Lee County Newswire (Page 7)

Lee County Newswire (Page 7)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Lee County, MS. (Page 7)

Results 121 - 140 of 1,114 in Lee County, MS

  1. Dennis Seid: Reed leaves rich legacy for us to emulateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2016 | Newms360.com

    ... Mississippi. Leaders like Jack Reed Sr., George McLean, J.C. Whitehead and Harry Martin helped move Tupelo and Lee County forward during the worst of times. They kept their hands on the wheel, helping us stay the course. Jack Reed Sr. was admired by ...

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  2. Our Opinion: Jack Reed Sr. embodied the Tupelo Spirit's bold energyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2016 | Newms360.com

    ... the Community Development Foundation, the private-sector agency that has been an economic dynamo for Tupelo and Lee County for almost 70 years. His influence continued in CDF well into retirement years. He was similarly active on the board of CREATE ...

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  3. Saltillo Primary principal named Lee County administrator of the yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2016 | Newms360.com

    Saltillo Primary School Principal Ken Smith was named Lee County Schools' administrator of the year Thursday, crediting his staff at the school for his success. Smith has been principal at Saltillo Primary for 10 years and said he loves working with his teachers and staff there.

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  4. Saltillo's Simmons named Lee County Teacher of the YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2016 | Newms360.com

    It's been a year for the books for Saltillo High School math teacher Jenny Simmons, who was named Lee County Schools Teacher of the Year on Thursday. Besides being named the district's teacher of the year, Simmons won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and met President Obama during a trip to Washington, D.C., with other awardees from across the nation.

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  5. Federal prisoner returned to face state sex chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2016 | Newms360.com

    A Lee County man, already in federal prison on sex charges, has been returned to Tupelo to face state charges. William Lee Bates, 43, formerly of 459 Barnes Crossing Road, Saltillo, pleaded guilty in federal court in December 2012 to a single count of using a cell phone to entice a 14-year-old girl to have sex with him and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. 2 comments

  6. Sheriff offers safe place for exchangesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2016 | Newms360.com

    People looking for a safe place to make an exchange after purchasing something online can now go to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Jim Johnson has designated two parking spaces in front of the Lee County-Tupelo Adult Jail as Exchange Parking. 3 comments

  7. Heart and soul to meet: 53rd annual Charity Ball ready for mic checkRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2016 | Newms360.com

    ... takes the proceeds generated and puts them to good use - aiding to help school-age children in Tupelo and Lee County. "We have nine wonderful programs that this fundraiser benefits," Michael said. "It helps the disadvantaged. Once you start working ... 4 comments

  8. Reed was the 'conscience' of state's business communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2016 | Newms360.com

    ... vision and commitment to improving public education, economic development and civic involvement helped transform Lee County from what was once the poorest county in the poorest state, to a model community anywhere, by any standard." Reed worked side ...

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  9. Tupelo Spirit loses a star: Reed remembered as one of Tupelo's bestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2016 | Newms360.com

    ... in Tupelo, was the son of Robert W. Reed Sr. and Hoyt Raymond Reed, herself a descendant of an early, influential Lee County family. Reed and his brothers, R.W. Reed Jr. and William Reed, were high-profile leaders in the region's business and ...

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  10. Judge denies motion to postpone Speaker Mike Hubbard's caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2016 | Alabama Live

    Lance Bell, left, lead lawyer for Mike Hubbard, walks with Mike Hubbard and his wife Susan Hubbard as they leave the Lee County Justice Center after a hearing on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, in Opelika, Ala. Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob Walker denied House Speaker Mike Hubbard's motion to postpone his ethics trial but indicated that appeals of some unresolved pretrial motions could still lead to a delay.

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  11. Holland recovering from surgeryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2016 | Newms360.com

    State Rep. Steve Holland is recovering at his "Sadi J Holland" farm at Plantersville after undergoing hernia surgery last week. Holland, a 60-year-old Democrat, who represents a large portion of Lee County and a slither of Monroe, underwent hernia surgery on Jan. 20 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

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  12. Homeless census underway in TupeloRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2016 | Newms360.com

    ... out of their cars. Some might be in transitional housing, which includes women and children living in shelters. Lee County natives Kristy Harris and Larry Moore, both 35, saw their fortunes change six months ago. The loss of his roofing job, along ... 5 comments

  13. Lee County Library begins year-long 75th anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2016 | Newms360.com

    Lee County Library begins a yearlong 75th anniversary celebration Wednesday at its monthly Lunching With Books event, featuring a scholarly lecture and dedicatory remarks for two major collections and rededication of the Helen Foster Auditorium. Margaret Gratz, who coordinates Lunching With Books and is a longtime library advocate, noted, "More than 800 people come into the library every day, and it is a busy place with all sorts of activities and programs. 3 comments

  14. Arrest made in Verona kidnappingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2016 | Newms360.com

    Marcus A. Benton was arrested Thursday by the U.S. Marshal Services and charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and aggravated assault. He is being held in the Lee County-Tupelo Adult Jail.

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  15. Toyota provides new interactive learning exhibit to New Albany ElementaryRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2016 | New Albany Gazette

    ... Jamey Wright said. "It is probably something we never would have had without Toyota." The exhibit was in a Lee County school this past semester and it will move to Pontotoc County in the fall, rotating among the three PUL Alliance counties that ...

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  16. Road crews brace for snowy weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2016 | Newms360.com

    Forecasts on Thursday predicted that Northeast Mississippi would receive less snow than elsewhere in the area, but some accumulation was still expected. As of Thursday, the National Weather Service had issued a winter storm watch for the Lee County area until 6 p.m. Friday. 3 comments

  17. Saltillo restaurateurs jailed on fraud chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2016 | Newms360.com

    Just months after opening a New Orleans-themed restaurant in Saltillo, a couple is in the Lee County-Tupelo Adult Jail, facing multiple felony fraud charges. Lisa Alexander, 44, and Jesse Alexander, 44, are charged with false pretense, accused of selling a house they did not own. 1 comment

  18. Burglars hit cars in Tupelo, Lee CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2016 | Newms360.com

    A dozen reports were filed Tuesday with the Tupelo Police Department or the Lee County Sheriff's Office. The six Tupelo incidents were in East Tupelo or just off Lumpkin Drive. 5 comments

  19. Prosecutors oppose Hubbard's request to postpone ethics trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2016 | Alabama Live

    Lance Bell, left, newly announced lead lawyer for Mike Hubbard, walks with Mike Hubbard and his wife Susan Hubbard as they leave the Lee County Justice Center after a hearing on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, in Opelika, Ala. Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob Walker handed down a gag order to prevent lawyers from speaking to the media in the ethics case against indicted Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard.

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  20. Lee County to share PERS costs for constablesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2016 | Newms360.com

    On Tuesday, the Lee County Board of Supervisors voted to cover the employer contribution to PERS, the Mississippi state employee retirement system, for the Lee County constables. Based on previous years, Chancery Clerk Bill Benson estimated it will cost the county about $30,000 annually to cover the employer contribution to PERS for the county's four constables, Phil Gann, Ted Wood, Scotty Clark and Tom Henry "Punnie" Lyles.

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