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Locals named ICC Foundation scholars

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Several area students are the recipients of Foundation scholarships at Itawamba Community College. ICC Foundation scholarships are provided and funded for ICC students by individuals, businesses, industries or organizations. They include Amory – Russell Applewhite, Land Bank of North Mississippi; Katilyn Mask, Dorothy Hobson “Pass Along” Scholarship; Houston – Ramsey […]

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DAVID HORN: We the people have voted for change

Dear Editor, In reference to the successful campaign of President-elect Donald Trump, listen up. Attention, pointy headed liberals, secular progressives, fetus killers, twisters of history, sanctuary cities, illegal immigrants, dope dealers, lobbyists, bloated bureaucrats, biased news media including AP, ABC, CBS, NBC, MOB and their cable affiliates, ACLU, BLM newspaper columnists (including leftists opining within […]

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Turman, Archer inducted to Phi Kappa Phi

Duo initiated to honor society at Ole Miss. BATON ROUGE, La. – The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines: • Cody Turman, of Houlka, was initiated at The University of Mississippi. • Anna Archer, […]

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Una Thanksgiving

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Houlka Thanksgiving

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SONNY SCOTT: Religion, politics and my wife’s birthday

My wife’s birthday was Nov. 5. When a friend gets in trouble by forgetting his wife’s birthday or anniversary, I smirk. “Marry a woman born on Guy Fawkes Day on Christmas and you’ll remember.” Formerly, Guy Fawkes was of interest only to history buffs, but recently youngsters wearing Guy Fawkes masks to parties, and an […]

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Dr. Willis named AAN Fellow

Special to the Chickasaw Journal MANTEE – Dr. Danny G. Willis was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing on Oct. 22, 2016, in Washington, DC. Dr. Willis, formerly of Mantee, is a graduate of Cumberland High School and received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Mississippi […]

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Christmas parades are next week

Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The holiday season is here and Christmas parades are being planned for various locations in the readership area. Houston, Okolona, Houlka and Vardaman all have parades lined up for their downtown areas and Woodland will once again host a Christmas lights show. Parade attendees are urged to get to […]

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Okolona shines at Lighthouse Classic

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CORINTH – When Okolona needed the inside game they scored and when they got the fast break they scored, too. Big and tall Ladarrius Spears had 20 points against Ashland Saturday and speedster Jacorrius Stanfield also had 20 as the Chieftains downed defending 1A state champs Ashland at the Lighthouse […]

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Community gives thanks

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – People gathered at Houston High School last week to corporately give thanks for the past year. The Community Thanksgiving Service saw churches from around Houston come sing, pray, give and listen to a message of thanksgiving hosted by the Greater Houston Ministerial Alliance and the Salvation Army. “We […]

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EDITORIAL: Shop local

This is the time of year when people shop and this is also the time of year when community-oriented newspapers urge you to shop at home. We all know the reason for shopping at home when you spend money locally it strengthens the local economy. But do you really know the numbers? For every $100 […]

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Houlka leaning on veteran leadership

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – It was a magical season for the Houlka Wildcats last season on the court as the Wildcats won their division and made a run in Jackson. For head coach Jimmy Guy McDonald, despite losing a number of seniors that played valuable minutes from last year’s […]

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Rams looking for continued improvement

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal VARDAMAN – With a new basketball season upon us, the Vardaman Rams are looking for continued success coming off of last year. While not notching many wins, head coach Tim Vaughan saw improvement throughout last season and hopes that it will continue this season. “We improved a […]

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Bulldogs run wild on Ole Miss

By Parrish Alford Special to the Chickasaw Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss issued a news release shortly before the Egg Bowl kick off announcing the retirement of defensive coordinator Dave Wommack and citing his success in a 38-year career. Minutes later, Mississippi State’s ground game delivered a painful reminder of the things that haven’t gone […]

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