Years ago I heard a story about a butterfly that was tirelessly working to break from its cocoon. A man observed the struggling butterfly for several minutes. Feeling sorry for the soon to be flying beautiful creature, he took his pocketknife and slit the cocoon to assist its freedom. The butterfly fell out of the […]
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Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Registration is continuing for the C2C program at Itawamba Community College. Individuals who are between the ages of 16-24 who do not have a high school diploma or GED who want to go to work and are serious about working toward starting a career may qualify. In addition, […]
When I was sixteen years old I drove my old 64 Chevelle about 70 mph to school one morning and ended up over a steep bank which resulted in a two week hospital stay. I am fortunate I lived. I was young and careless. Most of us have been young and careless. […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal BELDEN – Itawamba Community College will offer two options for a Manufacturing Basic Skills Certification program, the first beginning in August at the Belden Center. The eight-week option will be Aug. 15-Oct. 5, and classes will meet Mondays through Thursdays from 6-9 p.m., and the six-week, […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal GED prep classes are set to begin in Itawamba Community College’s five-county district the week of Aug. 15. The schedule includes: • Chickasaw County – Houston WIN Center, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-noon, 1-4:30 p.m., 5:30-8:30 p.m.; EXCEL Commons, TBA. • Itawamba County – Bethel Baptist […]
By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Unprecedented growth has forced United Furniture Industries to expand its presence at the Tupelo Furniture Market. The company hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Building VI of the market Thursday to mark the official opening of another 6,000-square-foot space. United now has nearly 23,000-square feet at the market, enough […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal Itawamba Community College’s Financial Aid offices have scheduled FAFSA Fridays to assist prospective students with the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. ICC staff members will be available to assist with completion of the online form as well as to answer any questions at both […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Beginning in November, young adults ages 16-24 can participate in a five-week Counseling 2 Career (C2C) program at the WIN Job Centers in Itawamba Community College’s five-county district, which includes Houston. C2C provides an opportunity for work experience and assistance with securing full-time employment. […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Having a job means having a paycheck and the ability to pay the bills and enjoy life and therefore things apparently got better around here last month. Houston and Chickasaw County notched its lowest unemployment rate in years last month with a 7.4 percent jobless […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal Walmart will hire nearly 1,000 seasonal workers in Mississippi for the upcoming holiday season. The world’s largest retailer has 82 stores in the Magnolia State, and it said the workers will be paid $9 an hour. Minimum wage is $7.25. The company is hiring cashiers and stockers for the holidays, […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal ECRU — Governor Phil Bryant and officials from upholstered furniture manufacturer Fusion Furniture Inc. have announced the factory is expanding operations at its facility in Ecru. The project represents a corporate investment of $1.6 million and will create 100 jobs, bringing employment at the Ecru location to 430. For the […]
WEST POINT – The $300 million Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi plant in West Point in nearing completion, officials said Wednesday. The plant also hired 170 workers, and expects to have about 300 of its planned 500 workers employed by the end of the year. According to a press release, the roughly 1 million-square-foot factory “is […]
The boss of any organization or business will tell you it is tough at the top. Nowhere is that more evident than the post of school superintendent. In 2012 almost half of Northeast Mississippi’s superintendent posts were filled by new faces. And 75 percent of those superintendents had been in their current job less than […]
Everybody is for progress, but no one wants to change. That mindset is just as true in New York City and Washington D.C., as it is in Chickasaw County. Things in this world don’t change unless someone gets out of their comfort zone and goes about the hard work of making a difference in the […]
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