Archive | December, 2012

Houston schools to update security plan

HOUSTON – The school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that killed 20 children and six adults has stunned the nation and prompted local school officials to look at security measures. Houston Superintendent Dr. Steve Coker said the district has a security policy – but the schools in Newtown did too – and will make changes. “As […]

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Community outreach

Faith Outreach Free alcohol and drug rehabilitation assistance is offered at Faith Outreach Church, with meetings held at 7 p.m. each Monday and Thursday. For more details contact counselor Danny Owen at 610-5578. Faith Outreach is located at 272 McDonald Street (Highway 41 North) in Okolona and is led by Pastor Jimmy Bryan who can […]

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Chickasaw Journal delivered Thursday

The Christmas holidays have pushed the delivery date for this week’s Chickasaw Journal from Wednesday to Thursday. The newspaper was printed a day late to allow production crews to spend Christmas Day with their families and the staff and employees of the Chickasaw Journal appreciate your patience. If you do not have a newspaper in […]

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Houston Christmas lights need revamp

HOUSTON – Snowflakes in the trees on The Square downtown and along Jackson and Madison Street have helped proclaim Christmas in Houston for years. Houston Aldermen were told last week that time and the elements have taken their toll and it’s either time for new lights or an extensive rework of the bulbs and wiring […]

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Police, firefighters ring for the less fortunate

HOUSTON – The Salvation Kettle campaign relies on volunteers to ring the bells for donations during the holiday season and got a boost this year from two local entities. Chickasaw County fire services and law enforcement challenged each other to see who could raise the most money to help the less fortunate during Christmas and […]

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Chickasaw Journal delivered Thursday

 The Christmas holidays have pushed the delivery date for this week’s Chickasaw Journal from Wednesday to Thursday. The newspaper was printed a day late to allow production crews to spend Christmas Day with their families and the staff and employees of the Chickasaw Journal appreciate your patience. If you do not have a newspaper in […]

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Celestine Weaver

HOUSTON – Winnie Celestine “Tootsie” Sansing Weaver, 87, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Floy Dyer Manor in Houston. She was born July 26, 1925, in Houlka to Clealon Sansing and Verla Alene Hinton Sansing. She was a retired seamstress for Shannon Chair Company, a member of Woodland Baptist Church, and attended Macedonia United Methodist […]

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Mary Davison

MANTEE – Mary Nell Davis Davison, 92, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 31, 1920, in Chickasaw County to Joseph Wesley “Jodie” Davis and Lois Kimbell Davis. She was a retired homemaker, retail sales clerk and a deputy clerk for the Webster County Sheriff’s Department. She […]

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William Wright

BRUCE – William Earl Wright, 62, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at his home. He was a member of Old Town Baptist Church and a retired plant manager of Westwood Furniture Tupelo. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Bro. Robert Earl Alexander and Bro. Johnny […]

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Billy Bikes!

HOUSTON – It’s the best part of being a Chicksaw County Constable. First District Constable Billy Voyles will give six bicycles to six needy Chicksaw County youngsters for the eighth year in a row this Christmas. “I give out three new bicycles to boys and three new bicycles to girls,” said Voyles. “They are different […]

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Dr. Robert Lott

WEST POINT – Dr. Robert T. Lott, 81, died, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at his home in West Point. Robert Townsend Lott was born Dec. 16, 1931, in Kilmichael to Glynn Aileen Townsend and Yancy Marion Lott Sr. Dr. Lott was a family physician in general surgery practice from 1956 until 2002. He had also […]

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William Wright

BRUCE – William Earl Wright, 62, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at his home. He was a member of Old town Baptist Church and a retired plant manager of Westwood Furniture Tupelo. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Bro. Robert Earl Alexander and Bro. Johnny […]

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Dwight Barnett

DERMA – Dwight Barnett died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at his home. He was born Oct. 24, 1956, in Vardaman to Milton and Martha Barnett. He was a carpenter and an electrician. He served in the National Guard for nine years and attended Thorn Church of God. A memorial service will be held at at […]

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DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Chris Jones

 Something clicked for Chris Jones. It may have been his move from Nettleton to Houston but whatever it was, it earned him a nationalname. Houston’s senior defensive end is the Daily Journal’s 2012 Defensive Player of the Year. Jones is large (6-foot-7, 255 pounds). He was also largely unknown coming into the season. He went […]

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