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Snowflake Bentley was an amazing man

I popped up my weather site on the phone last Friday morning and excitedly looked at the blue clouds moving across my radar screen. Snow! But alas, the snow was just north of us and didn’t make it down to Pontotoc.

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Chickasaw County woman shot in head

HOUSTON – A local man is in jail after he allegedly shot a woman in the head Tuesday afternoon at a home northeast of Houston in Chickasaw County. The Chickasaw County Sheriff Department 911 received a call at 4:49 p.m. that a woman had been shot at 659 County Road 52.

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Sullivan, Jolly will not seek re-election

HOUSTON – Neither State Representative Preston Sullivan nor State Senator Russell Jolly will seek another term in the Mississippi Legislature. Jolly, of Senate District. 8, and Sullivan, from House District 22, have both told the Chickasaw Journal they will fill out the remainder of this term but wi

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Dr. Martin Luther King weekend celebrations set

This weekend marks festivities celebrating the life and message of Dr. Martin Luther King, beginning with a parade on Saturday and ending with a special celebration on Sunday afternoon.

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UPDATE: Investigation continues into Itawamba County shooting

FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) - Two people are in custody in connection to a weekend shooting in Itawamba County. However, investigators are describing them as persons-of-interest. The shooting incident happened on Jan. 13 on North Ritter Road. No one was injured.

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Master Gardening program starting in Pontotoc

Do you have a love for nature, gardening, horticulture, agriculture and a desire to serve others? If you possess these interests and personality traits you have what it takes to become a part of the Master Gardener group that will soon start in Pontotoc County.

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Inmate hangs self at East Mississippi Correctional Facility

A inmate at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility was found hanging in his cell Thursday evening, authorities said. Guards found the 34-year-old man hanging and performed CPR before he was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:45 p.m, said Lauderdale County Coroner Clayto

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HUES names Students of the Week

HOUSTON – The following children were chosen Student of the Week at Houston Upper Elementary School for Dec. 17, through Dec. 21, 2018. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name.

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Woman dies in Pontotoc County wreck

PONTOTOC, Miss. (WTVA) - Law enforcement responded to a fatal wreck in Pontotoc County Monday morning. Pontotoc County Sheriff Leo Mask says the single-vehicle accident happened on Longview Road near Crump Road.

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One Teen Found; One Still Missing From Pontotoc

Pontotoc, Miss. (WCBI) – One of two teenagers reported missing last week from Pontotoc has been found. The other is still missing. Pontotoc Police Chief Randy Tutor says Hallie Spragin, 15, was found safe Monday in Georgia. She was found by law enforcement. No other information has been released.

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Mississippi school bus overturns with 2 children, 2 adults aboard

BOLTON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi school bus has overturned in a wreck near Bolton. Maj. Pete Luke, of the Hinds County Sheriff's Office, says two children, an adult bus monitor and the driver were aboard when the accident happened Thursday.

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Sheriff moved to Lee County jail

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Tupelo food pantry is helping feed government workers.

TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI)- Today is day 27 of the partial government shutdown, and many people are feeling the effects. With paychecks not going out, concern continues to grow about how to take care of their families.

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BMH New Year’s baby arrives at 12:37 a.m.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County welcomed the first baby of the New Year born on January 1, 2019. Brett Haize Chumley, officially the first baby to be born in 2019 at Baptist Union County, arrived at 12:37 a.m.

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Daily Journal High School Basketball Rankings, Jan. 7

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Dr. M. L. King celebration will be this Saturday in the courthouse

The Martin Luther King Jr. annual celebration will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in the Union County Courthouse. The keynote speaker will be Louis Southward, pastor of the Union Prospect Church in New Albany. He will be accompanied by the Union Prospect Choir.

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World class speakers discuss leadership at Summit in Tupelo

Speech to Text for World class speakers discuss leadership at Summit in Tupelo. Below is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate.

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We need to do more to preserve our history

The possible condemnation of the old New Albany Grocery Company warehouse has once again brought attention to the idea of historic preservation. Few would argue that at least some of our historic structures need to be saved but we have no organized means to do so at the local level.

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Museum program features African-American art, Ecru artist M. B. Mayfield

The first of exhibit of 2019 at the Union County Heritage Museum will feature African American art from the Mississippi Museum of Art, Image and Identity, as well as art from the museum’s collection and private donors, featuring work from the late M. B. Mayfield and others.

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Trump revealed secret Pelosi destinations in letter

President Trump announced that he was postponing Pelosi’s trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan. It’s unusual for this detail to be revealed before departure, for security reasons.

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