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Zula Warnick, Houston’s oldest resident passes away

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   Zula Criddle Warnick, 109, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Floy Dyer Nursing Home in Houston. She was born Feb. 16, 1906 in Chickasaw county to James Madison Criddle and Emma Ella Smith Criddle. She was the oldest resident of Chickasaw County and on her birthday, she was […]

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Appeals court upholds Calhoun County case

Daily Journal JACKSON – The Mississippi Court of Appeals has upheld a Calhoun County civil judgment over the death of cattle. James May filed three separate complaints in 2011 alleging Clemmie Walker’s three pit bulls killed his cattle. The cases were combined and in January 2013, Calhoun Circuit Court ruled May was entitled to $10,500 […]

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State flag conversation presents range of opinions

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – The current debate about Mississippi’s Confederate battle flag emblem echoes the state’s 2001 referendum to remove the symbol from its flag. The latest round began after Republican Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn called the emblem offensive and said it needs to be removed from the state flag. The […]

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SONNY SCOTT: Do the POTUS and FLOTUS have sisters?

  Whoever coined the term, “brutally honest,” may have had a sister in mind. From time immemorial, sisters have served a vital social role by keeping their brothers grounded. The first inkling that most guys get that they’re nothing special and that their behavior is gross probably came from a sister. Mothers and grandmas dote […]

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Florida largemouth bass stocked into Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway lakes

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – On May 22, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) stocked Florida-strain largemouth bass fingerlings into two Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway (TTW) lakes. Aberdeen Lake received approximately 48,000, and 25,000 were stocked into Lock C near Fulton. “Florida-strain largemouth bass are typically more aggressive, grow faster, and […]

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United Furniture adding 100 jobs to region

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – Motions made Monday by District 5 Supervisor Robert Tomey and seconded by District 4 Supervisor Fulton Ware sealed the deal to bring 100 new jobs to the region. The Monroe County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday on a purchase agreement and an immediate possession contract with […]

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Four arrested on drug charges

ABERDEEN – The Monroe County Narcotics Unit arrested four people in two separate incidents Monday. A traffic stop on Highway 41 resulted in the arrest of Gayla Marie Blansett, 49, of Okolona. She was charged with possession of ICE, a concentrated form of methamphetamine. Later that day, officers served a search warrant on Hurt Martin […]

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Brown graduates from Oregon State

  CORVALLIS, Ore – Deanna K. Brown will be handed a diploma from Oregon State University when it hold its 146th commencement on Saturday, June 13, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in Reser Stadium. OSU is one of the few large universities in the nation to hand out students’ actual diplomas during the commencement ceremony. Brown […]

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Area MSU 2015 graduates named

  STARKVILLE – A number of area students have earned honors and degrees at the end of the 2015 spring term at Mississippi State University. Honor graduates include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and at least half the total required course hours earned at MSU. Their specific levels of recognition and the minimum […]

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Helping your business thrive

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – There are dollars to be made on the Internet but only if your business has the right connection, right approach and right access. Thrive Marketing hosted a digital marketing workshop for area businesses June 9 at the Houston Civic Center with Ashley Elkins, of Thrive Marketing, […]

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Houston Homecoming entertainment set

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasw Journal HOUSTON – The music for Houston Homecoming has been set and only the details remain to be determined for the community’s annual July 4th celebration on The Square downtown. July 4 falls on a Saturday this year and the Houston Homecoming committee is busy seeking sponsors, lining up vendors […]

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Largemouth bass regulation could change on area lakes, reservoirs

  JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced a proposal to change largemouth bass regulations on Arkabutla, Enid, Sardis, and Grenada Lakes, also known as the Flood Control Reservoirs (FCRs), Lake Jeff Davis and Trace State Park. The proposal for the FCRs will increase the daily limit to […]

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For the love of music

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The third time was a charm for the Chickasaw County Instrumental Music Festival that drew crowds from daylight till dark to The Square in Houston Saturday. The Chickasaw County Instrumental Music Festival kicked off its third year this past weekend with crowds gathering on The Square in […]

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Houston Solar Car seeking funds for World Solar Challenge

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Sundancer has won the National Solar Car Challenge in Texas the last 14 years in a row and now they have set their eyes on a world title. The Houston Solar Car team hopes to be the first high school team to finish the World Solar Car Challenge […]

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