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ROBO WILDCATS!

HOULKA – The Robo Wildcats may be rookies, but they won big in the recent FIRST Tech Challenge against veteran competition. The group of Houlka High School students planned, designed, presented their project and took home a basket full of trophies with a robot that rolled into the competition, picked up plastic balls and dropped […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: All politics is local

A wise old politician once told me all politics is local. After watching campaigns, elections and political shenanigans for 25 years, I’ve come to the conclusion this is true. When you look at the national picture, you have to remember that it all filters down to a particular region or community heading to the polls […]

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Tourism tax stalled by aldermen

HOUSTON – A proposed tourism tax for Houston appears stalled on a 3-2 vote as aldermen ponder how the money would be spent and how it will affect economic development. Houston Aldermen have been talking about implementing a 2-percent tax on food and lodging since last fall as they face a deficit budget this summer […]

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EDITORIAL: Revenue and Expenses

The Houston Board of Aldermen were told last last year their budget and revenue were on course to create a deficit, unless ways were found to increase revenue or cut services. We think a combination raising revenue and cutting expenses is the best approach. That is why we are confused with the boards decision not […]

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Lady Wolverines overcome turnovers to reach 2A final

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – East Webster coach Bill Brand knew Newton’s pressure defense was relentless and smothering. “I told my players if we could keep our turnovers to 20, we could win,” he said. East Webster committed 41 turnovers – nearly all forced by Newton – but still managed to exit the […]

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Steady, lingering rains raise flood risks

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal In addition to making for soggy days, substantial rainfall across Northeast Mississippi until late Saturday will increase the risk of flooding on some rivers and creeks. Some monitoring stations reported either flood stages or “action” stages Tuesday with water rising toward a possible flood crest after three days of rain, […]

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Union County deputies make big meth bust over weekend

By Lynn West New Albany Gazette The Union County Sheriff’s Department seized what was called one of the largest amounts of pure “ice,” or crystal methamphetamine, in anyone’s memory. Four individuals were taken into custody Friday, and more than $1,000 in cash was seized as well. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said the drug seized weighted 44 […]

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Extension gives out 1,500 trees

HOUSTON – Those who plant trees believe in the future of Houston, Okolona and Chickasaw County and they braved 18-degree temperatures recently to get their trees. The Chickasaw County Soil and Water Conservation District gave away more than 1,500 seedlings in eight different varieties at its annual Tree Planting event Feb. 19 at the Extension […]

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Lampkin to lead Lenten Luncheon

Rev. Steve Lampkin, pastor South Charge United Methodist Churches will be speaking at this week’s Lenten Luncheon today at noon at First Methodist Church Family Life Center. There will be a light lunch and a message of preparation for Easter morning. All are welcome! Other pastors slated to speak at this weekly community event are: […]

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Students learn workings of court

HOUSTON – The best civics lessons are those where you see government in action. Fourth and fifth graders in the Houston Upper Elementary School Gifted and Talented Class sat in the Courtroom of the Chickasaw County Courthouse recently and watched the court pick a grand jury. Students then got a chance to hear from the […]

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UPDATE: Three die in icy accident near Randolph

  By Brad Locke and David Helms Daily Journal RANDOLPH – Lingering ice from this week’s winter storm caused a single-vehicle wreck that killed a woman and two of her children Friday in Pontotoc County. Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers responded to the accident around 10:15 a.m. on Highway 9. It appeared that a 2006 Pontiac […]

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Blue and Gray to portray local history

OKOLONA – Winter weather postponed the Battle of Okolona two weeks ago, but organizers and reenactors will be back this weekend on the actual battle site to re. The 151st anniversary of the Battle of Okolona kicks off Saturday at the battlefield on Hwy 41 west of Okolona. The opening ceremonies begin at 10:20 a.m. […]

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Okolona state tournament game moved to Monday

Daily Journal The schedule for Friday and Saturday’s MHSAA State Tournament basketball tournament games involving a Northeast Mississippi teams has been changed because of weather-related travel concerns. Two boys games scheduled for Friday have been moved to Monday at Jackson State: 9 a.m., Class 4A – New Albany vs. McComb; 10:30 a.m., Class 2A – […]

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Houston names projects

HOUSTON – A three day event has Houston saying it wants signage, a park and a chance to link the Tanglefoot Trail to more places around town. The community gathered at the Civic Center in Joe Brigance Park Sunday, Feb. 15 to draw the community together and ponder the development of tourism in Houston. That […]

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