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Coffeeville

Unsolved murders few but active

Investigators from area sheriff’s departments are still actively pursuing several unsolved murder cases. Read about them in today’s EAGLE. (May 4, 2012, Page 1A, 10A)

1,400 compete for job

More than 1,400 applicants attended the Winchester job fair Tuesday at the Oxford Conference Center.

 (June 29, 2011, Page 1)

Man sentenced to 9 years for burning bar

Wayne Allen Stoker, 45, of Oxford was sentenced Monday by District Judge Neal B. Biggers to serve 108 months — or nine years — following his guilty plea in 2010 where he admitted to knowingly and maliciously damaging and destroying The Dam Bar by means of fire. He will be placed on three years of supervised release after his sentence in completed. Biggers also ordered Stoker to pay $211,000 in restitution. In court, Stoker admitted his motivation was racial hatred. (March 30, 2011, Page 1)

Illegal dumpers caught on camera

Lafayette County Solid Waste Manager Bobby Jones said his department has caught six people illegally dumping on developed land in the county using hunting, motion-detection cameras in “hot spots” around the county where they’ve seen repeated dumping violations. (February 11, 2011, Page 1A)

Teen killed in Coffeeville

COFFEEVILLE — A mid-morning disturbance at a home in Coffeeville Thursday has left a 19-year-old Water Valley resident dead and a man in custody facing the charge of murder.
Monica Sayles of Water Valley was shot and killed by a single .22 caliber gunshot, according to Yalobusha County Sheriff Lance Humphreys, who was on the scene shortly after the shooting happened. The man charged with killing Sayles is Reginald Martin, 17, of Coffeeville. (January 7, 2011, Page 1A)

Water Valley woman murdered in Coffeeville

A mid-morning disturbance at a home in Coffeeville Thursday has left a Water Valley resident dead and a man in custody facing the charge of murder. Monica Sayles, 19, of Water Valley was shot and killed by a single .22 caliber gunshot, according to Yalobusha County Sheriff Lance Humphreys, who was on the scene shortly after the shooting happened. The man charged with killing Sayles is Reginald Martin, 17, of Coffeeville.

According to Humphreys, the two had a 2-year-old child together and were boyfriend and girlfriend. According to information provided through a witness, an argument broke out between the two and Martin shot Sayles. A .22 caliber pistol was found at the scene. The call about the shooting came into dispatchers at 10 a.m. and shortly before noon, Martin was taken into custody by Yalobusha County sheriff deputies.

Humphreys said his department was aided by members of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and officers from Coffeeville. District attorney John Champion also visited Yalobusha County Thursday to help authorities decide Martin’s fate. For more information about the case, see Friday’s EAGLE. (January 6, 2011)

Wrecking Crew shuts out Coffeeville

SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Water Valley’s standout defense was on display Friday night in the team’s 28-0 win over Yalobusha County rival Coffeeville. (more…) (August 28, 2010)

Yalobusha County Historical Society

Will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, in the Presbyterian Church in Coffeeville. The speaker will be Viet Nam veteran, Gene Hayes of Oxford. He will speak of his experiences in the Viet Nam War and will review his book “The Year of the Monkey.” The public is invited, and veterans are especially welcome. (August 9, 2010)

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