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Houston native establishes Vision Center chair at Los Angeles hospital

      Special to the Chickasaw Journal LOS ANGELES – A $2 million gift from the Larry and Celia Moh Foundation to The Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) will help establish the A. Linn Murphree Retinoblastoma Program Chair. A. Linn Murphree, MD, established the retinoblastoma referral center at CHLA more than […]

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Houlka buys body cams for PD

                  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Proceeds from a late-June fish fry sponsored by the Greater Houlka Community Fund to benefit the Police Department will go toward buying cameras for town patrol cars and body cameras for its officers, Police Chief […]

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Houlka aldermen briefed on annexation

      By Hank Wiesner  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Annexation is a struggle for any growing community, but a key part of paying for those city services most people take for granted. The Houlka Board of Aldermen heard a presentation about annexation from Mike Slaughter, P.E., AICP, owner and founder […]

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Houlka hears tobacco free request

      By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal     HOULKA – The Houlka Board of Aldermen heard a request to make the town tobacco-free, and renewed a contract with the town’s recordkeeper BBI, during  aldermen’s meeting Tuesday, Dec. 1. The board was approached by Stephanie Collier, who is the Chickasaw County […]

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Houlka ponders water system changes

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA — The New Houlka Board of Aldermen looked over changes to the city’s water system and pondered how the state’s new policy for inmate labor will affect the city at a half-hour meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 4 at the Town Hall. The Houlka […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Heeding good counsel

I have always benefited from good counsel. Whether it was my mother teaching me to be polite with playmates at a young age or my father pointing out the finer points of a roadside discussion with the highway patrol, good advice can save you a lot of heartache and money. As I have gotten older […]

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BIRTH: Reagan Brooke Murphree

HOUSTON – Reagan Brooke Murphree was born Dec. 23, 2013 to Misty Dawn and Jeremy Scott Murphree of Houston. She entered the world at 6-pounds, 8-ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long. She was welcomed by siblings Peyton Scott Murphree, Kaitlynn Dawn Murphree and Alyssa Grace Murphree. Reagan Brooke is the maternal granddaughter of Sammy and […]

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HONOR ROLL: Vardaman High School

VARDAMAN – Vardaman High School has released the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks. Seventh Grade Principal’s List Abbey Casey, Jayla Culpepper, Oakley Edington, Jackson Harrell, Carlie Higginbotham, Anna Lucius, Mina Lucius and Karen Solis. Seventh Grade Regular List Hunter Boyette, Grace Davis, Marisol Lopez, Hayden Ross, Layne Tedder, Karina Torres and Mary Grace […]

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Imogene Hudnall

ABERDEEN – Imogene Harden Hudnall, 87, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Duke Homecare and Hospice Hock Family Pavilion in North Carolina. She was born July 14, 1926, to James Nichols Harden and Thelma Murphree Brand in Okolona. She was a graduate of Okolona High School. She lived most of her life in Aberdeen where […]

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Civitan set for summer service

HOUSTON – The Houston PLUS Civitan Club is headed into the summer season of service and is urging the community help them help others in Chickasaw County. “We’ve got our fishing rodeo with the local bass club set for June that is also a community service project for kids and we are selling onions as […]

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Ralph Martin

BIG CREEK – Ralph David Martin, 71, of Big Creek, was called home Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Grenada Lake Medical Center in Grenada. He was born Oct. 7, 1942, in Yazoo City. He was the son of William Reed Martin and Hattie Mae Mulvihill Martin. He was a member of Carrolton Baptist Church. He […]

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Maveline Murphree

WATER VALLEY – Maveline Parker Murphree, 95, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Yalobusha County Nursing Home.Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City. Burial will be in Pittsboro Cemetery in Pittsboro.Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to service time Saturday.Memorials may be made to Lafayette County […]

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Houston trustees hire Jackson attorneys for roof lawsuit

HOUSTON – A Jackson law firm has been hired by the Houston School District Board of Trustees to provide legal services in an effort to get the roof fixed at the Houston School of Science and Technology. School board trustees met March 6, and after a 40-minute executive session with NewPath consultant Warren Bowen, voted […]

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Trustees reject bill from lawyer

HOUSTON – The Houston school board voted last week to reject a bill from an attorney hired by the district to help fix a leaking roof in and who was later dismissed. Trustees rejected the bill from lawyer Bill Murphree and Superintendent Dr. Steve Coker said the decision was made on the grounds the attorney […]

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