Obituaries 01.15.2020

Mattie I. Hill BUTLER – Service for Mattie Irene Lewis Alston Hill, age 94, was held Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Millwood Primitive Baptist Church with Pastor Marvin Johnson officiating. Interment followed at Woodall Cemetery. Irene was born July 15, 1925 as Mattie Lee Lewis. She was the only child of Irean Lewis and the…

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Classifieds 01.15.2020

REAL ESTATE   HOUSE FOR SALE OR RENT – 2 br./1 ba., 133 Robin’s Circle, Lisman, $400 a month or $55,000 rent to own. Call 601-260-7446. 10/30.TFC.   LAND FOR SALE – 6 Lots at Lenoir’s Landing, power, water, river and county road frontage. $220,000. Johnson Land Company, 251-423-2198. TFC.   FOR RENT – Trailer…

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Calendar of Events 1.15.2020

Every Third Saturday CHOCTAW CO. GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, 10 a.m., Choctaw County Public Library, Butler.   Every Fourth Saturday MEETING, VFW Post 5848 and Auxiliary, Shiloh CME Church, 1 p.m.   Every Second Monday CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP meeting, Choctaw General Hospital, 1 p.m.   Every Second Tuesday MEETING, American Legion Post 81, Choctaw General Hospital, Room…

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THUNDERSTORM WARNING

A thunderstorm warning has now been issued for Choctaw  and Washington counties, as well as Wayne County, Mississippi. According to the NWS in Mobile, the area is under the warning until 11:45 a.m.. At 10:54 a.m. severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Toomsuba, Miss., to four miles east of Maxie, moving east…

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SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE

Weather officials are continuing to update forecasts for the storm system that is expected to hit the area tonight and Saturday, and local residents are urged to heed the warnings and take measures to remain safe. According to the National Weather Service and Choctaw EMA, severe weather could move into the area by late Friday…

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Skelton enters guilty plea

BUTLER — Brandon Skelton entered a guilty plea to a lesser charge of manslaughter on Wednesday morning, and Judge Gaines McCorquodale sentenced him to 15 years in state prison. He was also ordered to pay restitution in an amount to be determined, to be paid within 36 months of his release from prison. Skelton was…

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ADDITIONAL ARREST MADE RELATED TO HOWARD MURDER

BUTLER – Authorities have made an additional arrest related to the robbery and shooting that lead to the death of Brandon Howard at Bedford Pines Apartments on Monday night. According to Public Safety Director Jimmy Huckeba, Santerrieo Young, 29, was arrested on Thursday morning on charges of hindering prosecution. Huckeba said that any individual who…

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Suspects arrested in Monday night murder

BUTLER — Four individuals, including three adults and one juvenile, have been taken into custody in connection with the murder of a Butler man on Monday night. According to Butler Public Safety Director Jimmy Huckeba, two males — Ollie Curtis III, 23, and Ter’rion Dunn, 19 — have been arrested on capital murder charges in…

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High-speed chase leads to crash, death of Marengo County suspect

BUTLER — A high-speed chase that apparently originated in Marengo County has ended in a fatality on Highway 17 this evening. Marengo County law enforcement officers had reportedly been pursuing a suspect following an incident in that county when the suspect crossed into Choctaw County, where local officers continued the chase. A Pennington police officer…

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ESCAPEE CAUGHT

Authorities have now captured a suspect believed to be Jamarion Demetrius Alston, who escaped from the county jail last night. Officers took the suspect into custody at about 1:15 p.m. this afternoon at a location near the intersection of Hwys 156 and 17 near Jachin. He is being transported back to the Choctaw County Jail.…

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