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Benton County Newswire

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  1. Ashland man sentenced to 13 years for sexual batteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Newms360.com

    A week after pleading guilty, a Benton County man was sentenced to serve the next 13 years in the state penitentiary. Nekia Williams, 33, of Lamar Road, Ashland, pleaded to a single count of sexual battery in Alcorn County Circuit Court.

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  2. Ore. commissioner pleads guilty to drunken driving chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2016 | HeraldNet

    Benton County Commissioner Annabelle Jaramillo has pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge and has been ordered to complete a diversion program. The Corvallis Gazette-Times says Benton County Circuit Court Judge David Connell on Friday ordered the longtime commissioner to complete an approved treatment program and install an ignition interlock device on her vehicle.

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  3. Director: Miss. Health Department expects more layoffsRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2016 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... Health Department has closed nine of its own county clinics. Most were in counties with multiple clinics, but Benton County, bordering Tennessee, is now without one. Currier said the Health Department shortened hours in 41 of the remaining 87 ...

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  4. Director: Mississippi Health Department expects more layoffsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | Newms360.com

    ... Health Department has closed nine of its own county clinics. Most were in counties with multiple clinics, but Benton County, bordering Tennessee, is now without one. Currier said the Health Department shortened hours in 41 of the remaining 87 ...

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  5. One killed in wreck north of AshlandRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | Newms360.com

    Troopers are still investigating a one-vehicle crash in Benton County that claimed the life of a Michigan City woman. Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers responded to Mississippi 5, north of Ashland, at approximately 9:45 a.m. Upon arriving it appeared Wynter T. Thomas, 19, of Michigan City, was traveling south in a 2004 Ford F150, when she apparently lost control of her vehicle and collided into an embankment.

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  6. Birthplace tour guide shares visitors' appreciationRead the original story

    May 2, 2016 | Newms360.com

    ... her life in Dallas, Texas. In 2012 she moved to Hickory Flat (but right on the border of Myrtle, she adds) in Benton County to live near her sister. She has grown fond of small-town Mississippi but still rolls her eyes a little if people complain ...

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  7. Former Benton County Sheriff Sentenced To 6 Months ProbationRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | 5NEWSonline.com

    Former Benton County Sheriff Kelley Cradduck pleaded no contest to misdemeanor tampering during a hearing on Friday , getting 6 months probation and being ordered to pay a $500 fine. The misdemeanor tampering charge is considered an "infamous crime," which means Cradduck will be ineligible to hold public office again.

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  8. Arkansas school worker, 19, faces rape chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2016 | NWAonline

    A Springdale School District employee was arrested in connection with the rape of a 12-year-old Sonora Middle School student, according to a probable-cause affidavit from the Benton County Sheriff's Office. Dalton Ray Mize, 19, of 17584 Pleasure Heights Road in Springdale was arrested Thursday in connection with rape and sexual indecency with a child, both felonies.

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  9. Springdale school employee accused of raping 12-year-old studentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2016 | NWAonline

    A Springdale School District employee was arrested in connection with raping a 12-year-old Sonora Middle School student, according to a probable cause affidavit from the Benton County Sheriff's Office. Dalton Ray Mize, 19, of 17584 Pleasure Heights Road in Springdale was arrested Thursday in connection with rape and sexual indecency with a child, both felonies.

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  10. Benton Co. Quorum Court To Hear From Interim Sheriff CandidatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2016 | 5NEWSonline.com

    The Benton County Quorum Court will meet Monday to hear from candidates interested in taking over as interim sheriff for the remainder of the year after Sheriff Kelley Cradduck handed in his resignation. The Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. at the Benton County Administration Building where they will hold interviews with the eight candidates who have submitted resumes for the interim position: Cradduck is still facing a felony charge of tampering with public records and a misdemeanor charge of tampering in Benton County Circuit Court.

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  11. Danny Smith: Community, young entrepreneurs unite to create something goodRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2016 | Newms360.com

    According to a story in Benton County's Southern Advocate, a group of students at Ashland High School opened a new business last Friday. Yes, the thought of high school students running their own business is pretty impressive in its own right, but the backstory makes their new venture all the more fascinating.

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  12. Trial date set for Benton County sheriffRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2016 | NWAonline

    ... to last three days. Cradduck avoided cameras Friday morning. He did not use the main entrance to enter the Benton County Courthouse and used a door in Circuit Judge Xollie Duncan's office to go through Circuit Judge Robin Green's courtroom and leave ...

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  13. Scout's honor: Lifelong bird dog enthusiast helping others winRead the original story

    Mar 4, 2016 | Newms360.com

    ... the National, a scout is critical because the run is three hours long," Larry Huffman, of Michigan City, in Benton County, said. Huffman is the trainer and handler of Whippoorwill Justified, this year's national champion and one of the dogs for ...

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  14. Benton County sheriff pleads not guilty to tampering chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2016 | Valley Morning Star

    Cradduck entered the pleas Monday during arraignment in Benton County Circuit Court on a felony charge of tampering with a public record and a misdemeanor count of tampering.

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  15. Benton County sheriff pleads not guilty to tampering chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2016 | The Hastings Tribune

    Cradduck entered the pleas Monday during arraignment in Benton County Circuit Court on a felony charge of tampering with a public record and a misdemeanor count of tampering.

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  16. Police searching for Byhalia man suspected in killingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2016 | Newms360.com

    ... Grand Prix. The car has a Mississippi license plate DB Z1593. "We believe the suspect is still in the Marshall-Benton County area, and we believe him to be armed and dangerous," Dickerson said. "He is possibly armed with the same handgun used in the ...

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  17. Latest South Carolina sportsRead the original story

    Feb 13, 2016 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    ... Highway Patrol Master Sgt. Ray Hall said Friday that the 23-year-old Laporte died Thursday night in Benton County, Mississippi, about 50 miles north of Oxford. Hall says it appears Laporte pulled into the path of an 18-wheeler driven by 63-year-old ...

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  18. Ole Miss volleyball player Ty Laporte killed in car wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 | The Mississippi Press

    ... Mississippi Highway Patrol Master Sgt. Ray Hall said Friday that Laporte, 23, died at the site of the wreck in Benton County, Mississippi, about 50 miles north of Oxford. Hall said it appeared that Laporte pulled into the path of an 18-wheeler ...

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  19. Ole Miss Volleyball Player Dies in Car AccidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    ... Highway Patrol Master Sgt. Ray Hall said Friday that the 23-year-old Laporte died Thursday night in Benton County, Miss., about 50 miles north of Oxford. Hall says it appears Laporte pulled into the path of an 18-wheeler driven by 63-year-old Rickey ...

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  20. Dutch Fork high grad, Ole Miss standout dies in car crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 | WIS-TV Columbia

    ... a 63-year-old man from Alabama. He was not injured in the crash. She died at the scene. The crash happened in Benton County, Mississippi near the intersection of US 72 and MS 7. According to a news release from the university's athletic department, ...

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