I saw my first honey bee Sunday. No, it’s not quite spring, but the busy folk in this world were already out raking their yard, busting up a garden and getting ready for fair days ahead. There are hardworking people in this county. I have heard many describe Houston as blue-collar and since my daddy […]
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By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Trustees have voted to bring in contract education programs as a way to improve the district’s school test scores. The Okolona Municipal Separate School District School board approved a tutorial services program for elementary school teachers and students, OK’d a partnership agreement to help the […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON — The following children were chosen Student of the Week at Houston Upper Elementary School for March 6, through March 10, 2017. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name. Third Grade Brock- Betsy Lopez McFarland- Chyna King Moss- Kylan Chandler Newell- Khalia Wofford Rimmer- Alajah […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – Hebron basketball coach Bruce Franks watched his team take the floor at Jackson Prep last week for the Girls MAIS All-Star game. He then quietly turned and sat down next to his wife and coach and slipped his hand in hers. It was their sixth All-Star game to […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced that two state fishing lake largemouth bass records have been broken. Brandon Hughes of Prentiss caught an 11.6-pound bass on March 5, 2017 at Lake Jeff Davis and Wesley Bass of Columbia caught a 7.2-pound bass […]
I’ve assured my wife that I will do everything to save and preserve her life should she ever be in a life and death scenario. Should she ever be in a hospital hooked up to wires and on the verge of death, doctors and nurses do not have permission to start pulling plugs and rushing […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal WEST POINT – Two men were arrested early Friday morning and charged with a Tuesday afternoon double homicide in Clay County. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics arrested Shundray Johnson, 22, of Mantee; and Tabarrius Coffey, 24, of Calhoun City. Both men were […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A sweep of the Houston High School and vehicles in its parking lot turned up a rifle, knife and a small amount of marijuana, prescription drugs and alcohol. Drug dogs from the Oxford Police Department walked through the school and then sniffed vehicles in the parking lot. When […]
By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – A policy to increase safety and deter the use of illegal controlled substances and alcohol by Chickasaw County Fire Services employees and/or volunteers was approved last month by the City of Okolona. The policy, developed by CCFS, includes all fire departments operating in Chickasaw County. […]
By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – A plan to get a better insurance rating and lower fire insurance premiums was discussed recently by Okolona’s mayor and city council. The council discussed a Mississippi State Rating Bureau report, which sets out improvements the Okolona Fire Department, now rated at Class 7, must […]
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Special to the Chickasaw Journal Approximately 40 contestants competed for the title of Most Beautiful 2017 at Itawamba Community College during the annual pageant, Feb. 27, at the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium on the Fulton Campus. They included local students: Amory – Hannah Schmoock, Jada Standifer. Columbus – Miaya Richardson. Eupora – Kiajah […]
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- DAR honors two with history awards March 26, 2017
- Okolona excluded from Chickasaw, Houston merger March 28, 2017
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- MSU Extension offers Horse Management 101 March 27, 2017
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