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Employers, job hunters connect at job fair

TUPELO - Lacey Stinson was one of the first people to walk through the doors of the inaugural Mega Job Fair on Tuesday, and she was among the first to leave with a job. "They told me to take a drug test, fill out paperwork and start this weekend," she said. "I only went to two stations, and got a jo

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 06:15:00

Tupelo man charged with embezzlement

BOONEVILLE - A Lee County man has been charged with felony embezzlement after taking money and not fixing a Prentiss County pool. According to Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar, a homeowner paid Jessie Lee Eaton, 63, of Tupelo, $8,800 as part of an agreement where Eaton would not only fix the vict

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 21:30:00

County's online sale successful

Marshall County Tax Collector Betty Byrd told the board of supervisors the online tax lien sale brought in twice as much revenue to the county through overbidding. This year is the first time the county has held its tax lien sale online using govease.com. There were 246 registered bidders and 47 act

SOUTH REPORTER - 2017-09-20 19:18:12

A Night to Howl at the Moon

The Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter will host "A Night to Howl Under Moon" this week in downtown Corinth. The fundraiser event, set for 6 p.m. on Thursday, will be the first for the shelter's new foundation which will raise funds to construct a new state-of-the-art-shelter. Animal lovers will get a ch

DAILY CORINTHIAN - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Chirps from Cardinallady: Bodock was a wonderful reunion

It was a great family reunion time. I know many of you were out and about this past Friday and Saturday enjoying the festival. Friday morning I started it with our local fire heroes. Y'all know them. They were there pouring up the pancakes and serving up coffee. It was nice to spend time with those

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 08:00:00

City Council approves new rental inspection failure fees

TUPELO - The city of Tupelo will now charge a $50 fee after rental properties fail mandatory property inspections. The seven-member council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve changes to the city's rental ordinances as recommended by Mayor Jason Shelton's administration. The changes won't aff

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 06:15:00

TPSD teachers honored with annual Teachers of Distinction awards

TUPELO - Tupelo High School government teacher Jeremy Turner has been nominated for a Teacher of Distinction award three times. On Monday, he finally got one. Turner, who has been at THS for 18 years, said he was shocked to hear his name called when the awards were given out at Monday's luncheon a

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 05:30:00

Public Works plans paving push

TUPELO - With the Tupelo City Council's appropriation of an additional $1 million in road paving money, Public Works is already prepping a packed paving calendar next year. By the time spring 2018 comes around and paving season kicks into higher-than-ever gear, the Tupelo Public Works Department pla

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 05:45:00

OUR OPINION: Good news rings true throughout region

From high school students fixing up bikes to give to those in need to residents stepping up to continue supporting breast cancer research, there was plenty of good news to share last week throughout the region. Before we prepare for the week ahead, let's take a look back at some of the highlights fr

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 05:15:00

Pontotoc attorney arrested, charged for contraband

Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to continue reading. WALDO TUPELO - A Pontotoc County attorney is facing felony charges in at least two counties, accused of delivering contraband to inmates. While visiting a client inside the Lee County Jail on Sept. 15, atto

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 22:05:00

Tupelo lines up debt for new projects

TUPELO - The Tupelo City Council has approved Mayor Jason Shelton's administration to issue the bonds necessary to finance the city's assistance of new commercial development within the Fairpark district, among other projects. All in all, the City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to offer final aut

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 06:15:00

Tupelo woman arrested for posing online as a police trainee

JACKSON - A 30-year-old Tupelo woman was arrested Friday, accused of acting as a highway patrolman recruit to raise money online. Natasha Lesha Stephens was arrested at her 408 Lumpkin Drive home Sept. 15 by the state Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division, with assistance from detectives w

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 14:38:00

Man, Woman Arrested After Drive-By Shooting, Chase in Dallas

Metro Police said they arrested a man and a woman after a drive-by shooting and a chase in Dallas early Wednesday morning. Dallas police said an officer saw a person firing shots from a vehicle at a 7-Eleven near the intersection of Beckley and Illinois avenues at about 1:30 a.m. Officers tried to s

NBC DALLAS-FORT WORTH - 2017-09-20 10:52:05

Dallas struggling to solve its K2 epidemic as the walking dead roam downtown

A few months back I was ferrying a colleague from an Uptown appointment back to Dallas City Hall when, heading down Young Street, we saw a man lying face-down on the sidewalk across from the Butler Brothers building. Splayed out and still, he looked dead; we were positive of that. A panicked call wa

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-19 19:40:47

License plate gives away Dallas man suspected in 7 rapes this year

A suspected serial rapist was arrested after city cameras caught him taking a woman into his truck, raping her and throwing her out into nearby bushes in southeast Oak Cliff, an arrest affidavit said. Desmond Fisher, 28, of Dallas faces one count of aggravated sexual assault and is being held at the

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-20 18:44:55

Instagram video of gun collection leads police to most-wanted Dallas man in California

An 18-year-old man on Texas' most-wanted list was arrested early Tuesday morning in California after posting an Instagram video revealing his location, the Los Angeles Times reports . Christopher Ricardo Gonzalez (Texas Department of Public Safety) Dallas police were able to pinpoint Christopher

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-19 17:34:00

Dallas County Marshals fired after misconduct investigation

DALLAS - The county fired four marshals and let two others resign after an outside investigation revealed misconduct in one of Dallas' newest and smallest police departments. Among other things, Dallas County marshals were accused of working off-duty jobs while getting paid by the county. "If peop

WFAA - 2017-09-20 03:22:45

Social media helps police capture Dallas fugitive in LA

DALLAS - One of Texas's most wanted fugitives was arrested early Tuesday morning after a police chase near Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed 18-year-old Christopher Gonzalez, who also goes by the name "Little Chris," was taken into custody around 2:45 a.m. after a pursuit that

FOX4NEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 18:42:00

We must somehow feel pity for the homeless man who cut two women in downtown Dallas

Branden Holbert put an ugly face on homelessness. Rather than condemn him, however, consider his shocking behavior as an unanswered cry for help for all the rootless souls who roam our city's streets and crowd its shelters. They need our love and attention, not cruel judgments that render them as ir

DALLAS NEWS - 2017-09-20 20:16:00

Esteemed Dallas Real Estate Marketer Dies

Catherine Chastain and her department at Dave Perry-Miller pose for a fun photograph at an awards ceremony party in 2016. Photo credit: Remington Reece Catherine Chastain, a longtime member of the Park Cities and Dallas real estate marketing industry, passed away earlier this week. Her memorial serv

PARKCITIESPEOPLE.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00