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Chickasaw County Drug Bust

Five people in Chickasaw County have been arrested for possession of drugs after a week and a half of traffic stops and search warrants. Agents with North Mississippi Narcotics Unit worked closely with Deputies of the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department on these cases. During the recent searches and traffic stops drugs such as meth, crack […]

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Burn ban still in effect

HOUSTON – Despite rain last week and a forecast for rain Wednesday a burn ban remains in effect for most of Mississippi, including Chickasaw County. “Most people don’t realize how much of a rainfall deficit we have,” said Brighton Forester, Mississippi Forestry Commission public relations director. “While there is some more rain in the forecast […]

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More suspects charged in Verona shooting

  By William Moore Daily Journal VERONA – The U.S. Marshals Service arrested the third and fourth suspects in connection with an afternoon shootout in Verona. All four were initially charged with aggravated assault. The charges could be upgraded when it is presented to the grand jury. According to Verona Police Chief J.B. Long, the […]

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Okolona man arrested for auto theft, 28 counts of auto burglary

Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO — An Okolona man has been arrested in connection to a string of vehicle burglaries, and two more suspects are being sought. Deuntae Demarcus Randle, 21, of Okolona, was arrested in Lee County and charged with taking two motor vehicles – a felony – and 28 counts of burglary […]

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POLICE ROUNDUP: Five arrested in series of drug busts

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Five people in Chickasaw County have been arrested for possession of drugs after a week and a half of traffic stops, investigations and subsequent search warrants. During the recent traffic stops and investigations methamphetamine, crack cocaine and ten pounds of marijuana were recovered. Agents also recovered weapons and […]

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POLICE ROUNDUP: Charges upgraded following fatal accident

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON — A Chickasaw County man is facing aggravated DUI death charges following a wreck on Highway 15 south of Houston after the woman riding in his car died of her injuries in a Tupelo hospital. Sheriff Jim Meyers says investigators believe Johnny Baskin, of Houston, was under the influence of narcotics […]

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Former Miss. state senator Irb Benjamin pleads guilty to bribery

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – A former state senator pleaded guilty in Mississippi’s prison contract bribery scandal Tuesday, becoming the sixth person to admit to guilt in the investigation centering on former Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps. Irb Benjamin of Madison pleaded guilty to one count of bribery before U.S. District Judge Henry T. […]

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POLICE ROUNDUP: Two arrested on drug charges

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A simple traffic stop, an alert officer who spotted stolen items and a search warrant have resulted in the arrest of two people on drug charges. The North Mississippi Narcotics Unit stopped a vehicle on Pittsboro Street near the intersection of Pontotoc Street Tuesday night, Sept. 27. A […]

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Deputies taze suspect in ‘shots fired’ call

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal WOODLAND – The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department and Webster County Sheriff’s Department were called to a shots fired incident early Friday morning with deputies later subduing a man with a Taser after he rammed two patrol cars. Chickasaw County Sheriff James Meyers said an off-duty Chickasaw County deputy heard gunshots […]

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Two arrested on drug charges

                        Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – A simple traffic stop, an alert officer who spotted stolen items and a search warrant have resulted in the arrest of two people on drug charges. The North Mississippi Narcotics Unit stopped a vehicle on […]

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Shooting at Randolph Post Office under investigation

David Helms Pontotoc Progress Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask said authorities are looking for a white male and white female, who are suspects in the shooting of the Randolph Postmaster shortly after 10:30 a.m. this morning. Postmaster Virginia Duff was reportedly wounded in the arm as she fled the Randolph Post Office during an attempted […]

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Counselor Jimmy Hood dies

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – He held practically every legal counselor position in Chickasaw County and tried cases and offered legal advice to many over more than 40 years as an attorney to this community. Attorney Jimmy Hood passed away early Monday morning surrounded by family and friends in Jackson, following an extended […]

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Calhoun supervisor Earnest Fox plans to plead guilty

ABERDEEN (AP) – A Calhoun County supervisor plans to plead guilty to a federal charge that he solicited bribes. The trial of Earnest M. Fox of Bruce, set for Monday, was postponed until Nov. 7. Fox was indicted in December on two counts of interference with commerce by extortion and is free on $5,000 unsecured […]

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ABC agents make alcohol bust, two drug arrests

Agents with the Mississippi Alcohol Beverage Control and local law enforcement arrested two men last week for possession of alcohol in a dry county. On Friday Aug. 19, 2016 agents with ABC and Chickasaw County Sheriff Department executed two search warrants in Chickasaw County for the sale of alcoholic beverages without a permit. Alcohol was […]

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