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ICC names fall graduates

Several area residents were among those who earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degrees or certificates at the conclusion of the 2014 fall semester at Itawamba Community College. They include: Aberdeen – Sarah E. Johnson, certificate; Tarah S. Jones, certificate; Delores B. VanLeuven, A.A.S., certificate; Ecru – Presley Ferguson, A.A.; Leslee A. […]

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Mr. Houston

HOUSTON – Bill Smith’s eyes lit up as members of the Houston Exchange Club sang Happy Birthday and the Egg Bowl Trophy was plopped in his lap as part of 90th birthday ceremonies at Floy Dyer Nursing Home Friday. “Oh, the only thing prettier than this is Mary,” said Smith of the Ole Miss/MSU game […]

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Deputies raid underage party in Mooreville, adult charged

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The Friday night raid of a party in Mooreville uncovered more than 70 underage individuals, the presence of drugs and alcohol, and led to the arrest of both adults and minors. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said his office first learned of the party from callers who alerted […]

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Alford earns ICC scholarship

Scholarship recipients at Itawamba Community College for 2015 include Alyssa T. Alford of Vardaman, Academic, Leadership. Alford will be a 2015 graduate of Vardaman High School where she has been a member of the Beta Club, Technology Students Association, Future Farmers of America, Student Council, Diamond Girls, annual staff and Science Club. Her honors are […]

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BIRTH: Sawyer Blayre Yeatman

Sawyer Blayre Yeatman was born at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2015 to Laken Medders and Glen “Bo” Yeatman of Woodland. Sawyer was born at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center and tipped the scales at 7-pounds, 14-ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. Sawyer Blayre was welcomed home by her siblings Brodie and Zoey Yeatman. Maternal […]

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Howell, Carter ink with NE

HOUSTON – Baseball is a game of hitting and pitching and the Northeast Community College Tigers have inked one of both from Houston. Senior left-hander Reid Carter and senior slugger Garrison Howell signed Letters of Intent to play for the Tigers at ceremonies at the Houston High School Commons last week under the flash of […]

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Gas goes under $2

HOUSTON – In a town famous for high gas prices, the cost of a gallon of gasoline dropped under $2 last week at most convenience stores. North Pak-A-Pok was selling gasoline for $1.97 a gallon and the first in the community go drop below the two-buck level. “We have always tried to be a place […]

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EDITORIAL: Keeping the dream alive

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King Jr.   “Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr. […]

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Trustees consider search consultant

HOUSTON – School Board Trustees were told picking a new school superintendent is critical to the success of their district and community and were urged to do it carefully and correctly. The Houston School Board met with Dr. Michael Waldrop, executive director of the Mississippi School Board Association Monday night and listened as he outlined […]

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Skunk Shot

(Floyd Ingram / Buy at photos.chickasawjournal.com) Gerald Gray tries not to get too close to this white skunk he caught in a trap at his home just north of Houston. Gray said the critter had the black and white marking of a skunk on its face but it’s body was white. He said he had […]

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Watkins named National Board Certified Teacher

TUPELO – Christy Lynn Watkins of Houston is among 198 Mississippi teachers who earned certification this year from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. They did so by proving they met the high standards for being master teachers as set by that organization. This year’s group includes 58 new National Board Certified Teachers from […]

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Squirrel Shot

(Courtesy Photo) Floyd Ingram IV killed this white squirrel and this normal gray squirrel on property just south of Houston just before Christmas. This male squirrel had black eyes and was marked like a regular gray squirrel except for the blond hair.

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James Rogers makes Dean’s List at Northwest

SENATOBIA — James Rogers of Houlka was among the list of distinguished Northwest Mississippi Community College students to be recognized for making the Dean’s List for their academic work during the Fall 2014 semester. Those students completing 12 or more semester hours with a grade point average of 3.75 or better in a four-point system […]

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Duck Shot

DUCK SHOT! (Courtesy Photo) J.D. Hallmark, of Woodland, killed two banded ducks over Christmas break on his first ever duck hunt. Duck hunters say it is rare to kill a banded duck and J.D. got a pair on his first hunt! The ducks were banded in Newton county in September 2014.

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