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Authorities seek suspects in two shootings

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Both the Houston Police Department and Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department found themselves investigating separate shooting over the weekend. The first occurred about noon Sunday on Airport Road in front of Chickasaw Village with police still looking for the alleged shooter. “We are looking for Cynthia Ellis, 25, […]

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Okolona bank robbed, suspects being sought

  Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Renasant Bank south of town was robbed Tuesday morning and authorities are searching for the suspects. The suspects, two black males dressed in black with hoodies and blue bandannas over their faces, entered the bank about 10:21 a.m. and demanded cash. Tellers complied and the robbers left the bank […]

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Two questioned in Pontotoc fatal shooting; names not released

By William Moore Daily Journal PONTOTOC – Two people are in custody at the Pontotoc County Adult Detention Center in connection with a Tuesday morning shooting. Justin Judon, 33, was shot and killed around 1 a.m. on Owen Bend Road, just west of the Pontotoc city limits off Highway 9, according to Pontotoc County Sheriff […]

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Investigation results in several drug-related arrests

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department has executed two search warrants and arrested four people on drug charges following information provided by the public. Robert Wall, 38, of Okolona, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine on Tuesday, Jan. 19 after a search of his residence turned up […]

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Search and rescue

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – It was a scary story with a happy ending. A 2-year-old who went missing Thursday morning, Dec. 31 was found crying and clinging to a powerline pole after the call went out to respond to a report of a missing child who had wandered off with […]

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Making holiday highways safe

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – In this season of good cheer, motorist are being reminded not to have too much. The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department, Houston Police Department and the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol are reminding motorist not to drink and drive this Holiday season. “We all know it’s the holiday season […]

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Chickasaw DARE graduates stand ready

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA/OKOLONA – This is the sixth year for Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department DARE Officer Keith Roberson to teach fifth graders in Houlka and Okolona. A career law enforcement officer, Roberson tells kids drugs will steal their dreams, drugs will scar their family and drugs will ruin their health and […]

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Sheriff Simmons honored

        By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Retiring Chickasaw County Sheriff Jimmy Simmons – whose six consecutive terms put him in the record books as that county’s longest serving sheriff – was recognized Wednesday morning at a reception hosted by the Sheriff’s Department at the Houston Community […]

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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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Meyers seeks community eyes and ears

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   CHICKASAW COUNTY – His law enforcement career is based solely in Chickasaw County and he has a college degree, but Sheriff-elect James Meyers says he doesn’t know everything and is asking the community to call him with their concerns and information. Meyers, 55, will be Chickasaw […]

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County has $1.8 million in unpaid fines

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – To say some people in Chickasaw County need to pay their debt to society is a little bit of an understatement. The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors were presented numbers from unpaid Justice Court fines and fees last week with more than $1.8 million currently due the county. […]

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Reward offered in Monroe County deputy shooting case

Special to the Chickasaw Journal MONROE – The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that a $4,000 reward is now being offered for any information leading to the arrest of the shooter that sent a deputy to a hospital Monday. MCSO deputy Eric Sloan was treated and released from the North Mississippi Medical Center Monday […]

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LIVE DRILL: Gunman in local school!

HOUSTON – It is the worst news that could run through a community and emergency personnel from across the county will train for it Thursday. The Chickasaw County Emergency Management Agency will host a live drill Thursday morning where a person with a gun has gotten inside the Houston School of Science and Technology, taken […]

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Runoff races for Sheriff, Chancery and two Supervisors

EDITOR’S NOTE: Precinct by precinct results can be found in this week’s edition of the Chickasaw Journal found at newstands around Chickasaw County. By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Chuquatonchee Creek divides the county physically and Tuesday night election results show it divides it politically. “Candidates have three weeks until the primary runoff,” […]

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