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Tupelo man dead after house fire

Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green said he woke his wife up and she was able to exit the home but he was not.

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Related Topix: Tupelo, MS

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Newms360.com

Three dead in Nettleton shooting

Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said four people were in a car leaving United Furniture on Main Street in Nettleton where some of them were previously engaged in an altercation.

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Related Topix: Nettleton, MS, Monroe County, MS

Hattiesburg American

2 men killed; police shoot, kill alleged shooter

NETTLETON -- Three people are dead after a shooting in Nettleton. Authorities say the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute that apparently started at United Furniture's manufacturing plant.

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Related Topix: Nettleton, MS

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Saltillo man pleads guilty to child porn charges

TV in Tupelo reports Alan W. Crisostomo of Saltillo entered the plea Monday in U. S. District Court in Aberdeen.

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Related Topix: Saltillo, MS, Tupelo, MS

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Newms360.com

Fired North Lee employee seeks job back

I'm a journalist focused on government, policy, politics and people. I find what matters and bird dog it like nobody's business.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Saltillo, MS

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Newms360.com

Lloyd Gray: Trying to reach troubled kids

Lt. Ronnie Partlow of the Lee County Sheriff's Department is a burly, tough-looking guy you wouldn't want to go up against.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Fri Apr 11, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Power outage to affect some Lee communities

Power customers in some Lee County communities can expect electric service to be out for about 3 hours early Saturday morning.

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Related Topix: Nettleton, MS, Shannon, MS

Tue Apr 08, 2014

The Clarion-Ledger

Lee County charts black history

The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau is looking for memorabilia about the history of Lee County's black community.

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Related Topix: African-American

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Newms360.com

Inspections 04.04.14: Bishop's, Fresh Market, Skybox, more

The facilities are graded from A to C. "A" is the best. "C" is the equivalent of failing, but the inspection isn't bad enough to merit the closure of the restaurant.

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Related Topix: Tupelo, MS, Gloster, MS, Mooreville, MS, Nettleton, MS, Saltillo, MS

Newms360.com

Whitfield indicted by grand jury

The man charged with the murder of a Verona apartment complex owner was indicted by a Lee County Grand Jury last month.

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Related Topix: Verona, MS

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Newms360.com

Dog recovering after fall from bridge

On Monday afternoon, Tupelo resident Pam Leech received quite a surprise when, as she drove west on McCullough Boulevard, a small dog dropped from the overpass in the opposite lane.

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Related Topix: Tupelo, MS

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Newms360.com

Verona reinstates suspended officers

The Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to reinstate two Verona police officers suspended since a Sept.

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Related Topix: Verona, MS

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Newms360.com

Cooper funds pass both chambers, on way to governor

Both chambers of the Legislature passed a proposal Monday allowing the state Development Authority to commit $20 million to Cooper Tire Company over a three-year period for the modernization of its Tupelo manufacturing plant.

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Related Topix: Tupelo, MS

Mississippi Business Journal

Delta State president takes an active recruiting role

The new president of Delta State University has spent much time on the road recently, actively working to attract students to the regional university.

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Related Topix: Delta State University, Saltillo, MS, Baldwyn, MS

Sun Mar 30, 2014

Newms360.com

Budget deal: Funds OK'd for Cooper Tire

Cooper Tire will receive $18 million over a three-year period to help modernize its Tupelo plant under an agreement reached late Saturday night between House and Senate leaders.

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Related Topix: Tupelo, MS, Tremont, MS

Sat Mar 29, 2014

Newms360.com

DSU president takes active recruiting role

The new president of Delta State University has spent much time on the road recently, actively working to attract students to the regional university.

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Related Topix: Delta State University, Saltillo, MS, Baldwyn, MS

Mon Mar 24, 2014

Newms360.com

Phelps gets 40 months, owes $5.1 million in tobacco scheme

Calvin Phelps was sentenced to 40 months in prison and $5.1 million in restitution payments Monday, nearly two years after pleading guilty to his involvement in a multi-state scheme to avoid taxes and fees on tobacco sales.

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Related Topix: Guntown, MS

Sun Mar 23, 2014

Newms360.com

Our Opinion: Cooper's opportunity merits legislative action

Cooper Tire's sprawling industrial complex on South Green Street and Eason Boulevard in Tupelo houses a dynamo in Northeast Mississippi's economy, and the Legislature is considering $20 million in bonds that could help ensure Cooper's modernization, longevity, competitiveness and strong employment for decades.

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Related Topix: Tupelo, MS, Opinion

Sat Mar 22, 2014

The Clarion-Ledger

Lee County supervisors revisit jail expansion

Lee County is dusting off a 2009 plan to expand the county jail. Earlier this week, the board of supervisors voted 4-1 to allow architect Rud Robison with Pryor & Morrow architecture firm and county administrator Sean Thompson to evaluate the jail and update the 2009 plan, which was never approved nor funded.

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Related Topix: Prison

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