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Indictments served in West Point Huddle House assault

WEST POINT – Two men have been indicted by a Clay County grand jury on aggravated assault charges related to an alleged beating that left a man in a coma after he was found in a West Point parking lot in August. Assistant District Attorney Lindsay Clemons says in a news release that no trial […]

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Pugh Inducted Into Alpha Chi

Brennan Pugh, of Houston, has been inducted into Alpha Chi, the national college honor scholarship society, at Williams Baptist College. The induction was held April 15 at WBC’s Academic Awards Luncheon. Alpha Chi admits members from all academic disciplines who are in the top 10 percent of their junior and senior classes. The honor society […]

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Candidates cautioned on placing signs

CHICKASAW COUNTY – During election season they sprout up like wildflowers and the Mississippi Department of Transportation, Chickasaw County road crews and municipal officials are reminding candidates not to post sign on public right-of-ways. Federal, state, county and city right-of-way are public property, but the placing of any signage on government property without meeting proper […]

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Locals serve on Indian Delegation

FULTON/TUPELO – Members of Itawamba Community College’s Indian Delegation have been selected for 2014-15. On the Fulton Campus, they include Chandler Gurley of Amory; Stephanie Hardy, Autumn Sample, both of Baldwyn; James Goodman of Columbus; Sam Ivy of Ecru; Meagan Miller, Dashia Shumpert, both of Fulton; Victoria Bobo of Guin, Ala.; Marcus Walker of Hamilton; […]

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State benefits from Natchez Trace Parkway visitors

Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO – Roughly 80 percent of the $136 million spent in communities near the Natchez Trace Parkway was done in Mississippi, a National Park Service report revealed. Last year, the NTP had 5,846,473 visitors. the National Park Service reported. In addition to the money spent along the 444-mile parkway, the […]

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Houston hosts Flywheel Festival

HOUSTON – The Flywheel Festival unfolds Friday and Saturday in Houston with lots of food, fun and quality entertainment. The 34th annual Mississippi Valley Flywheel Spring Festival will be held April 24-25 in Joe Brigance Park and kicks off with a boom at the anvil shoot at 11 a.m. Friday. “We started doing the anvil […]

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Houston honors best and brightest

HOUSTON – The Chickasaw Development Foundation gave out a new award and honored an old friend at their annual awards banquet Thursday night. The Houston Solar Car team was handed CDF’s first Great Achievement Award for a 13-year history of winning and media patriarch Robin Mathis was honored with the Spirit of Chickasaw County Award […]

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Testing time

HOUSTON – Students at Houston schools started taking a series of state-mandated tests at the end of March and it won’t let up until next month. The Houston School Board heard reports from principals and administrators about the high-stakes testing schedule the district faces at all schools as the 2014-15 school year winds down and […]

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EDITORIAL: Voice your vote

With early voting in Chickasaw County’s primary election just around the corner, your Chickasaw Journal is asking voters to write letters supporting various candidates running for county office. Letters to the Editor are a big part of local elections. It is the one civil place Chickasaw County residents can weigh in on issues and support […]

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Cyclist dies on Natchez Trace Parkway

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   MATHISTON – A Wisconsin man riding a bicycle along the Natchez Trace Parkway died Monday afternoon. According to park rangers, De Loyd E. Stertz, 87, of Altoona, Wisconsin, was riding his bicycle south on the Parkway just south of U.S. Highway 82 at mile marker 201 when he was […]

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CenterStage to perform at ICC

CenterStage, Itawamba Community College’s pop show group, will perform its spring concert at 6:30 p.m., Apr. 23, in the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium at the Fulton Campus. Admission is $5. Selections include “Right Now,” “Come Sail Away,” “September,” “Dance with Me Tonight” and “Unwritten.” Members of CenterStage include vocalists: Theo Boyd of Aberdeen; […]

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ICC to host Tour de’ Tanglefoot

The early registration deadline was last week for area cyclists who plan to participate in the second annual Tour de’ Tanglefoot Trail, sponsored by the Itawamba Community College Foundation, Inc. but you can still show up Saturday and race Onsite registration begins at 7:30 a.m., April 25, and the ride, at 8 a.m., in Pontotoc, […]

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District hosts parent involvement meeting

The Houston School District will hold a Title I/Parent Involvement Meeting April 23, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at the Houston School District Central Office. For more information contact the Central Office at 456-3332.

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Grenada named top crappie lake in nation by Wired2fish

JACKSON –Five Mississippi lakes have been listed as the top three fisheries to visit for trophy-size crappie according to a recent survey by Josh Gowan with Wired2fish.com. Gowan and a group of professional anglers identified the top 10 lakes to catch trophy crappie in the United States. The top rated, and undisputed, best lake for […]

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