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State of the Region meeting set for May 26

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Community leaders from across Northeast Mississippi will gather next week to discuss transforming public education and Mississippi’s infrastructure at the CREATE Foundation’s Commission on the Future of Northeast Mississippi State of the Region meeting. Seventeen counties in the region will be represented at the event. The 20th […]

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SPORTS ROUNDUP: Diaz leaves MSU to join Miami staff

Special to the Chickasaw Journal STARKVILLE – Manny Diaz is on the move again. Just like in his first stint as Mississippi State’s defensive coordinator, Diaz only lasted one season in Starkville before moving on. This time, Diaz is returning to his roots in his hometown of Miami, where he will serve as the Hurricanes’ […]

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MSU’s Jones declares for draft

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Chris Jones is ready to take his talents to the next level. The Houston native, a Mississippi State defensive tackle, has decided to pass up his final season in Starkville to declare for the 2016 NFL Draft. “After discussing it with my family, I will forgo my senior […]

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Wolverines shut down in 2A final, Noxubee wins 4A title

      Special to the Chickasaw Journal   OXFORD – It wasn’t a pretty sight. Bassfield flexed its offensive and defensive muscles Friday in the Class 2A state championship game to rip and roar through East Webster 39-20 and win a fourth consecutive state title. East Webster, which averaged 300-plus yards per game and […]

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East Webster looks to dethrone defending 2A state champs

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal OXFORD – Win or lose today in the MHSAA Class 2A state championship game, East Webster coach Doug Wilson will always have a special bond with his 2015 football team, especially 14 of his 16 seniors. “I coached 14 of them in pee wee football,” said Wilson, whose son, Jack, […]

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A CLASH OF STYLES: East Webster vs. Bassfield

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Friday’s Class 2A state championship football game will feature something old and something new from the participating team’s run-oriented offenses. The old is represented by Bassfield’s deceptive and very effective Wing-T offensive attack. “I was a Wing-T guy before I got here,” said Yellow Jackets coach Lance Mancuso. “They were […]

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PLAYOFF PREVIEW: East Webster standing in the way of Bassfield

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal CLINTON – Bassfield will visit Oxford on Friday in search of its fourth-straight state Class 2A football championship. The first three haven’t been close, 35-0 over Eupora, followed by 48-7 and 60-35 over Calhoun City. The Yellow Jackets have outscored four 2015 playoff teams 191-62. East Webster coach Doug Wilson, […]

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EW downs Vardaman in season opener

VARDMAN – The East Webster Wolverines are known for being physical but they proved Friday night they can pass the ball too, as they handed the Vardaman Rams a 64-14 loss. “We knew coming into this game that Vardaman was going to be physical up front,” said East Webster junior quarterback Jack Wilson. “We had […]

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Houston man arrested for rustling

Monroe Journal A Houston man has been arrested for allegedly stealing livestock in Monroe County. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Rashad Wilson, 26, of Houston on Tuesday on the charge of livestock theft. Wilson is accused of stealing cattle from a farm on Camargo Road earlier this month. Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell […]

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Homecoming is downtown Saturday

HOUSTON – The community’s giant Independence Day celebration is this weekend and you are invited to come and bring the family. Houston Homecoming is Saturday, June 28 on the Square in downtown Houston and a wide variety of musical talent has been lined up to entertain the crowd. “We’ve got four good groups this year […]

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Pete Edwards

WEST POINT – William Harold “Pete” Edwards Jr., DVM, 69, passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point. He was born on July 13, 1944, to Mary Jean Hardin and William Harold Edwards Sr. He was the owner of West Point Animal Clinic for many years. He was a member […]

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Roy Lee, Jr.

HOUSTON – Roy Lee Jr., 67, died Tuesday, March 27, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. A native of Nettleton, he was the son of Roy Lee Sr. and Frankie Mae Lee. He was a member of Springhill M.B. Church in Nettleton. He loved to cook, build things around the house and fish. […]

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Marine donates uniform, Silver Star to Chickasaw County

HOUSTON – Anyone who has ever put one on celebrates Memorial Day a little different from everybody else. Paul Olenski, a U.S. Marine, Vietnam veteran and Silver Star recipient has donated his uniform to the Chickasaw County Heritage Museum and his gift will be formally recognized at Houston’s annual Memorial Day service Monday. The community […]

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‘Operation Fish Net’ hauls in 46

By Lynn West New Albany Gazette UNION COUNTY — New Albany police had taken 46 suspects into custody Wednesday out of 48 indicted as part of “Operation Fish Net” and expected to get the other two soon. The operation was a mass roundup of people charged with selling drugs in New Albany. Michael Erby, head […]

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