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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

Tupelo Woman Accused Of Fake GoFund Me Drive

JACKSON- (AG RELEASE) -Today, Attorney General Jim Hood announced the arrest of 30-year-old Natasha Lesha Stephens for fraudulently acting as a highway patrolman recruit to raise money online. STEPHENS Stephens, of Tupelo, was arrested at her home Friday by Investigator Lee McDivitt with the Attorne

WCBI.COM - 2017-09-18 14:39:58

Jail uncertainty prompts new strategies by Tupelo

TUPELO - The city of Tupelo is taking steps to reduce both its incarceration expenses and the number of misdemeanor offenders it jails. With no new jail on the horizon, Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson has made it clear he plans to reverse the historic overcrowding of the Lee County jail, even if it m

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-17 05:45:00

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

Missing man's vehicle found

A Corinth family is waiting on results from the state crime lab after their missing relative's vehicle was found burned in Lee County. The Lincoln Navigator with a DeSoto County license plate was found in a rural area of Verona. Corinth Alderman J.C. Hill was notified of the discovery Friday aftern

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

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

OUR OPINION: Local ACT data shows opportunities for improvement

High schools and districts across Northeast Mississippi now know exactly where room for improvement is needed and where certain practices need to be continued regarding the ACT college readiness assessment following the release of more localized data from the Mississippi Department of Education last

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-17 05:15:00

Gaining momentum: Downtown Saltillo business activity picks up

SALTILLO - Late last year, Danny Brown finally got the opportunity to buy the three buildings he had been renting for 13 years, plus another building he had long wanted. Those purchases enabled Brown to move his business, DB's Floral Designs & More, double his space and expand his offerings to custo

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-17 05:00:00

Chickasaw County seeking ambulance bids

HOUSTON - Supervisors were given notice last week that Med Stat wants to renegotiate its contract with Chickasaw County. MedStat's David Eldridge said the local ambulance service lost $182,000 in Chickasaw County last year and proposed a new contract price of $329,000. He said if an agreement cannot

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

Attorney wanted for smuggling contraband into jail

TUPELO - A Pontotoc County attorney is wanted by Lee County authorities for allegedly slipping contraband to a county jail prisoner. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said that on Sept. 15, attorney Jeffrey Waldo, of Randolph, was granted a visit with his client who was incarcerated at the Lee County A

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 20:09:00

Amory CTC students place at TSA competition with help of local grants

AMORY - The Gilmore Foundation, along with an anonymous donor, provided grants to Amory High School Career and Technical students to travel to the national Technology Student Association competition in Orlando during the summer. Two members of Amory's team captured fifth-place awards at the competit

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 12:00:00

How to Pick the Perfect Engagement Ring

(StatePoint) An engagement ring is at once a symbol of love and commitment and also a reflection of a woman's personal style. For the engaged-to-be who hasn't quite determined the perfect sparkler for herself, articulating an engagement ring style can seem challenging. That's where a trusted jeweler

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

Aberdeen author guest of September booklunch

ABERDEEN - Evans Memorial Library's Friends of the Library is set to host the September Booklunch on Sept. 20 at noon. Guest speaker will be Aberdeen author Jane Nickerson, who has three published novels under her belt. Nickerson was born in Idaho and grew up in California. She received her educatio

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 12:00:00

Crashes slowing traffic on both sides of I-10 near Exit 38 to Gulfport

Motorists on Interstate 10 near Gulfport can expect traffic delays due to crashes in westbound and eastbound lanes until about 12:40 p.m. Tuesday. The crashes occurred shortly before 11:30 a.m. on both sides of Exit 38 to Mississippi 605 and Lorraine/Cowan Road. On the westbound side, a vehicle ove

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2017-09-19 17:04:00

Mississippi State president visits Gulfport High School

Everyone was saying Hail State at Gulfport High School as Dr. Mark Keenum, president of Mississippi State University, spoke to junior and senior students. Dr. Keenum talked about the importance of getting a secondary degree after high school and even posed for a selfie with all of the students. Pr

WXXV25.COM - 2017-09-18 23:14:26

Gulfport residents voice opinions on trash service

Gulfport residents were given an opportunity, Monday, to voice their concerns about their trash pickup services. Meanwhile, Gulfport is beginning a court battle with the Harrison County Utility Authority after making the decision to part ways on collection agencies. "If the other guy says, 'This is

WLOX - 2017-09-19 03:21:23

Public meeting on Gulfport waste contract

The City of Gulfport held a public meeting tonight to discuss the solid waste contract they continue to keep with Waste Pro. Even amidst a lawsuit from the Harrison County Utility Authority, the City of Gulfport continues to join Waste Pro, explaining to residents how the new garbage contract will

WXXV25.COM - 2017-09-19 03:24:59

Solid waste public meeting in Gulfport

Happening tonight, a public meeting for Gulfport residents to discuss the city's solid waste contract with Waste Pro. About a month ago, the city announced they were breaking away from the Harrison County Utility Authority's contract with Team Waste, signing a new six year contract with Waste Pro.

WXXV25.COM - 2017-09-18 19:23:04

Mississippi port sues contractor for $5.8M

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport is suing one of its contractors over a construction contract that's more than 1 years behind schedule. The Sun Herald reports the suit filed Sept. 13 says Southern Industrial Contractors of Rayville, Louisiana, breached a $50 mi

MERIDIAN STAR - 2017-09-19 11:03:07