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Courthouse lights stolen from storage

HOUSTON – A grinch has not stolen Christmas, but they did steal the white strand of holiday lights that reached to the top of the Chickasaw County Courthouse in Houston. City crews went to test the lights last week in preparation for putting them up and found them missing from a city storage building on […]

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Breaking bad in Houston

I have noticed a lot of toilet paper in the trees around Houston this fall. The paper is way up high in some of those trees and probably couldn’t have blown up there. The lower branches are heavily draped and it’s obvious that paper didn’t simply fall from the sky My guess is birds flying […]

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Bryant, Hood team up to fight crime for 2014

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON — Both Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood said they believe that changes to the state’s criminal justice system need to be enacted during the 2014 session to control costs while ensuring the people who are truly dangerous to society get long prison […]

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Circuit Court docket set in Okolona

OKOLONA – The October term of Chickasaw County Circuit Court has seen the docket swell from 73 cases in July to 105 this month in Okolona. Most of the new cases involve a number of appeals from Justice Court with the majority of those being Driving Under the Influence cases. There are 12 DUI appeals […]

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Three charged in connection with Tupelo robbery found in Chickasaw County

TUPELO – Tupelo Police charged three Shannon men with armed robbery in connection with the Tuesday robbery of a Tupelo man on Ruth Street. Martavious Bogan, 18, Christian Hendricks, 32, and Brenzo Gillard, 21, all of Shannon, were charged with armed robbery Tuesday. A Tupelo man reported a vehicle stopped in front of his Ruth […]

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Tupelo Police seek Chickasaw car allegedly involved in armed robbery

TUPELO – Police are searching for a small gray sedan with Chickasaw County license plates and its occupants in connection with a Tuesday afternoon armed robbery in West Tupelo. About 12:20 p.m., a Ruth Street resident was working in his yard when he was called over to speak to the occupants of a car stopped […]

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Clay County escapees arrested in Chickasaw County

WEST POINT – Two people have been arrested in connection to the escape of a pair of Clay County prisoners. The Clay County Sheriff’s Department announced that Dyandra Gill, 20, of West Point and Gary Parker, 44, also of West Point, were both charged with two counts of harboring and concealing-escape. Gill and Parker are […]

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Parent arrested for assaulting coach

VARDAMAN – The parent of a Vardaman Junior High School softball player has been arrested after allegedly striking a coach at a softball game Thursday evening and spent the night in the Calhoun County Jail. Vardaman Police Chief Kenneth Scott said James Tedder, of Vardaman ,was arrested by Vardaman police and Calhoun County Sheriff’s Deputies […]

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TUPELO – Tupelo Police are looking for an Okolona woman who is accused of embezzlement under contract. Cherinicka S. Smith, 36, of Okolona, is a 5-foot 5-inch black female. Anyone with information on Smith’s whereabouts is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers of North Mississippi at (800) 773-8477. Anyone with information can be paid up to […]

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Okolona closes out Circuit Court

Drug cases, sexual assault, sale of counterfeit goods cases disposed of   OKOLONA – The July term of Chickasaw County Circuit Court had 73 cases set and disposed of 13 during the two weeks court was held in Okolona. The docket saw 32 drug-related cases set for this term, down from the 36 on the […]

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Houston Social Security phone scam thwarted

HOUSTON – Not only will they break into your home, they will get into your bank account if you let them. John Hall of Houston got a telephone call recently from someone saying he needed a new plastic Social Security card and one would be sent if he would answer a few simple questions. “He […]

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Police to enforce curfew

HOUSTON – The Houston Police Department is cracking down on juvenile crime and parents of kids caught out after curfew will be fined. Houston has a weeknight curfew of 11 p.m., and midnight on weekends. While parents are responsible for any fines imposed by the court for curfew violation, any juvenile who violates the city’s […]

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Police, firefighters busy last week

HOUSTON – A fire at Pearson’s Chapel, a series of break-ins and a suspicious car selling jewelry kept local police and fire departments busy last week. “We’ve got a number of crimes we are investigating in the community,” said Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles. “If people see something suspicious they need to call us and […]

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EDITORIAL: Eye and ears

tipThere are several stories in this week’s newspaper dealing with crime. A Social Security scam, burglaries and a crackdown on curfew in the City of Houston grabbed the headlines. Houston is not in the midst of a crime wave. Okolona, Houlka and even little ole Woodland have their share of crime, too. We hope each […]

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