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Margaret Hollingsworth recipes

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Smith Island Cake 8 large Reese’s peanut butter cups, frozen 1/4 cup flour 1 box Duncan Hines yellow cake mix 3 cups plus 3 tablespoons evaporated milk 2 sticks butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 eggs 1/3 cup water 6 cups confectioners’ sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened […]

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HUES names Students of the Week

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The following children were chosen Student of the Week at Houston Upper Elementary School for Nov. 14 through Nov. 18, 2016. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name. Third Grade Brock- Cara Pearson McFarland- Ella Martin Moss- Tyson Alford Newell- Shajuantis Bingham Rimmer- Jontavis […]

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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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Tis the season to recycle

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Tis the season to recycle and at MPI/Leggett & Platt that is a year-round effort. The local factory has a long history in both Houston and recycling and the philosophy runs from top to bottom at the plant that makes foam carpet padding. The Houston plant was founded […]

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Food For Families drop off is Friday

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – In this season of plenty and giving, it’s hard to think of people going hungry in Chickasaw County. The Chickasaw County/MSU Extension Service is spearheading the annual Food for Families drive again this year and all collections of canned and non-perishable food items donated by area residents will […]

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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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Fatal fire in Okolona

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – A fire in a two-story house in Okolona has killed one person and destroyed that home. Okolona Fire Chief Terry Tucker said the Okolona fire Department was called to 109 South Gatlin Street shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday and found a man outside the older, two-story wooden home […]

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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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Spencer named HHS Student of Month

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Charles Wayne Spencer, a senior, is the September Student of the Month at Houston High School. Upon graduation, Spencer plans to attend Ole Miss and pursue a career in pharmacy. Spencer plays wide receiver for the HHS Football Team and is an infielder for the 2016 4A State Championship Hilltopper […]

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ICC Band Chickasaw

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Hair- Kaylee Martin

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Presents for prisoners

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Christmas will be here in two months and Christmas also comes to those in prison. The Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility through Cornerstone Church is collecting items for their annual Christmas Gift Bag drive and is asking local churches, civic clubs and individuals to think about giving. Each […]

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Rinehart enters Kappa Delta Pi

Special to the Chickasaw Journal BLUE MOUNTAIN – Blue Mountain College’s Department of Education held its annual initiation into the Kappa Delta Pi honor society recently. Beth Rinehart, a sophomore elementary education (K-6) major from Woodland, was one of the 23 new initiates. Membership is open only to the top 20 percent of those entering […]

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Locals named to ICC Workforce Council

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Several area residents have been named as members of the Itawamba Community College District Workforce Council for 2016-17. They include Kevin Faulkner, vice president of manufacturing and quality, and Scott Shempert, human resources manager, both of Franklin Furniture Corporation, Houston; Dieter Pfeiffer, plant manager of Grammer, Inc., Shannon; Glenn Gann, […]

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