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TUPELO, Miss. – On March 4, at a press conference State Auditor Shad White announced he has issued demand letters to each current member of the Town Creek Master Water Management District Board of Commissioners for approving unlawful per diem payments to themselves. The total of all demands …

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TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A former teacher accused of illegal sexual contact with a student has been indicted. Former Tupelo High School teacher Braden Bishop remains free on $100,000 bail pending a court appearance in March. The 36-year-old Bishop was arrested last fall and charged with two coun…

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An era is ending. Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland has pulled out of the race for reelection to her District 3 judgeship. She has held the position since first being elected in 2003. Holland, 86, said she doesn’t like being interviewed by the media but, instead, issued a detailed press rele…

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After receiving several complaints from citizens about businesses selling beer to underage individuals, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and the Alcohol Beverage Commission (ABC) began an investigation.

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The Flower Garden florist shop in Nettleton was also an illegal pharmacy according to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. It owner, John Hall, was arrested Friday on several charges involving the illegal dispensing of drugs. Hall, 76, is a retired pharmacist, long a fixture in the southeast…

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A Northeast Mississippi lady has been going around Lee County, impersonating management at various companies, and even an Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agent.

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TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The family of a 66-year-old grandmother killed in a drive-by shooting in northeast Mississippi has signaled it intends to sue a city and a police chief. Local news outlets report that the family of Annie Walton has filed a notice of claim against the city of Verona and P…

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As of Wednesday morning, Latavious Betts remained at large. The 17-year-old Verona resident is wanted for a murderous shooting spree last Friday, December 7, in the southwestern part of Lee County. Annie Walton, 66, was killed when bullets ripped through her home at 181 County Road 45 around…

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If one thing is certain about Saltillo’s water woes, it is that the situation is fluid. So says Mayor Rex Smith of the issues on the table. And most of the 150 people present at a public hearing on the matter last Thursday likely went away with that impression. The Board of Aldermen agreed t…

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Lee County Jail inmate Johntavius U. Trice will be charged with Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer for an attack at 5:15 p.m. on November 4. In a closed circuit video, Trice clearly appears to hit a corrections officer in the head as he was being led to a meal.

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Merle Temple has done it again with Blood on the Ground — penned a suspenseful and complex novel with characters who jump off the page. Readers are taken for a scary ride inside the seedy nightclubs and dark alleys — places they normally wouldn't venture, locales operated by drug dealers and…

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Tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 26 the Lee County Sheriff’s Department, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will give the public the opportunity to rid their homes of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal agency says a Mississippi landlord will have to pay a settlement to an interracial couple after he evicted them from an RV park because of their skin color. The Department of Housing and Urban Development reached the settlement Tuesday but did not disclose the…

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Fall is falling upon the region so that means it’s time for the Oren Dunn City Museum Dogtrot Heritage Festival. The annual event, which includes a community scarecrow contest and the ever popular “Paint the Bug,” takes place on the museum grounds Friday and Saturday in Ballard Park. Rae Mat…

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Although it is still a few weeks away, it’s probably time to start thinking about the 2018 Northeast Mississippi Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Organized by the Alzheimer’s Association, it is scheduled for Saturday, October 27, at Ballard Park. Onsite registration begins at 8 a.m. but pre-register…

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When friends Adam Grace and Aaron Fisher started Conjuror Community over three years ago, neither expected its rapid growth. Both Grace and Fisher have practiced magic for most of their lives, which solidified their friendship over the last twenty years. “We finally put it all together a few…

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It is being called the most important election in recent memory. The midterm federal election on November 6 could possibly change the makeup of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, switching them from Republican majorities to Democratic majorities. What actually happens dep…

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Milton B. Rogers, 52, of Tupelo sits in a Lee County Jail cell accused of kidnapping and several other minor charges. Rogers was arrested Monday evening after he allegedly kidnapped a woman in Ballard Park earlier in the day, around 5 p.m. According to witnesses, he drove his former white po…

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Calling it a “Walmart of drugs,” Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson announced Monday the arrest of one suspected drug dealer and the search for another. A search warrant was served at 111 Mary Ann Street in Verona on Friday, July 27. According to Johnson’s press release and information at a Mond…

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A Saltillo man remains in the Lee County Jail after being charged with three counts of aggravated assault, felony child endangerment, felony fleeing, simple assault on an officer and possession of a firearm by a felon. On Monday, Ricky Fair, of 245 CR 653, was taken before Tupelo Municipal C…

