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Authorities investigate gruesome killing in Monroe County

By Emily Tubb and Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal QUINCY – A fight between two men Friday escalated and led to the death of Ronnie Max Duke, 43, of Bigbee Cutoff Road in Amory, according to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell. Cantrell said that Stanley Pace, 47, of Pell City, Alabama, and Ronnie Duke were […]

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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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Supervisors discuss unpaid fines

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – If there was an easy way to collect unpaid fines owed across Mississippi someone would have figured it out long ago. Chickasaw County Supervisors called in Justice Court judges, constables and sheriff’s deputies recently seeking ways to collect a portion of the $1.8 million in fines owed […]

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EDITORIAL: Paying a debt to society

    Most of us have probably “run afoul of the law” and been given a citation that we were required to pay or hauled into court and justice served with a more hefty fee and fine. The good folks of this world, admit their blunder, promise the judge they will be more careful and […]

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County has $1.8 million in unpaid fines

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – To say some people in Chickasaw County need to pay their debt to society is a little bit of an understatement. The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors were presented numbers from unpaid Justice Court fines and fees last week with more than $1.8 million currently due the county. […]

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GED Prep seeks students

      Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Registration is continuing for GED Prep and English Second Language classes in Itawamba Community College’s five-county district including the Chickasaw County WIN Center in Houston. The schedule will have the Houston WIN Center offer the classes, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., with instructor […]

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ICC names hometown graduates

      Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Several area residents were among those who earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degrees or certificates at the conclusion of the 2015 summer semester at Itawamba Community College. They include Aberdeen – RyKieta S. Bell, A.A.; Alexus J. Calvert, A.A.; Jalisa S. Walker, […]

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Area superintendents selected to attend academy

      By Emma Crawford Daily Journal   JACKSON – Several Northeast Mississippi superintendents were chosen to be part of the state department of education’s second-annual Superintendents’ Academy. Nettleton Schools superintendent Michael Cates, Houston Schools superintendent Tony Cook, West Point superintendent Burnell McDonald and Monroe County superintendent Scott Cantrell joined colleagues from 17 other […]

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Reward offered in Monroe County deputy shooting case

Special to the Chickasaw Journal MONROE – The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that a $4,000 reward is now being offered for any information leading to the arrest of the shooter that sent a deputy to a hospital Monday. MCSO deputy Eric Sloan was treated and released from the North Mississippi Medical Center Monday […]

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Monroe County deputy shot following traffic stop

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   A Monroe County Sheriff’s deputy was shot following a traffic stop early this morning, according to Sheriff Cecil Cantrell. The deputy was shot before 3 a.m. on Highway 45 Alternate, approximately two miles from the Okolona exit. Eric Sloan, a veteran officer, was shot through his bulletproof vest […]

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Four arrested on drug charges

ABERDEEN – The Monroe County Narcotics Unit arrested four people in two separate incidents Monday. A traffic stop on Highway 41 resulted in the arrest of Gayla Marie Blansett, 49, of Okolona. She was charged with possession of ICE, a concentrated form of methamphetamine. Later that day, officers served a search warrant on Hurt Martin […]

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Okolona man charged in break-in, shooting into dwelling

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mitchell Clay Inmon, 21, of Okolona, on Monday on the charges of breaking and entering of a dwelling and shooting in a dwelling. According to Sheriff Cecil Cantrell, no one was injured in the shooting. Inmon appeared before Monroe County Justice Court Judge Robert Fowlkes on Thursday, and bond […]

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Florida largemouth bass stocked at Lake Monroe

  ABERDEEN – On May 22, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) stocked approximately 2,500 Florida-strain largemouth bass into Lake Monroe near Aberdeen. “Florida-strain largemouth bass are typically more aggressive, and grow faster than the northern strain largemouth bass,” says MDWFP Fisheries Biologist Tyler Stubbs.  “Stocking rates were decreased to help promote […]

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Monroe authorities need help locating missing man

Monroe Journal The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Herbert Sanderson, 87, who was last seen between 1 and 3 p.m. Wednesday in Hatley. Sanderson is described as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes, 5-foot-8 and 165 pounds. He drives a white 1985 Ford E15 van […]

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