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Associate Degrees awarded at ICC for Spring 2016

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Several area residents were among those who earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degrees or certificates at the conclusion of the 2016 spring semester at Itawamba Community College. They include: Algoma – Shelley A. Long, A.A.S.; Banner – Shelby L. Leachman, A.A.; Bruce – Dusty […]

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Houlka offers dual credit with ICC

                  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – You take one class at Houlka High School and get both high school and college credit, and its one of the best deals in the world for college-bound kids. At their August meeting, Chickasaw County […]

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West Nile case reported in Chickasaw County

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – A Chickasaw County resident is among the three new people who have laboratory-confirmed cases of West Nile Virus. The Mississippi State Department of Health reported the three new cases on Monday, bringing the total number of West Nile cases for the year to 14. The other new […]

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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 Aug. 8 through Aug. 12, 2016. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name. Third Grade Brock – Carter Tedder McFarland – Kaylee Anderson Moss  -Shawn Buchanan […]

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Okolona woman rediscovers her voice

                By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal   TUPELO – Virginia Miller knows what it’s like to lift up a joyful noise. “I usually didn’t have the hairs on my arms raise up until I finished singing,” the 69-year-old Okolona resident said. “I thought of it as God […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: Carelessness has consequences, usually

      When I was sixteen years old I drove my old 64 Chevelle about 70 mph to school one morning and ended up over a steep bank which resulted in a two week hospital stay. I am fortunate I lived. I was young and careless. Most of us have been young and careless. […]

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Houlka to take bids for new school

      By Hank Weisner Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Things are moving toward the construction of a new school in Houlka with trustees slated to open bids Aug. 25 to replace the building that burned June 30, 2014. Trustees will open bids from contractors and construction companies at 2 p.m. that Thursday. Trustees, their […]

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Locals to march with ICC band

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   They are the students who bring the crowd to their feet during halftime and add the spirit and emotion to just about every Itawamba Community College event. Members of the Itawamba Community College All-American Band for 2016-17 include several area residents. The All-American Band is know for their […]

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Houlka Cornbread Festival set for Oct. 8

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Greater Houlka Community Fund President Tina Pullen said this week the group has set Saturday, Oct. 8 as the date for this year’s Cornbread Festival.   And the group is seeking more volunteers to help with the festivities. “We’re asking anyone interested in […]

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Nurses graduate ICC

      Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Several area residents participated in a commencement ceremony for the licensed practical nursing program at Itawamba Community College, July 15, at the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium at the Fulton Campus. They include Amanda Duncan and Brittany Schrock, both of Aberdeen; Tracey Fausz of Amory; […]

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Houston native celebrates 100th birthday

By RAY VAN DUSEN Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – Lucille Rowland was born Aug. 13, 1916 and on Aug. 11, 2016, the mostly independent, able-bodied, sharp-minded resident of Pioneer Community Hospital’s Personal Place noted she never expected to make it to nearly being 100, but she did. Rowland was one of four residents honored with an […]

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Houlka approves coaching, sponsor supplements

    By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Coaching and serving as an extra curricular sponsor is not a 9-to-5 job and it doesn’t pay that way either.   Trustees with the Chickasaw County School Board approved the following coaching assignments and coaching supplements, according to district records and voted […]

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Houston bans smoking in public buildings

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Aldermen are kicking butts out of public buildings, restaurants and businesses.   Houston Aldermen voted unanimously Aug. 2, to ban smoking inside virtually every closed space accessed by the public with a smoking ordinance they have been working on for over a year.   “We’ve talked […]

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Griffin earns 2015 Manny Davis Award

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Teachers at Houlka and Houston schools were welcomed back to school last week with the Chicksasaw Development Foundation providing a meal and door prizes and the naming of the Manny Davis Award at Houston.   Donna Griffin, Career Pathways Experience teacher at the Houston […]

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