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Starkville man killed in shootout after fleeing officers

Special to the Chickasaw Journal COLUMBUS – A man was shot to death after fleeing during a traffic stop and leading officers on a high-speed chase that ended in gunfire in Lowndes County. State Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain says a Lowndes County deputy sheriff was shot in the leg, but the wounds […]

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Two arrested for Dixie Road murders

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   WEST POINT – Two men were arrested early Friday morning and charged with a Tuesday afternoon double homicide in Clay County. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics arrested Shundray Johnson, 22, of Mantee; and Tabarrius Coffey, 24, of Calhoun City. Both men were […]

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Sweep of school turns up rifle, drugs

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A sweep of the Houston High School and vehicles in its parking lot turned up a rifle, knife and a small amount of marijuana, prescription drugs and alcohol. Drug dogs from the Oxford Police Department walked through the school and then sniffed vehicles in the parking lot. When […]

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Clay County investigating double homicide

By William Moore Daily Journal WEST POINT – Authorities are investigating the apparent shooting death of a Tupelo couple in rural Clay County. Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said a pair of 911 callers around 4 p.m. Tuesday reported a suspicious vehicle on the west end of Dixie Road. Deputies found the bodies of a […]

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Clay County investigating double murder on Dixie Road

Special to the Chickasaw Journal WEST POINT – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a pair of deaths Tuesday afternoon in the western part of the county. Officials were called out to a Dixie Road residence about a mile from the Webster County line Sparta around 4:30 p.m. Details were still sketchy Tuesday evening as […]

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Saturation operation in Monroe County nets dozens of arrests

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Multiple agencies converged on Aberdeen, Amory and parts of Monroe County Thursday in a tour de force to send a strong message to violators. “It sent the message that there are eyes watching. They’ll have to move to another county or another state because we’re not going to tolerate […]

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Houlka moves forward with water works

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – New Houlka aldermen held a short meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Town Hall, and voted to continue a town worker’s temporary employment until early this spring. At the Jan. 23 meeting, aldermen continued Ty Russell’s employment in the Water Department until the board’s first meeting […]

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Correctional Facility revenue reviewed

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Chickasaw County Supervisors are looking at ways to make a monthly bill for the regional jail match a monthly revenue stream from the state. The county pays a monthly note on bonds that built the Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility and is paid by the state to house […]

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One killed in wreck involving ambulance

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   VAN VLEET – A first responder is dead following a wreck involving a semi truck and an ambulance Tuesday evening in Chickasaw County. The wreck happened on Highway 32 between Van Vleet and Okolona about 5:30 p.m. with the 18-wheeler and ambulance colliding head-on. The driver of the […]

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Missing person case now a homicide

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A missing person case has turned into a homicide after forensic results were released to the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department this afternoon. The State Crime Lab has confirmed a body found in the Tombigbee National Forest last week is Tammy Townsend, 42, of Houston. The autopsy has also confirmed […]

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Body found in Chickasaw County

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal Hunters looking for a lost dog discovered a body in Chickasaw County Wednesday afternoon. Chickasaw County Sheriff James Meyers said authorities were called to County Road 112 in the Tombigbee National Forest and Game Area between Houston and Houlka. Chicaksaw County Coroner Michael Fowler said the body was in poor […]

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Houston police seek missing woman

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Authorities are looking for a woman who has not been seen since Dec. 16 and are urging the community to help them find her. Tammy Townsend, 42, was last seen on Carol Drive in Houston Friday Dec. 16 and a missing person’s report was filed Sunday. Townsend is […]

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POLICE ROUNDUP: Store robbed, woman dies in fire, Alcorn sheriff convicted

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Police are questioning one man and seeking others after the Sprint Mart on Highway 8 East was robbed Sunday night. Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles said two black males, dressed in black, entered the Sprint Mart about 9:20 Sunday night and jumped a female employee working in the […]

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Houston Sprint Mart robbed

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Police are questioning one man and seeking others after the Sprint Mart on Highway 8 East was robbed Sunday night. Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles said two black males, dressed in black, entered the Sprint Mart about 9:20 Sunday night and jumped a female employee working in the […]

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