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Mother of shooting suspect charged with illegal gun possession

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - The mother of a Booneville shooting suspect faces an illegal firearm possession charge. According to the Booneville Police Department, Tina Marie Irvin was arrested on Tuesday, March 20 for possessing two firearms while being a convicted felon. Her arrest stems from the s

WTVA.COM - 2018-03-21 17:26:00

OPD extends vehicle take-home policy

To increase the longevity of its vehicles, the Oxford Police Department has extended its vehicle take-home policy to law enforcement officers living outside of the city limits of Oxford. OPD started its vehicle take-home policy a couple of years ago. However, only officers living inside the city lim

OXFORD EAGLE - 2018-03-21 14:00:18

UPDATE: Man charged for New Albany tractor theft

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - Police have arrested a man in connection to last week's theft of a tractor in New Albany. New Albany Police Chief Chris Robertson identifies the suspect as 71-year-old Lee Goolsby. He is charged with grand larceny. The John Deere tractor was stolen the weekend of March 9fr

WTVA.COM - 2018-03-20 22:31:00

City of Oxford, Lafayette County, and University Developing Transportation Master Plan

Lafayette County has experienced dramatic change over the past 20 years. Population growth, increased enrollment at the University of Mississippi, and commercial development along major roadways-like West Jackson Avenue-have put tremendous pressure on the City and County's transportation network. Wi


Authorities searching for missing Mooreville woman

TUPELO - The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for 82-year-old woman who wandered away from home Monday morning. Lizzie Langford of Mooreville was last seen March 19 around 11 a.m. walking in the 100 block of Lee County Road 1147 wearing a red or orange shirt. Family memb

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 13:57:00

Council chooses Young as CMSD trustee

Ward residency played a key role in who city councilmen chose to fill the final vacancy on the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees. Councilmen voted 3-2 Tuesday to appoint Telisa Clay Young from among a field of seven applicants. Young, a federal social insurance specialist with

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-03-21 17:25:43

UPDATE: Cook to remain at Houston, will not take TCPS principal job

HOUSTON, Miss. (WTVA) - Houston School District Superintendent Tony Cook will remain with the school district and will not take the high school principal job at Tupelo Christian Preparatory School. On Tuesday, TCPS announced that Cook would be joining the school's staff for the 2018-2019 school year

WTVA.COM - 2018-03-21 18:12:00

Charter School attorney speaks in Oxford

Shad White, director of the Mississippi Justice Institute, came to Oxford this week to discuss the state of charter school litigation at the Republican Women's Luncheon. MJI is on one side of a lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which states that charter schools in the state of Missi


BREAKING NEWS: Body found in drainage channel

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Tupelo police are investigating the discovery of a body found in a drainage channel this morning. A passerby notified police of a body near the Salvation Army on Carnation Street shortly after 10:30. The fire department originally responded for emergency medical care, but de


Ashley to resume work Tuesday after storm damage

RIPLEY - Work is expected to resume Tuesday at Ashley Furniture Industries' plant after closing earlier today due to weather damage. "For the safety of our employees, Ashley will continue to monitor the damage incurred by the heavy rainfall and hail," the company said in a statement Ashley encourage


Body found near Crosstown in Tupelo

TUPELO - Firefighters responding to a medical call Monday morning found the body of a man in a drainage ditch on Carnation Street. According to Tupelo police, first responders from the Tupelo Fire Department were called at 10:40 a.m. Monday to a bridge on Carnation Street for a man needing emergency

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 20:28:00

Tupelo teen girl, 13, shot dead by brother, 9 for refusing to give him video game controller

Pictured, 13 year old, Tupelo, Mississippi teen girl, Dijonae White who was shot dead by her 9 year old brother during an argument over a video game controller. Image via Facebook.Pictured, 13 year old, Tupelo, Mississippi teen girl, Dijonae White who was shot dead by her 9 year old brother during a


Vigil planned, funeral set for 14-year-old teen shot by siibling

"It's a tragedy for us for and this community, said Selinda Walker, who says she is suprised by the death of Dijonae White. "It's a tragedy, period. For a child to lose their life over something like a video game." White was a Tupelo Middle School student who was on the basketball team and was lo

WTVA.COM - 2018-03-21 00:50:00

Girl dies after being shot by brother in video game dispute: police

ABERDEEN, Miss. -- A Mississippi girl has died after her brother allegedly shot her in the head because she wouldn't hand over the controller of a video game. WCBI-TV reported Sunday that Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell says the girl is dead. Cantrell told local news outlets that the 9-year-old


One man killed, another injured, after Helena shooting

Helena, Ark. - One man is dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting in Helena, Arkansas. The shooting took place on Saturday night, at around 9 p.m. According to the Helena-West Helena police department, officers were called to the 1100 block of Cherry Street, where they found one m


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Supervisors approve office construction, farmers market

Zoning ordinances were put to the test at this morning's meeting of the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors. The meeting included two public hearings for new projects in the county, as well as discussion about infrastructure and state aid funds. First up on the agenda was the approval of a conditi


Oxford man dies in wreck

An Oxford man was killed Tuesday night after his vehicle was struck from behind while traveling on Highway 6 West in Panola County. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, at about 9 p.m. Tom D. "Slick" Harris, 41, was driving on Highway 6 West near Highway 315 when his 1998 Jeep was hit on the


Q&A with Blake Cannon: Portrait of a Real-Estate Superstar

Blake Cannon is a young superstar in the real estate business in Oxford who serves as an inspiration to anyone wanting to be successful early in their career. He has the energy, drive, intelligence and personality to guarantee that whatever he chooses to get involved with will be a winning propositi


Judge issues warrants for defendants who failed to appear

Judge issues warrants for defendants who failed to appear By Ashley Crutcher Batesville Police Department welcomed a new officer onto the force during Wednesday's session of Batesville Municipal Court as Judge Jay Westfaul swears in Officer Rico Harris. After the welcoming court got back to busine