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Tis spring and a young man’s

thoughts turn to . . . baseball? Pardon the twist on Bill Shakespeare’s famous line, but one of the joys of this business is bending the words of The Bard to fit my fancy. The other real joy of this business is getting to cover baseball in the spring. I’ve covered the Ole Miss Rebels […]

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Colton James Heair

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – David and Tiffany Heair are pleased to announce the arrival of their son Colton James Heair on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 7:32 p.m. at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Colton tipped the scales at 5-pounds, 9-ounces and was 19-inches long Maternal grandparents are Steve and Linda Huffman […]

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Tippah, Tombigbee reporting better bass

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Biologists expect another great year for anglers during the upcoming fishing season in Northeast Mississippi. “Tippah County Lake and Tombigbee State Park Lake continue to get better,” said Trevor Knight, MDWFP Fisheries Biologist. “The overall health and size structure […]

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Ellison finalist for Administrator of Year

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal The Houston School District gave him one of the toughest jobs in the district and now he is one of four finalists for State Administrator of the Year. Houston Middle School Principal John Ellison is one of four people named by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) and the Mississippi […]

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Houston, Okolona host banquets

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal It’s the night to honor those who make our communities special and talk up the positive points of the towns we live in. Both the Chickasaw Development Foundation and the Okolona Chamber of Commerce will host their annual banquets and awards ceremonies Thursday night in their respecive communities. The Chickasaw […]

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POLITICAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

CANDIDATES The following individuals have authorized the Chickasaw Journal to include them in this political listing for city posts across Chickasaw County. KELLIE ATKINSON Houston Alderman Ward 1 Independent JERRY GRAVAT Houston Alderman at Large Democrat BARRY SPRINGER Houston Alderman at Large Democrat incumbent (Call 456-3771 for details on this paid listing.)

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Orientation leaders named

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Several area residents have been selected as 2017 orientation leaders at Itawamba Community College. They include • AMORY – Abby Cantrell, Adrian Moffett, Hayden Plunkett and Hunter Holley. • ECRU – Taylor McKnight. • HOUSTON – Madeline Burdine and Hali Whitt. • PHEBA – Audrey Wilson. • PONTOTOC – Blake […]

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Okolona excluded from Chickasaw, Houston merger

By Bobby Harrison Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – The Okolona Municipal School District will not be merged with the Chickasaw County and Houston Municipal school districts under an agreement worked out by House and Senate leaders. The conference report was filed late Monday night to merge the Chickasaw and Houston districts, but […]

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Teacher of the Week

School: Houston Lower Elementary School Name: Amanda Brassfield Graduated: Graduated from Vardaman High School in 1997 Residence: Houston, Mississippi Occupation: Kindergarten teacher Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Mississippi State University Community Activities: Member of Arbor Grove Baptist Church Family: daughter of Wayne and Jody Bailey; married to Jason Brassfield; Children: Peyton (16) Emma […]

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MSU Extension offers Horse Management 101

Special to the Chickasaw Journal VERONA – Horse owners and riding enthusiasts can learn the basics of riding and equine care at evening classes each Tuesday from April 11 to May 16. Mississippi State University Extension Service is hosting the six-week course at the Lee County Agri-Center, located at 5395 Highway 145 in Verona. Nutrena […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: All politics is local

A wise old politician once told me all politics is local. After watching campaigns, elections and political shenanigans for 25 years, I’ve come to the conclusion this is true. When you look at the national picture, you have to remember that it all filters down to a particular region or community heading to the polls […]

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DAR honors two with history awards

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Chuquatonchee Chapter of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution has awarded two students its top honor for grades in history at Houston High School. Courtney Earnest and Kanazaha Cooper earned the chapter’s Outstanding Work in American History Award with a the highest grades among juniors this spring. […]

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Manufacturing skills class offered

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Registration is continuing for a day class option for the Manufacturing Skills Basic Certification program beginning Mar. 27 at the Itawamba Community College Belden Center. The class will meet Mondays through Thursdays through May 4 from 8 a.m.-noon. The program is designed to prepare students desiring to have […]

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Houlka names new principal

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Chickasaw County School Board has hired a new principal for Houlka Attendance Center. Trustees approved 4-0 – with Trustee Rubie Hollins absent — hiring Anthony Golding, as principal for the 2017-18 school year pending certification. The district, which has only Houlka Attendance Center, has […]

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