Take a bite out of Christmas crime

HOUSTON – This is a season of gifts and giving but there are some who want to take and steal. The Christmas holiday season usually sees an increase in crime as homes and cars fill with gifts and crooks start looking for easy targets to fill out their own Christmas list. “We just urge people […]

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United Furniture buys former Lane plant for $1.45M

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal United Furniture Industries was the winning bidder for the former Lane Furniture Industries plant in Verona. United offered $1.45 million for the 475,000-square-foot facility. United Furniture Industries and McCormick Drive LLC had bid on the facility, which was a former office and warehouse for Lane. Earlier this year, Heritage Home […]

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MHSAA announces new alignment

The MHSAA has released the new class realignment for the next two years. Houston will stay in 4A, Region 4 but will see West Lauderdale drop from the district slate and be replaced by all to familiar foe Louisville that had dropped down to 3A for two years. Houston is the smallest school in 4A […]

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Correctional Facility goes into lockdown

HOUSTON – A fight at the Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility Sunday night involved about a half-dozen inmates and prompted the prison to go into lockdown and call in officers to settle inmates down. Chickasaw County Sheriff Jimmy Simmons said a fight broke out about 10:30 p.m. and staff, deputies and police had the situation […]

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Pulling it all together

HOUSTON – The amenities that bring people to any given town are many and developing an organized plan to capitalize on local assets needs to involve everyone. The Chickasaw Development Foundation recently held its first meeting with state and federal officials as it tries to get a grasp on developing downtown, marketing the Tanglefoot Trail […]

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BIRTHDAY: Mary Ruth Johnson

(Courtesy Photo) Mrs. Mary Ruth Johnson celebrated her 90th birthday with her son, daughter and some members of their families on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. Mrs. Johnson is a Member of Houston Church of the Nazarene and loves good Country and Christian Music. She enjoys spending time with her family and doing what she can […]

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Waylon Aaron Neil Blansett

The family of Waylon Aaron Neil Blansett are proud to announce his birth on Nov. 26, 2014 at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Waylon weighed 6-pounds, 9.9-ounces and was 20 inches long and was born at 3:13 p.m. Waylon is the son of Randy and Angela Blansett of Okolona. He was welcomed home […]

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Connor Dewayne Actkinson

Connor Dewayne Actkinson was born Oct. 30, 2014 at North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital in Tupelo. Connor is the child of Kenya Conway of Houston and Avery Actkinson, Jr., of Houston and was welcomed home by sibling Avery Cole Actkinson. Connor tipped the scales at 7-pounds, 5-ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long. Conner’s maternal […]

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Compassionate Friends to Hold Candlelight Service

A Compassionate Friends Candlelight Service for families who have experienced the death of a child or grandchild is planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church, 300 N. Church St. Families are invited to join others to remember these children during the Christmas season. A “remembrance table” will […]

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BUCK SHOT!

The Chickasaw Journal will gladly run a photo of you and your big buck on the Sports Pages of your newspaper. You can submit your photo by Email at floyd.ingram@chickasawjournal.com or drop it by the Chickasaw Journal offices at 225 East Madison Street in Houston. Please include your name, phone number, the names of people […]

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PERRY GRUBBS: It’s been a good year for Okolona

Oh, my goodness! What a great year for Okolona… Some really positive things took place in 2014. The furniture business is going strong, seven new or relocated businesses located on Main Street, the annual banquet and golf tournament were excellent, the Business Christmas Open House was a phenomenal success . . . the best ever, […]

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Eight ICC football players named to MACJC All-Stars

FULTON, MS – Eight members of the Itawamba Community College football team were selected to participate in the 2014 MACJC All-Star Classic held Thursday in Booneville with two on that list from Houston. Anfernee Brand (RB; Houston), Joel Forrester (OL; Oxford), Devan Gilleylen (LB; Shannon), JaNardreon Jones (WR; Macon), Benny McCall (LB; Horn Lake), Chance […]

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Local veterans recognized, remembered Dec. 13

OKOLONA – This Saturday, citizens from across Chickasaw County will gather at Rockwell City Auditorium in downtown Okolona to honor veterans during the holiday season as part of the annual Wreaths Across America Day . Major sponsor, the GFWC-MFWC Lanier Club, with the help and support of its partners, The City of Okolona, Okolona Area […]

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Making the grade

HOUSTON – It wasn’t perfect – but it was very close. The Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility scored 99.75 percent and the Chickasaw County Jail scored 100 following an audit by the American Correctional Association. “Your regional facility scored 100 percent on the 45 core standards and got 95 of the 96 of the non-mandatory […]

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