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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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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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Police, game wardens investigate senior prank at school

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Vandalism at Houston High School that saw words spray painted on the building and a deer shot out of season hung in front of the school are being investigated by the Houston Police Department and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks. Game wardens were at […]

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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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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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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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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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Sheriff’s deputies debut body camera

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Firearms, body armor and now body cameras protect Chickasaw County Sheriff’s deputies and the public. Chickasaw County patrol officers have been outfitted with body cameras in an effort to make officers safer and also to help the sheriff both train and discipline deputies. “Body cameras work both ways,” […]

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MBN makes drug arrest

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   A second traffic stop in two days has resulted in the arrest of a local man on drug charges. On Tuesday Aug. 24, 2016 Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Agents and deputies with the Chickasaw County Sheriff Department made a traffic stop on Gary Sullivan on CR 413 […]

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Houlka buys body cams for PD

                  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Proceeds from a late-June fish fry sponsored by the Greater Houlka Community Fund to benefit the Police Department will go toward buying cameras for town patrol cars and body cameras for its officers, Police Chief […]

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Sheriff seeks info in cemetery vandalism

            Special to the Chickasaw Journal VAN VLEET – Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department needs your help to arrest the person or persons responsible for the vandalism of a cemetery earlier this month. The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the vandalism of Asbury Cemetery in Van Vleet. The incident is […]

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Houlka aldermen briefed on annexation

      By Hank Wiesner  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Annexation is a struggle for any growing community, but a key part of paying for those city services most people take for granted. The Houlka Board of Aldermen heard a presentation about annexation from Mike Slaughter, P.E., AICP, owner and founder […]

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