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Pellet gun prompts Middle School lockdown

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Houston Police picked up two Houston Middle School students Thursday and have charged them with bringing a weapon to school. They were released to the custody of their parents. “It appears the two brought a pellet gun to school and it was spotted by another student,” said […]

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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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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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POLICE ROUNDUP: Ole Miss fan, police officer case delayed

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   OXFORD – An Ole Miss fan allegedly assaulted by police during a football game could be facing a felony charge of assaulting the officer. Chris Barnes is at the center of an incident at the Nov. 21 Ole Miss-Louisiana State game in Oxford. A shaky cellphone video shows part […]

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Arrests made for alleged stolen gun, drug possession

      By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Houlka police and the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man and woman for possession of marijuana and a stolen firearm Thursday night as the couple was moving into a residence in Houlka, Police Chief Ray Laney said Friday morning. Tray […]

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MSU student threats lead to lockdown, arrest

Special to the Chickasaw Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State University’s police force arrested a freshman Thursday after he made threats to harm himself and others on campus, which led to a campus lockdown. Authorities later said, however, they found no gun and believed no shots were ever fired at the university. Phu-Qui Cong “Bill” Nguyen, […]

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LIVE DRILL: Gunman in local school!

HOUSTON – It is the worst news that could run through a community and emergency personnel from across the county will train for it Thursday. The Chickasaw County Emergency Management Agency will host a live drill Thursday morning where a person with a gun has gotten inside the Houston School of Science and Technology, taken […]

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Governor signs concealed carry bills

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – People will not need to obtain a permit to carry a firearm in a purse, briefcase or luggage under legislation signed into law Friday by Gov. Phil Bryant. Under current Mississippi law and constitutional provisions, a person needs a permit to carry a concealed gun. A […]

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Moss Point man sentenced in federal court for gun possession in Chickasaw County.

ABERDEEN – A Moss Point man was sentenced to 10 years in jail after pleading guilty to a pair of firearms charges in federal court. Last month, Miles Lloyd Taylor, 31, entered guilty pleas on the charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug […]

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Two jailed for domestic violence

HOUSTON – An early morning disturbance landed two men in jail Tuesday. Chickasaw County Sheriff Jimmy Simmons said a fight inside a home on Pittsboro Street near the Hwy. 15 bypass drew officers attention when a firearm came into play. “Two boys got into it and the third boy shot a gun to break it […]

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Pardoned ex-prisoner pleads guilty to manslaughter

OXFORD (AP) – One of the ex-prisoners who received a pardon from then-Gov. Haley Barbour has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after he killed another man in an exchange of gunfire. Calhoun County District Attorney Ben Creekmore says Wayne Thurman Harris of Slate Springs made the plea Monday in Oxford before special Circuit Judge Breland Hilburn. […]

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Suspects sought in Tupelo Dollar General robbery

TUPELO – Police still are looking for two suspects who robbed the McCullough Boulevard Dollar General at gunpoint Oct. 13. Police said two suspects, described as 5-feet, 10-inch black men entered the store around 9:50 p.m. with a semiautomatic weapon and fired into the store. They left with an undetermined amount of money. Anyone with […]

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Self control is gun control

All of us have watched with interest the legal wranglings of the George Zimmerman trial and a little closer to home the latest filings of our very own Attorney General Jim Hood concerning Mississippi’s new open-carry law. As a hunter, reporter, husband, father and red-blooded American, I have to say I am a little concerned […]

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AG: Gun ruling doesn’t apply statewide

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Attorney General Jim Hood says the ruling last week by a Hinds County circuit judge blocking the enactment of a law clarifying Mississippi as a state where people can openly carry a weapon doesn’t apply outside the judge’s Hinds County jurisdiction. “I do not believe that […]

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