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On Nov. 19, 2020 the Lee County Sheriff Dept. along with the North MS. Narcotic Unit executed two search warrants at 4907 A. Raymond Avenue in Verona.

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The Tupelo Police Department (TPD) has remained busy this past week with two felony arrests and a two vehicle crash, in which one driver was killed. On Nov. 8, 2020 at approximately 10 p.m. a Tupelo patrol officer in the area of Briar Ridge and Eason Boulevard initiated a traffic stop on a 2…

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‘Tis the season of sparseness. Especially if you’re looking for a Christmas parade. The longtime North Mississippi tradition has, in some places, been canceled due to concerns about spreading the coronavirus during the current pandemic.

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Unimaginable. Investigators said things like “the photos ( 7A) don’t do it justice,” “the stench was unreal” and plus law enforcement had to “clear” every inch of the trailer in case, some druggie was hiding amongst the squaller.

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A contractor at Cooper Tire was killed Tuesday afternoon. The accident happened shortly after 1 p.m. and Randy Roberts, 55, of Blue Springs was pronounced dead at 1:48 p.m. at North Mississippi Medical Center. Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green said details of the incident were sketchy as of W…

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Only days away and tens of millions of voters have already cast their ballots in what is being called the biggest election in United States history. And Lee County is no exception. Although Mississippi is the only state in the union that does not allow mail-in voting, it does allow early abs…

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Andrego Gaston, 34 and Roy Miller, 39 who are wanted as suspects for a couple murders, which took place in center of Verona on Sept. 17, are back in custody.

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John Leslie, Lee County Board of Supervisors foreman, watches the progress of crews excavating a failed culvert on Commerce Street in Tupelo. Located in front of the Lee County Juvenile Detention Center, the massive excavation was likely prompted by flow from artesian springs that once forme…

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On Oct. 2, 2020, Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents received information about a party that was to take place the next day, Oct. 3, and would be attended by high school students.

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Greg Burks’ biography reads like a modern-day Indiana Jones epic. Burks, 56 and president of private client services for northeast Mississippi for Renasant Bank, is the subject of this year’s Antone Tannehill Good Samaritan Free Clinic’s Virtual Roast to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 27…

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A local man could have reserved the most luxurious room at a Tupelo hotel, ordered room service and had a very pleasant night, but instead decided to take a nap in his car and get arrested.

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The race is on. Throughout Saltillo – and other locales – several companies are hanging and laying fiber optic cable to provide high-speed internet to residents.

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On Sept. 22, 2020, 911 dispatch received a call reporting a fire on CR 1213 at Barnett Bridge. The bridge is located in the Pratts Community and is one of the oldest bridges in Lee County. It is made of solid wood and has been used as a means of transportation up until this fire.

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Cooler weather and election season have arrived together. As temperatures drop to more tolerable levels, the election is heating up. Last week, voters in Lee County and across the state began requesting and casting absentee ballots. With the ongoing virus pandemic, absentee voting statewide …

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Few people get away with murder. Those with lots of money, who know like-minded individuals several zip codes away might stay off the grid for a while but the knock, on the door, will come some day.

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On Aug. 22, 2020, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department received several complainants about burglary of automobiles in the area of County Road 811 near Jean Circle north of I-22.

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A botched kidnapping, in Lee County, started like an episode of Fargo, the television show based on the film, by the same name, by Joel and Ethan Coen.

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 The Lee County Sheriff Department received a report, from Lee County Child Protective Services (CPS), that a three-year-old child had tested positive for amphetamines and methamphetamine. CPS removed all the children from the home and placed them in a safe environment.

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The Courier will be closed Thursday, Aug. 13 and Friday, Aug. 14.

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Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton offered a bit of a shocker last weekend when he announced he would not seek a third term heading up the city. Next year’s mayoral race will not include an incumbent.

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Maintenance workers Kathryn McCollum and Scott Elliott worked Monday outside Saltillo Primary School weed eating and mowing grass in preparation for the opening of school on August 6. Inside, Principal Brad Jackson and his staff prepared for registration while Lee County Schools workers stri…

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TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — In the Mississippi city where Elvis Presley was born, the mayor announced last week that masks would be required in public buildings and businesses starting Monday because of the COVID-19 pandemic — and he used the opportunity to debunk an array of rumors.

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This will be a Fourth of July like no other in recent memory. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused most cities to cancel or greatly cut back on the annual celebration of American independence. And Lee County is no different. All towns that usually have some sort of celebration events and have ca…

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Venue Coalition recently announced that longtime arena manager Todd Hunt will be joining the company as svp, client services & partnerships, according to a press release. In his new role, Hunt will focus on national booking and business development while continuing to service new and exi…

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Small businesses could be eligible for monies under the Back to Business grant program set up by the Mississippi Development Authority’s Back to Business Help and Resource Center. A press conference held Monday at the BancorpSouth Arena outlined next week’s undertaking and featured comments …

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COVID-19 might have cancelled the Dudie Burger Festival but Sammy Adderholt and Dennie Waite are still cooking up tasty memories from the past. You can drive through the Ballard Park parking lot on May 9, 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., to pick up your bags.

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The Lee County Emergency Management Agency has requested a  Community COVID testing site for our area. The site  will be set up on the BancorpSouth Arena parking lot (375 East Main Street Tupelo, MS 38804) on Monday, April 27, 2020. Testing will begin at 9:00 a.m. Please share the attached f…

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There are certain lists individuals shouldn’t want to end up on. One of those files is the Lee County Sheriff’s Department (LCSD) “most wanted” list.

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Area funerals will have a decidedly different look and feel in Lee County. At least until the COVID-19 virus threat subsides, the death ceremonies will be highly restricted. Last Friday, funeral home directors gathered for a press conference at the Lee County Courthouse. Whitney Pegues of W.…

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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…