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It will be up to a federal jury to decide if the City of Tupelo discriminated against former police officer Letisha Mitchell. Mitchell accuses the city of disability discrimination and violating her civil rights by retaliating.
A pair of fundraisers will provide Christmas presents and scholarships for the children of two slain and one injured law enforcement officer. The Officers Down 5k is set for downtown Tupelo on Sept.
In May and June, a team of classics students from the University of Mississippi spent five weeks in Rome on the front lines of archaeology. "Rome is a very, very old city," said Andersen Marx, a 22-year-old from Buckhead, Ga.
When Lee County Court judge candidates Charlie Brett of Saltillo and Reagan Wise of Tupelo are campaigning, one of the first things they have to do is explain that they are indeed running for office and they do need people's votes. "I've had people look at me and say the didn't know I was running because they didn't see my name on the ballot in June," said Wise, 38. "Part of the process is to explain that there is an election and it is nonpartisan," he said.
"When you think about flying, it's nuts really. Here you are at about 40,000 feet, screaming along at 700 miles an hour and you're sitting there drinking Diet Pepsi and eating peanuts.
As of July 2014, Mississippi has the highest unemployment rate in the nation, 8 percent. I remember in the 90s when Mississippi's unemployment rate was two full percentage points better than the national average.
The past five months have been as hectic as any period during the five years that Vista Ridge Apartment Homes has been open. Ten of the 11 buildings making up the high-end residential apartment complex were damaged extensively by the EF-3 tornado that ripped through the city on April 28. Most of the 160 rental units had to be vacated, leaving only a handful of residents living in the gated complex for weeks.
Madison County engineer Rudy Warnock says he is bringing engineering experts to today's Board of Supervisors meeting to dispel the 'fallacy' that the $1.5 million lake being built at a public park in northern Madison County won't hold water. Media reports and a county official questioned whether proper testing was done on the lake after construction generated a substantial amount of 'fill material,' though officials dispute the exact amount and type of material generated.
This week saw a change in the local journalism community that we don't think should pass without a comment. Robert Byers resigned from his job anchoring the morning news team at WTVA-TV in Tupelo to take a communications position with the Lee County Schools.
A pair of services today will remember those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The indie rock band has slow songs as graceful and calming as a lazy river. But when the guys turn it up to 11, their music is as raw and unrelenting as the Mississippi summer heat.
Both eastbound lanes of Highway 278 in Pontotoc County will be open Saturday to help accommodate traffic traveling to the Ole Miss-Louisiana Lafayette football game. The lanes will be open from State Route 336 in Pontotoc County to the Lafayette County line.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:56 am
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