Circus elephant injured in Mississippi drive-by shooting returning to Tupelo for show

February 7, 2014 in Entertainment, News

TUPELO, Mississippi (AP) — A circus elephant is coming back to Mississippi, nearly a year after being injured in a drive-by shooting. Carol, a 39-year-old Asian elephant, spent several weeks […]

Elvis birthplace opens Elvis Week

August 14, 2013 in Entertainment, Events, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

For the 13th year in a row, Les Horne of Oxford, England, began Elvis Week in Tupelo at the birthplace of Elvis Presley.

“Every year we come, it has gotten a little better,” Horne said.

Hundreds of fans from around the world were in Tupelo on Saturday for the 36th Fan Appreciation Day at the Elvis Presley Birthplace Park, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported.

This year, for the first time, entertainment and food were in an amphitheater and theater opened on the grounds last August. An evening concert by an Elvis impersonator was moved to the Civic Auditorium because rain threatened.

FBI: Traces of Ricin found at Tupelo busines

May 1, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

During the FBI’s ongoing investigation into letters containing ricin addressed to President Barack Obama, Senator Roger Wicker, and a Mississippi judicial official – Sadie Holland – evidence collected by the FBI from the former business, Tupelo Taekwondo Plus, located on Rankin Boulevard Ext. in Tupelo, Mississippi, tested positive for trace levels of ricin.

Because public safety is always the FBI’s first priority in any investigation, that location was immediately sealed off and appropriate public health authorities were notified. The FBI is now conducting further forensic examination for the purpose of identifying trace evidence, residues, and signatures of production that could provide evidence to support the investigation.

Ricin is a poison found naturally in castor beans. Ricin poisoning can occur when the substance enters the body through ingestion, inhalation, or injection. To date, the FBI is not aware of any illness as a result of exposure to these letters.

Tupelo honors Chickasaw chief

November 1, 2012 in News, Statewide News

The city of Tupelo recently held their annual days of remembrance for Chickasaw Nation chief Piomingo.

The ceremony was held the first Monday of October at Piomingo’s statue at Fairpark.

Lawler wrestled across the South

September 14, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, National Sports, News, Sports

Wrestling may be popular now, but in the 1970s, it was electric among its fans.

And nobody was more popular than Jerry “The King” Lawler.

WKDH to end broadcasting

August 31, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A local television station is going off the air at the end of the month.

WKDH is the ABC station.

Its owner, Southern Broadcasting, says it will end broadcasting at 11:59 p.m. on August 31 after more than a decade on the air.

Elvis birthplace showcases $4.3M expansion

August 24, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Statewide News

The Elvis Presley Birthplace in Tupelo has opened up a $4.3 million expansion to the two-room house where “the king” was born, including a 75-seat outdoor amphitheater and a 120-seat theater with crushed purple velvet drapes and purple seats.

Another arrest made in Buffalo Park vandalism

August 10, 2012 in News, Statewide News

A WTVA Report auto insurance pip TUPELO – Tupelo police now say they have made a fourth arrest in this week's vandalism of the Tupelo Buffalo Park. Police Captain Rusty […]