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Former Vardaman coach pleads to sex charge

OXFORD – A former high school softball coach will spend the next three years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday. Billy Joe Dill, 36, pleaded guilty to the enticement of a child. He was sentenced to 10 years, but the judge suspended seven years. He will also have to serve five years probation and he […]

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Two charged with capital murder in Bruce shooting

By William Moore Daily Journal CALHOUN CITY – A Calhoun County couple is facing the death penalty in connection with a fatal shooting in Bruce. Calhoun County sheriff Greg Pollan said capital murder charges were filed against JaShon Coleman, 21, of Derma, and Breanna Westmoreland, 17, of Banner. If convicted of capital murder, the only […]

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Body found on Square in Bruce

BRUCE – Calhoun County officials are investigating an early morning shooting just off the square in Bruce. Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan said an officer on patrol spotted a car in the parking lot of a bait shop around 12:30 a.m. Friday. When the officer looked inside the car, he saw a body that had […]

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Sheriff races will draw voters to polls

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Several sheriff’s races across the region are already settled, but at least three counties will have new top lawmen. The sheriffs in Alcorn and Chickasaw counties decided not to run again. Tishomingo County incumbent Glen Whitlock was defeated by John Dennis Daugherty in the Democratic runoff on Aug. […]

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Investigations continue into bodies found over the weekend

Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO – Law enforcement in Calhoun County and the city of Baldwyn continue to look into the manner of death after two bodies were found last weekend. Baldwyn police were notified around 7 p.m. Friday that there was a body in some bushes along South Second Street. Officials found Jessie […]

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Body found in on CR 308 in Calhoun County

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   CALHOUN COUNTY – A man’s body with multiple gunshot wounds was found this morning on County Road 308 in Calhoun County. Around 10:30 a.m. Saturday, two people were traveling east on CR 308 when they noticed what they thought was an unconscious person in a ditch next to the […]

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Vardaman softball coach arrested

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal PITTSBORO – A Vardaman coach was formally charged and arrested Wednesday morning after allegations of inappropriate contact with a student were reported last week to authorities. Billy Joe Dill, Jr., 36, a softball coach at Vardaman High School, was charged with fondling, sexual battery and enticement of a child in […]

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Probable cause hearing set for Vardaman coach

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   PITTSBORO – A Vardaman coach will be in court Wednesday morning for a probable cause hearing after allegations surfaced last week of inappropriate contact with a student. Calhoun County School officials and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department have been tight-lipped about the incident and declined to answer questions about […]

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WEDDING: Nelson/Floyd

Damon and Tania Nelson of Vardaman announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kelsey Danielle, to Justin Gene Floyd. Justin is the son of Tim Floyd of Calhoun City and Sherry Floyd of Big Creek and the grandson of Gene and Margaret Pollan of Grenada and Reverend Billy Floyd of Quinwood, West Virginia. Justin is […]

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Man arrested on sexual battery charges

CALHOUN COUNTY — The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a Raymond man on sexual abuse of a child charges and he is currently in the Calhoun County Jail under $500,000 bond.   Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan, said Troy Stewart, 39, of Raymond, was arrested Wednesday on five counts of sexual battery of a […]

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Two charged with aggravated assault

CALHOUN COUNTY – A Slate Springs man was allegedly stabbed and run over by a vehicle at a rural cemetery Wednesday afternoon, prompting the arrest of two people on aggravated assault charges. Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan said the incident began after the husband confronted his wife and another man at Moreland Cemetery near Slate […]

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Calhoun County man allegedly involved in shooting out of hospital

by JB Clark NEMS Daily Journal CALHOUN CITY – The Calhoun County man involved in a Jan. 10 fatal shooting has been released from the hospital and is waiting to see if charges will be pressed against him. It is still not clear what led to Wayne Therman Harris allegedly shooting Chris McGonagill at a […]

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