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Saltillo citizens and elected officials met in a lengthy public hearing last Thursday to discuss the city’s water woes. The meeting, attended by more than 150 people who filled the rows of chairs and lined up along the walls, was called by Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley. “This i…

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The subject of a Silver Alert was found dead in Monroe County. Authorities were looking for 69-year-old Gale Russell Jones of Okolona, who was reported missing and injured. He was found dead in his vehicle. Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell told WTVA that Jones was d…

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Gumtree TWIGS coordinated the 16th annual Father/Daughters Gumtree Ball on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at the BancorpSouth Arena. Proceeds from this sold-out event were raised to benefit Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Army Reserve Lt. Colonel Drew Robertson and daughter Audrey attended the bal…

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Patricia Neely-Dorsey represents pure Mississippi adoration. Not only does she promote a positive image through speaking engagements, but also through poetry and most recently in a children’s book. In 2015, Gov. Phil Bryant named Neely-Dorsey an Official Goodwill Ambassador for Mississippi. …

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BY jim clark publisher A Baldwyn man remains in the Lee County Jail after a stabbing incident which happened near crosstown in Tupelo. On June 18, at about 1:30 p.m., the Tupelo Police Department arrested Nicholas Tyus, 33, who is expected to be charged with aggravated assault. The police re…

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A shooting late Thursday, May 23, resulted in a hunt for the alleged shooter, 20-year-old Tia S. Presley of Tupelo. Although the attack occurred at an apartment complex near Verona on Green Tee Road, Tupelo police were alerted around 11:30 p.m. to a possible gunshot victim being treated at N…

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On Thursday May 23, 2018 at approximately 11:30 pm Tupelo Police were dispatched to the NMMC for a gunshot victim call.  Preliminary investigation indicated the victim had been involved in an altercation at a Green Tee Road apartment complex, resulting in gunfire.  The suspect in the shootin…

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Eugene “Gene” Spearman was a mainstay at the Saltillo voting precinct. For many years, he made sure all ballots were properly entered into the machine. Most voters knew him and, if they didn’t, they came to know him, election after election, complete with his trademark bolo tie. His dedicate…

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On May 11, shortly before noon a Nettleton woman, Tina Hester, entered the Nettleton Elementary School, failed to check in at the office and entered an area that was prohibited to the public to remove her daughter. “Originally it was assumed this lady had checked in at the office and it was …

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It’s an idea that has been batted around Tupelo many years. It even came to fruition briefly in the early 2000s when an entrepreneur received permission from the city’s leaders to run a bus service in the city core. With an old school bus painted white, he plied his routes for a brief period…

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Quindaris Burress, 14, of 426 S. Second St. in Baldwyn was indicted April 12, charged with capital murder. The Baldwyn teen faces a possible life sentence without parole in the killing of 70-year-old Henry Adams Jr. Also arrested for the crime were Dequan Stribling, 13, and Jayce Bryson West…

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A former Mississippi probation officer is accused of sending sexually explicit photos and text messages to a woman he was supervising. The Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) confirmed Wednesday that Thomas Speaks, 52, had resigned. Speaks was arrested April 13 in the Lee County Jai…

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On April 9, a woman, who was having car trouble, thought she was in luck when a man offered to give her a ride. The ride turned into a wild one, with a felon behind the wheel, that took her through three counties before she could escape. The same day, at 3:44 a.m., Michael B. Palmer, the dri…

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A Booneville man was killed following a high-speed pursuit which took place Friday night, March 30. The chase began when Elvin Daren Farrar, 24, driving a 2009 Toyota Yaris passed by a Lee County Sheriff’s Department deputy who was sitting stationary in his squad car at the intersection by M…

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You won't find the answers on this website or anywhere else. You have to buy a paper which will be in all racks by noon Thursday, March 29. This is only a partial listing of our racks.

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On March 27, the Mississippi House of Representatives honored Paul Thorn at the Capitol and presented him with House Resolution 66, declaring March 27th, 2018 as “Paul Thorn Day.” On March 23, Thorn released his first-ever gospel album Don't Let The Devil Ride, available everywhere via Thirt…

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DESTIN, Fla. — Authorities say a body pulled from the water of the Florida Panhandle was that of a Mississippi man who apparently drowned. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office identified the victim Sunday as 43-year-old Roscoe Brooks of Shannon. A witness said Brooks appeared to be in troubl…

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The year 1955 was an eventful one. Ray Kroc began the McDonald’s fast food restaurant chain, now a worldwide enterprise. The first riot at an Elvis Presley concert took place in Jacksonville, Florida. “The $64,000 Question,” a popular U.S. television game show, started. James Dean starred in…