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The cost of crime

  When I sit down to plan my budget at home, I start with the things I cannot avoid paying. The light bill, the phone bill, the water bill, the mortgage – and of course my taxes. It’s the same with sitting down to figure out the budget for city and county government. They start […]

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Man charged with murder

HOUSTON – A Chickasaw County man has been charged with murder and could face arson charges stemming from two incidents just east of the Natchez Trace on Highway 8 Sunday morning. Authorities were initially called to a report of a car on fire near Pumphrey’s Grocery about 5:30 a.m., and their investigation led to a […]

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EDITORIAL: Vandalism in your park

Vandalism is a part of doing business with the world. It is sad to say there are people who get a certain amount or pleasure or entertainment out of tearing up public property. We find that a sad way to live life. We also understand it is a crime. A news article in last weeks […]

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Inner healing conference is this weekend

An Inner Healing Conference at New Wine Fellowship in Houston will be held Jan. 18-20 for teaching and ministering to those who need emotional healing. Pastor Tommy Kelly and Pastor Scott Free invite those who have been abused sexually, physically, emotionally are invited to attend services at  7 p.m. Friday and Saturday with personal ministry […]

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Area men to plead guilty in cattle loan case

ABERDEEN — Court records say a father and son will plead guilty to hiding the sales of cattle and using fake invoices to avoid paying back a federal loan. A filing in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen says Clint Mann was scheduled for a change of plea hearing on Wednesday. His father Don is scheduled […]

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Okolona police officer detained by MHP

HOUSTON – An Okolona police officer has been detained by the Mississippi Highway Patrol prompting a probable cause hearing on Feb. 4 to decide if formal charges are merited. Cpl. Criss Turnipseed, spokesman for the Mississippi Highway Patrol said Okolona Police Department investigator Romona Robertson was detained by Trooper James Burrow on Friday, Dec. 7. […]

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UPDATE: Man pardoned by Barbour involved in shooting

by JB Clark NEMS Daily Journal/Associated Press SLATE SPRINGS — A man pardoned by then-Gov. Haley Barbour is accused of shooting another man Thursday night in Calhoun County. Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan reports that an argument at a cookout about 8:30 p.m. Thursday is believed to have led to Wayne Therman Harris of Slate […]

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Gunfight kills man in Calhoun County

CALHOUN COUNTY – One man is dead and another is in a Northeast Mississippi hospital following a gunfight in rural Calhoun County Thursday night with one of the shooters pardoned by former Gov. Haley Barbour last year. Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan said officers were called to scene about 3-1/2 miles south of Slate Springs […]

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Houston cracks down on park vandals

HOUSTON – Vandals have once again broken toilets at bathrooms at Joe Brigance Park prompting the city to put locks on the door until they can be fixed. Vandalism is a problem in all small towns, but the Houston Board of Aldermen are concerned with the amount of damage being done at the park and […]

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Circuit Court verdicts in Houston

HOUSTON – Drug cases took up just almost a third of the 89 cases brought before Chickasaw County Circuit Court last month. December’s term saw 19 cases disposed of, with verdicts handed down in 14 of those cases, three retired to the files, one dismissed and one not guilty. The docket saw 24 drug-related cases […]

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Two arrested for robbery in Vardaman

VARDAMAN – Two men are in the Calhoun County Jail facing robbery charges after they allegedly beat and robbed an elderly man Sunday night. Vardaman Police Chief Kenny Scott said two Jackson residents had come to Vardaman to work and became acquainted with their victim, but apparently turned on him and robbed him of two […]

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Remembering victims of crime

In this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 photo Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, a Chickasaw County native,  addresses the families and friends of victims of violent crimes during an annual tree-lighting ceremony at the Walter Sillers Building on High Street in Jackson, Miss. During the ceremony, loved ones added ornaments to the tree in memory of […]

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Take a bite out of Christmas crime

HOUSTON – This is a season of gifts and giving but there are some who want to take and steal. The Christmas holiday season usually sees an increase in crime as homes fill with gifts and crooks start looking for easy targets to fill out their own Christmas list. “We just urge people to be […]

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Smithville man charged with felony malicious mischief

ABERDEEN – Melvin Enoch Livingston, 20, of Smithville was arrested by Monroe County Sheriff Office on Nov. 27. Livingston is charged with felony malicious mischief. Bond has not been set at this time. Livingston is currently being held at Monroe County Detention Center.

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