Senate not only race on November ballot

The U.S. Senate election in which Democrat Travis Childers of Booneville is challenging six-term Republican incumbent Thad Cochran will not be the only contest on the Nov. 4 general election ballot for Northeast Mississippians. Voters in the region can vote on the 1st District U.S. House race, local circuit and chancery judge elections and a […]

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Houston donates bus to Chickasaw EMA

HOUSTON – It may be the best dollar Chickasaw County ever spent. The Houston School District sold a used school bus to Chickasaw County last week for $1, with the vehicle slated to be refitted as a mass-casualty ambulance that can shuttle the hurting to local hospitals. “We found out about this grant from the […]

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Enterovirus D68 confirmed in Calhoun County

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has confirmed two new Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) cases with one being diagnosed in Calhoun County. The two cases were reported Tuesday in young children, with the other one from Forrest County. A case was reported in a Hancock County child last week. “There have been some reports in […]

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LIFE strategies

TUPELO – Emily Word was trained as a social worker by the University of Mississippi, so she knows how to meet people where they are. But her clients at Living Independence For Everyone in Tupelo can be challenging. “Sometimes people call and they just complain and want to be more disabled than they are,” said […]

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Aldermen eye Ethics opinion

HOUSTON – In small towns just about everybody is kin, reducing the pool of qualified applicants, and a recent Ethics Commission ruling has conflicted a Mississippi Attorney General opinion that says family members cannot serve under elected officials. A recent Mississippi Ethics Commission ruling says it is Ok for a financially independent sibling of an […]

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NMMC offers pastoral education program

TUPELO – North Mississippi Medical Center is currently accepting students for the new session of the Clinical Pastoral Education program, which begins in October. This seminary-level course advances pastoral care and counseling skills for ministers and seminary students of all faiths through supervised encounters with individuals in crisis. Students of NMMC’s Clinical Pastoral Education program […]

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Future of farming

HOUSTON – It’s no secret there are fewer farmers and fewer farmers in American than there were 20 years ago, but there is still a bright future in agriculture in this country. Mitch Baker, National FFA Secretary, came to Houston last week to visit with Houston High School ag students and talk about jobs and […]

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RENEE CUNNINGHAM: Common Core; Do the math

The Common Core State Standards are still the focus of debate of many politicians. Some argue that it is federal government interfering in state education. For the most part those allegations lost traction at the state level through failed court battles. But contention remains within both political parties. Although it seems that it is predominantly […]

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WEEK 6: Football Roundup

Staff reports   Oxford 43, West Point 22 Oxford took a big step to earning the top spot in Division 1-5A with a 43-22 win over West Point Friday night at McCallister Field. Down 22-8 late in the first half, the Chargers (4-1) scored just before the half and then really changed the complexion of […]

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WEEK 6: High school football scores

AREA SCORES Friday Aberdeen 42, Corinth 7 Amory 27, Bruce 0 Baldwyn 42, Tishomingo Co. 14 Calhoun Aca. 37, Strider Aca. 6 Calhoun City 54, N. Panola 6 Coffeeville 52, Biggersville 0 East Webster 38, J.Z. George 7 Eupora 36, Houston 28 Falkner 54, Houlka 0 Harding, Tenn. 30, Booneville 22 Hatley 48, TCPS 6 […]

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Flywheel set to spin Sept. 26-27

HOUSTON – The 33rd Mississippi Valley Flywheel Fall Festival is the laid-back show that is always the last weekend in September. Houston’s down-home festival showcasing an age-gone-by will be held Friday and Saturday Sept. 26-27 at Joe Brigance Park and will see all the regular events and activities that has endeared this festival to North […]

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WEEK 6: High school football capsules

FEATURED GAMES Hernando (2-2) at Tupelo (4-0) THE PLAYERS Hernando: QB Will Craft has completed 57 of 100 for 602 yards, 5 TD, 5 INT. … WR Caleb Wilcke has 22 catches for 268 yards, 5 TD. … RBs Leon Cunningham and Quentin Frazier have scored 5 TD each. … LB Cortez Newberry has recorded team-high […]

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Okolona man arrested on marijuana charges

Monroe Journal OKOLONA – An Okolona man was arrested Wednesday on a marijuana charge. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department arrested Brad L. Small, 40. He is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. The arrest was the result of a search warrant that was served on a residence on Smith Drive in Monroe […]

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September Circuit Court holds 60 cases

HOUSTON – The September term of Chickasaw County Circuit Court has 60 cases set on the docket with drug cases and appeals from Justice Court and Okolona Municipal Court dominating the list. Circuit Court Judges Robert Elliott, John A. Gregory and Andrew Howorth were slated to start hearing cases Monday, accept guilty pleas and assign […]

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