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“Dream Big”

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Sundancer was featured in a documentary film that debuted last week at cinemas around the country and part of that rollout saw her put on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Houston Solar Car team members also headed out to Washington, Chattanooga, Birmingham and Huntsville Ala., […]

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Chieftains claim District

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal CALHOUN CITY – The Okolona Chieftains were back on the court Friday night as they looked to continue their winning streak into the postseason and on this night, claim the district championship. In dominating fashion, the Chieftains defeated the Calhoun City Wildcats 98-76 to claim the district […]

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Wildcats roll out of district

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal VARDAMAN – The Houlka Wildcat boys warmed up on Hamilton and then took the District Championship game against Coffeeville to claim the Division 4-1A crown this weekend. The Lady Wildcats looked good against a strong Vardaman team, but lost a 35-33 heartbreaker to Tremont in the championship […]

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One killed in wreck involving ambulance

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   VAN VLEET – A first responder is dead following a wreck involving a semi truck and an ambulance Tuesday evening in Chickasaw County. The wreck happened on Highway 32 between Van Vleet and Okolona about 5:30 p.m. with the 18-wheeler and ambulance colliding head-on. The driver of the […]

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Chickasaw man injured in Shannon wreck

Special to the Chickasaw Journal SHANNON – A two-vehicle wreck near the Tupelo-Lee Industrial Park South sent a Chickasaw County man to the hospital. The man driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer was headed south on Highway 145 in front of Air Cap Industries when it collided with the rear end of a Milan Trucking 18-wheeler that […]

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Sirens to go off Wednesday for statwide tornado drill

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Chickasaw County will take part in the statewide tornado drill Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 beginning at 9:15 a.m. Tornado sirens will be activated and we encourage everyone to practice tornado drills at this time. That means it is the perfect reminder that you and every member of your family […]

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ICC names Adult Learner scholars

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Recipients of Adult Learner Incentive scholarships at Itawamba Community College for the 2016 fall semester include several area students. The hometown and names of these students are:             Bruce – Shamekia Jefferson.             Eupora – Tiffany Armstrong.             Houlka – Chasity Flournoy, Sarah Gunnells.             Houston – Carla Earnest, Kelli […]

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WIN Center offers iPhone class

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Did you get a new iPhone or iPad for Christmas and now you want to know how to use more bells and whistles on this gadget? Registration is underway for a day introduction to the iPad/iPhone with a class to be offered at the Houston WIN Job Center […]

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HUES names Students of the Week

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The following children were chosen Student of the Week at Houston Upper Elementary School for Jan. 23 through Jan. 27, 2017. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name. Third Grade Brock- Joshua Parker McFarland- Janiya Walker Moss- Brand Garner Newell- Braxton Gonzalez Rimmer- Jacey […]

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Family Resource Center offers services

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Family Resource Center of Northeast Mississippi offers classes weekly at the Tupelo center on Magazine Street. Classes are free and potential attendees are urged to call (662) 844-0013 for details. Services offered are: • Positive Youth Development for teens is offered at 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Focuses on self-respect, […]

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ICC names fall scholars

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Officials at Itawamba Community College have released the honors list for the 2016 fall semester. Named to the president’s list, which includes those students with a 3.8-4.0 grade point average were Amory – Russell Jefferson Applewhite, Emilie Claire Cox, James Matthews Cruse, Keseem C. Dunlap-White, Brittany Nicole Farley, Maci Layne […]

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County ponders TRPDD alliance

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Chickasaw Supervisors discussed the resignation of the county’s industrial development contact last week and pondered ways to spark jobs growth and community development. Josh West resigned Jan. 31 as Chickasaw County industrial development liaison with Three Rivers Planning and Development District. West served in the Community and Economic […]

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BIRTH: Swayze Jo Flora

Swayze Jo Flora was born Jan. 4, 2017 at Merit Health Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Swayzee was born on a Wednesday at 12:07 a.m., tipped the scales at 6-pounds, 8-ounces and was 18-inches long. Swayzee is the daughter of Tristen Graves of Houston and Brett Flora of Mathiston. Maternal grandparents are Wesley Graves of […]

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BIRTH: Easton Rhett Dendy

Easton Rhett Dendy was born Nov. 2, 2016 at Merit Health Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Easton was born on a Wednesday at 9:28 a.m., tipped the scales at 8-pounds, 14-ounces and was 19-inches long. Easton is the son of Crissy N. Moore and Dustin L. Dendy of Houston. Maternal grandparents are Judy and Buddy […]

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