Tag Archives | Christmas

Christmas closings announced

RIPLEY – The Southern Sentinel will be closed Monday, Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday. The newspaper will reopen for normal business hours Tuesday. Early deadlines for editorial and retail and classified advertising will be 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22. For more information, call 837-8111. All state and county offices will be closed Friday, […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Southern Sentinel

Doing holiday shopping at home is a good ‘present’ for our community

As the number of days left for Christmas shopping winds down to a precious few, if you’re not shopping at home, we hope you’ll start. Area merchants probably have what you want.  If they don’t, most will pick up a telephone and get it. When you shop at home, you help local merchants solve a […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Southern Sentinel

Ripley Christmas Parade slated Tuesday, Dec. 6

RIPLEY — The Ripley Christmas Parade is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6. Hosted by Ripley Main Street Association and the Ripley Rotary Club, the event is set to begin on the courthouse square at 6:30 p.m. Announcers will give brief information about each float or entry as it crosses the square. Santa Claus will make […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Courthouse to close for holidays

Pursuant to Section 3-3-7, Mississippi Code Ann. (1972) and by order of the Board of Supervisors, the Benton County Courthouse will close for several approaching holidays. In observance of Thanksgiving, the courthouse will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29. In observance of Christmas, the courthouse will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Snow Lake to hold Christmas Bazaar

There will be a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., at the Snow Lake Community Center. The public will have the opportunity to shop for jewelry, arts, crafts, food items, Christmas ornaments and more. Vendors interested in setting up a booth may contact Cecile Fasano at 662-357-8733 for further […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Pictures show toys stacked inside the Benton County Sheriff

Sheriff's Department, community organizations, reach out for Christmas

by Joyce Leggett Brock ASHLAND — Each year, the Benton County Sheriff’s Department coordinates a toy drive benefitting children in need in Benton County. With the help of other community organizations, this year was one of the most successful yet. The Dollar General store in Ashland partners with the Sheriff’s Department each year. Donation boxes […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Houlka Holidays

HOULKA – The little town of Houlka hosted one of the biggest Christmas parades the community has seen in years last week. A dozen floats, fire trucks, antique cars and horses and carriages paraded down Highway 32 and through downtown Houlka Saturday night Dec. 8. The parade was capped by a float featuring Santa Claus […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Fire!

HOUSTON – The recent spate of cold weather often sparks a series of house fires as residents try to keep warm. The Houston Fire Department urges residents to take a little extra precaution to prevent a fire this winter and especially during the holiday season. “There are a lot of things that come together at […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

AG conducts Christmas sting, again

OKOLONA — Two Chickasaw County residents have been arrested for a second time in a year after allegedly selling counterfeit clothing from Urban Wear located at 205 Church Street in Okolona. A press release issued Monday by Attorney General Jim Hood, said Willie McMillian, 46, and Sophia Hill, 47, of Okolona, were taken into custody by […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }
Chickasaw Journal

Reaching out to offenders

HOUSTON – In the spirit of giving and helping others, the Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility and County Jail are seeking sponsors to help provide simple gifts to incarcerated offenders. Chaplain Randy Hays is spearheading the project again to provide some Christmas cheer to the over 400 inmates housed at the two facilities. “Christmas is […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }