Mama’s Thanksgiving instructions

In another life, Mama was a school teacher. It’s reflected in everything she does, she just can’t help it. If you don’t believe it, look at how clear (and bossy) she gave instructions for our family Thanksgiving dinner: Dear Family, I’m not dead yet. Thanksgiving is still important to me. If being in my Last […]

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WEEK 15: High school football playoff scores

STATE PLAYOFFS Class 6A North Final South Panola 36, Starkville 26 South Final Oak Grove 36, Brandon 35 ––––– Class 5A North Final Oxford 48, Pearl 7 South Final Laurel 34, Wayne County 30 ––––– Class 4A North Final Noxubee County 21, Greenwood 0 South Final Saint Stanislaus 48, Purvis 14 ––––– Class 3A North […]

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MCCORD: As I see it

Do you remember studying about Thanksgiving while attending Elementary School? I remember reading the books in the classroom about Thanksgiving and listening to the teachers describe the first Thanksgiving in America. It was a beautiful story. The Pilgrims had made it in the New World and sat down to a bountiful Thanksgiving Dinner. Their guests […]

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ICC Ensemble hosts concert

Itawamba Community College’s Small Ensembles presented a concert at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 11, at the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium at the Fulton Campus. The concert featured the Saxophone Quartet, Brass Ensemble and the Steel Drum Band, and the program included Caribbean, Ragtime, Classical and Christmas music. Members of the Saxophone Quartet are Courtney […]

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Who’s No. 1!

HOUSTON – Who’s No. 1? Houston Middle School! Houston Middle School students and teacher put a new spin on the Mississippi State/Ole Miss Egg Bowl last week with student taking their first benchmark assessment of the year, given a chance to put their score behind their favorite team. With their first benchmark assessment coming up, […]

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Monroe authorities need help locating missing man

Monroe Journal The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Herbert Sanderson, 87, who was last seen between 1 and 3 p.m. Wednesday in Hatley. Sanderson is described as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes, 5-foot-8 and 165 pounds. He drives a white 1985 Ford E15 van […]

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Solar farm shines in Chickasaw County

CHICKASAW COUNTY – It was a sunny day Wednesday in Chickasaw County as dirt was turned on a new 30-acre, $9 million solar farm south of Okolona. State and local officials gathered Nov. 19 for a groundbreaking for Commodore Solar Farm that will see 9,804 solar panels track the Sun and glean enough energy from […]

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Houlka powers past North Pontotoc

HOULKA – The Houlka used power and good defense to down North Pontotoc and the Lady Vikings turned around and did the same things to the Houlka girls, handing them a loss. The Wildcats played – well like wildcats in their win over North Pontotoc Monday night. The boys from Houlka played an aggressive style […]

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Houston nips Wildcats

HOUSTON – The Hilltopper hoopers put together a complete game as a fiesty group of Houlka Wildcats came to play last week in a nip-and-tuck, cross-county contest. The game was close from start to finish with Houlka leading 12-11 at the end of the first quarter. Houston held a 29-28 lead at the end of […]

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Shop local

This is the time of year when people shop and this is also the time of year when community-oriented newspapers urge you to shop at home. We all know the reason for shopping at home when you spend money locally it strengthens the local economy. But do you really know the numbers? For every $100 […]

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A reason to be thankful

Most of us will sit down to a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. Most of us do have so much to be thankful for. The holiday comes at the end of the harvest season. Spring and summer have been good and now is a time to reflect on that bounty as we face the cold gray […]

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Davis Lake bridge bids opened

HOUSTON – Repairs to the Davis Lake Bridge is the top work project for Chickasaw County this fall but the bids for the work have come in over budget. Chickasaw County Supervisors opened bids last week at their meeting at the Chickasaw County Courthouse in Houston but the low bid of $357,962.88 was $82,362.88 over […]

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Rams to hoop it up in Vardaman

VARDAMAN – It’s a rebuilding year for the Rams as they field two seniors and lost their entire starting five last year to graduation and transfers out of the district. “I am going to count on a lot of young guys to grow up fast,” said Vardaman basketball coach Tim Vaughn. “We’re small and inexperienced, […]

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Come in from the cold

CHICKASAW COUNTY – When something good happens you need to do it again. Hannah Warren is hosting the Second Annual Chickasaw County Coat Drive after last year’s event was deemed a huge success. “We got over 300 coats last year and just couldn’t believe how well things went,” said Warren, of Houlka. “There is still […]

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