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Area students graduate ICC

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Several area residents were among those who earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degrees or certificates at the conclusion of the 2016 summer semester at Itawamba Community College.             They include             Amory – Kasey E. Carter, A.A.; Kelsey M. Crump, A.A.S.; Tracey C. Fausz, certificate; Thomas […]

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Chickasaw dodges storm

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Two storms that swept across northern Chickasaw County last week apparently lifted just a little as no major damage was reported the following morning in Houlka and Okolona. The first and more severe storm swept in shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday knocking out power around Houlka and moved […]

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Chickasaw burn ban lifted

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The state and Chickasaw County’s burn ban have been lifted after a weekend of rain broke a prolonged drought. Gov. Phil Bryant lifted a state-level burn ban Friday afternoon and Chickasaw County Supervisors voted Monday to lift the burn ban locally. “It has rained and the burn ban […]

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Houston falters against Cal. City

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The Toppers let this one get away early and they never caught up. A hot shooting Calhoun City team scored steadily and Houston, who came out strong, found themselves playing catch-up as the game progressed. Calhoun City also threw on a press in the second and third quarter […]

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Fuller named to 2016 NMMC All Star Team

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA — Sonia Fuller, activity assistant for North Mississippi Medical Center-Pontotoc Rehabilitation Services, has been named to NMMC’s All Star Team for 2016. Fuller was recognized by NMMC’s Stars Online program for outstanding performance throughout the year. NMMC launched the Stars Online program in 1999 to recognize employees who exhibit […]

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County discusses CCRCC contract

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Allegations of no contract and the paying of more than $485,000 to a company linked to a Mississippi Department of Corrections bribery scandal were discussed at last week’s Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors meeting. Margaret Futral questioned supervisors about their contract with Mississippi Correctional Management (MCM) that saw […]

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Houlka Thanksgiving

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Hunter orange strictly enforced

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – It’s the first thing officers look for on a hunter and “hunter orange” regulations will be strictly enforced during the 2016-17 deer hunting season in Mississippi. When hunting deer during any firearms season for deer, a hunter must wear in full view at least 500-square-inches of solid unbroken […]

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Students chosen for Who’s Who at ICC

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Sixty-three Itawamba Community College students have been selected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior/Community Colleges with 22 from the Chickasaw Journal readership area They include:             Aberdeen – Tucker Robbins;             Amory – Abby C. Cantrell, Kanisha R. Howard, Adrian Moffett, Yen N. Nguyen;             Ecru – Bailey […]

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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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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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Houlka approves sick pay donation

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Aldermen approved the donation of sick pay to other employees and financing to purchase equipment for the sewer department at their November board meeting at City Hall. The city voted to allows two employees to donate sick days to a town worker recovering from an […]

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Cross county hardwood: Houston vs. Houlka

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – They are classic cross county rivals of the friendly sort, but they play hard on the hardwood. The Houlka boys downed Houston last week 64-52, but the Houston girls topped the Lady Wildcats, 68-34. The boys’ game saw the Wildcats grab an early lead with accurate shots and […]

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