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General Election 2013 Coverage

Live results from around Northeast Mississippi, including Benton County from DJournal.com. Check with us throughout the night for results. All results unofficial. Click here for results.

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According to the ASPCA website, the American Pit Bull Terrier is most commonly used in dog fighting in America.

Suspects arrested on dog fighting charges arraigned in Benton County Justice Court

ASHLAND — Benton County Courthouse was a hub of activity this afternoon, as over 50 people were arraigned on charges related to dog fighting. The charges came following the raid of an active dog fighting event in Benton County on Sunday morning. Approximately 200 participants and spectators are said to have gathered at a barn […]

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The parking lot at Benton County Fairgrounds is filled to near capacity with vehicles impounded following the arrest of dozens of individuals suspected of being involved in dog fighting.

Investigation leads to dogfight raid in Benton County

by Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal staff and wire reports JACKSON — Authorities say they’ve broken up a major dogfight ring in Mississippi as part of a months-long investigation that started in California and could involve participants from around the country. David Murphy, an investigator with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office in north Mississippi, says at […]

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The parking lot at Benton County Fairgrounds is filled to near capacity with vehicles impounded following the arrest of dozens of individuals suspected of being involved in dog fighting.

Multiple agencies raid large dog fighting event in Benton County

ASHLAND — Local law enforcement and court officials are preparing for the arraignment of over 45 individuals today in Benton County Justice Court following the raid of a suspected dogfighting event on Sunday. The raid took place at a location off of Hwy. 72 in Benton County. The Benton County Sheriff’s Department worked with multiple […]

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Mark Matthews, of the Memphis Astronomical Society, adjusts his telescope to view the moon. He, and other members of the organization, provided guests at a stargazing event at Burton

Stargazing Event at Burton's Sugar Farm

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Adam Stone and his son, Alex, spend a lot of time at the fire department together.

Fighting fires is a family tradition for Adam Stone

When Adam Stone, of Ashland, was growing up, his father was a firefighter. His family, like the families of many firefighters, spent a lot time around the fire station. He says it was all he ever knew, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that he grew up to be a fireman. Fighting fires is a […]

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Autry is pictured in his living room, where the mounted head of one of the first deer he ever killed.

Autry's shares his 'Deer Memories'

Deer hunting is a popular activity in Benton County and the deer population is abundant. This hasn’t always been the case, though. According to research by biologists William T. McKinley and Lann M. Wilf, by the late 1800s and early 1900s, the deer population in Mississippi had grown scarce – almost non-existant in some areas. […]

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Once overlooked, 'Rachel Rainbow' is gaining visibility

Seventeen-year-old Rachel Howard, of Snow Lake, has a very distinctive look. Her appearance, in fact, is so unique that it is something she has discussed with her mother. Her mother, Terry Howard, says that at first she was apprehensive about the possibility of Rachel facing judgement or mistreatment from a society where those outside of […]

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Dametris Anderson had 11 points for Ashland.

Despite rally, Lady Blue Devils suffer defeat at MHSAA State Basketball Tournament

by Kedrick Storey JACKSON–The Ashland Lady Blue Devils magical ride to the MHSAA State Basketball Tournament came to an end Thursday as they fell to Hinds AHS 52-47 in the Class 1A semifinal at the Big House in Jackson. It was the Lady Blue Devils first trip to Jackson since 1967. Ashland (11-17) trailed by […]

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WW II veteran Rivers Ayres honored on 90th birthday

HICKORY FLAT — Hickory Flat resident, Rivers Ayres, was honored with multiple celebrations for his 90th birthday on Thursday, Feb. 7. Ayres, a pillar of the community who has lived in Hickory Flat throughout most of his life, is a farmer and a war veteran. He was described by Myles Russell, a field representative  of […]

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