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Donations made to 500 Okolona students

      OKOLONA – The students at Okolona Elementary and High School were surprised when a huge delivery of school supplies ended up on their doorsteps as school started this year. Wal-Mart, (Mr. Jerry Bean, Okolona native, Mr. Fred Betts) Okolona native and Electric Department Employee, (Mr. Bennett Moore Jr.) Aarons Leasing, Amory, and […]

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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 Aug. 31 through Sept. 4, 2015. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name.   Third Grade Brock        Kyah Hugya McFarland       Tynaya Davidson Moss         Jaden Bridges Owens        […]

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Bruce resident arrested on counterfeit goods charge

JACKSON – The Mississippi Attorney General’s Office arrested a Bruce man and charged him with possession of counterfeit goods with the intent to sell. Henry Davis, 49, was recently arrested following a joint investigation involving the Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Division and the Pontotoc Police Department. A tip from a concerned citizen led authorities […]

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Circuit Court held in Houston this month

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Cases on the September docket of Circuit Court in Houston by defendant name, charge and bond amount, if any are: Christopher Anderson, Grand Larceny, $10,000 bond. Perry Barkley, Possession of Methamphetamine, $10,000 bond. Frank Bean, Simple Burglary, no bond listed. Bobby Bell, Possession of a […]

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Extension Service offers health insurance information

    STARKVILLE — Mississippians may be eligible for financial assistance to help pay for health insurance. The Mississippi State University Extension Service offers information on the Affordable Care Act on their website. The enrollment period for the new Health Insurance Marketplace begins on Nov. 1. Early enrollment may be offered to individuals who have […]

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ICC students attend MSU summit

      Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Five Itawamba Community College students participated in the 2015 Mississippi State University Men and Women of Color Summit, Aug. 28. They include Alexis Smith of Houston, James Goodman of Columbus, Allysa Lipsey of Pontotoc; Dee Stegall of Smithville and Dewayne Cochran of Byram. “Reframing the Dialogue […]

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Okolona man killed on Highway 245

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal The Mississippi Highway patrol is investigating an early morning two vehicle accident that killed one man and sent another man to the hospital. The crash occurred in Chickasaw County around 6 a.m. Monday on Hwy. 245 about a mile south of the Lee County line. “A 2005 blue Chevrolet Silverado […]

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Fall Fun Day seeks volunteers

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The Chickasaw County 4-H Clubs are heading up a community service project called “Fall Fun & Games Day” which will be held on Oct. 30, at the Chickasaw County Agri-Center in Houston. This day is held for “special needs” students attending the Houston School District, […]

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Teachers to be allowed to paddle

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Allowing teachers to handle corporal in the classroom passed on a rare 3-2 vote of the Houston School Board of Trustees last week. The change in district policy will not circumvent those parents who sign forms saying they don’t want their child paddled by […]

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MSU offers online high school credit

        Special to the Chickasaw Journal   STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is offering online high school courses for credit, giving a helping hand to students trying to get ahead or catch up on graduation requirements. Health, economics, geometry, Mississippi studies, U.S. government, U.S. history, advanced world geography and two English classes […]

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CenterStage picks local talent

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Members of CenterStage, Itawamba Community College’s pop show group, have been selected for 2015-16. Saydee Moss of Houlka and Davianna Pulliam of Houston, have been chosen for ICC’s prestigious band and vocal group that is called on to entertain at college and community events around Northeast Mississippi. […]

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NANCY LOOME: Initiative 42, our kids are worth it

            Dear Editor, The sample election ballot for Initiative 42, the school funding amendment, has been approved. As expected, the ballot is confusing. Not only does the ballot include a false fiscal analysis with which the leadership has admitted tampering, it also requires voters to jump through the hoops that the legislative […]

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Life Chain to host annual event

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – They have been gathering for more than a decade to pray for an end to abortion in Mississippi and America and they believe it is working. More than two dozen people gathered last year on the southwest corner of the Chickasaw County Courthouse and […]

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GED Prep seeks students

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Registration is continuing for GED Prep and English Second Language classes in Itawamba Community College’s five-county district including the Chickasaw County WIN Center in Houston. The schedule will have the Houston WIN Center offer the classes, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., with instructor Julia […]

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