TUPELO • A Lee County woman has been charged after her child tested positive for illegal drugs at birth. Tupelo police were notified by Mississippi Child Protective Services on June 15 that a newborn had tested positive. Following a brief criminal investigation, Jamey Finn, 24, of Tupelo was arrested June 29 and charged with felony child abuse.
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A family lost their home during an overnight fire in the Auburn community of Lee County. Mooreville-Eggville Fire Chief Ron Witte said the house is on County Road 1067. He said the fire happened at approximately 3 a.m. on Thursday, June 30. Witte said the family...
TUPELO • Lee County School District officials have shifted the borders of their districts to reflect changes in population densities. Following a brief public hearing, Thursday night, the Lee County School District Board voted unanimously to adopt new district lines. Districts 1, 3 and 5 saw the most drastic...
NETTLETON – Teresa Swain figures she's had about 30 jobs in her 55 years. She's done everything from being a bank teller, secretary and ditch digger to driving a tractor, running a bread route for Sara Lee and working at a mortgage company. In 2018, she found her true...
TUPELO • Lee County School District officials plan to redraw district lines after census data revealed significant population changes in its current districts. The Lee County School Board will hold a public hearing at 5 p.m. on Thursday at the school district office to discuss proposed changes to its voting map. District officials will present the maps along with census data during the meeting.
TUPELO • Three men have been charged with coming to Lee County to steal catalytic converters. Tupelo police were called to Popeye’s at 1701 South Gloster Street on Thursday, June 16, at 1:30 a.m. for a suspicious vehicle call. Officers responded, and then located and detained three suspects. Police say the search of the vehicle revealed burglary tools and stolen catalytic converters.
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Being able to track 911 calls is very important for dispatchers. They now have an easier way to find out where a caller is calling from, thanks to AT&T's Locate Before Route feature. The technology uses GPS instead of cell towers to give a more precise...
TUPELO • A Lee County man is facing felony charges after rolling up on a roadblock with illegal drugs in his possession. The Lee County Sheriff's Office was conducting a safety checkpoint on County Road 885 on June 24. A vehicle approached the checkpoint, and a deputy asked for the driver’s license and proof of insurance.
TUPELO • A Lee County woman was charged with child endangerment after two children in her care tested positive for illegal drugs. Tupelo police were notified by Child Protective Services June 22 about two children who had tested positive for illegal narcotics. The preliminary investigation led officers to arrest Lakenya Donelson, 32, of Tupelo.
Firefighters not only need water to put out fires, they need water to drink while they put the fires out as well. The Union Volunteer Fire Department just south of Plantersville here in Lee County is where the Chief Steve Cagle, said he wants to do something not just for his department but for all volunteer fire departments in the county.