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Patterson, big rally lift East Webster to 2A title

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Quantesha Patterson was East Webster’s go-to player all season. In Saturday’s MHSAA Class 2A State Tournament championship game, the lanky 5-foot-10 senior center was all that and more in the Lady Wolverines’ 68-64 comeback victory against West Tallahatchie in overtime. Patterson scored 39 points, 20 above her average, […]

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Spring turkey season opens Saturday

JACKSON – For Mississippi’s nearly 50,000 turkey hunters, the day they have been anticipating is almost at hand. Spring turkey season opens March 14 and ends May 1. For hunters age 15 and under, the youth season began a week earlier on March 7. Expectations for the 2015 season are mixed.  On one hand, much […]

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Okolona reenacts local history

OKOLONA – The sun shined Saturday and the rains held off Sunday as the 151st reenactment of the Battle of Okolona took place on Highway 41 just west of town. The two-day event saw historical reenactors from Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi gather on the actual battlefield and play-out the conflict that occurred just over 150 […]

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Freshman trio leads Okolona to State 2A final

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Bailey, Smith, Spears. Three names basketball fans in Mississippi need to remember, three names West Tallahatchie would like to forget. Okolona freshmen Jaylon Bailey, Cameron Smith and Ladarius Spears rang up 53 points Thursday to lead the Chieftains to a 73-67 comeback win against West Tallahatchie in the […]

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ROBO WILDCATS!

HOULKA – The Robo Wildcats may be rookies, but they won big in the recent FIRST Tech Challenge against veteran competition. The group of Houlka High School students planned, designed, presented their project and took home a basket full of trophies with a robot that rolled into the competition, picked up plastic balls and dropped […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: All politics is local

A wise old politician once told me all politics is local. After watching campaigns, elections and political shenanigans for 25 years, I’ve come to the conclusion this is true. When you look at the national picture, you have to remember that it all filters down to a particular region or community heading to the polls […]

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Tourism tax stalled by aldermen

HOUSTON – A proposed tourism tax for Houston appears stalled on a 3-2 vote as aldermen ponder how the money would be spent and how it will affect economic development. Houston Aldermen have been talking about implementing a 2-percent tax on food and lodging since last fall as they face a deficit budget this summer […]

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EDITORIAL: Revenue and Expenses

The Houston Board of Aldermen were told last last year their budget and revenue were on course to create a deficit, unless ways were found to increase revenue or cut services. We think a combination raising revenue and cutting expenses is the best approach. That is why we are confused with the boards decision not […]

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Lady Wolverines overcome turnovers to reach 2A final

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – East Webster coach Bill Brand knew Newton’s pressure defense was relentless and smothering. “I told my players if we could keep our turnovers to 20, we could win,” he said. East Webster committed 41 turnovers – nearly all forced by Newton – but still managed to exit the […]

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Steady, lingering rains raise flood risks

By Joe Rutherford Daily Journal In addition to making for soggy days, substantial rainfall across Northeast Mississippi until late Saturday will increase the risk of flooding on some rivers and creeks. Some monitoring stations reported either flood stages or “action” stages Tuesday with water rising toward a possible flood crest after three days of rain, […]

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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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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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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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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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