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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Special to the Chickasaw Journal VARDAMAN – A Tuesday afternoon fire and explosion at a Vardaman plant resulted in no injuries. According to Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan, the fire at Furniture Wood Inc. started in a dust collection system behind the plant. “They pipe the sawdust out of the building and into three […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal VARDAMAN – The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a head-on collision that has resulted in the death of two people. The accident occurred about 6:40 p.m. Thursday on Highway 341 north of Vardaman. Sergeant Criss Turnipseed, spokesman for the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, said Paul W. McGraw, 53, of Houston […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal SMITHVILLE – The Smithville Seminoles didn’t officially clinch their second straight Division 1-1A football title, but they took a big step on Friday night. Smithville (7-2, 5-0) rode momentum in the second quarter to a 54-30 win over Vardaman (6-4, 4-2). “We’ve had a tough stretch of games lately that’s […]
Daily Journal CALHOUN CITY – Officials are looking into what appears to be an accidental fatal shooting west of Pittsboro. Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan said deputies responded to a home on County Road 900 around 9:30 Tuesday night and found William Eacholes, 27, with a fatal gunshot wound. Witnesses said Eacholes was handling the […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal VARDAMAN – Dry weather has hurt most crops across Northeast Mississippi, but sweet potato farmers are hoping for a few more dry days so they can get the harvest out of the ground. Sweet potato producers are reporting mixed results this year. Jan Cook, of Cook Farms on the Chickasaw/Calhoun […]
AREA SCORES Friday’s Games Amory 50, Northpoint (Ala.) Christian 20 Baldwyn 24, Okolona 14 Benton Co. 14, Walnut 0 Caledonia 49, Tishomingo Co. 6 Calhoun City 35, Notre Dame, Tenn. 14 Choctaw Co. 27, Bruce 14 East Union 35, New Site 12 East Webster 48, South Pontotoc 21 Hatley 46, Houlka 14 Heritage Academy 26, […]
FEATURED GAMES All kickoffs at 7 p.m. Hernando (4-0) at Tupelo (4-0) Hernando: QB Robert Wilcke has passed for 349 yards, 5 TDs, rushed for 105 yards, 3 TDs. … RB Karleke Oliver has rushed for 209 yards, 4 TDs. … WR Od Wooten has 7 receptions, 213 yards, 4 TDs. … LB Jonathan Burt […]
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 […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal (AP) – Here are Mississippi’s top high school football teams in each class as selected by a panel of Associated Press state sports writers. Class Overall 1. Brandon (10) (2-0) 133 — 2. Clinton (5) (2-0) 132 — 3. Starkville (1) (2-0) 103 […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON- Attorney General Jim Hood has announced that innocent victims of violent crime in Mississippi received more than $3.7 million in fiscal 2016 to help pay for medical treatment and other expenses. The Crime Victim Compensation program, administered by the Attorney General’s Office, distributed $3,747,754.61 […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – A Chickasaw County resident is among the three new people who have laboratory-confirmed cases of West Nile Virus. The Mississippi State Department of Health reported the three new cases on Monday, bringing the total number of West Nile cases for the year to 14. The other new […]
JACKSON (AP) – Three new West Nile virus cases have been confirmed in Mississippi residents. The state Department of Health says a news release Monday that the new cases are in Calhoun, Hinds and Leflore counties. That brings the state’s 2016 total to 11 cases. Last year, the state had 38 West Nile virus cases […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal PITTSBORO – A Calhoun County woman will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life after pleading guilty to having sex with a dog. Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan said his department found out about photos of the sex acts being circulated as text […]
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