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Fifty-three throw hat in the ring

CHICKSASAW COUNTY – The candidates have announced their decision to run for public office and will now seek your decision as they run to fill 16 counties offices this election year. The final day to qualify for the Aug. 4 Party Primary ballot was Friday and candidates will now hit the streets seeking votes and […]

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EDITORIAL: Who deserves your vote?

The deadline to qualify to run for a spot in county, regional and state government was Friday. The candidates have stepped up and filed the appropriate paperwork, paid their fees and tossed their hat in the ring. So who deserves your vote? There is a list of candidates on Page ??A of today’s paper. Please […]

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Ice, sleet accumulation expected tonight in region

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal Counties in extreme Northeast Mississippi can expect significant ice and sleet accumulations starting as early as 9 p.m. tonight and continuing until about 6 a.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service office in Memphis said late Tuesday afternoon. Forecaster John Moore III said the revised outlook for winter precipitation across most […]

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Habitat seeks potential homeowners

HOUSTON – The family who will occupy the next Houston Habitat for Humanity home is out there, they just haven’t filed their application to be selected. An Habitat for Humanity home application workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7 and low income families or those in substandard housing are […]

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Mitchell Adair named Hinds 2014 graduate

RAYMOND — More than 800 students graduated on Dec. 18 and 19 at five fall ceremonies at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus. The college granted associate in arts (AA) degrees, associate in applied science (AAS) degrees, career certificates (CC) and technical certificates (TC). Among those who graduated was Mitchell Adair, of Okolona, who received the […]

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Another winter storm may await

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal The days ahead bring the prospect of a yet another winter storm after a balmy break today. All Northeast Mississippi counties have been placed under a winter storm watch by the National Weather Service office in Memphis for Wednesday through early Thursday, with significant sleet and snow accumulations and as […]

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Chickasaw United Way allocates dollars

CHICKASAW COUNTY – Deep pockets solve lots of problems and a group of Chicksasaw County volunteers did their best last week to make United Way dollars solve as many as possible. The United Way Chickasaw County Funds Distribution Committee finished up their allocation of 2015 dollars recently for agencies that will fund services to local […]

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Moore to attend Clinton Global Initiative

HATTIESBURG – Kristen Dupard and Jeremy Moore, students at The University of Southern Mississippi, have been selected to attend the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU), set for March 6-8 at the University of Miami. Established in 2007, CGI University challenges college students to address global issues with practical, innovative solutions. Participants take concrete steps […]

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Lenten Luncheon continues this week

HOUSTON – The faithful are getting ready for Resurrection Sunday. The annual series of Lenten lunches will began at noon Wednesday at Houston First United Methodist Church Family Life Center and the community is being urged to attend each week until Easter. “We’ve called around and we really are not sure how long we’ve been […]

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Happy Birthday Miss Zula

HOUSTON – She may not be Mississippi’s oldest resident, but she holds the record in Chickasaw County. Zula Warnick celebrated her 109th birthday Monday and was treated to a party by the residents of Floyd Dyer Manor where she lives. Family had gathered on Sunday for a private party, but left plenty of cake and […]

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GOP federal prosecutor to challenge Hood for AG

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Mike Hurst, stepping down from his role as a federal prosecutor, is running as a Republican against Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood. The 39-year-old Madison resident qualified Friday to seek the Republican nomination, saying Mississippi’s attorney general should be more active in fighting public corruption and should do […]

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Agri-Center shaping up

HOUSTON – Renovations at the Chickasaw County Agri-Center are already being noticed and they aren’t finished yet. The Agri-Center held a ranch rodeo Feb. 7, and the 4-H Winter Classic Horse Show Feb. 14, with the parking lot full of horse trailers and the Agri-Center full of people. “There is all the difference between daylight […]

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Houston ponders community assets

HOUSTON – There was chili and warm conversation on a cold Sunday afternoon, but it was pondering the future of Houston that brought people out. Billed as a “Community Blitz” Sunday’s event was backed up by two more days of seminars that saw community leaders and stakeholders discuss how they want to connect the Tanglefoot […]

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Carrot and stick

We are pleased that Houston Middle School is rewarding students for academic achievement. Houston School Board Trustees heard a report from Principal Tony Horton who said the school discipline problem has dropped. A similar report was given last fall by Houston Upper Elementary School Principal John Ellison. Both Principals said students can earn everything from […]

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