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CDF to host Community Blitz

HOUSTON – It will be a lot of fun, but there will be some work too, as Houston hosts a Community Blitz Sunday and two days next week to gather input on developing the trailhead of the Tanglefoot Trail. The fun starts at noon Sunday with a bike parade from Pinson Square to the Tanglefoot […]

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Man dies in Thorn truck accident

Special to the Chickasaw Journal THORN – A Thorn man has died in a single vehicle accident after his truck left the road and struck a bridge Tuesday afternoon northwest of Houston. Chickasaw County Coroner Andy Harmon said James Phillip Long, 53, of Thorn, was south bound on County Road 20, just north of the […]

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Quail, turkey management will be discussed Feb. 27

JACKSON — Landowners, managers and hunters wanting to learn how to develop their land for turkey and quail can take part in a seminar on Feb. 27. The Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks are organizing the workshop, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Mississippi […]

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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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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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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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Aldermen approve tourism tax

HOUSTON – A vote by Houston’s Board of Aldermen last week will now send a proposed tourism tax for the city of Houston to the Mississippi Senate for approval. Houston aldermen voted 3-1 Tuesday night, Feb. 3, to seek a 2 percent tax on food and lodging on city businesses in an effort to off-set […]

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Spring is near!

MANTEE – It was one of those cold, windy days that makes most people hate winter, but Oscar the groundhog spread good news when he indicated an early spring for Northeast Mississippi. The Old Folks Loafing Shed hosted its annual Groundhog Day forecast at Morris Grocery on Highway 15 South of Houston Monday, Feb. 2 […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: This thing called love

Sara and I will exchange Valentine cards this weekend. I’ll put hers on the kitchen table propped up by a little something sweet, shiny or with the appropriate red bloom. She has always stuck mine on the mirror in our bathroom. We’ll find them and smile as we use sleepy fingers to tear it open. […]

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Public gives input on Superintendent

HOUSTON – The yardstick that will be used to measure the next superintendent for Houston schools is slowly beginning to take shape. More than 25 people gathered at Houston Lower Elementary School last week to meet with Dr. Harold Fisher, of the Mississippi School Board Association, and give input on the criteria that will be […]

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EDITORIAL: Volunteers needed to answer the call

Volunteer fire departments may be the best economic development tool ever created for rural communities. While there are many beautiful places to build houses in the country, banks are hesitant to loan money to construct a home unless the investment is covered by insurance. And while hardworking country folk can often afford the cost of […]

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