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4-H Promotion Day is Thursday.

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The four petals of the 4-H clover cover only four aspects of 4-H but the programs available to children and youth are varied and extensive. The Chickasaw County Extension Service will host 4-H Promotion Day Jan. 18 and they are seeking parents, grandparents and of course kids to […]

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Chieftains roll Green Wave

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – It was another dominating performance Saturday night for the Okolona Chieftains as they hosted the 5A West Point and desively dried up the Green Wave. The Chieftains looked to continue their momentum at home and did so in impressive fashion, the Chieftains dispatched of the […]

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Houlka sweeps Rams to start division play

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Houlka Wildcats opened district play on Monday night as they hosted the Vardaman Rams and notched victory in both the boys and girls game The Lady Wildcats played hard to grind out a win 39-38, and the Wildcat boys won 64-38, and both Houlka […]

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Okolona man charged in Amory armed robbery

Monroe Journal AMORY – An arrest has been made in connection to the armed robbery of a business, according to the Amory Police Department. On Jan. 13, while working on tips, officers attempted to locate a person of interest in the armed robbery of Cash Title Exchange on Jan. 11. Later that day, another tip […]

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Houston truck driver killed in Jackson crash

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Jackson police and emergency crews responded to the crash of an 18-wheeler into the bridge pylon on I-55 at Fortification Street Tuesday morning. A semi-tractor and trailer, belonging to Franklin Corp., was southbound on the interstate and going under the Fortification Street bridge when it struck the concrete support squarely […]

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ICC offers manufacturing skills program

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Itawamba Community College will offer a six-week option for its Manufacturing Skills Basic Certification program beginning Jan. 17. The class will meet Mondays through Thursdays through March 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the ICC Belden Center. The program is designed to upgrade workplace skills and knowledge in 90 […]

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Orr named Masonic scholar

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Karissa Orr, a member of Ever Ready Palace 123 of Houston, won a scholarship for her essay given in the Ortorical Contest held in Jackson, Dec. 3. Ever Ready Palace is the youth department for two Masonic houses of Houston, which are the heroines of Jericho Court 123 […]

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JOHN CALVIN: Let’s hope new government will guide us better

Dear Editor, Perhaps our greatest national blessing in the New Year will be getting rid of President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry. The president’s nuclear deal with Iran and his increasingly anti-Israel stance convince me that he has no respect for our Judeo-Christian heritage or for our solid relationship with Israel. John Kerry’s […]

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NEMCC names honor students

Special to the Chickasaw Journal BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College has named local students to its President’s and Vice President’s List for the fall semester. One hundred and ninety-three Northeast Mississippi Community College students achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 4.0 scale for the 2016 fall semester and as a result, have […]

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County contemplates paving project

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It may be one way to get roads paved in Chickasaw County. Thomas Barnett, owner of Stinkin’ Jims Campground and Horse Ranch, approached the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors last week seeking to get his road paved and he’s willing to pay the cost to have it done. […]

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BIRTH: Carson Grey Spencer

HOUSTON – Cody and Alisha Spencer are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Carson Grey Spencer. Carson was born at 7:13 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 at Tupelo Women’s Clinic. He tipped the scales at 7-pounds, 9-ounces and was 20-inches long. He is the maternal grandchild of Jimmy Huffman of Houlka and […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Throw your hat into the ring

January is the month you decide if you want to run for political office in the city of Houston, Okolona, Houlka and even Woodland this summer. And I do hope those who are still pondering a race for public office will realize if you haven’t made up your mind by now, you will probably only […]

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Girl Scout cookies are on sale

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal VAN VLEET – A simple fundraiser for Girl Scouts celebrates its 100th year this month with a special sale of Girl Scout cookies at the historic Girl Scout camp in Chickasaw County. A century ago, girls started participating in what would evolve into the largest entrepreneurial training program for girls […]

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Magda Aju inducted to Phi Kappa Phi

Special to the Chickasaw Journal BATON ROUGE, La. — Magda Aju, of Houston, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Aju was initiated at Mississippi State University. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of […]

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