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Officials warn of scam involving firefighters

February 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

Mark Whiteside has shared a post from the Mississippi Insurance Department. Commissioner Mike Chaney warns of two phone scams involving firefighters now operating in the area. If you are contacted regarding donations for fallen firefighters or for the Mississippi Fire Fighter’s Association, contact the [Continue Reading]

Bobby Cobb arraigned, bond set in Poolville murder case

February 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Bobby Joe Cobb, accused in the shooting death Saturday of Jeffrey Whitten, was arraigned Monday in Union County.. Bobby Cobb, age 28, being held in Poolville murder. Cobb, age 28, is charged with first degree murder. Justice Court. Justice Court Judge Davis Garrison set Cobb’s bond at $1-million. The case will [Continue Reading]

Poolville murder story updated: victim, shooter identified.

February 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

UPDATED 9:25 PM FEBRUARY 10: Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards has identified the dead gunshot victim and the man accused of shooting him early Saturday afternoon in the Poolville community. Bobby Cobb, age 28, being held in Poolville murder. In the Union County jail charged with murder is Bobby Joe Cobb, age 28. [Continue Reading]

Poolville shooting leaves one victim dead of multiple gunshot wounds

February 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

POOLVILLE SHOOTING: As of 6 pm, Saturday, Feb. 10, Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said one man is dead and a suspected shooter is in custody. The sheriff said the first report of the incident came to the 911 call center at around 1:30 pm. Edwards said the shooting, believed related to a domestic dispute, occurred [Continue Reading]

Reward now $5000 minimum in New Albany hit-and-run incident

January 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

The reward has been increased to at least $5,000 for information about the hit-and-run incident that critically injured a pedestrian last week in New Albany. New Albany Police Chief Chris Robertson and Mayor Tim Kent announced Monday afternoon that the city government will assure that the reward amounts to a minimum [Continue Reading]

At least one shot fired in New Albany squabble Sunday

November 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

UPDATED: 11/13/2017, 7:00 PM: New Albany Chief of Police, Chris Robertson, informed NAnewsweb.com earlier this evening that the victim in the altercation that resulted in at least one shot being fired filed no charges today against the shooter. Additionally, the shooter is still at large. Robertson stated that [Continue Reading]

Local barber arrested, charged with child molestation

October 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

New Albany Police Chief, Chris Robertson, has confirmed to NAnewsweb.com the circumstances surrounding the child molestation arrest of a local barber. Larry Hamblin, 71, was arrested yesterday, October 5th, and charged with two crimes, including three counts of sexual molestation and three counts of sexual battery.  [Continue Reading]

Telephone scams: What to do if “it sounds too good to be true”

September 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

New Albany’s TV99 has produced an excellent program on avoiding and reporting telephone scams. On Local Talk,  Bill Gault interviews two knowledgeable guests on the subject of avoiding and reporting scams. North District Public Service Commissioner, Brandon Presley, and New Albany, MS Chief of Police, Chris [Continue Reading]
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