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Parents reminded that school attendance is mandatory for children

CHICKASAW COUNTY – Education is the only chance some kids get in life and they can’t get an education if they are not in school. As the 2015 school year begins the trek to graduation in May the Mississippi Department of Education reminds parents there are laws governing school attendance and they can be enforced […]

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Buck Shot

(Courtesy Photo) There is never a bad day in the woods and James Meyers had another good day last week. Meyers stopped this 10-point on Jan. 4

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Mason Installation

(Floyd Ingram / Buy at photos.chickasawjournal.com) More than 75 Masonic officers were installed at ceremonies Friday night at the Masonic Lodge in downtown Okolona. Shown taking part in the Master Mason installation were Mississippi Deputy Grand Master Bill Sloan, Todd Kilgore Houston Lodge 67, Billy Joe Wright Montpelier Lodge 220, Stan Mann Nettleton Lodge 451, […]

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Landon Parker Jones

Parker and Allison Jones of Memphis are announcing the birth of their first child, a son, Landon Parker Jones. He was born November 4, 2014 at 10 a.m., weighing 7-pounds, 2-ounces and was 21-inches long. Grandparents are Woody and Fran Jones of Calhoun City and Henry and Jan Vaughan of Houston. Great-grandparents are Mrs. H.T. […]

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Horn/Jones

First Baptist Church of Houston was the setting for a celebration of family, friends, faith and love for the marriage of Laura Catherine Horn and Justin Tyler Jones on August 9th, 2014 at three o’clock in the afternoon. Rev. Daniel Heeringa officiated the ceremony and Rev. Al Gaspard prayed the benediction blessing. The bride is […]

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Sullivan Graduates

Caitlin Sullivan of Houlka recently graduated from the Cosmetology program at Vaugh’s Beauty College in Aberdeen. Sullivan is now qualified to take her State Board exam. While attending Vaughn’s, Caitlin received certificates for outstanding achievement in hair design, hair coloring and spa facials. She will work at All About You Salon in Oxford. Vaughn’s Beauty […]

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Driver’s License office open this week

The Mississippi Highway Patrol’s mobile Driver’s License office will be open in Houston at the WIN Job Center at 210 South Monroe Street the third Monday of each month. They also will be at the National Guard Armory on Highway 8 in Okolona the third Wednesday and the Courthouse in Pittsboro on the third Tuesday. […]

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Northeast names deans list

BOONEVILLE — Three hundred and forty-five Northeast Mississippi Community College students achieved a grade point average of 3.5-3.9 on a 4.0 scale for the 2014 fall semester and as a result have been named to the college’s distinguished Dean’s List. The list has been sorted by hometown and name: Big Creek — Kelby Warren Flemons. […]

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Locals makes the Dean’s List at The W

COLUMBUS — The following area students – listed alphabetically and by hometown — have been named to the Fall 2014 Dean’s List at MUW: Betty Atkinson of Okolona. Donna Clark of Houston. Joseph Henson of Okolona. Jasmine Ivy of Okolona. Allison Robinson of Houston. To qualify for the Dean’s List, the student must be enrolled […]

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Houston changes water charges

HOUSTON – The rates are not going up but the minimum amount of water Houston residents can use at a fixed price has gone down. Houston Aldermen voted to reduce its minimum monthly water usage limit from 3,000 gallons to 2,000 on a 4-1 vote last week. The motion to set the new minimum was […]

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Welcome Trustee Pettit

He stepped onto the board of the most important industry in our community Monday night and he will be partially responsible for the fashioning and development of the most important product in this town for years to come. Hugh Pettit took his seat on the Houston School Board this week and will be directly involved […]

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Sweeney, Simmons say they won’t run

HOUSTON – Incumbent Chancery Clerk Wanda Sweeney and Sheriff Jimmy Simmons have said they will not seek another term in their respective offices. Candidates began qualifying for county posts last week and the decision by Sweeney and Simmons will see someone new holding these two high profile county offices at this time next year. Longtime […]

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Prescott returning to MSU for senior year

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State received a jolt heading into the offseason, as junior quarterback Dak Prescott announced he would be returning for his senior campaign. Prescott held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to make his decision public. “I looked at some of the NFL quarterbacks like Peyton Manning and Andrew […]

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Mississippi lawmakers propose making Bible the state book

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi is the birthplace of William Faulkner, Richard Wright and recent U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey. However, some lawmakers say they want to look beyond the secular literary world and designate the Bible as the state book. At least two bills are being filed during this state […]

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