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Nurses graduate ICC

      Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Several area residents participated in a commencement ceremony for the licensed practical nursing program at Itawamba Community College, July 15, at the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium at the Fulton Campus. They include Amanda Duncan and Brittany Schrock, both of Aberdeen; Tracey Fausz of Amory; […]

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Houston resident injured in Wren accident

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal WREN – A morning wreck on Highway 41 sent three people to the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, according to Master Sgt. Criss Turnipseed, public affairs officer with the Mississippi Highway Patrol. A 2011 white GMC pickup driven by Jerry Causey, 39, of Nettleton, crossed into the oncoming […]

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Getting a good start at school

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Families with children entering kindergarten through sixth grade were invited to a United Way Back 2 School Resource Fair at the Houston High School gym on Saturday, July 16 with hundreds showing up for the annual event. This was the third year that United Way has partnered with […]

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Appointed superintendents bill appears to be nearing passage

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Legislation to make all superintendents in the state appointed, long advocated by various groups, appears to be on the verge of becoming a reality. On Friday, the House Education Committee passed without any debate a Senate bill that would replace the state’s elected superintendents. If the […]

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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE: MHSAA Playoff Games Friday, Saturday

Friday GIRLS Class 1A Coldwater at Biggersville Hamilton at West Union Myrtle at Vardaman Pine Grove at Shaw Class 2A Baldwyn at Leland Coahoma County at Calhoun City East Webster at West Tallahatchie West Bolivar at Ingomar Class 3A Humphreys County at Booneville Amanda Elzy at Holly Springs New Site at Velma Jackson Yazoo County […]

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TOURNAMENT SCORES: Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 games

Okolona, Houlka, Calhoun City, Pontotoc and Shannon all notched wins on a cold rainy night in gyms across Northeast Misssissippi Tuesday. The First Round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association basketball tournament is over and team move on to the second round this weekend. Houlka plays Myrtle at home in the friendly confines of […]

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SCORES/SCHEDULES: MHSAA 2016 Basketball Tournament

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Scores from Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 games GIRLS Gentry 65, Houston 49 Coldwater 51, Houlka 45 Vardaman 62, Ray Brooks 49 Calhoun City 69, Riverside 52 East Webster 57, Leflore Co. 40 Leland 57, Bruce 40 Pontotoc 59, Ripley 32 New Site 69, Water Valley 29 West Point 65, Lewisburg […]

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Local officer fitted for vest

  TUPELO – A 5K organized last fall in Tupelo raised more than enough money to provide protective vests to 16 law enforcement officers across the region. Kim Rushing of Tupelo founded the Wives of Warriors support group two years ago. The second annual Blessed are the Peacemakers Run raised more than $16,000. “The vests […]

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Legislation opens charter schools to more districts

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Charter schools could open anywhere in the state under legislation that passed the House Education Committee on Wednesday. Under the current charter school law, which was enacted in the 2013 session, charter schools are limited to D and F school districts without the approval of the […]

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Region’s jobless rate lowest in 10 years

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO – Even with an increase in the unemployment rate in December, the overall jobless rate for all of Northeast Mississippi in 2015 was 6.5 percent. That’s the lowest rate in the 10 years the Daily Journal has compiled the figures, with information provided by the Mississippi Department […]

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Basketball Scores for Tuesday, Jan. 26

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Scores from games played Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.   Please have your coach call in your team’s scores at 842-2611 after the game   Basketball (G) West Union 63, Falkner 37 (G) Tupelo 53, Columbus 48 (G) Senatobia 43, New Albany 39 (G) Biggersville 72, Wheeler 67, OT (G) […]

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Houston trustees discuss test scores

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Superintendent Tony Cook spoke frankly with the Houston School Board of Trustees last week and said while he was pleased with some recent test score, there is room for improvement. Test scores for English/language arts and math were released in mid November and Cook said he and […]

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Snow? Friday? Maybe?

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Conditions are setting up for a snowy Friday in Northeast Mississippi. “We anticipate snowfall accumulations,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Zach Maye. “It may be heavy at some locations.” On Thursday, forecasters are predicting only rain. But in the early morning hours Friday, temperatures are expected to start dropping. There […]

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Winter fishing forecast for Northeast Mississippi lakes

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists are excited about the fall fishing season in Northeast Mississippi. Fishing has started to improve with gradually decreasing water temperatures. “In the fall, fish start feeding more in preparation for the winter months,” said MDWFP Fisheries Biologist, […]

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