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DANIEL GARDNER: Man’s progress vs. God’s deliverance

“And I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. And authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.” Revelation […]

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Governor signs concealed carry bills

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – People will not need to obtain a permit to carry a firearm in a purse, briefcase or luggage under legislation signed into law Friday by Gov. Phil Bryant. Under current Mississippi law and constitutional provisions, a person needs a permit to carry a concealed gun. A […]

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1st District candidates voice platforms

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal PONTOTOC – For the first time in the campaign for Mississippi’s 1st District Congressional seat, a majority of the candidates gathered to speak Tuesday evening. Twelve of the 13 candidates running in the May 12 special election spoke during an event sponsored by the Pontotoc Republican Executive Committee. A representative […]

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Houston is hot, hot, hot

By David Wheeler Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO – Tupelo’s pitching ran out of gas, and the Houston Hilltoppers were more than happy to zoom past for a road win. With key hits by Zach Poteete and Reid Carter, Houston accounted for four runs in the top of the seventh against five Tupelo pitchers […]

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Governor signs tourism tax bill

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Governor Phil Bryant has signed legislation that will see Houston residents vote on a proposed tourism tax. The measure now heads back to the Houston Board of Aldermen to set a date for taxpayers to go to the poll and vote on a 1-percent tax on motel room […]

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Hamby recognized for driving safety

HOUSTON – Stan Hamby, of Houston, has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) for 29 years of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer. The OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program is sponsored by Shell Rotella and is designed to recognize and reward OOIDA members for their safe, accident-free years while operating a […]

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ICC inducts local to PTK

Several area students were formally inducted into Phi Theta Kappa at Itawamba Community College at 6 p.m., Mar. 19, in the Multi-Purpose Building at the Tupelo Campus. The ceremony included students who are members of both Upsilon Sigma, the Fulton Campus chapter, and Beta Tau Sigma, the Tupelo Campus chapter. New members, listed by hometown […]

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ICC honors top scholars for academics

Itawamba Community College’s top scholars will be honored during “An Evening of Celebration: Honoring Academic Excellence Across the Curriculum” at 6:30 p.m., April 7, at the Fulton Campus in the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium. Both departmental and division awards will be presented. The speaker will be Lou Remmers, retired physical therapist from Tupelo, […]

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Missing truck driver returns home, investigation continues

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times Officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department say they have located a Fulton truck driver who had been missing since mid-March, although the details surrounding his disappearance are still hazy. On Friday, an anonymous tipster reported to authorities that Danny Wilson, 46, a driver with Cooley Trucking, was at […]

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LANEY’S DO IT AGAIN

(Courtesy Photo) Ray and Jonathan Laney bagged two turkey on the same day for the second year in a row. Ray’s tom has a 10-inch beard and nine-year-old Jonathan’s had a 7-1/2-inch beard. The two were hunting in Chickasaw County near Houlka on March 26, 2015.

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Houston DECA competes at state

HOUSTON – Local students competed in the DECA State competition Feb. 19-21 with Houston High placing well and with one going on to national competition later this year. The Houston School of Science and Technology team traveled to the Jackson Marriott this winter, with several garnering state honors and two earning a chance to attend […]

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Emmitt Verell Wright

HOUSTON – Katylynn Thomas-Walls Wright and Matthew Wright, of Houston, are proud to announce the arrival of their son, Emmitt Verell Wright. Emmitt was born at 2:02 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital. He tipped the scales at 7-pounds and 6-ounces. He was 20 inches long. Emmitt is the […]

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Houston Homecoming set for July 4

HOUSTON – The dates for Houston Homecoming has been set and only the details remain to be determined for the community’s annual July 4th celebration on The Square downtown. July 4 falls on a Saturday this year and the Houston Homecoming committee is busy seeking sponsors, lining up vendors, scheduling bands and buying fireworks. “This […]

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Fatal accident reported Friday

OKOLONA – A Myrtle man died in a Chickasaw County crash Friday afternoon south of Okolona. According to Mississippi Highway Patrol’s Criss Turnipseed, the fatal crash happened 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 by Chickasaw […]

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