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Former Houlka city clerk indicted

JACKSON – Agents from the State Auditor’s office arrested Twilla “Gay” Williams and charged her with stealing city funds. Williams, 49, was arrested Thursday, charged with embezzlement and booked into the Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility. After her initial appearance in court, she was released on bond. According to the indictment handed down recently by […]

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Man charged in burning death of Mississippi teen

BATESVILLE (AP) – Authorities say a man jailed in Louisiana has been charged with capital murder in the death of a 19-year-old Mississippi woman. District Attorney John Champion said Wednesday that Quentin Verdell Tellis, 27, was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in the death of Jessica Chambers in December 2014. She was found walking […]

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Four arrested at jail

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – It would be sort of funny except four people now face felony charges of trying to smuggle something into a correctional facility. The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department arrested four people last week after they attempted to throw a sack filled with tobacco and cell phones into […]

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Two charged with capital murder in Bruce shooting

By William Moore Daily Journal CALHOUN CITY – A Calhoun County couple is facing the death penalty in connection with a fatal shooting in Bruce. Calhoun County sheriff Greg Pollan said capital murder charges were filed against JaShon Coleman, 21, of Derma, and Breanna Westmoreland, 17, of Banner. If convicted of capital murder, the only […]

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Two questioned in Pontotoc fatal shooting; names not released

By William Moore Daily Journal PONTOTOC – Two people are in custody at the Pontotoc County Adult Detention Center in connection with a Tuesday morning shooting. Justin Judon, 33, was shot and killed around 1 a.m. on Owen Bend Road, just west of the Pontotoc city limits off Highway 9, according to Pontotoc County Sheriff […]

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Voucher bills pending in education panels

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Parents will be eligible for up to $5,000 per year in state funds to send their children to private schools under legislation pending in both chambers of the Mississippi Legislature. The legislation could be taken up as early as today in either the House or Senate […]

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Feds arrest 12 in four counties

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   CHICKASAW COUNTY – Federal, state and local authorities executed search warrents and made arrests Tuesday on people living in Chickasaw, Calhoun, Clay, Pontotoc a variety of drug charges related to an alleged methamphetamine ring. The indictment came out of U.S. District Court in Oxford and named […]

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EDITORIAL: Sweeping our community

      This week’s Chickasaw Journal contains news about a major drug sweep on the regional level that reached into Chickasaw County. It is the first major, regional, significant bust in this community in several years. There is a new Sheriff in town and while he was not directly involved in this investigation, he […]

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Man arrested in Thorn shooting

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – One of two people sought for a shooting in Thorn on Thursday has been arrested. Rudy Flores, 18, of Tupelo and formerly of Houston, was arrested about 2 a.m. in a motel room in Holly Springs. Flores has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and […]

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$3 million worth of meth seized in Hinds County traffic stop

JACKSON (AP) – The Hinds County Sheriff’s Department says a traffic stop Wednesday resulted in one of the largest interdiction seizures of methamphetamine – reportedly valued at $3 million – in state history. Officials said in a news release that the discovery was made by a Hinds County K-9 unit after a 2015 Toyota Corolla […]

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Search warrants lead to drug arrests

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department has executed two search warrants and arrested four people on drug charges following information provided by the public. Robert Wall, 38, of Okolona, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine on Tuesday after a search of his residence turned up […]

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Man arrested in Thorn shooting, second suspect sought

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – One of two people sought for a shooting in Thorn on Thursday has been arrested and authorities hope to make a second arrest in the shooting today. Rudy Flores, 18, of Tupelo and formerly of Houston, was arrested about 2 a.m. in a motel room in Holly […]

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High-speed chase ends with drug charges

By William Moore Daily Journal SALTILLO – A 22-year-old Saltillo woman is facing numerous felony charges after an early morning chase up U.S. Highway 45. In addition to traffic violations, Lindsey Downs, 22, of Northgate Circle, Saltillo, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Saltillo Police Chief Grant Bailey […]

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Bond set at $1 million for Aberdeen man

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal Bond was set Thursday at $1 million for Charles Thompson, 40, of Aberdeen, who was arrested on Wednesday and charged with murder, aggravated assault and possession of weapon by a felony. The charges are in relation to a shooting at Cullum Apartments that left one man dead and sent […]

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