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Airman Peyton Hales graduates Basic Training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Peyton M. Hales graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four […]

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DANIEL GARDNER: Supreme Court vs. religious values

The First Amendment begins: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof….” The first part is called the “establishment clause,” and the second part is called the “free exercise clause.” They are two separate and independent rights guaranteed by the Constitution. Progressives are so anti-religion they vilify […]

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Dysons celebrate Golden Anniversary

  The community is cordially invited to a 50th Anniversary celebration in honor of Clyde and Janis Dyson of Houston. The couple will celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, June 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Houston First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 201 West Madison Street in downtown Houston. The celebration is given […]

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Hot rods roll through Okolona

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Bill Gregory was proud to ride through his hometown of Okolona last week. Gregory was one of more than 2,000 classic cars and hotrods who motored from Memphis, down Highway 41 through Okolona and on to Birmingham Tuesday as part of the 2015 Hot Rods Tour from […]

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UAM announces spring Chancellor’s List

  MONTICELLO, Ark. — The University of Arkansas at Monticello named 149 students to the Chancellor’s List for the spring semester and another 271 students to the Dean’s List, according to Carol Dolberry, registrar. Local students named to the Spring 2015 Chancellor’s List by hometown and name are: • Houston – Tori M. Nichols. • […]

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ICC honors Spencer for exemplary service

  BELDEN – Four Itawamba Community College faculty members have been selected as recipients of the Meritorious Achievement awards for 2015. They include Dana Hale of Saltillo, chair of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation division; Eddie Moore of Fulton, forestry, surveying and math instructor; Lisa Pearson of Amory, practical nursing instructor; and Charles Wayne […]

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Easley awarded annual Franklin scholarship

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Calhoun City graduate, Christopher Easley, has a list of credits from his high school career and can list one more – the annual Franklin Corporation scholarship. Easley is a 2015 graduate of Calhoun City High School where he played offensive line for the Wildcats, who played in […]

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GED classes offered in Chickasaw County

  Registration is continuing for adult basic education/high school equivalency (ABE/GED) and ESL classes at several locations in Chickasaw County. • Houston WIN Center, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Julia Puckett; Houston WIN Center, Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Susan Eldridge. • EXCEL in Okolona, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m.-Noon, Larry Davis. • Chickasaw County Regional […]

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Legion Lake fishing rodeo is Saturday

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Youth 15 years and younger are invited to a youth fishing rodeo at American Legion Lake in Houston beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, June 20. The free event is hosted by the Chickasaw Development Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP). American Legion […]

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Sho Kon Ryu students advance in rank

  HOUSTON – On March 30 the Sho Kon Ryu Martial Arts Academy held their fall testing for student belt advancement. Taurus Jones and Malik Pratt were promoted to the Red Belt level. The Red Belt is considered an advanced promotion along with the Brown Belt. Savannah Eaton was promoted to the Green Belt level. […]

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Okolona man charged in break-in, shooting into dwelling

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mitchell Clay Inmon, 21, of Okolona, on Monday on the charges of breaking and entering of a dwelling and shooting in a dwelling. According to Sheriff Cecil Cantrell, no one was injured in the shooting. Inmon appeared before Monroe County Justice Court Judge Robert Fowlkes on Thursday, and bond […]

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Honor, patriotism and tradition

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – America is still a great country and there are still people who hold onto honor, pride, patriotism and tradition. Members of the Houston Pilot Club, VFW and American Legion gathered at Joe Brigance Park at 6 p.m., June 11 for a Flag Retirement ceremony where tattered and […]

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Tourism tax earmarked for Trail

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Aldermen will allocate all revenue from a proposed tourism tax to develop the Tanglefoot Trail if the measure is passed by voters in a special Aug. 11 referendum. The Houston Board of Aldermen voted in May to seek a 1 percent levy on restaurants sales and motel […]

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Police make drug and shoplifting arrests.

  HOUSTON – The Houston Police Department arrested three people on shoplifting charges after they allegedly took items from three local businesses last week. Glenda Cooperwood, 54, Thomasine Cooperwood, 24 and Valencia Echols, 26, all of Cedar Bluff were arrested in the parking lot of Dollar General and charged with shoplifting. “They stole steaks and […]

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