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Fire!

HOUSTON – The recent spate of cold weather often sparks a series of house fires as residents try to keep warm. The Houston Fire Department urges residents to take a little extra precaution to prevent a fire this winter and especially during the holiday season. “There are a lot of things that come together at […]

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Okolona Christmas Parade is Dec. 1

The Okolona Christmas Parade will be held Monday, Dec. 1 in downtown Okololona and local churches, civic clubs, walking units and businesses are urged to get involved. The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. with parade staging in front of the Okolona Elementary School starting at 5:30. The parade will end with a float celebrating […]

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Timothy Lee Beaty Jr.

Timothy Lee Beaty Jr. was born at 2:36 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at Gilmore Regional Medical Center. Timothy Lee came into this world at 6-pounds, 12-ounces and was 18-inches long. He is the son of Timothy Lee and Cautina Foard Beaty of Houston. He is the maternal grandson of Willie and Overa Foard of […]

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Sending love in a shoebox

HOUSTON – Many children in many locations will have a merrier Christmas thanks to the generosity of residents of Houston and surrounding areas. Well over 870 shoeboxes of gifts were delivered to Cornerstone Church last week as part of Operation Shoebox, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. “Cornerstone is just a collection spot and while our […]

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Artis/Holman

The family of Shucona Channel Artis and Rodrequiez Holman proudly announce the wedding of their families and their future life together. The couple was wed at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2014 at the Westin Hotel in Virginia Beach, Va., with the reception following at 5 p.m. at the West Hotel. Shucona is the daughter […]

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Khloe Grace Kelly

Khloe Grace Kelly was born at 3:21 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at Gilmore Regional Medical Center in Amory. Khloe Grace came into this world at 6-pounds, 4.2-ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long. She is the daughter of Kantrellyia Murry and Justin Kelly of Aberdeen. She is the maternal granddaughter of Lenastra Walker and David […]

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ICC Ensemble hosts concert

Itawamba Community College’s Small Ensembles presented a concert at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 11, at the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium at the Fulton Campus. The concert featured the Saxophone Quartet, Brass Ensemble and the Steel Drum Band, and the program included Caribbean, Ragtime, Classical and Christmas music. Members of the Saxophone Quartet are Courtney […]

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Who’s No. 1!

HOUSTON – Who’s No. 1? Houston Middle School! Houston Middle School students and teacher put a new spin on the Mississippi State/Ole Miss Egg Bowl last week with student taking their first benchmark assessment of the year, given a chance to put their score behind their favorite team. With their first benchmark assessment coming up, […]

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Monroe authorities need help locating missing man

Monroe Journal The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Herbert Sanderson, 87, who was last seen between 1 and 3 p.m. Wednesday in Hatley. Sanderson is described as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes, 5-foot-8 and 165 pounds. He drives a white 1985 Ford E15 van […]

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Come in from the cold

CHICKASAW COUNTY – When something good happens you need to do it again. Hannah Warren is hosting the Second Annual Chickasaw County Coat Drive after last year’s event was deemed a huge success. “We got over 300 coats last year and just couldn’t believe how well things went,” said Warren, of Houlka. “There is still […]

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Mississippi producing big bucks

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Over the past several hunting seasons, Mississippi deer hunters have harvested some of the largest white-tailed deer on record. Mississippi is beginning to be acknowledged as one of the top white-tailed deer states in the nation. This was highlighted in the June/July 2013 issue of Outdoor Life magazine. Outdoor […]

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CHICKASAW COUNTY: Luther wins Circuit Judge, Pettit wins Houston trustee

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal Chickasaw County voters chose Kelly Luther as their next Circuit Court Judge and Hugh Pettit as their next Houston School Board Trustee in Tuesday’s November runoff election. Luther garnered 1,158 votes to Shirley C. Byers’ 760 ballots in Chickasaw County for the post of Circuit Court Judge District 3, Place […]

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Bells will be ringing

HOUSTON – The annual fund raising campaign of the Salvation Army will officially kick off this week with kettles out at Wal-Mart and Grocer’s Pride Supermarket in Houston. The Salvation Army relies on volunteers to man the kettles for donations to help keep expenses down and allow the funds raised to be used to assist […]

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ICC scholarships awarded to local students

Thanks to the generosity of several private donors, several Itawamba Community College students have been awarded scholarships for 2014-15.             They include:             Aberdeen – Desiree L. Blanchard, Board of Trustees Scholarship; Morris Huffman, Edna Fisher Todd Scholarship; Lesley Parker, Jimmie Uval Crane Memorial Endowed Scholarship and Mississippi Association of Supervisors Scholarship;             Amory – […]

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