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WEDDING: Quinn/Criddle

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Quinn of Sulligent, Ala., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Makayla Quinn, to Markus William Criddle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Criddle of Houston. Erin is the grand-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edsel Gideon of Vernon, Ala., and Mrs. and Mrs. […]

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Dendy’s named Man, Woman of the Year

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – They love Houston, they love each other and they love the business they are in. Kirkham and Kathy Dendy have been named the Man and Woman of the Year in the annual Chickasaw Journal Best Of voting with Grocer’s Pride also chosen Business of the Year by you […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: Prevention, Disney World, America and alligators

No one ever went to Disney World expecting to be attacked by an alligator. Little 2-year-old Lane Graves lost his life to an alligator recenlty while his family vacationed at Disney’s Grand Floridian. We cannot imagine the emotional horror of the Graves family losing their son while simply wading in shallow water at the small […]

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Tiny Houses

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal HOUSTON – Lloyd Faulkner has been working in construction since he was 12 years old, first with his dad in Arizona, where he grew up, then for a general contractor. He later got a job as an estimator in California, then became the chief estimator at a construction site. That’s […]

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Houston native honored for work with Dollar General

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Chickasaw County native Mary Winn (Gordon) Pilkington was recently named to Mass Market Retailing’s Most Influential Women. Pilkington currently serves as Dollar General’s Vice President of investor relations and public relations to the Tennessee-based major discount retailer. In it’s June 27, 2016 issue, Mass Market Retailing honors the […]

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AG charges West Point woman with insurance fraud

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – Attorney General Jim Hood has charged a West Point woman with insurance fraud and wire fraud. Georgenna Edwards, 27, was indicted in April by a Clay County grand jury on one count of insurance fraud and one count of wire fraud. She was arraigned Monday in Clay […]

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Houston ponders clerk post

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Aldermen were presented a stack of approximately two dozen job applications for the post of Houston City Clerk by Mayor Stacy Parker last week. The city has been without a clerk since Margaret Futral resigned the post March 8. The city has posted the job and while the […]

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ICC offers free GED prep class

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Itawamba Community College is offering free GED® Prep summer classes at both the Fulton and Tupelo campuses as well as at other area locations. Individuals can enter the classes at any time through July 30. The schedule includes at the Tupelo Campus, day classes from 8 a.m.-noon and 4:30-8 p.m., […]

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Houston man charged with attempted murder

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A local man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after he allegedly fired a gun repeatedly at another person Saturday night, July 2. Omarious Tyshun Mitchell, 21, of Houston was arrested by Houston Police after a 911 call was phoned in saying shots had been fired […]

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Farmers hoping for better summer

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Planting in Chickasaw County is mostly complete, but area farmers likely won’t remember it as one of their best plantings, Regional Extension Specialist Dr. Bill Burdine said recently. “There are a lot of poor looking crops,” said Burdine. “The plants didn’t emerge uniformly due to […]

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EDITORIAL: Volunteers need to answer the call

Volunteer fire departments may be the best economic development tool ever created for rural communities. While there are many beautiful places to build houses in the country, banks are hesitant to loan money to construct a home unless the investment is covered by insurance. And while hardworking country folk can often afford the cost of […]

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New fishing regulations finalized.

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced changes to fishing regulations at four MDWFP lakes. These changes went into effect on June 23, 2016. At Spring Lake, located within Wall Doxey State Park near Holly Springs, the harvest of walleye is prohibited.  Anglers […]

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Bailey Wright awarded Yates scholarship

Special to the Chickasaw Journal PHILADELPHIA — Bailey Wright has been awarded a $4,000 Yates Companies, Inc. Scholarship for the first two years of college. Bailey was selected by a scholarship committee at The Yates Companies, Inc. based upon academies, extra-cirricular activities and two short essays. “We set up the scholarship program to recognize and […]

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Houlka names scholarship, award winners

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Houlka Attendance Center graduates – whom one Chickasaw County School District administrator termed a “very focused” group – earned nearly $90,000 in scholarships during commencement exercises for 23 seniors – nine of whom were honor graduates – Friday evening, May 27 at 7 p.m. in […]

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