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Alice Jordan

OXFORD – Alice Jordan, 79, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. She was a homemaker and enjoyed watching wrestling, squirrels and birds. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Robert Armstrong officiating. Burial will follow in the Old […]

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Grady Ferguson

  BRUCE – Grady T. Ferguson, 89, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born Aug. 19, 1924, in Bruce. He was a retired teacher and coach, a former Calhoun County Superintendent of Education. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in Italy for two years. […]

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Leon Spicer

  HOULKA – Leon Spicer, 77, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice Care in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

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Finas Mims Jr.

HOUSTON – Finas E. Mims Jr., 60, died Sunday, Aug. 25 at North Mississippi Regional Center in Oxford. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30 at Second Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in Houston with burial in Houston Cemetery. Montgomery Mortuary of Houston is in charge of arrangements. Visitation is from 6 to 7 […]

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Fire Academy No. 5

HOUSTON – The helicopters landed, the fire trucks squirted water and kids learned something about safety. The week-long fifth annual Houston Fire Academy finished up with the traditional field exercises where kids got to man a fire hose, crawl through a smoke house and test their knowledge of fire safety. “The best part is squirting […]

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WEDDING: Caldwell/Boone

Bill and Judi Caldwell of Oxford announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Claire Caldwell, to Gant Hamilton Boone, son of Alan and Cindy Boone of Winona. The couple will exchange vows August 3, 2013 at Oxford University United Methodist Church in Oxford. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Jess […]

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Betty Priest Brown

OXFORD – Betty Mack Priest Brown, 72, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at her home in Oxford. Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 10, at Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Barksdale officiating. A graveside service followed in Priest Cemetery in Houston, at 2:30 on Monday. Visitation was held from 9:00 a.m. until service […]

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LETTER TO EDITOR: Ray Garrett

Pull your weight, work for entitlement   Dear Editor, The long dreaded automatic spending cuts of the sequester have now taken effect. Yet the sky did not fall despite the ominous warnings of Chicken Little and company. In realty these very modest reductions in government spending are all our elected officials have done to actually […]

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Venue changed for County vs. Ausbern

  HOUSTON – A lawsuit between Chickasaw County and Ausbern Construction could be heard in Lafayette County following a change of venue hearing Monday in Chickasaw County Circuit Court. Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth ruled Monday morning that because the case involved the county, prominent elected officials, concerns of a tax increase and pre-trial publicity […]

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BIRTH: Mazie Claire Garner

Mazie Claire Garner was welcomed into this world on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Mazie Claire is the daughter of Andy Garner and Johnna Norman Garner of Tupelo. She was welcomed to the home by her sister Ansley and brother Knox. Maxie Claire weighed 8-pounds and was 20-inches long. […]

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RECRUITING: Chris Jones visits Oxford

by Parrish Alford NEMS Daily Journal OXFORD – A big recruiting weekend for official visits concludes today at Ole Miss with Rebels coach Hugh Freeze looking to fill out a handful of spots on what continues to shape up as a very promising class. In fact, one of those spots was taken late Friday evening […]

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