Farming at the museum

n TUPELO – The Tupelo Automobile Museum will pay tribute to the agricultural industry with its Farming in February exhibit of antique tractors, pickups and other farming equipment through Saturday. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon until 5 p.m. Sunday. or (662) 842-4242.

Art exhibit

n TUPELO – The 2008 GumTree Museum of Art Juried Exhibition will be on display until Feb. 29 at the museum. (662) 844-2787.

African-American history

n TUPELO – The Oren Dunn Dity Museum in Ballard Park will host an African-American history exhibit and other events through Saturday, March 1. Admission is $3 adults; $1.50 seniors; $1.50 ages 3 through 12; and ages 3 and younger free. Museum hours are 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sundays. (662) 841-6438.

Photography exhibit

n TUPELO – The photography of Kate Cleghorn will be on display at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center through Monday, March 31. Free.


n STARKVILLE – Starkville Community Theatre will present “Cover of Life” at 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Feb. 28; Friday, Feb. 29; and Saturday, March 1, and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Playhouse on Main. Tickets are $12; $10 seniors; $7 students. (662) 323-6855.


n CORINTH – Corinth Theatre-Arts’ “Wiley and the Hairy Man” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and again at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29; Saturday, March 1 and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 2 at Crossroads Playhouse. Tickets are $10 adults; $5 students. (662) 287-2995.


n TUPELO – Karaoke from 6 until 10 p.m. today downstairs at the American Legion Post 49 on Legion Road. No admission fee. (662) 842-9231.


n SHANNON – Karaoke with Debbie Rogers beginning at 8 p.m. today at Shannon Sports Bar & Grill. $3 cover. (662) 767-9980.

Miracle Worker’

n NEW ALBANY – The Tallahatchie River Players will present “The Miracle Worker,” at 7 p.m. today, and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Magnolia Civic Center/Cine Theatre. Tickets are $8 adults; $6 for ages 12 and younger. (662) 534-3438.

And more É

n For the Daily Journal’s complete listing of area entertainment, museums and parks, read the “Scene” section each Thursday. For a listing for the upcoming week, see Sunday’s NeMiss Life! section.


n The following reports were filed Thursday by the Tupelo Police Department and Lee County Sheriff’s Department.

Tupelo Police Department

– A woman on Varsity Drive reported someone flattened her car tires.

– A man traveling on North Gloster Street was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

– A woman on North Gloster Street reported that someone ran into the back of her car and didn’t stop.

– A man who repeatedly cursed police was arrested.

– A man was arrested for contempt of court.

– A man reported that someone stole his checkbook and wrote $400 worth of checks.

Lee County Sheriff’s Department

– A County Road 1498 reported someone stole her trash can.

– A woman on Birmingham Ridge Road reported someone broke into her car and stole several items.

Anyone with information on any of these crimes is urged to call the Tupelo Police Department at 841-6491, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department at 841-9041, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 773-TIPS.


Three men charged

with counterfeiting

n TUPELO – Three men are charged with uttering counterfeit payroll checks at several Tupelo area businesses.

Charged were: Lajuane D. Armstrong, 36, Christopher Johnson, 32, and Allen Thomas, 46, all of Tupelo. Armstrong is charged with three counts of uttering a counterfeit check; Thomas with uttering a counterfeit check and Johnson with uttering a counterfeit check, attempt to utter a counterfeit check, three counts of possessing counterfeit checks and conspiracy to utter a counterfeit check.

Capt. Bart Aguirre said the suspects are accused of producing phony payroll checks on a computer and cashing them at various stores.

More arrests are expected. Any businesses that think they have accepted counterfeit checks should contact the Tupelo Police Department at (662) 841-6405.

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