com Stephen Shutts purchased a home in East Tupelo and plans to move it to Nashville after it is dismantled.

Tupelo offers up Japanese culture at Cherry Blossom Festival

Now in its second year, the North Mississippi Cherry Blossom Festival, presented by the city of Tupelo and Toyota Mississippi, offers a unique look at Japanese heritage and culture on the local level. "This originated when Toyota came here and really invested a lot of money in North Mississippi and right here in our area," Tupelo Parks and Recreation director Alex Farned said.

Council sets vote on police advisory board

The creation of a police advisory board should come up for a vote by the Tupelo City Council during that body's first meeting in April. During a Tuesday session of Tupelo's elected leadership, council members agreed to move the advisory board off the study agenda and instructed that it be positioned for a vote at the April 4 meeting.

Lee, Itawamba jail bill advances in Legislature

A bill to allow the Lee County Board of Supervisors to construct a new jail outside of the city limits of Tupelo finally passed two Senate committees Thursday and is now pending before the full chamber. The legislation, along with another bill that would allow the Itawamba County Board of Supervisors to build a jail outside of the municipal limits of Fulton, passed both the Local and Private Committee and Corrections Committee on Thursday.

Dance the weekend away with the 'King' fundraiser

Slip into your blue suede shoes and get ready to dance through the weekend in Tupelo with Dancing with the King. The fourth annual event, designed to celebrate the King of Rock 'n' Roll's music and provide scholarships for young dancers in the community, starts Friday at the Summit Center in Tupelo, with events lasting through the weekend.

Sharing life through art: Traumatic brain injury stories shared with masks

Buy at photos.djournal.com Richard Stafford has his mask pointed out by Kerry Nelson, his personal care attendant, at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services office in Tupelo, as they look at a collection of masks painted by clients who have experienced traumatic brain injuries. The "Unmasking Brain Injury" event is part of National Brain Injury Awareness Day.

Demolition of former Ramada Inn imminent

The city of Tupelo has agreed to pay about $194,000 to Gulf Services Contracting to tear down a former Ramada Inn on North Gloster Street. During a Tuesday night meeting, the Tupelo City Council formally ratified the demolition contract with Gulf Services Contracting, a Mobile, Alabama-based company.

Mississippi Hills awards $117,000 in grants

Buy at photos.djournal.com Representatives from nine counties within the 30-county Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area Alliance applaud during the Community Grant Program Awards Ceremony on Tuesday afternoon at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany. In total, 15 grants totaling $117,403 were passed out among the nine counties.

Crime Reports: March 22, 2017

The following people were booked into the Lee County-Tupelo Adult Jail in connection with felony charges ending Tuesday at 11 a.m. a Richard Tapp, 35, of Saltillo, was arrested by the Tupelo Police Department, possession of methamphetamine, driving with a suspended license, expired tag. a A contractor left a backhoe on property on County Road 1498.

Saltillo man fearless in kitchen

What do you do when your college roommate doesn't cook and his girlfriend doesn't cook and your own girlfriend doesn't cook? "I guess I got chosen by default," said David Carlisle Jr., who learned his way around the kitchen when he was at Ole Miss. "I started cooking for our little community at 'Ewok Village' - the round houses in Oxford that were called Hathorn Ridge.

Our Opinion: Vietnam Memorial benefits veterans, local economy

Monday was a significant day for those who have devoted years into efforts to place a Vietnam War memorial in Tupelo. The City of Tupelo hosted an official groundbreaking ceremony for a monument that will be placed in Veterans Park, as reported by the Daily Journal's William Moore.

Airplane recycler UAM bought by Chinese firm

Universal Asset Management, the Memphis-based aircraft recycling, parts and repair company which has disassembling operations in Tupelo and a warehouse in Verona, has a new owner. Hong Kong-based Aircraft Recycling International Ltd., a unit of China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Ltd., bought a 100-percent stake in UAM.

North Mississippi Health Services names new CFO

A Florida health care executive has been tapped as the new system chief financial officer for North Mississippi Health Services. Sharon Nobles, who is a certified public accountant with more than two decades of experience in health care finances, began her tenure with the Tupelo health care system last week.

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