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Tupelo FBI Office Closing

Posted by WCBI News Director | August 22, 2012 / 03:21pm | Local News
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - FBI offices in Greenville and Tupelo are being consolidated into Oxford to cover Mississippi's northern district.
    
FBI spokesman Deborah Madden tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/OwvOqi) that the consolidation will not affect FBI staffing in Mississippi.
   
She did not say if there were other possible FBI closings.
   
On its website, the FBI's Jackson office lists eight field offices: Columbus, Greenville, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Meridian, Oxford, Pascagoula and Southaven.
   
Read more: djournal.com - Tupelo's FBI moving operations to Oxford
   
Mississippi's FBI office in Jackson opened in May 1941 and closed in 1946 with New Orleans and Memphis personnel handling cases.
   
During the early 1960s and the rise of racial tensions and violence, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover reopened the Jackson office on July 10, 1964. Tupelo's office opened six months later.
   
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