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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 killed in Verona accident

Special to the Chickasaw Journal VERONA – A woman is dead after a one-vehicle accident Wednesday night. According to Verona Police Chief J.B. Long, a female was driving west on Carr Vista Road when she apparently hit a stop sign at a railroad crossing. The vehicle flipped and landed upside down in a large ditch, […]

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Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide

By Mark Sherman Associated Press WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will […]

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No charges for Pontotoc deputy in Beale Street shooting

MEMPHIS – No charges are being filed at this time against a Pontotoc County Sheriff’s deputy who was involved in a shooting on Beale Street on Saturday morning in Memphis. A public information officer with the Memphis Police Department said the details of the shooting were presented to the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office, and […]

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Woman charged with abandonment

HOUSTON – The discovery of an abandoned child in Houston Friday night has prompted felony child abuse charges against a local woman. Cora Lynn Watkins, 25, of Houston, has been charged with abandonment of a child under the age of six and felony abuse of a child. Police were waiting Monday for Watkins to be […]

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BILLY McCORD: As I see it

I am writing this message on Saturday night, a patient at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. The column will be short this week, because I am scheduled for a procedure to be done on Sunday. I appreciate each and every message I have received from you and always enjoy hearing from you. According to […]

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