Randolph man sentenced for insurance fraud

A Pontotoc County resident has been sentenced on charges of insurance fraud Friday. Eric Long, 28, of Randolph, appeared before Judge James L. Roberts in Pontotoc County Circuit Court on Friday and pleaded guilty to one count of insurance fraud after filing a fraudulent insurance claim with Allstate Insurance Company regarding a four-wheeler accident which […]

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Some damage reported from Storm

JACKSON (AP) – Scattered tree damage and power outages were reported in parts of north Mississippi as thunderstorms and the threat of tornadoes continued Thursday across Midwestern and Southern states. Two injuries were reported in Mississippi. There were no injuries reported in Chickasaw County, although a roof was blown off a home on County Road […]

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Lady Toppers take two

No one said it would be easy to replace three dominant pitchers from the past two years, but the Lady Toppers haven’t shied away from the challenge. “We have to dig deep and play hard and this team has done that all year long,” said coach Jeffery Mann. Three-year starter, Haley Gravat, graduated in 2012 […]

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Trojans take first place

Mississippi Delta Community College moved into first place in the North Division March 22 with a sweep of ICC. The Trojans defeated the Indians 6-5 in Game One and 11-6 in Game Two. Game One went to extra innings and Delta took the win on a sac fly. Houston’s Danny Springer batted in two runs […]

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Successful hunting

Ray and Jonathan Laney of Houlka had a successful hunting day March 30 as they killed two turkeys about a mile from their home. Both birds had 9-inch beards and 1-inch spurs and weighed between 18- and 20-pounds.

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FLOYD INGRAM: My day in court

I have always loved to cover court. There is a method to everything that happens in court and figuring out how attorneys are presenting their case and what juries or judges are picking up on is interesting stuff. Then there are the facts that make up the case. There is emotion, money and the lives […]

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Lady Rams split division

The Lady Rams had a win-lose week on the diamond, picking up a district win and dropping one to run even in district, the falling to South Pontotoc in non-division play. The Lady Rams beat South earlier in March but couldn’t keep their focus in the rematch March 24, taking a hard 15-0 loss. “We […]

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High expectations for Jones

Chris Jones received a lot of attention in 2013. From his suspenseful recruitment in January to his Freshman All-SEC performance last fall for Mississippi State, Jones drew his share of the spotlight during that calendar year. The former five-star standout from Houston High School appeared in all 13 games for the Bulldogs and earned three […]

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Jury awards Ausbern Construction $570,000

OXFORD – A Lafayette County jury has ruled Ausbern Construction is due $570,293.60 in costs and damages following a lawsuit with Chickasaw County that has stretched over two years. Ausbern Construction, owned by Terry Ausbern, of Okolona, sought payment from the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors for work his company did over three years ago […]

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Pedal Power

  Melissa Merrill and 35 other cyclists peddled 50 miles Wednesday, spent the night in Houston and then woke up Thursday to help build a house. The group was part of the Fuller Center for Housing spring ride on the Natchez Trace with Parkway Baptist Church feeding them and letting them sleep in their Family […]

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Oregon cyclist pedals Trail

HOUSTON – Tia Tee Khao worked frantically as a flower delivery man in Portland, Ore., and one day decided he wanted to smell the roses. “I got on my bike and started riding,” said Khao. “My journey has taken all across the United States. I have met a lot of very good people and learned […]

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Lady Wolves take down Wildcats

The Lady Wolverines battled the breeze at Nikki Jones Memorial Field as they took on Calhoun City March 25 but despite the weather conditions, they Lady Wolves came down with a decisive 14-2 win. Coach Lee Berryhill was pleased with his team’s effort. “We played a good, solid team and came away with a win,” […]

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Rams battle through nine

The Rams dropped a district game to Tupelo Christian Prep March 28, but the Vardaman boys took it through nine innings of fierce competition. “It was a good game,” said Vardaman coach Boo Griffin. “We played really good early in and hit kind of a slump, but it seemed like we were getting it back […]

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Texting ban while driving passes

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The use of a hand-held cellphone to text, read or post on a social networking site while driving will be prohibited under a proposal that passed both chambers of the Legislature. The legislation, which passed the 52-member Senate with three dissenting votes and 104-16 in the […]

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