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  1. Four area residents nabbed in drug investigations in Lee CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 19 | Hawk Eye

    Four area residents have been arrested this week in Lee County following recent investigations into the trafficking of methaphetamine, marijuana and other drugs in the tri-state area. Dakota Lee Rogers, Joshua Allen Loveless, Erica Renee Woodbury and Shaunna Ellingson have been charged in Lee County District Court on a several felony and misdemeanor drug charges, Lt.

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  2. Suicide suspected in inmate's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 30 | NWAonline

    ... a residential burglary conviction out of Sharp County. He was sentenced Oct. 30, 2008, records show. Brickeys, in Lee County, is about 110 miles east of Little Rock and 46 miles south and west of Memphis.

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  3. Organizers Mobilize Against Confederate MonumentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | The Daily News

    ... in the 21st century in a city whose population is majority African-American. Mitchell recalled a childhood in Lee County, Arkansas, and going to Lee High School both named for Confederate general Robert E. Lee before he moved to Memphis. Scott ...

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  4. ASP investigates attack on corrections officerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2017 | KAIT-TV

    ... in stable condition at a local hospital. Charges have not been filed in the incident, but are expected from the Lee County prosecuting attorney's office in the next few days. The investigation into the incident is ongoing, Chapman said. Copyright ...

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  5. Lee County woman going to prison and ordered full restitution for embezzlement of a vulnerable adultRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2017 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    A Saltillo woman has been sentenced to prison for embezzlement and ordered to pay $162,000 in restitution to the victim. Dorothy Whaley, 66, appeared before Judge Thomas J. Gardner, III, in Lee County Circuit Court on Wednesday, April 12, for sentencing on one count of Embezzlement.

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  6. Lee County schools put on probationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2017 | NWAonline

    The Arkansas Board of Education voted Thursday to place the Marianna-based Lee County School District and its high school on probation for violating education standards on staffing and course offerings. The probation label puts both the district and the Lee County High in jeopardy of losing state accreditation if they fail to correct the violations or commit similar violations in the 2017-18 school year.

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  7. Marvin E. SpeightRead the original story

    Mar 15, 2017 | The Beebe News

    ... in Nashville, TN. He then began a lengthy career of coaching and teaching, first at Moro High School in Lee County, AR. From there he went to coach at Searcy High School, and on to coach junior college basketball at Arkansas State University - " ...

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  8. Man arrested on warrants after cocaine, marijuana foundRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2017 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    ... and marijuana with the purpose of delivery along with criminal trespassing and fleeing. He is currently in the Lee County Jail. Copyright 2017 KAIT . All rights reserved. Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device Region ...

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  9. Authorities say Keokuk man killed his motherRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    ... premeditation" did kill that person. A probable cause affidavit accompanying the charges filed Tuesday in South Lee County District Court indicated Williams told detectives he was "taking care" of (his mother) when she kicked him in the chest early ...

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  10. Keokuk man charged with first-degree murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    A 23-year-old man faces premeditated murder charges in South Lee County District Court after authorities found a body Monday inside a home where he lived in Keokuk. Devan Joseph Williams, 222 Concert St., Keokuk, was taken into custody on first-degree murder charges Monday afternoon by Keokuk police, according to Rick Rahn, special agent in charge of the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation.

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  11. Jack Nelson Jones Professional AssociationJones v. John B. Dozier...Read the original story

    Jan 29, 2017 | Daily Record

    This appeal comes from the Lee County Circuit Court, honorable Richard Lee Proctor presiding. This case concerns the admissibility of hearsay evidence under the Business Records exception.

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  12. Marianna man sentenced in USDA fraud caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2017 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    LITTLE ROCK, AR - A Lee County man will spend the next two years in prison and will pay over $380,000 in restitution after pleading guilty in a federal wire fraud case involving United States Department of Agriculture feeding programs for low-income children, United States Attorney Chris Thyer said. James E. Franklin of Marianna was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Price Marshall during a hearing Tuesday.

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  13. Harvey Updyke to be held in contempt after he's a no-show in courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2017 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    LEE COUNTY, AL - Lee County Judge Jacob Walker has issued a warrant to hold Harvey Updyke in contempt of court for not appearing for a restitution hearing Tuesday. A status hearing was held Tuesday afternoon in Lee County Circuit Court related to Updyke's restitution.

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  14. Warrant issued after Harvey Updyke a no-show in courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2017 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    LEE COUNTY, AL - Lee County Judge Jacob Walker has issued a warrant to hold Harvey Updyke in contempt of court for not appearing for a restitution hearing Tuesday. A status hearing was held Tuesday afternoon in Lee County Circuit Court related to Updyke's restitution.

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  15. The cycling hubRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2016 | NWAonline

    ... attraction was the impetus for the St. Francis Levee Board, which manages the levee from Mississippi County to Lee County, to approve the development of a bike trail atop the Mississippi River levee from the bridge's western terminus in West Memphis ...

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  16. Woman charged with embezzlement in Fort MadisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2016 | Hawk Eye

    A 47-year-old woman was charged Friday in North Lee County District Court with five counts of felony theft for embezzling approximately $71,000 from a chiropractic business in Fort Madison where she worked for years. Danylle Lei Weiler of Chariton remained in the Lee County jail Friday in lieu of a $72,000 cash only bond.

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  17. Canopy of burnt Toomer's Corner oak tree 60-70 percent dead, Auburn horticulture expert saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2016 | Alabama Live

    ... Auburn's win over LSU. A preliminary hearing in the case against Wiest, who was not present, was held in Lee County Circuit Court on Wednesday and the case was sent to the grand jury . During Wednesday's hearing, Auburn police Cpl. Michael Creighton ...

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  18. Waldrip Family to Purchase Forrest City BankRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2016 | ArkansasBusiness.com

    Big Creek Bancshares, formed in September by Mark Waldrip of Moro (Lee County) and his son, Nathan Waldrip of Jonesboro, has struck a deal to buy Forrest City Bank from Forrest City Financial Corp. Forrest City Bank is a 65-year-old national bank ...

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  19. Waldrip Family to Purchase Forrest City BankRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2016 | ArkansasBusiness.com

    ... sold to a newly formed holding company. Big Creek Bancshares, formed in September by Mark Waldrip of Moro (Lee County) and Nathan Waldrip of Jonesboro, has struck a deal to buy Forrest City Bank from Forrest City Financial Corp. ...

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