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Houston woman one of two killed in separate Pontotoc wrecks

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Two people were killed in separate wrecks in Pontotoc County on Thursday morning. At about 6:40 a.m., Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers responded to the intersection of US Highway 278 and MS Highway 345 (Cherry Creek Road). It appeared that Judy G. Conaway, 66, of Ecru, pulled into the path of […]

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EDITORIAL: Tidy up the Trail

The Tanglefoot Trail officially opened in 2013 and has brought a steady flow of people walking, hiking and biking this path to and from Houston. Trail advocates estimated early on it could see up to 100,000 users each year enjoying some part of the trail between Houston and New Albany. That same study estimated the […]

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Shack named chair of ICC Trustees

Special to the Chickasaw Journal William Shack of Tupelo has been elected chairman of the Itawamba Community College Board of Trustees for 2017. Other officers include Mac Allen Thomas of Aberdeen, first vice chairman; Danny Robbins of Pontotoc, second vice chairman; Carl Comer of Fulton, secretary; and Alford Bell of Houston, immediate past chairman. Also […]

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Houston’s Walker makes DJ All-Area

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Three area football players have been named to the 2016 Daily Journal All Area Football Team. Houston’s Johnta Walker, a senior defensive lineman for the Hilltoppers and Calhoun City running back Jesse Nabors were picked to the first team. Both are seniors. Vardaman quarterback Brandon Washington was named to the […]

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MDOT reporting icy road conditions in Chickasaw County

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Icy road conditions have been reported in Northeast Mississippi. The Mississippi Department of Transportation said Tuesday morning that there is ice on roads and bridges in several counties. Crews are working to place salt and slag on the affected bridges. Ice has been reported in Alcorn, Benton, Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, […]

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Want a job?

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, […]

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Locals named ICC Foundation scholars

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Several area students are the recipients of Foundation scholarships at Itawamba Community College. ICC Foundation scholarships are provided and funded for ICC students by individuals, businesses, industries or organizations. They include Amory – Russell Applewhite, Land Bank of North Mississippi; Katilyn Mask, Dorothy Hobson “Pass Along” Scholarship; Houston – Ramsey […]

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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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MHSAA reclassifications announced

Special to the Chickasaw Journal The Mississippi High School Activities Association executive committee last week approved the reclassification and division moves for the 2017-19 school years. The new alignment are based on high school student population and both Houston and Okolona moved down a division. Okolona dropped from 2A to 1A and Houston dropped from […]

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STATE SEMIFINALS: High School Football Scores

MHSAA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Semifinal Round Friday Class 6A North Clinton 38, Madison Central 34 Class 6A South Pearl 24, Petal 3 Class 5A North West Point 40, Lake Cormorant 7 Class 5A South Laurel 45, Picayune 27 Class 4A North Lafayette 21, Pontotoc 14 Class 4A South Poplarville 42, Florence 14 Class 3A North Charleston […]

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Calhoun City advances to North state

East Webster stopped by Baldwyn. Special to the Chickasaw Journal CALHOUN CITY – Calhoun City built a 22-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 34-6 victory against West Bolivar in the MHSAA Class 2A state quarterfinals Friday. The Wildcats (13-1) will play Baldwyn next Friday in the semifinals with a berth in the state championship […]

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Burn ban still in effect

HOUSTON – Despite rain last week and a forecast for rain Wednesday a burn ban remains in effect for most of Mississippi, including Chickasaw County. “Most people don’t realize how much of a rainfall deficit we have,” said Brighton Forester, Mississippi Forestry Commission public relations director. “While there is some more rain in the forecast […]

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Locals named ICC Foundation scholars

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Several area students are the recipients of Foundation scholarships at Itawamba Community College. ICC Foundation scholarships are provided and funded for ICC students by individuals, businesses, industries or organizations. They include Amory – Russell Applewhite, Land Bank of North Mississippi; Katilyn Mask, Dorothy Hobson “Pass Along” Scholarship; Houston – Ramsey […]

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PLAYOFF Week 14: High School Football Scores

MHSAA STATE PLAYOFFS (Scores will be updated throughout the night.) Quarterfinals Friday CLASS 6A North Madison Central 38, Tupelo 17 Clinton 27, Warren Central 21, OT South Pearl 44, Meridian 6 Petal 14, Brandon 10 CLASS 5A North West Point 41, Oxford 0 Lake Cormorant 24, Clarksdale 13 South Laurel 45, Hattiesburg 42 Picayoune 40, […]

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