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AG charges West Point woman with insurance fraud

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – Attorney General Jim Hood has charged a West Point woman with insurance fraud and wire fraud. Georgenna Edwards, 27, was indicted in April by a Clay County grand jury on one count of insurance fraud and one count of wire fraud. She was arraigned Monday in Clay […]

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Inmate dies in cell at Chickasaw jail following arrest

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A man arrested Monday night was found dead in his cell at the Chickasaw County Jail Tuesday morning. Chickasaw County Sheriff James Meyers said the man was found unresponsive during a morning breakfast call between 5:30 and 5:45 a.m. today. He said the name of the man is […]

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Houlka man pleads in letter-powder case

Special to the Chickasaw Journal PONTOTOC – A Houlka man who was indicted by a Pontotoc County grand jury in May 2014 on a charge of false representation of exposure to a harmful bio substance has pled guilty to that charge and has been sentenced. Bobby Carl Hill, 72, of Houlka, pled guilty to the […]

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Authorities upgrade charges to murder

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A Nettleton man saw charges of aggravated assault upgraded to murder Tuesday after the man he allegedly hurt died of injuries sustained in a May altercation. Terry Joe Hill, Jr., 33, of Nettleton, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault on Johnny Huffman following an incident at a […]

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Houlka officer cleared in arrest of woman

  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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Drug dogs sweep Houston schools

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Drugs dogs swept Houston High School and found just what they wanted to – nothing. Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles said two dogs were sent into the high school and sniffed cars in the parking lot, but no drugs, weapons or alcohol were found and no […]

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Ex-prisons chief co-defendant to withdraw plea

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – A co-defendant of former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps wants to withdraw his guilty plea in a bribery case, a lawyer said Monday. Epps had been scheduled for sentencing Monday after he pleaded guilty alongside Cecil McCrory to money laundering and filing false tax returns related to $1.47 […]

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Drug roundup prompts arrests

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   MONROE COUNTY — As part of a countywide roundup, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office released the following arrests: Freddie Brown, 63, of Amory, sale of prescription drugs Adam Bruff, 40, of Hamilton, possession of a weapon by a felon Jason D. Burnett, 30, of Hamilton, sale of prescription […]

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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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Houlka officer cleared in arrest of woman

  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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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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Pontotoc man charged with not paying child support

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 […]

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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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Former MSU, Houston standout Chris Jones arrested

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal Another NFL hopeful from Mississippi State has been arrested. Former Bulldog and Houston High School defensive lineman Chris Jones was charged with speeding and driving with a suspended license following a traffic stop in Starkville on Wednesday. Jones was pulled over for speeding along Blackjack Road at 2:22 p.m. and […]

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