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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TREACHEROUS TRAVEL: Local schools delay opening on Tuesday

By W. Derek Russell Daily Journal TUPELO – “Treacherous travel conditions” were predicted for roads Tuesday in parts of Northeast Mississippi, according to the National Weather Service in Memphis. Marlene Mickelson, a meteorologist with the NWS, said that with Monday’s mixed precipitation, it makes for a big travel nightmare leading into today. “Overnight freezing from […]

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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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Winter weather affects roads, schools

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Freezing rain was reported in some parts of Northeast Mississippi Monday creating slick roadways, but no major problems had developed. The University of Mississippi delayed opening until 10 a.m. Oxford Schools ran buses and opened two hours later than usual but intend to stay open all day. Lafayette County Schools […]

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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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Adyson Lee Dendy

Adyson Lee Dendy was born January 9, 2015 at Oktibbeha County Hospital to Crissy Nicole Moore and Dustin Lee Dendy, both of Houston. Adyson Lee tipped the scales at 8-pounds, 3-ounces and was 20-inches long. Proud maternal grandparents are Judy Tarmon and Buddy Schwalenberg of Houston. Paternal grandparents are Bobby and Martha Dendy of Houston.

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James William Gordon

Joan and Patrick Gordon of Dekar, Senegal, West Africa, announce the arrival of their son, James William, born Dec. 3 in Los Alamitos, Calif. James William tipped the scales at 7-pounds, 15-ounces. Proud grandparents are Willy and Didi Topacio of Cernitos, Calif and Judy and Jim Gordon of Houston.

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Houston Hilltopper gridders honored

HOUSTON – Every year is different in high school football because the players are different. “This was a very special bunch of guys to me,” said Houston football coach William Cook of the 2014 Houston High School football team. “They were young, they were smaller than just about everybody we played and they stayed after […]

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Vardaman High School names scholars

VARDAMAN – Vardaman High School Principal Porter Casey has released respective lists for the Second Nine Weeks grading period. Students named to the Principal’s List scored 93 or above and received all “A’s” on their second nine week report card. Students on the Honor List made 85 or above in all subjects. Students named by […]

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Houston Upper Elementary School honor roll

HOUSTON – Houston School District Superintendent Dr. Steve Coker and Houston Upper Elementary School Principal John Ellison have released their respective lists for the first semester grading period. Students named to the Superintendent’s List scored 93 or above and received all “A’s” on their second nine week report card. Students on the Principal’s List made […]

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Okolona Elementary names honor roll

The following students were named to the Okolona Elementary School honor roll for the second nine weeks.   Superintendent’s List: All A’s Sicily Adair, Jorrain Bailey, Leah Blair, A’aliyah Blanchard, Kingston Blanchard, Kristian Boyd, Jabari Brandon, Tytianna Brooks, James Buchanan, J’kyree Coggins, Skyler Conway, Ja’kyra Cook, Sabrina Copeland, Jocelyn Davidson, Ziya Donaldson, Jayvin Fields, Adam […]

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Wintry precipitation possible starting Sunday

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal The National Weather Service in Memphis is monitoring a developing winter weather situation for northern Mississippi northward to the Missouri bootheel for Sunday through Tuesday. Assessments Friday afternoon favored some kind of winter precipitation in Northeast Mississippi on Sunday night and into Monday, according to NWS meteorologists Zach Maye and […]

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