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Senate committee passes guns in church bill

Associated Press JACKSON – A Mississippi Senate committee passed a bill this week that would allow guns in churches. Places of worship would be allowed to designate people with concealed carry permits as security personnel under House Bill 786. The bill also would make “reasonably” acting within that capacity a legal defense against criminal charges […]

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Senate transparency chairman bans cellphones in his meeting

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – The chairman of a Mississippi Senate committee on government transparency is telling the public not to use cellphones or other electronic devices while his committee meets. Tuesday was the first big deadline of the 2016 legislative session, with House and Senate committees scrambling to consider general bills […]

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UPDATE: Standoff ends with 2 dead, 3 injured

Daily Journal IUKA – One law enforcement officer was killed and three were wounded early Saturday after a six-hour long standoff at a rural Mississippi house ended when authorities stormed the house and the gunman inside opened fire, authorities said. Also killed was the man suspected of firing on the officers. The standoff started Friday […]

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Body found on Square in Bruce

BRUCE – Calhoun County officials are investigating an early morning shooting just off the square in Bruce. Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan said an officer on patrol spotted a car in the parking lot of a bait shop around 12:30 a.m. Friday. When the officer looked inside the car, he saw a body that had […]

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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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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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Local agencies, individuals, officers honored by Crime Stoppers

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal TUPELO – Police, community and media working together can stop crime. Crime Stoppers of Northeast Mississippi celebrated its 10th Anniversary Wednesday and honored law officers, media and the members of the community at its annual awards banquet. And Chickasaw County was honored with multiple awards. “We’ve been doing this […]

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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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Calhoun County man arrrested for domestic violence

Special to the Chickasaw Journal OXFORD – A Calhoun County man was arrested in Oxford on Thursday on felony domestic violence charges. According to the Oxford Police Department, officers responded to a call Thursday where a female said she had been assaulted and strangled. Investigators arrested Eric Armstrong, 26, of Bruce and charged him with […]

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EDITORIAL: Keeping the dream alive

    “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King Jr. “Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King […]

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Police seek help in ATV theft

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON — Police are looking for the person or persons who stole a ATV from Madison Street in downtown Houston on or about Thursday, Jan. 7. Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles said the red, side-by-side, Polaris Razor was parked in a shed on the property and there was no […]

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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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Attorney General Hood warns of U.S. Office of Personnel data breach

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Division has recently received numerous calls regarding a recent data breach reported by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management potentially impacting more than 21 million people nationwide whose personal information was stolen in a cyber-breach of government security-clearance files, announced Attorney […]

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