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The Best of the Best winners were announced in the Lee County Courier. The winners will not be posted on our website. The only way to find out is to buy a paper I would suggest you purchase one by this weekend. They always sell out.

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OXFORD, Miss. – Wayne Gray, a virologist in the UM Department of Biology with more than 40 years' experience studying viruses, is offering some insights that may help the public understand the COVID-19 pandemic.

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We are together in a moment of great uncertainty. It is a time when all of our lives are being disrupted as we come together to fight one common enemy. All of your state’s leaders are working hard, following the lead of experts, to combat the COVID-19 virus and prevent its spread in our comm…

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Verona had another shooting last week in a location that has earned a dubious reputation as something akin to a shooting gallery. The Chevron station and convenience store at the intersection of Raymond Avenue and 8th Street on Wednesday, March 4, was rocked by gunfire shortly before noon. T…

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Jack Reed Jr. is the 2020 Junior Auxiliary Citizen of the Year. He received the honor during Friday night’s Charity Ball. Reed, president and chairman of the board of Reed’s department store chain, is a native of Tupelo and a longtime benefactor and volunteer in the community. At 68 years ol…

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Pamela Britt, 63, was murdered in her Baldwyn home on East Clayton Street on Tuesday, February 11, during the middle of the day. The cashier at Baldwyn U Save had gone to her home around lunch but never returned to her job. The store’s owner drove to Britt’s house to check on her, where he r…

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The Tupelo High School community lost one of its brightest lights last week. What began as a post on Facebook ended on a dark city street where 17-year-old Tiara Dancer was officially pronounced dead from a gunshot.

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Flu season is here and so is the flu. It is still early but the viral disease has already struck people in the region, with more sure to follow. Nationally, as of December 21, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 22 people have died from influenza or its complications duri…

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After more than a week in, Saltillo’s new water source seems to be running smoothly. According to Mayor Rex Smith, few complaints have been received since the surface water purchased from Northeast Mississippi Regional Water Supply District began filling the tanks, mains and pipes on Tuesday…

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Even at 11 years old, Gracie Killough (pronounced kee-low) recognizes the immense value of her past year of dyslexia therapy at Regional Rehabilitation Center: “I couldn’t read,” Gracie said Tuesday during her session with therapist Allyson Malone, who she meets with twice a week. As Malone …

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A Tupelo teenager, who was out on a $50,000 bond, allegedly violently attacked a woman and is now back in the Lee County Jail. Khaleb Knowles, 19, has been charged with rape, kidnapping, and felony aggravated domestic assault.

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On Oct. 1, 1997, a 16-year-old high school student passed the following note onto a fellow student. It read, “I am not insane, I am angry. I killed because people like me are mistreated every day. I did this to show society, push us and we will push back. ... All throughout my life, I was ri…

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By the time this newspaper goes to press the two missing teens, from this area should be safe and sound at home.

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 On Friday, August 16, 2019, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department received information about a threat that had been made. The threat was made via social media and contained the following language, “we will be shooting up Okolona and Shannon Schools also, don’t go to party or game tonight or y…

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TUPELO, Miss. (Department of Justice) — A total of eight individuals are behind bars following their arrest by federal, state and local law enforcement officers on federal drug trafficking and weapons charges in North East Mississippi.

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Back in 1990, a film called Pacific Heights graced local theaters. It’s a tale, set in San Francisco, where an unmarried couple, Drake Goodman (Matthew Modine) and Patty Palmer (Melanie Griffith), purchase an expensive 19th-century polychrome house in the exclusive Pacific Heights neighborho…

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Several celebrations of Independence Day are scheduled this year in Lee County, with the earliest happening tomorrow. In fact, this weekend is when most of those celebrations occur. With the Fourth of July falling on Thursday of next week, those communities figured to get a jump on the midwe…

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Navigating Barnes Crossing Road between North Gloster Street and Tom Watson Drive could be a lot worse. At the best of times, it is a quick, traffic-free exercise. At the worst of times, it is as close to gridlock as there can be in Tupelo. Throw in a major construction project and it can be…

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As of presstime Wednesday, May 8, the Tupelo Police Department was still looking for the two suspects who reportedly robbed a banking institution.

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Next Thursday marks a first for the Lee County Courier as the paper kicks off a serialized novel by a local writer. Merle Temple’s Deputy: Once Upon A Time in Mississippi will run every week in these pages.

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After three months of retirement, Judge Charles “Charlie” Brett is still getting used to it. The Attala County native spent 34 years in the judiciary and stepped down January 1 at the age of 72. “I’m thoroughly enjoying it, though,” said Brett. “My four grandsons are really looking forward t…

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Toyota not only knows how to build a car but it also knows how to throw a party. Hundreds of people celebrated the arrival of the new 2020 Toyota Corolla onstage at the company’s Blue Springs plant Monday. Attendees ranged from Toyota workers to local and state elected officials, including G…