Union County deputies make big meth bust over weekend

By Lynn West New Albany Gazette The Union County Sheriff’s Department seized what was called one of the largest amounts of pure “ice,” or crystal methamphetamine, in anyone’s memory. Four individuals were taken into custody Friday, and more than $1,000 in cash was seized as well. Sheriff Jimmy Edwards said the drug seized weighted 44 […]

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Extension gives out 1,500 trees

HOUSTON – Those who plant trees believe in the future of Houston, Okolona and Chickasaw County and they braved 18-degree temperatures recently to get their trees. The Chickasaw County Soil and Water Conservation District gave away more than 1,500 seedlings in eight different varieties at its annual Tree Planting event Feb. 19 at the Extension […]

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Lampkin to lead Lenten Luncheon

Rev. Steve Lampkin, pastor South Charge United Methodist Churches will be speaking at this week’s Lenten Luncheon today at noon at First Methodist Church Family Life Center. There will be a light lunch and a message of preparation for Easter morning. All are welcome! Other pastors slated to speak at this weekly community event are: […]

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Local earn Adult Learner scholarships from ICC

Recipients of Adult Learner Incentive scholarships at Itawamba Community College for the 2015 spring semester include several area students. They are: Aberdeen – Robert Leach, Anquenette McIntosh; Amory – Tiffany Blackthorn, John Palmer; Bruce – Dorothy Doler; Houston – Taylor Thompson, Virginia Willis; Nettleton – Chadrick Flurry, Mary Hayes, Shanika Shumpert, Joseph Winstead; New Albany […]

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Students learn workings of court

HOUSTON – The best civics lessons are those where you see government in action. Fourth and fifth graders in the Houston Upper Elementary School Gifted and Talented Class sat in the Courtroom of the Chickasaw County Courthouse recently and watched the court pick a grand jury. Students then got a chance to hear from the […]

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ICC names 2015 Diamond Girls

Members of Itawamba Community College’s Diamond Girls have been selected for the 2015 baseball season. Several girls from Chickasaw County and surrounding communities have been chosen for this work. They include Marilyn Ramirez of Ackerman; Rebecca Riddle, Whitney Baker, Chelsea Meaders, all of Amory; Brookelyn Walden of Booneville; Heather Tutor, Courtney Hubbard, Shelby Leachman, all […]

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ZIMMERMAN R. MIXON: The story that does not rest

HOUSTON – It’s a local name but this is one historic Chickasaw County resident who has a history and story all his own. There is much data and information to tell of the service of this man, but it comes to a murky ending as the Civil War draws to close, leaving a number of […]

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HUES names Students of the Week

HOUSTON – The following children were chosen Student of the Week at Houston Upper Elementary School for Feb. 16 through Feb. 20, 2015. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name.   Third Grade McFarland            – Amber Logan Moss                        – Madison Crowley Owens                  – Chelsey Barr […]

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DANIEL GARDNER: A sense of perspective

If you hadn’t heard by now, you haven’t been paying attention. The story is the lead and the rage. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said, “I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America.” Giuliani continued, “He doesn’t […]

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UPDATE: Three die in icy accident near Randolph

  By Brad Locke and David Helms Daily Journal RANDOLPH – Lingering ice from this week’s winter storm caused a single-vehicle wreck that killed a woman and two of her children Friday in Pontotoc County. Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers responded to the accident around 10:15 a.m. on Highway 9. It appeared that a 2006 Pontiac […]

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Blue and Gray to portray local history

OKOLONA – Winter weather postponed the Battle of Okolona two weeks ago, but organizers and reenactors will be back this weekend on the actual battle site to re. The 151st anniversary of the Battle of Okolona kicks off Saturday at the battlefield on Hwy 41 west of Okolona. The opening ceremonies begin at 10:20 a.m. […]

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Okolona state tournament game moved to Monday

Daily Journal The schedule for Friday and Saturday’s MHSAA State Tournament basketball tournament games involving a Northeast Mississippi teams has been changed because of weather-related travel concerns. Two boys games scheduled for Friday have been moved to Monday at Jackson State: 9 a.m., Class 4A – New Albany vs. McComb; 10:30 a.m., Class 2A – […]

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Houston names projects

HOUSTON – A three day event has Houston saying it wants signage, a park and a chance to link the Tanglefoot Trail to more places around town. The community gathered at the Civic Center in Joe Brigance Park Sunday, Feb. 15 to draw the community together and ponder the development of tourism in Houston. That […]

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Snow! And lots of it

CHICKASAW COUNTY – The deepest snow that many will ever remember fell on Chickasaw County last week. The Chickasaw Journal measured snow 8-inches deep on the tennis court at Joe Brigance Park at 9 p.m. Wednesday night, shortly after more than six hours of beautiful, fluffy snow stopped falling. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said […]

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