NEMCC students nominated to Who’s Who.

BOONEVILLE — One hundred and sixteen Northeast Mississippi Community College students have been nominated to Who’s Who Among Students In American Junior Colleges. Who’s Who Among Students In American Junior Colleges is a national honors program. Each year, Northeast nominates students who exemplify outstanding participation and leadership in academics, extracurricular activities and community service. Nominated […]

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Arrested party host identified

Daily Journal TUPELO – Authorities have identified the woman they say hosted a Mooreville weekend party that housed more than 70 underage individuals and the presence of drugs and alcohol. Angie Floyd, 47, was arrested and charged with violation of the Social Hosting Law and her bond set at $6,000. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson […]

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United needs to fill 300 jobs – quickly

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal VERONA – Equipment is being installed at United Furniture Industries’ newest production plant as it gets ready to open in two weeks. But one critical component is missing: employees. The company, which already employs more than 1,600 people at five facilities in Northeast Mississippi, is looking to fill 300 jobs […]

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Battle of Okolona re-enactment set

OKOLONA – The Civil War sweeps through Chickasaw County next week as re-enactors gather at Prairie Mound to dig into history and maybe dig up a little treasure. Event organizers said last year’s 150 re-enactment of the Battle of Okolona brought more than 2,000 people to battlefield northeast of town and they are making plans […]

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Comer is chairman of ICC Trustees

Carl Comer of Fulton has been elected chairman of the Itawamba Community College Board of Trustees for 2015. Other officers include Alford Bell of Houston, first vice chairman; William Shack of Tupelo, second vice chairman; Mac Allen Thomas of Aberdeen, secretary; and Mitchell Turner of Pontotoc, immediate past chairman. Also serving on ICC’s Board of […]

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Houston ponders tourism tax

HOUSTON – Aldermen are reading over a resolution that would impose an economic development and tourism tax on restaurants but and are considering several options before they adopt this ordinance. The current wording would have a 2-percent tax placed on restaurants based on the sale of prepared food and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. “We have […]

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ICC names fall graduates

Several area residents were among those who earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degrees or certificates at the conclusion of the 2014 fall semester at Itawamba Community College. They include: Aberdeen – Sarah E. Johnson, certificate; Tarah S. Jones, certificate; Delores B. VanLeuven, A.A.S., certificate; Ecru – Presley Ferguson, A.A.; Leslee A. […]

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Mr. Houston

HOUSTON – Bill Smith’s eyes lit up as members of the Houston Exchange Club sang Happy Birthday and the Egg Bowl Trophy was plopped in his lap as part of 90th birthday ceremonies at Floy Dyer Nursing Home Friday. “Oh, the only thing prettier than this is Mary,” said Smith of the Ole Miss/MSU game […]

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Deputies raid underage party in Mooreville, adult charged

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The Friday night raid of a party in Mooreville uncovered more than 70 underage individuals, the presence of drugs and alcohol, and led to the arrest of both adults and minors. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said his office first learned of the party from callers who alerted […]

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Do legislators really know better than voters?

Last week, a majority of the Mississippi Legislature – 94 representatives and senators – turned their backs on the needs of their local schools and the students who attend these schools and the communities who depend on these schools. How did they do that? Simple, they put politics before children and their future. At issue […]

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Alford earns ICC scholarship

Scholarship recipients at Itawamba Community College for 2015 include Alyssa T. Alford of Vardaman, Academic, Leadership. Alford will be a 2015 graduate of Vardaman High School where she has been a member of the Beta Club, Technology Students Association, Future Farmers of America, Student Council, Diamond Girls, annual staff and Science Club. Her honors are […]

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BIRTH: Sawyer Blayre Yeatman

Sawyer Blayre Yeatman was born at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2015 to Laken Medders and Glen “Bo” Yeatman of Woodland. Sawyer was born at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center and tipped the scales at 7-pounds, 14-ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. Sawyer Blayre was welcomed home by her siblings Brodie and Zoey Yeatman. Maternal […]

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United Furniture gears up for February opening in Verona

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal VERONA – United Furniture Industries, already one of the largest furniture industry employers in Northeast Mississippi, hopes to add 300 jobs in the next few years. Next month, the company will open its newest production facility in the former Lane Furniture plant in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South. The […]

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Howell, Carter ink with NE

HOUSTON – Baseball is a game of hitting and pitching and the Northeast Community College Tigers have inked one of both from Houston. Senior left-hander Reid Carter and senior slugger Garrison Howell signed Letters of Intent to play for the Tigers at ceremonies at the Houston High School Commons last week under the flash of […]

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