Dozens of dead chickens apparently dumped into Tombigbee River

WREN – Residents alongside the Tombigbee River close to Highway 278 had their feathers ruffled during the weekend at the sight of dozens of dead chickens apparently dumped into the water. The investigation was turned over to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality after the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and Monroe County Sheriff’s Office did an initial investigation. For more on the story, check out the Aug. 28 edition of the Monroe Journal.

RAY VAN DUSEN/MONROE JOURNAL During the weekend, dozens of dead chickens washed downstream on the Tombigbee River near Highway 278. The apparent case of illegal dumping is one of many reported in local rivers and streams.

RAY VAN DUSEN/MONROE JOURNAL
During the weekend, dozens of dead chickens washed downstream on the Tombigbee River near Highway 278. The apparent case of illegal dumping is one of many reported in local rivers and streams.

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About Ray Van Dusen

I've been with the Monroe Journal since Aug. 2009 as a staff writer, but took the role as news editor in late 2012. I'm always looking for interesting story ideas from around Monroe County. You can reach me via email at ray.vandusen@journalinc.com.