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Green, Kimbrough listed at NWMCC

  SENATOBIA — The President’s List for the Spring 2015 semester at Northwest Mississippi Community College has been released by college officials following the latest term of classes. Those students completing 12 or more semester hours with a grade point average of 3.75 or better in a four-point system are on the President’s List. The […]

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Atkinson selected for MSMS

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science is pleased to announce that the Class of 2017 has been selected and Chickasaw County’s Maggie Atkinson has been admitted into the highly selective school. Atkinson, of Van Vleet, is the daughter of Irby and Emily Atkinson. She currently attends Houlka Attendance Center and will attend the MSMS […]

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City to review cemetery ordinance

HOUSTON – People are dying to get in the Houston City Cemetery, but now they are going to have to start paying for it. The Houston Board of Mayor and Aldermen tabled an ordinance that will set up fees for lots, maintenance by the city and detailing the order and policy of the property at […]

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Burgess 50th Wedding Anniversary

HOUSTON – Leon and Carol Watkins Burgess will celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary this month and also mark living in Houston for 50-plus years. All family and friends are invited to celebrate this 50-year union at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Thorn Church of God Life Center and urged to come by and see […]

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Watkins Wedding

Jim Watkins of Corinth and Patti Watkins of Woodland are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Jessica Ann Watkins to Anthony Bryan Nichols both of Woodland. The prospective groom is the son of Kenneth “Clipper” and Jenna Nichols also of Woodland. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Henry and Jo Bullard of […]

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John David Hillhouse

Allie and Johnathon Hillhouse are pleased to announce the birth of their son, John David Hillhouse, on May 28, 2015 at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. He was born at 12:16 p.m., weighing 7-pounds, 3-ounces, and was 20.5-inches long. Sharing honors as grandparents are Bobby Joe and Carol Crowley of Woodland, Jimmy and Lee Ann James […]

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Training starts at home!

Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” It should come as no surprise that success — or failure — at school starts at home. Studies have linked poor academic performance to factors such as a lack of sleep, poor […]

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Interceptions and double plays

  By Brandon Speck Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Denver McQuary walks with a certain swagger to his blooming football and baseball career. The Houston senior football safety and baseball shortstop projects a certain arrogance. Not cocky, but confident. And why shouldn’t he be? On the football field, he has 25 career interceptions, […]

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The ‘Extreme’ Left and Right

We’re living in ‘extreme’ times. The media remind us daily of how extreme this group or that group is, and the TEA Party has become the movement everybody loves to denigrate and vilify. Peter Wehner wrote a column in the New York Times asking, “Have Democrats pulled too far left?” Wehner contrasts President Clinton’s policies […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: By the numbers

There is a saying in the newspaper business that there is no bad news or good news: just news. The idea is ones perspective on an issue determines if it is positive or negative. The sting of one political party is the salve to another. The storm that blows through a town provides jobs for […]

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Kimbrough signs with Arkansas Monticello

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal MONTICELLO, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Monticello has given the nod to Kody Kimbrough to play baseball for the Boll Weevils in the NCAA Division II Great American Conference. Kimbrough played the last two years for the Northwest Community College Rangers and the UA Monticello Director of […]

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Tanglefoot Trail added to national system

PONTOTOC – The Tanglefoot Trail in north Mississippi has been named a national recreation trail. The announcement was made Thursday in a news release by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis. “By designating these exceptional trails as part of the National Trails System, we recognize the efforts of local communities […]

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ICC names All-American Band selectees

  Several area residents, who will be incoming freshmen at Itawamba Community College, have been selected as members of the All-American Band for 2015-16. They include: Columbus – Jessica Lewis; Houston – Jessica Hernandez; Pontotoc – Lindsey Lewis; Shannon – Dominique Stanfield; Tupelo – Samantha Turba, Victoria Witherspoon; and Verona – Danielle Simmons.

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Hold ’em and pat ’em

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   OKOLONA – Okolona Elementary School youngsters received a firsthand nature lesson Thursday morning at the school, enjoying a hands-on, “hold ‘em and pat ‘em” experience with a menagerie of assorted critters from around the world. A taxidermy display also gave the children a view of […]

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