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By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – Boys & Girls Clubs of America President and CEO Jim Clark served as a celebrity judge in Saturday night’s Dance Like the Stars fundraising event and even kicked off the night with a dance of his own. “So You Think You Can Dance” top 15 contestant and Boys […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – Exhibitors fought off exhaustion Saturday as smaller furniture buyers, like mom-and-pop shop owners, took to the floors after a busy first two days at the Tupelo Furniture Market. “This is nearing the end of the market and you’ve been busy so you’re a little tired and a little […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – The Red Cross Northeast Mississippi chapter named Guntown’s Joe Lukas this year’s outstanding volunteer and the CREATE Foundation this year’s community partner of the year at its annual meeting. Lukas was given the award for his weekly dedication to the chapter. “He comes in two or three times […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – A Pontotoc man was arraigned on three separate counts of molestation in the Lee County Justice Court Friday. Richard Earl Cooper, 57, of Pontotoc, had his bond set at $400,000. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said they heard of the incident in early August when it was reported […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – Two Tupelo men were arraigned on armed robbery charges stemming from a Thursday afternoon incident. Travis N. Key, 30, and Leroy Geter, 28, both of Tupelo, had their bonds set at $100,000 each in the Lee County Justice Court Friday afternoon. They were both arrested Thursday afternoon shortly […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre said the planning phase of the new police headquarters building is nearly complete, and he is anxious to see construction start. Will Lewis, architect for JBHM Architecture, told the Tupelo City Council at a Monday work session the cost estimate for the 38,150-square-foot […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo City Council may vote next week on adding electronic cigarettes to the city’s public smoking ban, but the ordinance will include concessions to traditional tobacco businesses as well as those with heavy sales in the battery-operated vaporizers. A split council delayed action last week on adding […]

OXFORD – A Tishomingo man faces DUI manslaughter charges in connection with the death of two motorcyclists on the Natchez Trace. Donnie Sartain, 49, of Tishomingo, was formally charged with DUI in Oxford’s U.S. District Court for North Mississippi Thursday and had his bond set at $10,000. He was released from the Lafayette County Jail […]

By JB Clark Daily Journal OXFORD – A Tishomingo man is facing manslaughter charges after he collided with a motorcycle on the Natchez Trace Parkway Wednesday. Donnie Sartain, of Tishomingo, was charged in the U.S. District Court for North Mississippi in Oxford Thursday with one count of DUI manslaughter. Gerard Nasult and Pauline Demeres, both […]

  SALTILLO – When Grant Bailey was named chief of the Saltillo Police Department in July 2013, his top priorities were to restaff his severely understaffed department and then build positive relationships within the community. Until he could restaff, to maintain the necessary two-patrolman shifts, officers (and Bailey himself) worked overtime. Now, with reserve officers […]