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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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Suspects decline to talk about Meredith statue vandalism

February 21, 2014

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The University of Mississippi Police Department believes it has identified the individuals who recently vandalized a statue of James Meredith on the UM campus, but the suspects are not being cooperative. Three 19-year-old white male freshmen from Georgia were declining through their attorneys late yesterday to be questioned by university police regarding the vandalism Sunday […]

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UM alumni put up reward to find Meredith statue vandals

February 18, 2014

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OXFORD — At the request of Chancellor Dan Jones, the university’s Alumni Association has offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of two individuals involved in an incident on the University of Mississippi campus. The University Police Department (UPD) is looking for two men who were seen early Sunday morning near the […]

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Folks singing the blues over missing B.B. King marker

February 4, 2014

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One of the most important markers on the Mississippi Blues Trail appears to have been stolen. A marker commemorating the birthplace of blues legend B.B. King near Berclair in Leflore County is missing. It was located in front of a small clump of trees at the dusty intersection of County Roads 305 and 513 just […]

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Min Sang armed robbery is troubling

January 21, 2014

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I know my fellow Greenvillians were saddened by the news of an armed robbery at Min Sang Grocery Store, while relieved to hear that the Sue brothers, though wounded, are fine. What is troubling is how long the store on Alexander Street has operated even as the neighborhoods around it have declined, and the blow […]

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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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(UPDATE) Mother, son found shot to death in Oxford

November 8, 2013

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OXFORD, Mississippi — A north Mississippi elementary school principal and her 12-year-old son were found shot to death early Friday in a home in south Oxford, police said. The bodies of Carol Lavett Gary, 43, and Patrick Earl Gary Jr. were found at a home near South Oaks subdivision on County Road 301. The home is […]

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‘King of Torts’ has finally abdicated

October 8, 2013

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The legal saga of Richard “Dickie” Scruggs is finally over. The U.S. Supreme Court has chosen not to hear an appeal from the former attorney who earned the nickname “King of Torts” and amassed a fortune from the tobacco-related lawsuits in the 1990s. Scruggs, who practiced out of Oxford, pleaded guilty to trying to influence […]

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The anatomy of a scam

September 11, 2013

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I thought it sounded too good to be true when mere minutes after putting a couple of items for sale online I got a bite. Turns out I was right, and it gave me an up-close-and-personal look at the sheer nerve and ingenuity of today’s online scammers. I recently placed two items on the Jackson […]

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