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.

Jazz music

n STARKVILLE – New Orleans’ famous Preservation Hall Jazz Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. today in Lee Hall auditorium at MSU. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for seniors; $8 for children 3 – 12. (662) 325-3442.

Art exhibit

n TUPELO – Shared Treasures, Tupelo Public Schools Children’s Art Show, will begin today and hang until Friday, March 14 at Gum Tree Museum of Art. An opening reception will be fromj 4 until 6 p.m. Thursday. (662) 844-2787.

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 Tupelo Elvis Presley Fan Club will meet at 6 p.m. today Tuesday at the Ice House on the corner of Broadway and Clark streets in downtown Tupelo.

n A Relay for Life planning meeting will be at 6 p.m. today at Danver’s in Tupelo. For more information, call Kevin Russell at (662) 231-5011 or Elizabeth Fair at (662) 844-8544.

n The Tupelo Ballroom Dance Club will offer an intermediate class in the cha cha from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the DanceQuest Studio at 108 N. Spring St. Derrick Ritter will be the instructor. The fee is $5 for TBDC members and $10 for non-members.

n The Joyner Neighborhood Association will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Luke Methodist Church in Tupelo. Among items on the agenda is the election of officers. For more information, call Desha Cruse (662) 842-1279 or (662) 871-1137.

n Tupelo’s residents living north of Main Street will have recycling pickup this morning. Residents south of Main Street will have pickup next Wednesday.


n On Friday, the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and the North Mississippi Narcotics United arrested Nathan Melton, 29, at 131 County Road 984 Apt. 36 for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Felicia Melton, 20, also was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. The agents seized 56 grams of marijuana from the residence.

– David Cameron Akers, 18, of 122 Gardenview Drive in Saltillo, was arrested for two counts of armed robbery.


n The following reports were filed this weekend by the Tupelo Police Department, and released by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department on Monday.

Tupelo Police Department

– A woman was arrested on Highway 45 North after being involved in an auto collision. She had an outstanding warrant with the City of Tupelo.

– A man reported that his neighbor threatened to kill him.

– A man was arrested by the Natchez Trace Rangers for an outstanding warrantand transported to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department.

– A man was arrested on Mitchell Road for running a stop sign, suspended drivers license and an outstanding warrant.

– A gas station employee reported a multi-vehicle collision at the corner of Coley Road and West Main Street. She reported seeing about three vehicles involved leave the scene of the accident. An unattended, heavily damaged green 1996 Dodge Neon was found about 300 feet from the accident scene. The driver was still at large at the time of the report.

– A woman reported seeing her one of her stolen black pit bulls in a resident’s yard. The owner of the dog said she then talked with the man she bought the dog from and he allegedly admitted to stealing seven puppies from the original owner’s back yard. The police were unable to contact the alleged dog thief.

– A man ran off of Elvis Presley Drive and hit three vehicles. He was arrested for second-offense driving under the influence, suspended drivers license implied consent, no insurance, leaving the scene of an accident and open container.

– A woman reported that her change purse was missing out of her handbag after shopping at Kroger on West Main Street. She said there were several business papers in it and an estimated $250-$300 in cash and checks, some of which was fundraiser money from a church function.

– A vehicle was stopped after it was drifting within the lane and the occupants were not wearing seat belts. The driver was arrested for DUI,careless driving, no drivers license, no insurance and two counts of no seat belts. The passenger was arrested for public drunkenness. Neither the Intoxalyzer 8000 nor any field sobriety tests were offered due to the language barrier.

– A man was arrested for suspended drivers license implied consent, open container and first offense DUI.

– A man was arrested at the corner of Lansdowne and Fair Oaks. He was arrested for an outstanding warrant, driving without a license, speeding and a DUI.

– A man was arrested for disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct/disobeying a police officer.

– An officer was dispatched to a disturbance in progress, where he found an intoxicated man who said he was j just in a fight with several other males. No arrests were made.

– A man, who had been denied medical attention by the hospital, was arrested in the emergency room of the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was charged with public drunk and contempt of court.

– A man on North Spring Street was arrested for an outstanding warrant.

– A woman was arrested for shoplifting at Todd’s Big Star.

– A woman on Beasley Drive reported a vehicle came through her drive and knocked down her mailbox. The driver of the vehicle said his breaks failed. The driver’s mother said she would fix the yard and replace the mailbox. No arrests were made.

– A man on South Gloster was arrested for disorderly conduct (failure to comply), an outstanding warrant and a DUI.

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.

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