Special to the Chickasaw Journal BOONEVILLE — Two hundred and fifteen (215) Northeast Mississippi Community College students achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 4.0 scale for the 2016 spring semester and as a result, have been named to the college’s distinguished President’s List. Included in the 2015 Fall President’s List at […]
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By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Countless lives rank highest among 20,000 or so reasons why the City of Okolona will benefit from a recently-received federal grant to improve its airport. The airport recorded about 20,000 takeoffs and landings last year, a city official said this week. The grant will pay […]
By HankWiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA — The healthier your teeth, the more time you can spend getting an education to prepare you for the rest of your life and that’s enough to make anyone want to smile. That’s the way Gennette Robinson summed up the goal of a one-day dental program […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Another successful year of serving the community has put Nabors Do it Best Home Center in exclusive company within the independent home improvement industry. Hardware + Building Supply Dealer (H+BSD), a national publication covering the home improvement industry, named Nabors Home Center its 2016 All-Star for the state […]
Every community has its own special flavor and activities that set it apart from the rest of the world. Those of you who have grown up here may not realize how unique Houston is and some of the things that make it so different from other places on Earth. They are things like red, sandy […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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