According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Richard Ellis Hacker, 57, of Amory was arrested June 18 and charged with one count of arson of a dwelling. His bond has been set at $20,000, and he is currently being held in Monroe County Detention Center.

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In a lawsuit currently taking place in U.S. District Court, the federal government paints a picture of a Mississippi mental health system that bounces patients between state institutions, temporary housing and short-term treatment centers.

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TUPELO • In two and a half weeks, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital supporters have snapped up more than half of the chances to win the 2019 Dream Home.

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TUPELO • A sweeping overhaul of Tupelo’s public transportation service takes cheap, on-demand bus service citywide, but voices are mixed as to whether new transit offerings bring local government into direct competition with private taxi companies.

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TUPELO • Fifty years ago in Greenwich, New York, a group of LGBT bar attendees turned into activists as they decided to fight back against police harassment. Those initial Stonewall riots on June 28, 1969 sparked the gay rights movement, and Pride movements sprang up across the country.

Q. My husband and I met a young woman through an outreach program at church. She is a single mother with a small child, and recently she asked us for money so she could buy baby food and diapers. This isn’t the first time she has asked us for money. In the past, she has used money we’ve give…

Tupelo • The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal received 41 awards from the Mississippi Press Association, including the MPA’s highest honor, a first place for General Excellence.

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TUPELO • Three churches and a group of passionate cooks will come together this summer to provide monthly community dinners that will not only nourish, but also educate those in need.

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OXFORD • Although Ruby Payne has spoken in north Mississippi before and social emotional learning is not a new concept, the poverty expert told 300 area educators in Oxford on Friday how the social and emotional wellness of students correlates to school safety.

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TUPELO•County officials have agreed to allow representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to use county office space to allow the federal officials to assess storm damage to the county.

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IUKA - An investigation into drug activities at a County Road 196 residence led to the arrest of a Tishomingo County man on multiple felony charges.

The numbers below show how many trips have been recorded on Tupelo Transit vehicles since the beginning of paid services in October. The fixed route will be eliminated in July in favor of offering the door-to-door paratransit service to the general public.

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The following candidates have all qualified to seek elected office in Lee County this year. Party primaries will be on August 6, with runoffs following as needed on August 27. The general election will be November 5.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday threw out the murder conviction and death sentence for a black man in Mississippi because of a prosecutor's efforts to keep African Americans off the jury. The defendant already has been tried six times and now could face a seventh trial.

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TUPELO • The thunderstorms that rolled through northeast Mississippi Thursday morning downed trees and power lines, closing one of Tupelo’s major thoroughfares during the busy morning commute.

Earlier this month Paciolan – a ticketing service provider for college athletics – announced plans to offer contactless tickets for sporting events via Apple Wallets. That means fans would be able to enter a game using just an iPhone or Apple Watch.