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Ex-cop admits to stealing from suspects in Mississippi

A former police officer in North Mississippi accused of stealing from suspects has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor theft charges in federal court. Dustin Rambo also pleaded guilty this week to a charge of lying to a federal agent, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. Prosecutors agreed to drop another charge that accused the 34-year-old Rambo of sexual battery on a woman in his custody.
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Memphis man arrested for making threats on Facebook directed at the Mid-South Fair

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man is charged and is awaiting extradition to north Mississippi, accused of threatening the Mid-South Fair in a Facebook post. Southaven Police said they were notified Friday, September 24th, about the post with “contained threatening language directed towards the Mid-South Fair.” They said detectives tracked down the poster, who lived in Memphis.
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Ex-Mississippi police officer pleads guilty to theft charges

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A former police officer in North Mississippi accused of stealing from suspects has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor theft charges in federal court. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that Dustin Rambo also pleaded guilty this week to a charge of lying to a federal agent.
TUPELO, MS
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Dickey, Larry

James Larry Dickey, age 75, passed away Friday, September 24, 2021, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born February 14, 1946 to Jimmy Elton Dickey and Neva Jewel Bross Dickey. He proudly served his country as a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Larry worked as a truck driver for Kirksey Brothers. On February 20, 1970 he married Virginia Lindsey and they enjoyed 51 wonderful years together. Larry leaves behind his wife, Virginia; two daughters, Rhonda Michelle Hicks (Chris) of Guntown and Christy Renee Jenkins (Mark) of Mantachie; a son, James David Dickey of Saltillo; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two sisters, and one brother. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, and two brothers. Visitation for Larry will be 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday, September 26, 2021, at W.E. Pegues, Saltillo. Services celebrating his life will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Saltillo Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Bro. Richey Hester and Bro. Henry Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Dorsey Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Cory Jenkins, Cameron Jenkins, Kipp Reeves, Travis Hicks and Will Hicks. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
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The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Hester, Brenda Ann

Mrs. Brenda Ann Hester, 74, died Friday, September 24, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Hospital - North Mississippi in Oxford, MS. The funeral service will be held on Monday, September 27, 2021, at 2:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery in Oxford, MS. The visitation will be held prior to the service in West Hall at Waller Funeral Home from 12:30 until service time. Born in Monroe County, MS to the late Robert and Tommie Ree Cantrell Moore, Mrs. Hester was a member of North Oxford Baptist Church and The Order of The Eastern Star. Her grandchildren were her greatest joy in life. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Billy Eugene Hester and a daughter, Christy Ann Hester. She is survived by two daughters, Kim Burt and her husband, David, of Nettleton, MS and Candace Vasilyev and her husband, Scott, of Oxford, MS; three grandchildren, Tyler Lee Burt and his wife, Shannon, of Nettleton, MS, Vivian Scott Vasilyev of Oxford, MS and Alex Radin Vasilyev of Oxford, MS; two great granddaughters, Karoline Burt and Lenora Burt. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Hester's memory may be made to Lovepacks, P.O. Box 721, Oxford, MS 38655 or North Oxford Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1700, Oxford, MS 38655. For additional information or to leave an online condolence, please call 662.234.7971 or visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
OXFORD, MS
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Baptist remains on high alert as COVID patients numbers decrease

Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi is experiencing a decline in COVID-19 patients, but the hospital remains on high alert in case of a resurgence. “The current Code D status allows the hospital to make adjustments in regulatory requirement areas, such as how nurses document care and convert spaces to accommodate more patients,” said Bill Henning, CEO and administrator. “We also have a contingency plan in place, which allows us to cross-use staff, spaces and resources to handle any COVID-19 patients as we continue to care for our normal patients.”

Woman found dead in Mississippi in 1977 identified, may have been victim of serial killer Samuel Little

After 40 years, skeletal remains known only as “Escatawpa Jane Doe” have been identified through DNA. The woman’s name was Clara Birdlong, and Jackson County Sheriff’s investigators believe she was murdered by serial killer Samuel Little, a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says. Little confessed to more than 90 murders throughout the southeast before he died at age 80 in a California prison cell.
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University of Mississippi Geologists Investigate Geological History of Nation’s Capital

Researchers from Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute gather data for fault history, risks. No one foresaw the 2011 earthquake that shook Washington, D.C., but better maps of the structural geological history of the area will help seismologists understand the potential risks. Researchers and graduate students from the University of Mississippi‘s Mississippi...
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Belmont rallies around Walkers after car wreck

Macie Walker is more than just a former player to Chris Higginbottom. She’s family. The same might be said about Walker and the entire Belmont community, which has rallied around the basketball standout and her immediate family. Walker was involved in a head-on collision on Monday, a crash that killed her 13-year-old brother, Michael, and seriously injured both Macie and her mother, Melissa Walker.
BELMONT, MS
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Norman received award for 50 years of service

At this year's annual meeting of the Mississippi Funeral Directors Association, Leland B. Norman Jr., President of Houston Funeral Home, was presented a plaque for his service of 50 years. Norman joined his mother, Louise Norman, at Houston Funeral Home in 1970 after he graduated from Mississippi State University and...
HOUSTON, MS
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Hunt, Virginia Ann

Virginia Ann Hunt was born December 22, 1963, to the late Alfred Townsend and Violia Cherry Hunt in Tupelo, MS. Virginia, lovingly known as "Jennie Mae," was a graduate of the Tupelo High School, Class of 1981. She also attended Jackson State University, where she loved to support her JSU Tiger Football team. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Inspirational Community Baptist Church in Tupelo, MS. She worked at Bauhaus Furniture. Virginia enjoyed sewing, swimming, and traveling. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her two sons: Darius and Jemarion. Virginia departed this life on September 15, 2021, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Vera Mae Roberson, Ruby Hunt, Kattie Reed, Loretta Shell, Clara Jean Hunt, Willie Hunt, and Larry Hunt. Virginia leaves to cherish her memories: her two sons, Darius Hunt of Orlando, FL and Jemarion Gillard of Tupelo, MS; her siblings, Earleen (Frank) Reed of Chicago, IL, Martha (Walter) Golden of Pontotoc, MS, Alice Faye Trice, Marilyn Hunt, and Derice Hunt, all of Tupelo, MS; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Visitation walk through will be Thursday, September 23, 2021, from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Payton Mortuary. Face masks required. Funeral service will be Friday, September 24, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Inspirational Community Baptist Church in Tupelo, MS. Face masks required. Viewing available one hour before service. Interment will follow at Porter's Memorial Cemetery in Tupelo, MS. Services entrusted to Payton Mortuary.
TUPELO, MS
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