Driver charged in Mason death

BUTLER – A Pennington man is facing charges for his involvement in crash that took the life of a Silas man in June of this year. David Maurice Mosley, 56, has been charged with criminally negligent homicide in connection with a wreck that occurred on U.S. Highway 84 near Isney on June 1. George Mason…

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Arson suspect charged

BUTLER – A local man has been arrested on six counts of arson related to structure fires that were set between May, 2016 and May of this year. Joseph Randall Turner, 25, whose residence is listed as Souwilpa Road in Silas, reportedly turned himself in to the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday night, September…

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Obituaries 9.11.19

Idean D. Mosley BUTLER – Public Viewing for Idean Dukes Mosley, 67, was held at 5:00pm on Friday, September 6, 2019 at Weatherly-Studdard Memorial Funeral Home. Idean was born July 12, 1952 to the late Sammie and Rosie Lee Dukes. She departed this earthly life on Monday, August 26, 2019 at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical…

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Classifieds 9.11.19

REAL ESTATE   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 lot only, Acre and 1/4. Electric and Water. 334-633-9192. TFC.   HOUSE FOR SALE – 3br/2ba, living, dining, kitchen, and sunroom, double car port. 2…

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Calendar of Events 9.11.19

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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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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Jail escapee still at large

BUTLER – Lamarion Demetrius Alston remains at large on Monday morning after jumping over the fence at the Choctaw County Jail on Sunday night. Authorities from several counties searched the area until about 3 a.m. Monday, after the suspect escaped from the jail at about 7:30 p.m. on June 9, running barefoot toward Riderwood Drive.…

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Authorities Searching for Escaped Inmate

Authorities are searching for an inmate who jumped the fence at the Choctaw County Jail.  Lamarion Demetrius Alston, 27, climbed over the front fence at approximately 7:30p.m. and ran on foot toward Riderwood Drive. Alston  is described as a black male,  5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing approximately 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing…

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Explosive device removed from pipeline in Sumter County

SUMTER – An explosive device was found along a pipeline in an area just over the Choctaw-Sumter County line on Wednesday afternoon, and authorities from both counties responded to the scene. According to Choctaw County Sheriff Scott Lolley, a passerby noticed the device and notified the Game Warden who, in turn, contacted Lolley’s office. The…

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