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Supervisors force Palmertree out of office

May 20, 2014

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The saga of one Mississippi circuit clerk has taken another turn, and she now finds herself unemployed. The Warren County Board of Supervisors has forced Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley Palmertree from office after finding that she doesn’t live in the county. The board voted unanimously yesterday following a hearing on the evidence. In July 2013, […]

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Man who sent ricin-laced letters to be sentenced

April 13, 2014

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A Tupelo man is facing sentencing, wrapping up one of the most bizarre cases ever tried. A federal judge has set a May 14 sentencing date for James Everett Dutschke, who pleaded guilty to making ricin and sending letters dusted with the poison to President Barack Obama and other officials. Dutschke will be sentenced by U.S. […]

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Doctor accused of murder-for-hire plot hits another legal snag

January 21, 2014

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A Greenwood doctor accused of attempting to have his ex-wife’s divorce attorney murdered has hit another roadblock in his efforts to have the charges dismissed. A judge has denied renewed arguments by Dr. Arnold Smith that all investigative and police actions carried out by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office are unconstitutional. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports […]

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Ex-police officer learning consequences of social media misuse

December 10, 2013

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It seems a rather simple proposition — use social media wisely or face the consequences. Yet, there continues to be a lack of awareness as to the ramifications of social media misuse and what constitutes legally protected free speech. A former Delta police officer is learning that the hard way. A federal judge has ruled […]

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Family blues — fight continues over Johnson’s estate

September 24, 2013

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Legendary blues musician Robert Johnson’s life was all too short; unfortunately, the in-family fight over his estate continues with all eyes now on the Mississippi Supreme Court. The state’s highest court heard arguments yesterday in a dispute over two photos of Johnson, who died in 1938 at the age of 28. When the justices might […]

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