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An unusual case was just the beginning of a busy Friday night for Clarksville Police who responded to four incidents involving children.
"This incident is really out there," said Jim Knoll, public information officer for the Clarksville police department. "We very rarely get something like this."
Police were called to the 2500 block of Wilma Rudolph Boulevard just before 8 p.m. Friday after a 16-year-old boy said he'd been left on the side of the road by his mother.
The teen told police he and his mother drove there from Alabama so the mother could visit her boyfriend.
He then told police his mother had been drinking, and crashed into another car but refused to stop.
"He was apparently freaked out," Knoll said. "He wanted to get out of that vehicle. He felt endangered and when you get a kid that's that concerned with their safety, it's got to shake them up."
The mother allegedly then drove off and later told police she was back in Alabama and would return to get her son but did not say when.
Warrants for Cheryl Simpson, 42, of New Market, Alabama were issued for child abuse and reckless endangerment.
Police say the boy's father planned to travel from Ohio to take custody of the boy.
"In law enforcement you never know what the evening is going to bring," Knoll said.
Simpson turned herself in to the Montgomery County Jail this morning around 5:45am. She was booked for Child Abuse/Neglect, Reckless Endangerment, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. She has already bonded out on $30,000 bond.
Monday, September 17 2012, 09:57 AM CDT
Tishomingo County voters OK beer, alcohol sales
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IUKA, Miss. (AP) -- Tishomingo County is the latest Mississippi jurisdiction to legalize alcohol sales.
Voters approved the sale of liquor, wine and beer Tuesday, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/13JCcix).
It wasn't clear referendums would pass until affidavit ballots were counted Wednesday.
With more than half Tishomingo County's voters casting ballots, legalizing alcohol passed by 42 votes, while legalizing beer and light wine passed by 73. The county borders Alabama and Tennessee.
Lawmakers legalized liquor at a proposed resort at the county's Bay Springs Lake in 2010, but it wasn't built.
Greene County voters legalized beer sales last year, while Corinth, New Albany and Senatobia have legalized alcohol sales under a 2012 law that allows cities to hold votes.
Mississippi has 13 remaining counties that allow no beer or alcohol sales.
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