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School, business, industry and institution closing

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   Did you really think there would be school today? With Wednesday’s snowfall dropping over 8-inches on roads in Chickasaw County, Northeast Mississippi school districts, businesses and institutions have begun announcing closings for Thursday.   The following school districts will be closed: * Calhoun County Schools * Calhoun Academy * Chickasaw […]

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Band Booster seafood fundraiser underway

The Houston Band is having a catfish/chicken dinner fundraiser on March 6 and the community urged to by their tickets now. Seafood Junction will serve up hot plates for $12 each with the choice of chicken or fish. Both plates will include meat, fries, slaw and hush puppies. Pick up will be at Houston Middle […]

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Region could see inches of snow today

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal Northeast Mississippians should expect winter storm conditions Wednesday, with snow accumulations of 4 inches near Tupelo and 5 to 6 inches in counties to the south, the National Weather Service in Memphis forecast late Tuesday afternoon. A light rain began in Houston about 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. All Chickasaw County schools […]

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Flywheel Festival seeks vendors

HOUSTON – the Houston Flywheel Festival keeps getting bigger and better and the vendors who sell everything from homemade icecream and funnel cakes to artwork and T-shirts are a big part of that success. The spring show two years ago saw over 4,000 people pack Joe Brigance Park for two days of food, fun and […]

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Parks named to Tombigbee Water Management Board

HOUSTON – It was a simple signature but it covers the complex management of water, agriculture, industry, transportation and economic development in a 12-county area. Chicksasaw County’s Rayburn Parks was named a member of the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District in December and he joins a board charged with working with local, state and […]

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Trustees get report on Middle School

HOUSTON – Teaching middle school kids may be the toughest post in teaching, but it is so critical from moving boys and girls into the world of young men and women. Houston Middle School Principal Tony Horton said helping students make the transition from bright-eyed elementary school kids to goal-oriented high school students with a […]

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Freezing rain possible in northern and central Mississippi

JACKSON (AP) – The National Weather Service says parts of northern and central Mississippi could see slick roads and bridges as temperatures drop. Meteorologists say freezing rain is possible late Sunday and early Monday in parts of the metro Jackson area and in Vicksburg, Greenville, Greenwood and Columbus. Up to a half inch of snow […]

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CDF to host Community Blitz

HOUSTON – It will be a lot of fun, but there will be some work too, as Houston hosts a Community Blitz Sunday and two days next week to gather input on developing the trailhead of the Tanglefoot Trail. The fun starts at noon Sunday with a bike parade from Pinson Square to the Tanglefoot […]

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Quail, turkey management will be discussed Feb. 27

JACKSON — Landowners, managers and hunters wanting to learn how to develop their land for turkey and quail can take part in a seminar on Feb. 27. The Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks are organizing the workshop, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Mississippi […]

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MSU to host producer advisory council Feb. 19

VERONA — Mississippi State University’s North Mississippi Research and Extension Center will host its annual Producer Advisory Council meeting Feb. 19 in Verona. Agricultural clients will meet with representatives from the MSU Extension Service and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station to discuss education and research needs. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the […]

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Military history

HOUSTON – The Chickasaw County Historical and Genealogical Society is striving to have programs of interest to all citizens with several projects in the planning stages, starting with Brigadier General (Ret.) Gary Huffman. “We are honored to have General Huffman to speak at the Houston Civic Center on Starkville Road on two dates, Feb. 26 […]

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Saving time, serving community

VARDAMAN – The profit is just pennies, but the service to the community is priceless. Mounce Supermarket in Vardaman is the seventh Village Post Office to open in Mississippi and will provide its customers with everything from P.O. boxes and stamps to prepaid mail flats and mail collection. “This is a good day for Vardaman […]

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Crunching the numbers

HOULKA – Chickasaw County School Board Trustees are trying to figure out which comes first – the chicken or the egg. Trustees wrestled with a decision to approve design development drawings and plans without knowing exactly how much their insurance company would pay for heating and air conditioning and other items to rebuild Houlka Attendance […]

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State of emergency declared for north Mississippi ahead of weather

Daily Journal Gov. Phil Bryant has issued a state of emergency ahead of winter weather forecast to affect portions of north Mississippi tonight through Monday. The National Weather Service believes the extreme northern counties near the Tennessee state line could see as much as three quarters of an inch of ice from freezing rain. This […]

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