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Houston truck driver killed in Jackson crash

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Jackson police and emergency crews responded to the crash of an 18-wheeler into the bridge pylon on I-55 at Fortification Street Tuesday morning. A semi-tractor and trailer, belonging to Franklin Corp., was southbound on the interstate and going under the Fortification Street bridge when it struck the concrete support squarely […]

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Fatal fire in Okolona

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – A fire in a two-story house in Okolona has killed one person and destroyed that home. Okolona Fire Chief Terry Tucker said the Okolona fire Department was called to 109 South Gatlin Street shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday and found a man outside the older, two-story wooden home […]

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Woman dies in Natchez Trace accident

A Saltillo woman died in a single-car accident Tuesday evening on the Natchez Trace. Around 6 p.m. Tuesday, the Natchez Trace Parkway Communications Center received notification of an accident near milepost 226.4 at the Highway 389 interchange, near Houston. U.S. Park Rangers and Chickasaw County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene. A Toyota Camry driven […]

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Calhoun County man dies after Tuesday night shooting

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 […]

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Accident in Egypt leaves one dead

EGYPT – A Monroe County man is dead after a single-vehicle accident Sunday morning. According to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley, John Frederick Moore, 42, of Egypt, died Sunday as a result of an accident on Egypt Road. Moore was driving east on Egypt Road in a 1993 Chevrolet Corvette convertible that belonged to his […]

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POLICE ROUNDUP: Ole Miss fan, police officer case delayed

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   OXFORD – An Ole Miss fan allegedly assaulted by police during a football game could be facing a felony charge of assaulting the officer. Chris Barnes is at the center of an incident at the Nov. 21 Ole Miss-Louisiana State game in Oxford. A shaky cellphone video shows part […]

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Trial date set for man accused in fatal Trace wreck

Special to the Chickasaw Journal OXFORD – An Alabama man will go to trial next month to face charges he was responsible for a fatal wreck on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Cedric Coonrod, 24, of Huntsville, Alabama, is charged with a one-count indictment of involuntary manslaughter. The trial is set to begin Nov. 30 at […]

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Okolona man killed on Highway 245

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal The Mississippi Highway patrol is investigating an early morning two vehicle accident that killed one man and sent another man to the hospital. The crash occurred in Chickasaw County around 6 a.m. Monday on Hwy. 245 about a mile south of the Lee County line. “A 2005 blue Chevrolet Silverado […]

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Highway 15 fatal accident reported

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA — A man has died in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 15 north of Houlka this morning. Chickasaw County Chief Deputy James Meyers said a southbound Chevrolet Z-71 pickup apparently left the road and turned over, ejecting Jarvis Elzie, 22, of Pontotoc from the truck. “We are not sure […]

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Man dies in Highway 15 Bypass accident

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal The Mississippi Highway Patrol and local emergency crews and enforcement were called to a motor vehicle crash on Highway 15 Bypass just south of Houston Thursday afternoon that resulted in a death. Sergeant Criss Turnipseed, spokesman for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, said the crash happened around 3:20 p.m. near County Road […]

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Alabama man indicted in fatal Trace wreck

Special to the Chickasaw Journal OXFORD – An Alabama man has been indicted for his involvement in a fatal wreck on the Natchez Trace in July. A federal grand jury handed down a one-count indictment of involuntary manslaughter against Cedric Coonrod, 24, of Huntsville, Alabama. A trial date has not been set. On July 3, […]

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Houston cracking down on 4-wheelers

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – With the fall hunting season approaching and residents riding 4-wheelers in the country, Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles is reminding riders they are not allowed on city streets unless they have a Mississippi Motor Vehicle Tag and proper safety equipment. Voyles said 4-wheelers can be a lot of […]

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Friday morning auto accident is fatal

HOUSTON – A single vehicle accident on Highway 8 West early Friday morning has killed an area man. Authorities were called to the accident on Highway 8 about a mile west of Peoples Livestock Auction barn at 4:35 a.m. after an east-bound white Chevrolet pickup apparently left the road, jumped a driveway and hit a tree. […]

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Youth dies from 4-wheeler injuries

HOUSTON – A boy seriously hurt riding a four-wheeler in Houston, June 3 has died in a Memphis Hospital of his injuries. Local authorities were informed Sunday night the 12-year-old, whose name has not been released, passed away from head injuries he received when the ATV he was riding hit a parked car and careened […]

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