Archive | December, 2012

Hilltoppers fall to Blue Devils

BOONEVILLE – Booneville didn’t slow down and Houston couldn’t slow the Blue Devils. Booneville ran right past the visiting Hilltoppers on Friday night, with an 80-48 win in the Kiwanis Classic. The Blue Devils (9-3) led by 30 at the half and stretched it to a 40-point lead on John Wesley Copeland’s 3-pointer in the […]

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John Crowley

John Crowley MANTEE – John Allen Crowley, 75, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at his home. He was born May 6, 1937, in Lee County to Dewey O. Crowley and Myrtle Zethel Henley Crowley.   He retired after 53 years in the furniture industry. He was member and deacon of the Pine Bluff Baptist Church […]

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Immigration issues eyed for 2013 session

JACKSON – A key legislative advocate in efforts to strengthen Mississippi’s laws to curb the number of undocumented immigrants in the state says he is not sure how the issue will be dealt with during the upcoming 2013 session. “I don’t have anything definitive in the way of plans for immigration legislation,” House Judiciary B […]

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Deer season open through Jan. 17

Mississippi’s third white-tailed deer gun hunting season opened Dec. 24 and will run through January 17. Hunting with dogs is allowed during this season. Legal deer include either-sex on private lands and legal bucks only on open public lands. Open public lands may include National Forests and Corps of Engineers lands that have statewide seasons […]

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DARE to be different

HOULKA/OKOLONA – Today’s children and youth face a lot of choices, but the fifth grade students at Houlka and Okolona schools will be better prepared to handle them now.   The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department partners with the schools to present the Drug Awareness Education Program and receives support from a bill submitted to the […]

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Houston ISD picked for cutting edge study

Dore Program will be implemented as part of partnership with Mississippi State educators. HOUSTON – A cutting edge study implementing a new learning initiative and research study will begin in the Houston Upper Elementary School after the first of the year.   Dore – an individualized, cerebellar development program – will be brought to Houston […]

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LETTER TO EDITOR: Billy R. Ponds

Let’s try charter schools   Dear Editor, Thanks to liberals like you and Dr. Coker, we readers get to hear one side of the Charter School issue. You are right in that we should do our homework. That statement includes you and Dr. Coker. Let’s see, we were at the bottom of the education in […]

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Houston eyes warehouse purchase

HOUSTON – The City of Houston is moving to purchase a warehouse with the hope to keep jobs in town and to market the building to other industry.   The Houston Board of Aldermen has met several times over the past week to hammer out a deal to purchase the Jackson Manufacturing building for approximately […]

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Dorothy Harrell

HOUSTON – Dorothy Ruth Harrell, 62, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Eupora. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Hope M.B. Church of Woodland. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Montgomery Mortuary of Houston is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be from 3 […]

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Rickey Robertson

EUPORA – Rickey Robertson, 48, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at his home in Eupora. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wise Funeral Home Chapel in Eupora. Burial will follow in Bradford Chapel Cemetery in the Cadaretta community. Wise Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be from […]

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Carris Crocker CALHOUN CITY – Carris Logan Crocker, 96, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Calhoun Health Services. She was born Jan. 6, 1916, in Calhoun County. She was a retired sewing machine operator for Glenn Slacks and a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Pryor Funeral […]

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Dolores Earhart

PITTSBORO – Dolores Jean Earhart, 83, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was born Dec. 29, 1928, in Athens, Ga. She was a retired sales clerk for K-Mart and a member of Pittsboro Baptist Church. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in […]

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Mary Doss

MILWAUKEE – Mary Dale Doss died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Milwaukee, Wis. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.   A complete obituary will be posted online and also  published in the next edition of the Chickasaw Journal as soon as it is made available.

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Mary Zinn

BRUCE – Mary Ida Zinn, 85, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was a member of Jackson Chapel M.B. Church. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Jackson Chapel M.B. Church in Bruce. Pastor Thomas Tillman will officiate. Burial will be at Cane Creek Cemetery in […]

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