Archive | December, 2012

Cornelia Brand

HOUSTON — Sarah Cornelia Smith Brand, 100, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Floy Dyer Manor in Houston. She was born Oct. 13, 1912, in Chickasaw County to William David Smith, Jr. and Lorena Lyles Smith. She was a retired LPN and homemaker, and a member of Houston First Baptist Church where she was a […]

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WEDDING: Allison/Coleman

The late William Joseph Allison and Margaret Donna Hitzeman of Thorn are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Theresa Ann Baird-Allison of Thorn, to Marcus Duane Coleman of Thorn, son of Billy Joe Coleman of Hamilton and Gladys Rachel McGee of Thorn. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late […]

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LOCAL FOCUS: Turner Insurance

Owner: Chris C. Turner Location: 216 Walker Street, Houlka Phone: (662) 451-8196. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or by appointment.   Chris Turner doesn’t sell insurance, he serves customers. Turner began his business in Houlka in 2007 but has been working in the field of insurance since 2000. “My great-grandfather actually […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A look back on 2012

History buffs will tell you that to know where you are going, you have to know where you’ve been. We hope this week between Christmas and the start of 2013 will give everyone pause to reflect on the good and bad of 2012 and make the appropriate changes as the new year breaks. We’ll talk […]

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EDITORIAL: Tanglefoot Trail

Tanglefoot Trail has made it to Houston. A story on Page One of today’s Chickasaw Journal points out the 44-mile trail from Houston to New Albany has been graded and is awaiting the asphalt topping that will finalize the first phase of this historic project. The concept for Tanglefoot Trail was developed years ago by […]

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Josephy Jennings

HOUSTON – Joseph Jennings, 60, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born to Vernon Jennings and Eva Lamb Jennings in Sparta. He worked over 30 years at Franklin Corp. He was a member of Amity Baptist Church where he sang in the choir and was a member of the […]

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William Waugh

EUPORA – William Givhan Waugh, 83, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora. Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wise Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Interment was in White Hill Cemetery. Visitation was from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  

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Ellen Nelms

CALHOUN CITY – Ellen Marie Nelms, 77, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at Spring Hill Cemetery in Calhoun City. Online condolences can be left at pryorfuneralhome.com. An obituary will be published in the Wednesday, Jan. 2, Chickasaw Journal.  

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Loy Gammel

EUPORA – Loy W. Gammel, 88, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora. Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Webster Memorial Garden Cemetery in Webster County.    

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BASKETBALL SCORES: Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012

Girls (G) Calhoun City 56, Eupora 36 (G) S.V. Marshall 44, Alcorn Central 39 (G) Nettleton 51, Booneville 45 (G) Belmont 61, Clements (Ala.) 47 (G) Hardin Co. (Tenn.) 41, Kossuth 31 (G) New Site 56, Center Hill 35 (G) Pontotoc 63,Olive Branch 47 (G) Tupelo 65, Prentiss 47   BOYS (B) Calhoun City 64, […]

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Sales steady in Houston

HOUSTON – The City of Houston saw sale tax revenue at record numbers last year and is holding its own as the calendar year winds down. “For whatever reason we had a banner year in 2011 and we look to be on course with similar numbers this year,” said Houston City Clerk, Bobby Sanderson. “When […]

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Marie Williams

BLUE SPRINGS – Marie Annette McKinney-Williams, 47, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. A native of  Tupelo, she was the daughter of Bettie Jean McKinney and the late Curtis McKinney Sr. She was a 1984 graduate of Saltillo High School and a former teacher, advisor and assistant director at […]

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Ralph Elliott

CEDAR BLUFF – Ralph Hickman “Bubba” Elliott, 60, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at his home, in Cedar Bluff. He was born June 9, 1952, in Clay County to Birdie Ruth Reid and Ralph H. Elliott Sr. He was the owner of Elliott Trucking, contracted with FedEx Ground for over 20 years. He […]

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BASKETBALL SCORES: Friday, Dec. 28, 2012

GIRLS (G) New Site 65, Pontotoc 57 (G) Center Hill 43, Ripley 39 (G) Calhoun City 58, Lake Cormorant 39 (G) East Webster 53, Marshall Academy 37 (G) Kossuth 52, Tishomingo Co. 44 (G) New Albany 72,Coffeeville 60 (G) Mooreville 54, Houlka 37 (G) Pine Grove 59, Saltillo 48 (G) Shannon 75, Baldwyn 65 BOYS […]

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