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Toppers bats, pitching smash Noxubee

HOUSTON – It’s a game of pitching and hitting and when you can do both, you win – and you win big. Houston pitchers fanned 17 Noxubee Tigers in last week’s double header and the guys stepped to the plate and notched 29 hits over eight innings. Houston won the first game 18-0 and took […]

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Are you a Republican or Democrat?

I’ve had the good fortune to work for several newspapers in several different parts of this great country. As I move into a community and make my rounds of city, county and state offices, one question always comes up. “Are you a Republican or Democrat?” It’s usually pretty easy to figure out the party of […]

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EDITORIAL: Getting ready for opportunity

Economic development has changed and is no longer the business where men in suits travel the country and the world visiting with industrialist seeking to lure them to our area. Today’s factory announcement comes after the company has carefully looked over a community without us knowing about it and then makes a phone call saying […]

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Houston seeks band instruments

HOUSTON – You can’t play baseball without bats, football without helmets or basketball without a goal. Its the same way with band and band instruments. The Houston Board of Trustees were approached earlier this month about a long-range plan to purchase instruments for the Topper Pride Marching Band. “Marching band instruments are expensive and while […]

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Coggins to lead Lenten Luncheon

Rev. Joe Coggins, pastor of Thorn United Methodist Church will speak at today’s Lenten Luncheon held at noon at First Methodist Church Family Life Center. There will be a light lunch served by Cornerstone Church family and a message of preparation for Easter morning. All are welcome! The community is also being urged to gather […]

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Houston plans for farmer’s market

HOUSTON – Farmer’s markets are one of the fastest growing segments of fruit and vegetable sales in Mississippi but they are largely unregulated. The Houston Board of Mayor and Aldermen are looking at setting up a farmer’s market on the Square in Houston and have begun drawing up rules and regulations to make them clean […]

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Circuit Court term opened Monday

HOUSTON – The first 2015 term of Chickasaw County Circuit Court opened Monday in Houston with a number of high profile cases slated for the year’s new docket. The March term saw a total of 54 cases on the docket, down from the 60 posted in December. Drug charges continued to dominate the docket with […]

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First Turkey

Hoyt Smith killed his first turkey on March 11, 2015 while hunting with his Daddy. The turkey had a 10-inch beard. Hoyt is the 11-year-old son of Andy and Deanna Smith of Houston.

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One dead in crash south of Okolona

By Stephanie Rebman Daily Journal A Myrtle man died in a Chickasaw County crash Friday afternoon. According to Mississippi Highway Patrol’s Criss Turnipseed, the fatal crash was about 3:30 p.m. on Mississippi Highway 245 about half a mile north of U.S. Highway 45 Alternate. William Browning, 47, was pronounced dead at the scene. His F-250 […]

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Yokohama Mississippi nearing completion

WEST POINT – The $300 million Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi plant in West Point in nearing completion, officials said Wednesday. The plant also hired 170 workers, and expects to have about 300 of its planned 500 workers employed by the end of the year. According to a press release, the roughly 1 million-square-foot factory “is […]

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Easter Egg Hunt is noon Saturday

The Spring Fling Market and Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, March 28 in downtown Houston. Participating stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the annual Easter Egg hunt will be held on the Courthouse lawn at high noon. For details contact the Chickasaw Development Foundation at 662-456-2321.

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IHL, Jones mull possible contract extension

By Chris Kieffer, Bobby Harrison and Errol Castens Daily Journal TUPELO – University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones has been offered a two-year contract extension by the State Institutions of Higher Learning, sources have confirmed to the Daily Journal. Under the offer, Jones would be given a two-year extension, instead of the traditional four-year contract, […]

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Region’s jobless rate rises

HOUSTON – Chickasaw County had the second highest unemployment rate in Northeast Mississippi this winter at 10.2 percent. Only Clay County, which saw unemployment drop from 18 percent earlier this year as construction of Yokahama Tire hits full speed, was higher at 13.5 percent. Local officials hope the arrival of the spring planting season will […]

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Ole Miss rallies for Jones

By Jeff Eubanks and Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Cheers and chants joined speeches, pledges and resolutions Wednesday when about 2,500 supporters of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones rallied in the Lyceum Circle to demand his continuation as UM’s leader. The IHL Board decided last Friday and reaffirmed on Monday not to extend […]

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