STEVE COKER: The Wisdom of Potatoes

Years ago I heard how Dad and his father would fill the back of the old pick-up truck with Irish potatoes for market. On the way to town, which was thirty miles away, they would take the longest, roughest road to get there. By the time they got to market, the potatoes had sorted themselves […]

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Life Chain hosts annual event

HOUSTON – They have been gathering for more than a decade to pray for an end to abortion in Mississippi and America and they believe it is working. More than two dozen people gathered at the southwest corner of the Chickasaw County Courthouse in Houston Oct. 5, from 2 to 3 p.m. to pray and […]

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Field day planned for forages, beef

PRAIRIE — Beef and forage producers will receive current recommendations on a variety of topics influencing production success at a field day on Oct. 25. The 2014 Fall Beef Cattle and Forage Field Day will begin at 9 a.m on that Saturday at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station’s Prairie Research Unit in Monroe […]

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Crash ruptures gas line, blocks traffic on Hwy. 8

HOUSTON — A three-vehicle accident caused a broke open a natural gas line on Highway 8 west of Houston Friday morning snarling traffic and hurting two people. The accident saw a natural gas regulator in the right-of-way sheared off at its base and natural gas spewing into the air. Emergency crews were dispatched about 7:45 a.m. […]

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Hebron downs Central Academy, 38-6

PHEBA – Hebron Christian welcomed their district foe and undefeated Central Academy Vikings to Homecoming Friday night named their queen and claimed the victory. Miss Hali Whitt was crowned Homecoming Queen and the Eagles took the field with Landon Hill taking the opening kickoff 75 yards for the touchdown. A Collin Moore run for the […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Sticks and stones . . .

She came in our office the other day and I love her to death. She watched me grow up and remembers when I threw papers in a sleepy little Southern town called West Point. She was the first person to call me by my nick-name and welcome me to Houston. But she was mad as […]

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Houston investigates racial slur

HOUSTON – A parent appeared before the Houston School District Board of Trustees asking for details in their investigation into an alleged racial slur by a school bus driver recently. Trustees looked around the room and at each other but made no comment Tuesday Oct. 14, as Aretha Bray said a racial slur was directed […]

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MISS HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL (Floyd Ingram / Buy at photos.chickasawjournal.com) Tyler Wright, on left, was crowned Miss Houston High School at the 2014 Houston High School Beauty Review Saturday night with Addy Claire Crump, right, named Miss Houston Junior High. This year’s pageant was called Rhinestone Rodeo and featured country songs and a western theme.

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Houston clicks on all cylinders

HOUSTON – The Hilltoppers put together four quarters of football and walked out of the stadium winners as they downed Leake Central, 23-20 in a key district matchup Friday night. Houston running back Brandon Townsend went over 1,000-yards on the year, place kicker Wes Parker kicked a 34-yard field goal and defense repeatedly rose to […]

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Public wants access to school facilities

HOUSTON – A group of taxpayers feel they should be allowed to use Houston School District facilities for athletic events and private ceremonies and they met with trustees last week to voice their concerns. The Houston Chargers came before board seeking to use the Houston High School football field and stadium for its pee-wee football […]

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Lady Hilltoppers stopped by Amory

AMORY – It takes the best to beat the best and the Lady Hilltoppers were stopped in the second round of the MHSSA softball playoffs by the Lady Panthers, but only after three games Saturday afternoon. The Hilltoppers had downed Kosciusko in two games Thursday and bounced right back for Saturday contest. They lost the […]

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United Furniture is one of two companies bidding for former Lane plant

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal VERONA – United Furniture Industries and McCormick Drive LLC have bid on a former Lane Furniture Industries facility. The companies have offered to buy Lane’s former office and warehouse facility in Verona, according to a bankruptcy filing by FBI Wind Down Inc. United Furniture has a large manufacturing plant in […]

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Three compete for open Third District circuit judgeship

By Errol Castens Daily Journal Three nonpartisan candidates will be on the Nov. 4 ballot for the one contested circuit judge post in Judicial District 3, which includes Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Lafayette, Marshall, Tippah and Union counties. Shirley C. Byers of Holly Springs, J. Kizer (Ki) Jones of Holly Springs and J. Kelly Luther of […]

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Pearson to be honored by state

JACKSON – The Tennis Foundation of Mississippi has announce that Marvin “Marty” Pearson of Oxford is the 2014 inductee into the Mississippi Tennis Hall of Fame. Marty has long been associated with tennis in the state and through his play, support, and instruction has left an unmistakable imprint on Mississippi tennis. Marty’s tennis career began in Houston, […]

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