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BIRTH: Swayze Jo Flora

Swayze Jo Flora was born Jan. 4, 2017 at Merit Health Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Swayzee was born on a Wednesday at 12:07 a.m., tipped the scales at 6-pounds, 8-ounces and was 18-inches long. Swayzee is the daughter of Tristen Graves of Houston and Brett Flora of Mathiston. Maternal grandparents are Wesley Graves of […]

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BIRTH: Easton Rhett Dendy

Easton Rhett Dendy was born Nov. 2, 2016 at Merit Health Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory. Easton was born on a Wednesday at 9:28 a.m., tipped the scales at 8-pounds, 14-ounces and was 19-inches long. Easton is the son of Crissy N. Moore and Dustin L. Dendy of Houston. Maternal grandparents are Judy and Buddy […]

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WEDDING: Kelly/Moore

Special to the Chickasaw Journal The parents of Taylor Michelle Kelly are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter to Ross Harrington Moore. The wedding will be held on March 11, 2017 at Arbor Grove Baptist Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. Bill and Mrs. Donna Clark and Mr. Anthony Livingston […]

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Turkey harvest reporting planned for spring

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Declining wild turkey populations in Mississippi were the topic of discussion among state wildlife officials recently, leading to plans for a harvest reporting system to be unveiled this spring. “Mississippi offers great turkey hunting, but if these downward trends continue, there may come a time when this will no longer […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: Americans need help fast  

The new medical insurance premium for my wife and I will be just a few dollars shy of $2,000 per month for 2017. This amounts to a total of $24,000 for the year. Should either of us have a serious illness or medical procedure then our out of pocket expense will be $11,000. Therefore we […]

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Deputies make several drug arrests

Special to the Chickasaw Journal The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department arrested eight people on drugs charges recently, with five of those arrests coming after simple traffic stops. On Saturday, deputies patrolling North Jackson Street in Houston made a traffic stop on Jamie Alfaro. In that stop, officers recovered what they believed to be methamphetamine. Alfaro, […]

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Semper Fidelis

By Josh Mitchell Special to the Chickasaw Journal PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – Like many before him, a young man from Houston became a U.S. Marine less than a week ago. John Thomas Weaver went through his graduation ceremony Friday, Feb. 10, at Parris Island, S.C. “It’s wild,” Weaver said. “(It) hasn’t settled in my mind.” […]

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Habitat now Fuller Center

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The name has changed but the work of local people in this ministry has not. Houston Habitat for Humanity became Fuller Center for Houston this month and members hope the change will be a better fit and help the agency as it seeks to provide affordable housing for […]

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City candidates face March 3 deadline

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Candidates have filed for all city posts in Houston with one alderman spot in Okolona still lacking a qualifying candidate. The qualifying deadline for municipal elections is 5 p.m., Friday, March 3, with all candidates required to file the appropriate paperwork at their respective city hall. Residents […]

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HHS and Community Choir to sing

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Voices young and old are being sought for a combined performance of the Houston High School Choir and Community Choir set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26. The event is under the direction of HHS Choir Leader Melissa Moore and there are two rehearsals set for Thursday Feb. […]

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McMullen signs with Blue Mountain

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Hilltopper first baseman Hayes McMullen stands 5-foot-9 and is a big target. McMullen was targeted by the Blue Mountain Hilltoppers last week and will take his baseball career to the next level, signing a National Letter of Intent to play college ball at ceremonies at Houston High School […]

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EDITORIAL: Crosswalks needed

The next time you call Houston a sleepy, little town, we ask you try to cross Madison or Jackson streets in sight of The Square on any given afternoon. Morning traffic as people walk from downtown businesses to the Post Office or local banks is not much better. We are asking city, county and state […]

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Tree giveaway set for Thursday

Special to the Chickasaw Journal The Chickasaw County Soil & Water Conservation District will be giving away trees again this year in celebration of Arbor Day. This year’s selection will have saw tooth oak, bald cypress, black walnut, persimmon, eastern redbud, river birch and white flowering dogwood. Trees will be given away Thursday, Feb. 16, […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Lucky number seven

Today marks my seventh year at the Chickasaw Journal. It was March 15, 2010 when I started down this path on a career that has spanned more than 30 years. My first reporting job was in Starkville in 1984, I got married and then it was off to Vicksburg, Columbus, West Point, Dyersburg, Tenn. and […]

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