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Sweet Potato Festival set for Saturday

VARDAMAN – The 41st Annual Sweet Potato Festival is Saturday with more than 250 booths and a day of food and entertainment expected to bring thousands of people to the Sweet Potato Capital of the World. The annual event draws state and national attention and is billed as one of the nicer small festivals in […]

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Trustees, Senator, judges on ballot

CHICKASAW COUNTY – Voters will head to the polls the first Tuesday in November to elect their Senator, Representative, judges and school board trustees. All ballots will have voting for federal posts of U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative, Mississippi Court of Appeals, Chancery Judge and Circuit Court Judge in addition to school board positions in […]

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MOLLY MAY NAMED ICC HOMECOMING QUEEN

MOLLY MAY NAMED ICC HOMECOMING QUEEN (Courtesy photo Photo by Kim Wiygul Williams) The 2014 Itawamba Community College Homecoming Court includes, from left, Laura Coker of Fulton, Fulton Campus Sophomore Maid; Toni Byars of Saltillo, Tupelo Campus Freshman Maid; Brittany Allen of Aberdeen, Tupelo Campus Sophomore Maid; Lauren Collier of Mantachie, Fulton Campus Freshman Maid; […]

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Sweater drive underway

HOUSTON – The first hint of fall has leaves turning and many children and elderly pondering what they will do when cold weather gets here in a few short weeks. New Hope United Methodist Church in Houston, will be holding its Second Annual Coat and Sweater Drive and the church and community are urged to […]

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DAR: Patriotism, God and country

HOUSTON – The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) are ladies who have a direct ancestor who was a part of the American Revolution in its quest for independence. The emphasis for this national organization is patriotism, God and country. There have been chapters founded in Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, […]

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Art in the Park

HOUSTON – Candace Stephenson has made friends in Houston with her art and attitude on life. Stephenson was at the mini park next to City Hall in downtown Houston Friday for Art in the Park, the annual event that sees artists from the TK Martin Center for Technology and Disability at Mississippi State University exhibit […]

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Cooper gets tough with cancer

Don’t let the gentleness of Jan Cooper fool you. Her will is strong. Jan’s story is so like others who have had breast cancer and yet, on the other hand, it is so unlike others’ story. You see, Jan had ‘cancer in the breast,’ she did not have ‘breast cancer’ as we normally think of […]

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Rogers/Inman

Jeffery Chance Inman of Bruce and Abigail Payne Rogers of Okolona are announcing their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Miss Rogers is the daughter of Nora Davis Rogers and the late Roy Hansel Rogers. She is the granddaughter of Travis and Thelma Davis, Margaret Davis and Hansel Rogers Sr. She is a 2011 graduate of Houlka […]

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Cruzin’ Houston shines on The Square

HOUSTON – You heard them before you saw them on The Square in downtown Houston this weekend. Local hot rod and antique enthusiasts motored into Houston from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, for the first Cruzin’ Houston held on the Square, with vehicles of all descriptions makes and models on display to the public. “I […]

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Life Chain hosts annual event

HOUSTON – They have been gathering for more than a decade to pray for an end to abortion in Mississippi and America and they believe it is working. More than two dozen people gathered at the southwest corner of the Chickasaw County Courthouse in Houston Oct. 5, from 2 to 3 p.m. to pray and […]

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Field day planned for forages, beef

PRAIRIE — Beef and forage producers will receive current recommendations on a variety of topics influencing production success at a field day on Oct. 25. The 2014 Fall Beef Cattle and Forage Field Day will begin at 9 a.m on that Saturday at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station’s Prairie Research Unit in Monroe […]

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Houston investigates racial slur

HOUSTON – A parent appeared before the Houston School District Board of Trustees asking for details in their investigation into an alleged racial slur by a school bus driver recently. Trustees looked around the room and at each other but made no comment Tuesday Oct. 14, as Aretha Bray said a racial slur was directed […]

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MISS HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL (Floyd Ingram / Buy at photos.chickasawjournal.com) Tyler Wright, on left, was crowned Miss Houston High School at the 2014 Houston High School Beauty Review Saturday night with Addy Claire Crump, right, named Miss Houston Junior High. This year’s pageant was called Rhinestone Rodeo and featured country songs and a western theme.

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Public wants access to school facilities

HOUSTON – A group of taxpayers feel they should be allowed to use Houston School District facilities for athletic events and private ceremonies and they met with trustees last week to voice their concerns. The Houston Chargers came before board seeking to use the Houston High School football field and stadium for its pee-wee football […]

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