Contour Airlines starts strong in Tupelo, aided by low fares

May 2, 2016 in Business

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – Bolstered by cut-rate tickets, Tupelo’s new airline has been flying lots of passengers. Contour Airlines tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal ( it has flown more […]

No fatalities in plane crash landing in Tupelo

July 22, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The pilot of a Beechcraft Bonanza was slightly injured Saturday in a crash landing at the Tupelo Regional Airport Saturday afternoon.

Sarah Robinson, communications director for the City of Tupelo, says the plane came down just short of the runway. She says the pilot was the only one aboard.

Robinson says the plane had left Birmingham, Ala., headed to Tupelo.

The pilot suffered some lacerations and was taken to the North Mississippi Medical Center for treatment.

2 teenagers die in Lee County traffic accident

April 18, 2013 in Police Report

Two teenagers died in a Sunday morning traffic accident in Lee County. Lee County Coroner Caroline Green identifies them as Gage Fidram, 17, and Jesse Witt, 17, both of Saltillo.

Sheriff Jim Johnson told WTVA that Witt was driving south on Busy Bottom Road when he left the roadway and collided with a tree.

Authorities say the accident occurred at approximately 4:38 a.m. It took more than an hour to extricate both individuals from the vehicle, Johnson says.