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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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FLOYD INGRAM: Three big decisions this summer

I do like politics, but 25-plus years of watching it with a pen in my hand has taught me not to get too close or too involved. My father said something once about you can’t stir that pot without getting some of it on you. As usual, he was right. We’ve watched the campaigns this […]

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Click It or Ticket!

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – The 2015 Click It or Ticket national enforcement mobilization is taking place all across the nation in cities, suburbs and rural area – including Chickasaw County. The Mississippi Highway Patrol will be working with local law enforcement May 18 through May 31, to step up enforcement […]

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Houston man shot in Clay County

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal WEST POINT – The Clay County Sheriff’s Officer is investigating a shooting that left one man dead and is asking the community for details about the incident. According to Clay County Coroner Alvin Carter, James White, 38, of Houston, died from apparent multiple gunshot wounds. Authorities were called around […]

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Process of returning stolen property is detailed.

HOUSTON – The job is not finished until the paperwork is done. While the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department has made an arrest for theft and recovered a multitude of item, it could be some time before that property is returned to the rightful owner. “We want people to be patient and work with us on […]

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Vardaman softball coach arrested

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal PITTSBORO – A Vardaman coach was formally charged and arrested Wednesday morning after allegations of inappropriate contact with a student were reported last week to authorities. Billy Joe Dill, Jr., 36, a softball coach at Vardaman High School, was charged with fondling, sexual battery and enticement of a child in […]

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Probable cause hearing set for Vardaman coach

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   PITTSBORO – A Vardaman coach will be in court Wednesday morning for a probable cause hearing after allegations surfaced last week of inappropriate contact with a student. Calhoun County School officials and the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department have been tight-lipped about the incident and declined to answer questions about […]

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