Bowlin earns degree, Byrd earns honor at MSU

STARKVILLE – Mississippi State University recently released the names of degree recipients and honor students from their institution. Samuel Bowlin, of Hickory Flat, earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Education. Bowlin and Matthew Byrd, of Michigan City, were listed on the University’s President’s List. To be named to the President’s List, […]

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BentonBots earn multiple trophies at MSU

STARKVILLE — A group of local students enjoyed success in an academia based competition on the campus of Mississippi State University this weekend. The BentonBots robotics team travelled to Starkville on Saturday, Jan. 25 to compete in the First Lego League Bulldog Qualifier at the college. The team is comprised of girls from Benton County […]

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Hickory Flat News, January 23

Hickory Flat News by Peggy Cook Phillipians 4:19 – But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Hello, readers. It’s good to be able to start back writing for you all again. I really have missed it. I have been sick and haven’t been able to […]

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The Bobby Pin is part of a new life for Hall

HICKORY FLAT — Kathy Jo Hall moved to Hickory Flat to get a fresh start in life and The Bobby Pin is a part of that new adventure. A newly installed and renovated building, with fresh paint and a generous front porch, sits peacefully in the lawn of her new home off of Cedar Street. […]

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Girl Scouts to raise funds, learn and give back through cookie sale

ASHLAND — The Benton County Girl Scouts have began their annual cookie sale. The cookie sale acts as a fundraiser for the local troop, a learning activity and a community service project all combined. The sale will run through Monday, March 17.  The cookie prices and flavors are the same as last year. Thin Mints, […]

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Hickory Flat Clinic to open in February

HICKORY FLAT — The Hickory Flat Clinic will soon re-open under operation by Nurse Practitioner Stephanie Dodson Thompson. The clinic, which has been closed for several years, will open on Monday, Feb. 3. It will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The clinic will be the only medical facility in […]

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Rebels fall to Falkner, victorious over Pine Grove

HICKORY FLAT — the Hickory Flat Rebels basketball team recently played Falkner  and Pine Grove back to back. The team suffered a loss against Falkner, but earned a win against Pine Grove. In the Friday, Dec. 20 game against Falkner, the final score was 61-43. “We played a great first five minutes. We executed and […]

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Rebels to host Domino’s Shoot Out this weekend

HICKORY FLAT — On Friday, Jan. 3 and Saturday, Jan. 4, Hickory Flat Attendance Center will host its fourth annual Domino’s Shoot-Out. The two day frenzy of games will host its largest event so far. 32 teams have registered to participate – twice the previous largest event, which hosted 16 teams. Teams will travel from […]

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This week in 1964…

Fifty Years Ago January 2, 1964 By Sudie Mrs. Lawrence Massengill, Mrs. Jewel Massengill of Hickory Flat, Mrs. Helen Gray of Lamar, Mrs. G. S. Bowen and Mrs. Jimmy Hatcher of Potts Camp, Mrs. Annette Griffin of Ashland and Mrs. Clarence Coleman of Holly Springs have just returned from a three-week visit in State College, […]

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What is it that produces a criminal mind?

I read court records on a pretty regular basis. Some you see reflected on the front page of the newspaper, some are never printed for varying reasons. I think that I see them a little differently than a lot of people would. Most people consider the victims of a crime, as do I. I also […]

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