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Calhoun County supervisor to plead guilty

By William Moore Daily Journal OXFORD – A Calhoun County elected official is ready to plead guilty to federal extortion charges in order to avoid jail time. District 1 Supervisor Ernest McKinnley Fox, 66, was indicted in December 2015 on two counts of interference with commerce by threat. The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Fox […]

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EDITORIAL: Helping those who help us

There have been several stories in your Chickasaw Journal over the past few weeks reporting on crime. An arrest for fraud, a home burglary and auto theft charges have grabbed the headlines recently week. We want to point out Houston, Okolona and Vardaman are not in the midst of a crime wave. Houlka and even […]

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Tunsil says he took money from an Ole Miss coach

    By Parrish Alford Daily Journal CHICAGO – Laremy Tunsil says he took money from an Ole Miss football coach. Once projected the No. 1 pick in the draft, Tunsil slid to No. 13 where he was taken by the Miami Dolphins. Minutes before the draft a video showing Tunsil smoking something and using […]

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Mississippi Legislature adjourns 2016 session

  JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi Legislature has concluded its 2016 session. The House of Representatives adjourned for a final time Thursday after meeting briefly and disposing of a procedural block on one bill. That measure allows people in designated districts in certain places to carry alcoholic beverages outside the location it was served. In […]

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Hood unsure if he’ll sue Google

JACKSON (AP) – Mississippi’s attorney general says he doesn’t yet know whether he’ll go to court to force Google to comply with a subpoena or sue the Internet giant for violating state law. Democrat Jim Hood said Monday that he will evaluate the current practices of the unit of Alphabet Inc., saying he hopes the […]

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Houlka officer cleared in arrest of woman

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – A probable cause hearing to determine if a policeman should be charged with assault following the arrest of a woman outside Houlka City Hall March 3, has determined the officer can not be charged. Chickasaw County Circuit Court Judge John Gregory has reviewed evidence and video […]

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Drug dogs sweep Houston schools

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Drugs dogs swept Houston High School and found just what they wanted to – nothing. Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles said two dogs were sent into the high school and sniffed cars in the parking lot, but no drugs, weapons or alcohol were found and no […]

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Ex-prisons chief co-defendant to withdraw plea

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – A co-defendant of former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps wants to withdraw his guilty plea in a bribery case, a lawyer said Monday. Epps had been scheduled for sentencing Monday after he pleaded guilty alongside Cecil McCrory to money laundering and filing false tax returns related to $1.47 […]

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Two bodies found in Okolona motel

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The stench was horrendous and police were keeping the door closed after two bodies were discovered inside a room of a Chickasaw County motel Friday afternoon. Okolona Police Chief Willie Moore said police got a call from 911 about 4 p.m. Friday saying bodies were believed […]

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Drug roundup prompts arrests

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   MONROE COUNTY — As part of a countywide roundup, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office released the following arrests: Freddie Brown, 63, of Amory, sale of prescription drugs Adam Bruff, 40, of Hamilton, possession of a weapon by a felon Jason D. Burnett, 30, of Hamilton, sale of prescription […]

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Mississippi House votes twice to enact statewide lottery

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Mississippi House amended legislation Tuesday by an overwhelming vote to enact a statewide lottery. To enhance their commitment to the lottery, the House actually amended two consecutive bills to enact the lottery. “For 33 years I have served in the Legislature. Every now and then, […]

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House approves execution by firing squad

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Mississippi House, working late on Good Friday, voted to allow executions to be carried out by firing squad if the drugs needed to carry out lethal injections could not be obtained. Freshman Rep. Robert Foster, R-DeSoto, offered the amendment to allow firing squads to be […]

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Houlka officer cleared in arrest of woman

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – A probable cause hearing to determine if a policeman should be charged with assault following the arrest of a woman outside Houlka City Hall March 3, has determined the officer can not be charged. Chickasaw County Circuit Court Judge John Gregory has reviewed evidence and video […]

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Former Vardaman coach pleads to sex charge

OXFORD – A former high school softball coach will spend the next three years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday. Billy Joe Dill, 36, pleaded guilty to the enticement of a child. He was sentenced to 10 years, but the judge suspended seven years. He will also have to serve five years probation and he […]

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