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Who are our friends in a chaotic world?

In an interview with the Huffington Post, President Obama said, “We take him at his word when he said that it wouldn’t happen during his prime ministership, and so that’s why we’ve got to evaluate what other options are available to make sure that we don’t see a chaotic situation in the region.” Who is […]

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“Why is this night different from all other?”

OKOLONA – More than 4,000 years ago a ritual, that told and foretold of special events, was begun and has been passed down from generation to generation. Miraculously it coincides with Easter. First Baptist Church in Okolona will host a Passover Seder tonight that will follow the Jewish rituals, but also enlighten those partaking the […]

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Schools get Easter Holidays

HOUSTON – Go ahead and hide the eggs for local students. The Mississippi Department of Education has granted waivers for school districts that were out for up to five days during recent snow and ice, threatening to use up both the Good Friday vacation this week and the slated teacher work day Monday. Local school […]

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Are you a Republican or Democrat?

I’ve had the good fortune to work for several newspapers in several different parts of this great country. As I move into a community and make my rounds of city, county and state offices, one question always comes up. “Are you a Republican or Democrat?” It’s usually pretty easy to figure out the party of […]

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Houston seeks band instruments

HOUSTON – You can’t play baseball without bats, football without helmets or basketball without a goal. Its the same way with band and band instruments. The Houston Board of Trustees were approached earlier this month about a long-range plan to purchase instruments for the Topper Pride Marching Band. “Marching band instruments are expensive and while […]

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Coggins to lead Lenten Luncheon

Rev. Joe Coggins, pastor of Thorn United Methodist Church will speak at today’s Lenten Luncheon held at noon at First Methodist Church Family Life Center. There will be a light lunch served by Cornerstone Church family and a message of preparation for Easter morning. All are welcome! The community is also being urged to gather […]

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Houston plans for farmer’s market

HOUSTON – Farmer’s markets are one of the fastest growing segments of fruit and vegetable sales in Mississippi but they are largely unregulated. The Houston Board of Mayor and Aldermen are looking at setting up a farmer’s market on the Square in Houston and have begun drawing up rules and regulations to make them clean […]

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Circuit Court term opened Monday

HOUSTON – The first 2015 term of Chickasaw County Circuit Court opened Monday in Houston with a number of high profile cases slated for the year’s new docket. The March term saw a total of 54 cases on the docket, down from the 60 posted in December. Drug charges continued to dominate the docket with […]

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State releases detailed bass summary

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks has released its 2014 Bass Tournament Summary and is urging local anglers can use that data to land their lunker. Statistics show 2014 was another good year for Mississippi’s bass tournament anglers based on 217 tournament reports. Average statistics for all lakes in 2014 were very similar […]

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One dead in crash south of Okolona

By Stephanie Rebman Daily Journal A Myrtle man died in a Chickasaw County crash Friday afternoon. According to Mississippi Highway Patrol’s Criss Turnipseed, the fatal crash was about 3:30 p.m. on Mississippi Highway 245 about half a mile north of U.S. Highway 45 Alternate. William Browning, 47, was pronounced dead at the scene. His F-250 […]

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Region’s jobless rate rises

HOUSTON – Chickasaw County had the second highest unemployment rate in Northeast Mississippi this winter at 10.2 percent. Only Clay County, which saw unemployment drop from 18 percent earlier this year as construction of Yokahama Tire hits full speed, was higher at 13.5 percent. Local officials hope the arrival of the spring planting season will […]

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Ole Miss rallies for Jones

By Jeff Eubanks and Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Cheers and chants joined speeches, pledges and resolutions Wednesday when about 2,500 supporters of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones rallied in the Lyceum Circle to demand his continuation as UM’s leader. The IHL Board decided last Friday and reaffirmed on Monday not to extend […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Tis spring and a young man’s thoughts turn to . . . baseball

Pardon the twist on Bill Shakespeare’s famous line, but one of the joys of this business is bending the words of The Bard to fit my fancy. The other real joy of this business is getting to cover baseball in the spring. I’ve covered the Ole Miss Rebels in Memphis, the MSU Bulldogs in New […]

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Supervisors waiting for roads to dry

CHICKASAW COUNTY – The Winter of 2015 has been tough on county roads. The snow and freezing weather earlier this month cracked pavement and this was quickly followed by a week of rain that washed out potholes on hard surface streets and formed ruts and washboards on gravel roads. And all the county can do […]

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