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Calhoun County School officials face charges

By Emma Crawford Kent Special to the Chickasaw Journal BRUCE – Three Calhoun County school district educators are being charged for failing to report alleged inappropriate contact between a teacher and a student. According to Bruce Police Chief Stan Evans, Bruce High School teacher and coach Loray Jordan, Jr., was charged on April 21 with […]

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Senior citizen seminar set

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A free health screenings, details on how to prevent falls and even help with your cell phone are being offered at a seminar next month. The program is sponsored by the Chickasaw County Extension Service from 1-3 p.m. May 3 at the Civic Center on Starkville Road in […]

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Principal John Ellison honored by state

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Houston Middle School Principal John Ellison was named first alternate at the 2017 Mississippi Administrator and Teacher of the Year Awards Program at the Jackson Convention Complex April 7, 2017. Dr. Jessica Broome, Principal of Pearl Junior High School, was named Mississippi Administrator of the year and if […]

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Dollar General Ribbon Cutting

Dollar General manager Bridget Moore snipped the ribbon to open the new store in Woodland Saturday, April 15, 2017. More than 80 people showed up at 2365 Highway 15 store for the 8 a.m. opening to shop and enjoy a variety of specials and goodie bags.

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Certified Nurse Assistance Class seeks applicants

Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Tenn Tom Moving Youth is accepting applications for the spring Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) program. Applicants must be 18-24 years old, have a GED or high school diploma, be able to pass a background check, pass a drug test and take hepatitis B shots. Please notice the age […]

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Houlka to open bids for new school

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – There will be a bid opening at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 at the Chickasaw County Central Office for a new building to replace a structure destroyed by fire several years ago. The bids are expected to be taken under advisement for further examination by […]

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Spring is a time to grow

We think that also applies to local businesses, industry and service professions in Chickasaw County. We at the Chickasaw Journal are quick to point out we don’t have the expertise, data or credentials to say exactly what you need to make your business grow or when you should hire employees – but we would like […]

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Signs are illegal in rights-of-way

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) reminds political candidates and vendors that campaign signs and sale signs are not permitted on state highway right-of-way. To maintain traffic safety, the following rules govern the placement of signs: According to the Mississippi Code of 1972, it is illegal to place […]

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SENIOR SEASON 2017

There are 113 seniors in the Houston High School Senior Class of 2017 and they gathered on the Courthouse step prior to the Saturday, April 8, 2017 Senior Prom for smiles and lots of photos. Graduation at Houston High School is set for Thursday night May 18, at Topper Field.

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NMRLS offers help

Special to the Chickasaw Journal North Mississippi Rural Legal Service provides free legal assistance to low income residents of north Mississippi. NMRLS provides representation on civil legal matters such as consumer, housing, education, taxes, family law, public benefits and self-determination issues. It does not handle criminal cases. Application for NMRLS’ services can be made by […]

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Local volunteers certified as disaster chainsaw team.

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Anyone in Mississippi can probably run a chainsaw and saw down a tree, but not everyone can do it safely. Mississippi Baptist Disaster Relief held a chainsaw safety class at Parkway Baptist Church Saturday, with over 50 men and women from across Northeast Mississippi trained and certified as […]

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EDITORIAL: Who deserves your vote?

There are 18 days until you quietly walk into a voting booth and select your city leaders for the next four years. We hope you have already studied the candidates, pondered your decision and will wisely and confidently walk into the voting booth on Tuesday, May 2, and make the right choice. Houston, Okolona, Houlka […]

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2017 CITY

CANDIDATES This is a paid political announcement which is intended as a public service for the voters of Chickasaw County. It has been submitted to and approved by each political candidate listed below or by the candidate’s campaign manager. This listing is not intended to suggest or imply that these are the only candidates for […]

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Houlka eyes water bill policy

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – At a special meeting Feb. 21 Houlka aldermen decided to leave the town’s water cut-off policy unchanged. At the Feb. 21 meeting, aldermen decided to stick with a water system policy in place since last October. No vote was taken. That policy lets Houlka cut […]

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