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Lawrence attends youth leadership seminar

  HOUSTON — Malik Lawrence, a resident of Houston, recently attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar held at Millsaps College in Jackson. Lawrence joined more than 202 other young high school leaders from the region. Representing Houston High School, Malik is the son of Fred and Beverly McIntosh. Each spring, select area sophomores from […]

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United Furniture adding another 100 jobs

  By Dennis Seid Special to the Chickasaw Jouranl VERONA – Five months after opening a new manufacturing plant in Verona, United Furniture Industries is adding another 100 employees. United has moved its distribution operations to the former Lane Furniture Industries distribution facility in Wren, the company said last week. Fifty employees will be hired […]

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5 THINGS TO KNOW: MSU seeks to regain national spotlight

  STARKVILLE – Bulldog football starts in 59 days. The Mississippi State University team that claimed a spot at No. 1 last year will snap it on this fall to prove that ranking was not a fluke. But college football is a game of change and new coaches, new faces and new plays will make […]

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David Ching is Dean’s Scholar at Hinds

  RAYMOND — David Ching II, of Houston, has been named a Hinds Community College Deans’ Scholar. Deans’ Scholars are those students with a cumulative 3.5 to 3.9 grade point average. As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with more than 170 academic, career and […]

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Investigations continue into bodies found over the weekend

Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO – Law enforcement in Calhoun County and the city of Baldwyn continue to look into the manner of death after two bodies were found last weekend. Baldwyn police were notified around 7 p.m. Friday that there was a body in some bushes along South Second Street. Officials found Jessie […]

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Old and new grace Criddle Place

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It’s an older home with a grand magnolia tree, mature crepe myrtle, carefully groomed shrubs and a well established lawn of St. Augustine grass. Janice Moore lives in her parent’s home at 346 East Church Street and her yard was recently named the Prettiest Place in Houston […]

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McClain earns Growing Scholars scholarship

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal VARDAMAN – The National FFA organization awarded a $1000 dollar Tractor Supply – Growing Scholars scholarship to Lori McClain of the Vardaman High School FFA. The scholarship is sponsored by Tractor Supply – Growing Scholars as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. McClain plans to use the […]

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Posters plant seeds of knowledge

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal Artists choose their subject matter with careful consideration but most would agree that there’s not a prettier canvas than a nature’s own landscape painted with trees. A group of fifth grade students across the 4-County Electric Power Association service area explored that observation firsthand recently by participating in the […]

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Youth dies from injuries

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A boy seriously hurt riding a four-wheeler in Houston, June 3 has died in a Memphis Hospital of his injuries. Local authorities were informed Sunday night the 12-year-old, whose name has not been released, passed away from head injuries he received when the ATV he was riding hit […]

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Rangers named to MACJC Academic All-State

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Catcher Kody Kimbrough has picked up an honor off the diamond and has been named an academic scholar at Northwest Mississippi Community College. The newly released 2014-15 MACJC Academic All-State Team includes 27 Northwest Mississippi Community College student-athletes, good enough for third-best in the league among 15 […]

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SONNY SCOTT: Winning the culture war

Let’s try a thought experiment. Let’s imagine a group of people who endured hundreds of years of social upheaval: war, dispossession, impressments into the service of foreign armies, transport to strange and hostile climes where they were forced into service of a class of people inimical to their interests and prejudicial toward them as a […]

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Faith can be fun

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Catarina Gomez, 16, says her faith is fun. Gomez was one of 28 youth from St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Savage, Minn., who made the 997-mile trip to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Houston for their annual mission trip and Vacation Bible School. […]

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Body found in on CR 308 in Calhoun County

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   CALHOUN COUNTY – A man’s body with multiple gunshot wounds was found this morning on County Road 308 in Calhoun County. Around 10:30 a.m. Saturday, two people were traveling east on CR 308 when they noticed what they thought was an unconscious person in a ditch next to the […]

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Mixon, Wilkerson earn ICC scholarships

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal FULTON – Scholarship recipients at Itawamba Community College for 2015 include Zack Mixon of Woodland, who received his scholarship from the Mississippi Association of Supervisors; and Phillip Garrett Wilkinson of Houston, who also received his scholarship from the Mississippi Association of Supervisors. Mixon will be a 2015 graduate of […]

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