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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 Nov. 14 through Nov. 18, 2016. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name. Third Grade Brock- Cara Pearson McFarland- Ella Martin Moss- Tyson Alford Newell- Shajuantis Bingham Rimmer- Jontavis […]

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Food For Families drop off is Friday

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – In this season of plenty and giving, it’s hard to think of people going hungry in Chickasaw County. The Chickasaw County/MSU Extension Service is spearheading the annual Food for Families drive again this year and all collections of canned and non-perishable food items donated by area residents will […]

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Spencer named HHS Student of Month

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Charles Wayne Spencer, a senior, is the September Student of the Month at Houston High School. Upon graduation, Spencer plans to attend Ole Miss and pursue a career in pharmacy. Spencer plays wide receiver for the HHS Football Team and is an infielder for the 2016 4A State Championship Hilltopper […]

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Hair- Kaylee Martin

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Presents for prisoners

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Christmas will be here in two months and Christmas also comes to those in prison. The Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility through Cornerstone Church is collecting items for their annual Christmas Gift Bag drive and is asking local churches, civic clubs and individuals to think about giving. Each […]

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Rinehart enters Kappa Delta Pi

Special to the Chickasaw Journal BLUE MOUNTAIN – Blue Mountain College’s Department of Education held its annual initiation into the Kappa Delta Pi honor society recently. Beth Rinehart, a sophomore elementary education (K-6) major from Woodland, was one of the 23 new initiates. Membership is open only to the top 20 percent of those entering […]

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Fuller named to 2016 NMMC All Star Team

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA — Sonia Fuller, activity assistant for North Mississippi Medical Center-Pontotoc Rehabilitation Services, has been named to NMMC’s All Star Team for 2016. Fuller was recognized by NMMC’s Stars Online program for outstanding performance throughout the year. NMMC launched the Stars Online program in 1999 to recognize employees who exhibit […]

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REV. DARRICK WHITFIELD: How to be wise

“Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad; for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?” – 1 Kings 3:9 Every day all of us have an opportunity to either do what is right or to do what is wrong. […]

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Turman, Archer inducted to Phi Kappa Phi

Duo initiated to honor society at Ole Miss. BATON ROUGE, La. – The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines: • Cody Turman, of Houlka, was initiated at The University of Mississippi. • Anna Archer, […]

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Una Thanksgiving

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Houlka Thanksgiving

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SONNY SCOTT: Religion, politics and my wife’s birthday

My wife’s birthday was Nov. 5. When a friend gets in trouble by forgetting his wife’s birthday or anniversary, I smirk. “Marry a woman born on Guy Fawkes Day on Christmas and you’ll remember.” Formerly, Guy Fawkes was of interest only to history buffs, but recently youngsters wearing Guy Fawkes masks to parties, and an […]

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Dr. Willis named AAN Fellow

Special to the Chickasaw Journal MANTEE – Dr. Danny G. Willis was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing on Oct. 22, 2016, in Washington, DC. Dr. Willis, formerly of Mantee, is a graduate of Cumberland High School and received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Mississippi […]

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Students chosen for Who’s Who at ICC

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Sixty-three Itawamba Community College students have been selected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior/Community Colleges with 22 from the Chickasaw Journal readership area They include:             Aberdeen – Tucker Robbins;             Amory – Abby C. Cantrell, Kanisha R. Howard, Adrian Moffett, Yen N. Nguyen;             Ecru – Bailey […]

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