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Okolona tightens city policies

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Okolona’s mayor and City Council members took steps to insure that Okolona Electric System customers aren’t scammed by bogus bill collectors, and required that an uncertified police officer must have a certified officer with him when issuing citations.   In other action, the mayor and […]

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Locals to play concert at ICC

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Itawamba Community College will present a small ensemble concert at 6:30 p.m., Apr. 20, at the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium on the Fulton Campus. The concert will feature the steel band, saxophone quartet and brass ensemble. Members of Rush Hour are Brett Causey of Clinton, Chelsie Jones of […]

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Family Resource Center offers services

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Family Resource Center of Northeast Mississippi offers classes weekly at the Tupelo center on Magazine Street. Classes are free and potential attendees are urged to call (662) 844-0013 for details. Services offered are: • Positive Youth Development for teens is offered at 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Focuses on self-respect, […]

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HUES names nine week honor roll

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Houston School District Superintendent Tony Cook and Houston Upper Elementary School Principal Trevor Hampton have released their respective lists for the 2017-18 Third Nine Weeks grading period. Students named to the Superintendent’s List scored 93 or above and received all “A’s” on their second nine week report card. […]

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Signs are illegal in rights-of-way

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) reminds political candidates and vendors that campaign signs and sale signs are not permitted on state highway right-of-way. To maintain traffic safety, the following rules govern the placement of signs: According to the Mississippi Code of 1972, it is illegal to place […]

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Maben woman charged with drugs, counterfeit money

Special to the Chickasaw Journal STARKVILLE – A couple were arrested on drug charges after police stopped them walking through a neighborhood at 3 a.m. The Starkville Police Department encountered Jessica Clark McDaniel, 30, of Maben, and Jeremy L. Peters, 40, of Starkville, on Saturday, April 1 in the Longmeadow Subdivision. McDaniel was charged with […]

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Jeff Davis, Mary Crawford records set

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – Two state lake record fish have been caught on Lake Jeff Davis and Lake Mary Crawford. On March 21, a new Lake Jeff Davis record largemouth bass was caught by Randy Rushing of Osyka. The bass weighed 12.6-pounds and topped the previous record of 11.6-pounds caught earlier this […]

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SENIOR SEASON 2017

There are 113 seniors in the Houston High School Senior Class of 2017 and they gathered on the Courthouse step prior to the Saturday, April 8, 2017 Senior Prom for smiles and lots of photos. Graduation at Houston High School is set for Thursday night May 18, at Topper Field.

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NMRLS offers help

Special to the Chickasaw Journal North Mississippi Rural Legal Service provides free legal assistance to low income residents of north Mississippi. NMRLS provides representation on civil legal matters such as consumer, housing, education, taxes, family law, public benefits and self-determination issues. It does not handle criminal cases. Application for NMRLS’ services can be made by […]

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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 March 27, through March 31, 2017. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name. Third Grade Brock- Cara Pearson McFarland- Mairee Virges Moss- Mykel Johnson Newell- Corionna Thompson Rimmer- Ryan […]

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SPORTS ROUNDUP: Bruce loses Chandler to Grenada

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Ken Chandler has resigned as head football coach at Bruce High School after one season to become the offensive coordinator at Kirk Academy in Grenada. Chandler said the move enabled him to “re-retire” from the public schools. He retired in 2013 from Winona High to become coach at Winona Academy […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Easter is always Good News

I’m not a preacher, but being a Son of the South and raised in a Christian home, I get excited about Easter. The boys get two days off at school, there will be food and family and I will listen to people tell of the greatest news event, ever. The boys have gotten a little […]

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Local volunteers certified as disaster chainsaw team.

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Anyone in Mississippi can probably run a chainsaw and saw down a tree, but not everyone can do it safely. Mississippi Baptist Disaster Relief held a chainsaw safety class at Parkway Baptist Church Saturday, with over 50 men and women from across Northeast Mississippi trained and certified as […]

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EDITORIAL: Who deserves your vote?

There are 18 days until you quietly walk into a voting booth and select your city leaders for the next four years. We hope you have already studied the candidates, pondered your decision and will wisely and confidently walk into the voting booth on Tuesday, May 2, and make the right choice. Houston, Okolona, Houlka […]

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