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NMMC offers weight loss for state employees

Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO – North Mississippi Medical Center will host “Weight Loss Surgery Options 101,” a free program for state of Mississippi employees, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at the NMMC Wellness Center, 1030 S. Madison St. Presenters include bariatric surgeons Terry Pinson, M.D., and Will Cauthen, M.D., and nurse practitioner […]

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Two arrested, charged in Clay County murders

Special to the Chickasaw Journal WEST POINT – Two men were arrested early Friday morning and charged with a Tuesday afternoon double homicide in Clay County. According to Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott, deputies along with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics arrested Shundray Johnson, 22, of Woodland; and Tabarrius Coffey, 24, of Calhoun City. The […]

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McQuary throws in SEC tilt

Special to the Chickasaw Journal FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Diamond Dawgs battled back but could not get over the hump, as Mississippi State fell 5-4 to Arkansas in Southeastern Conference baseball action Saturday night at Baum Stadium. MSU relief pitcher and Houston native Denver McQuary took the mound and pitched the bulk of the game […]

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Extra Innings!

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – They pounded on each other with bats, ran the bases and chased every ball hit their way and at the end someone had to lose. The Lady Hilltoppers went 10 innings against 5A New Hope on Friday in a game that drained pitchers, batters and baserunners. Houston lost […]

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Lady Rams fight for comeback win

Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal VARDAMAN – It was a cold day in the Sweet Potato Capital and despite the freezing temperatures, the Vardaman Lady Rams played a Spring Break tournament and blossomed. In the opening game the young Lady Rams fell to the veteran Lady Wolverines from East Webster 8-2. But in […]

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Houston seeks to climb the mountain

By David Wheeler Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Hilltoppers baseball team played in a state championship series in 2015. And Houston won the Class 4A state title in 2016. Is the championship mountain too high in 2017? From its previous championship runs, Houston graduated six players from last season, but bring back […]

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Deadline for Foundation Scholarships

Special to the Chickasaw Journal April 1 is the deadline for submission of online applications for Foundation scholarships at Itawamba Community College.             A list of scholarships with complete descriptions and an online application are available at ICC’s website, www.iccms.edu, then click on the Financial Aid tab and Scholarships at ICC under the Financial Aid […]

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Houston WIN offers iPhone class

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Registration is underway for an evening introduction to the iPad/iPhone class at the Houston WIN Job Center.             Introduction to the iPad/iPhone, which is designed to familiarize users with their features, includes iOS 10 software, settings, navigation functions, camera, email, messages, Safari and popular apps, will meet from […]

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CATHY SPENCER: Teacher of the Week

Special to the Chickasaw Journal School: Houston High School Name: Cathy Lancaster Spencer Graduated: Graduated from Houston High School in 1987; age 47 Residence: Houston, Mississippi Occupation: Social Studies Teacher; U.S. and Accelerated U.S. Government, Economics, Advanced Geography and Dual Enrollment Education: Graduated Houston High School; Bachelor of Science from Mississippi State in Secondary Social […]

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Local artist on display at ICC

Special to the Chickasaw Journal The annual Itawamba Community College Student Art Competition is on display until Apr. 21 at the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center gallery at the Fulton Campus.             The exhibition includes approximately 73 works from a variety of different media, and 33 students contributed works to the competition and are represented […]

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Jobless rate up in January

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Although Northeast Mississippi’s unemployment rate in January was at the highest in six months at 5.4 percent, the increase was due to having a larger available workforce in the region. In January of last year, the jobless rate was 6.5 percent. Union County, at 4.4 percent, had the lowest […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Busy as a bee

I saw my first honey bee Sunday. No, it’s not quite spring, but the busy folk in this world were already out raking their yard, busting up a garden and getting ready for fair days ahead. There are hardworking people in this county. I have heard many describe Houston as blue-collar and since my daddy […]

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