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GLENN MOLLETTE: Olympics, Trump and No. 1 American success rule

The Olympics are big news these days. We are excited to see how many medals Michael Phelps and all the athletes will bring home. From soccer to swimming to basketball and so much more, this is such a great world event. Hopefully for a couple of weeks Americans can rally behind our athletes and experience […]

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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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ICC offers manufacturing program

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   BELDEN – Itawamba Community College will offer two options for a Manufacturing Basic Skills Certification program, the first beginning in August at the Belden Center.   The eight-week option will be Aug. 15-Oct. 5, and classes will meet Mondays through Thursdays from 6-9 p.m., and the six-week, […]

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Feds give $20.3 million in airport upgrade grants

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON (AP) – Mississippi’s two U.S. senators say 19 of the state’s airports will benefit from $20.3 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Airport Improvement Program grants include $13.8 million approved for runway work at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport […]

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RAYBURN PARKS: ICC invests in your community

  The Itawamba Community College Foundation is committed to providing financial support to Itawamba Community College to keep pace with the ever-changing world of education and technology, as well as to maintain its position as the premier community college in Mississippi. ICC was awarded the distinction of being listed as the sixth best Community College […]

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ICC offers GED prep classes

        Special to the Chickasaw Journal GED prep classes are set to begin in Itawamba Community College’s five-county district the week of Aug. 15. The schedule includes: • Chickasaw County – Houston WIN Center, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-noon, 1-4:30 p.m., 5:30-8:30 p.m.; EXCEL Commons, TBA. • Itawamba County – Bethel Baptist […]

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Houlka trustees address school replacement costs

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA — The Chickasaw County School Board held a recessed meeting at the County Superintendent’s Office recently and received details and an overview of a proposed building to replace one destroyed by fire almost two years ago. The fire destroyed part of Houlka Attendance Center […]

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Hitting in Houston

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The heat index Friday afternoon was 107-degrees, but by midnight the temperature had dropped to a cool 75-degrees and 80-percent humidity. “We’ve been running 10, 40s (yard dash) after practice every day,” said senior linebacker Tanner Bullock. “This is nice.” Bullock and the rest of the […]

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Welcome home Sundancer!

                    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Imagine winning the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500 or even the Boston Marathon 15 years in a row. It just doesn’t happen in the competitive world of racing – except for a race team from Houston Mississippi. The […]

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County sets price, city to pave Stacie Street

                  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The county has set a price, the city has agreed and even the Houston School District is getting in on the project. The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors have set a tentative price of $35,952.10 to use their equipment […]

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EDITORIAL: Slow Down!

Classes begin across Chickasaw County last week and if you drive a vehicle we expect you to slow down and be ever mindful that kids are back in school. Those big yellow school buses are painted that color for a reason and even a glimpse of that shade should shout caution to any responsible driver. […]

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Reed, McQuary, Pontotoc Red Sox finish season

      Special to the Chickasaw Journal   American Legion balls takes the best boys in your neighborhood and turns them in to a baseball team. Houlkas Tyreque Reed and Houston’s Denver McQuary played for the Pontotoc Red Sox in the American Legion League this summer before heading back to college. Reed will attend […]

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Vardaman woman charged with sex crime

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   PITTSBORO – A Calhoun County woman will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life after pleading guilty to having sex with a dog. Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan said his department found out about photos of the sex acts being circulated as text […]

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Spotlight on USA’s gymnasts

Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO – It’s show time for the U.S women’s gymnastics team, which made a statement in Sunday’s qualifiers by posting a top score that outpaced second-place China by a staggering 10 points. China, Russia, Great Britain, Brazil, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands will look to knock off the Americans, led by […]

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