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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Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO – A Pontotoc man is in the Lee County Jail, accusing of owing $28,000 in child support payments. Joe Oscar Coptane, 35, of Pontotoc, was arrested Monday after a Lee County grand jury indicted him for two counts of failure to pay child support. An investigation by the […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department has executed two search warrants and arrested four people on drug charges following information provided by the public. Robert Wall, 38, of Okolona, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine on Tuesday after a search of his residence turned up […]
By Patsy R. Brumfield Special to the Daily Journal JACKSON – Former state prisons chief Christopher B. Epps faces sentencing April 11 for his admissions to a kickback-bribery scheme, which allegedly netted him nearly $2 million for choosing contract favorites. His attorneys and federal prosecutors agreed to the new date after meeting Tuesday before U.S. […]
By William Moore Daily Journal SALTILLO – A 22-year-old Saltillo woman is facing numerous felony charges after an early morning chase up U.S. Highway 45. In addition to traffic violations, Lindsey Downs, 22, of Northgate Circle, Saltillo, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Saltillo Police Chief Grant Bailey […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – In this season of good cheer, motorist are being reminded not to have too much. The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department, Houston Police Department and the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol are reminding motorist not to drink and drive this Holiday season. “We all know it’s the holiday season […]
By William Moore Daily Journal STARKVILLE – The Starkville Police Department arrested one person and named a new suspect in connection with a pair of Oct. 14 drive-by shootings. On Wednesday, Derek Javonte “Magic” Hardnett, 21, of Starkville, turned himself into authorities. He was charged with possession of a stolen firearm and drive-by shooting. His […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A 17-year-old girl is in jail and a local man is recovering from a gunshot wound to the arm after a domestic dispute escalated Tuesday night. Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles said he is not releasing the name of the girl at this time but she is being […]
By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Houlka town officials know where there’s an extra $20,000 or so available to the town. That money – visible but not totally accessible — is unpaid misdemeanor fines assessed by Houlka Municipal Court. For various reasons, collecting all the fines is virtually impossible, according […]
HOUSTON – Chickasaw County supervisors will save approximately $25,000 annually in a recent move to refinance the bond for the Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility and Jail. The county took advantage of low interest rates to reduce the payment on it’s debt obligation for facilities. The move could save the county over $400,000 over the […]
HOUSTON – Like many of today’s homeowners, Chickasaw County supervisors are looking to refinance their mortgage for “The Big House.” Supervisors heard details of refinancing at their regular third-Tuesday meeting last week, but took no action. The county is direct their bond representative with Duncan/Williams, Inc., to see if the deal can be restructured and […]
HOUSTON – In the spirit of giving and helping others, the Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility and County Jail are seeking sponsors to help provide simple gifts to incarcerated offenders. Chaplain Randy Hays is spearheading the project again to provide some Christmas cheer to the over 400 inmates housed at the two facilities. “Christmas is […]
HOUSTON – A fight at the Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility Sunday night involved about a half-dozen inmates and prompted the prison to go into lockdown and call in officers to settle inmates down. Chickasaw County Sheriff Jimmy Simmons said a fight broke out about 10:30 p.m. and staff, deputies and police had the situation […]
HOUSTON – It wasn’t perfect – but it was very close. The Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility scored 99.75 percent and the Chickasaw County Jail scored 100 following an audit by the American Correctional Association. “Your regional facility scored 100 percent on the 45 core standards and got 95 of the 96 of the non-mandatory […]
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