GED classes offered in Chickasaw County

  Registration is continuing for adult basic education/high school equivalency (ABE/GED) and ESL classes at several locations in Chickasaw County. • Houston WIN Center, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Julia Puckett; Houston WIN Center, Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Susan Eldridge. • EXCEL in Okolona, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m.-Noon, Larry Davis. • Chickasaw County Regional […]

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Legion Lake fishing rodeo is Saturday

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Youth 15 years and younger are invited to a youth fishing rodeo at American Legion Lake in Houston beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, June 20. The free event is hosted by the Chickasaw Development Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP). American Legion […]

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Sho Kon Ryu students advance in rank

  HOUSTON – On March 30 the Sho Kon Ryu Martial Arts Academy held their fall testing for student belt advancement. Taurus Jones and Malik Pratt were promoted to the Red Belt level. The Red Belt is considered an advanced promotion along with the Brown Belt. Savannah Eaton was promoted to the Green Belt level. […]

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Okolona man charged in break-in, shooting into dwelling

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mitchell Clay Inmon, 21, of Okolona, on Monday on the charges of breaking and entering of a dwelling and shooting in a dwelling. According to Sheriff Cecil Cantrell, no one was injured in the shooting. Inmon appeared before Monroe County Justice Court Judge Robert Fowlkes on Thursday, and bond […]

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Honor, patriotism and tradition

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – America is still a great country and there are still people who hold onto honor, pride, patriotism and tradition. Members of the Houston Pilot Club, VFW and American Legion gathered at Joe Brigance Park at 6 p.m., June 11 for a Flag Retirement ceremony where tattered and […]

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Tourism tax earmarked for Trail

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Aldermen will allocate all revenue from a proposed tourism tax to develop the Tanglefoot Trail if the measure is passed by voters in a special Aug. 11 referendum. The Houston Board of Aldermen voted in May to seek a 1 percent levy on restaurants sales and motel […]

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Police make drug and shoplifting arrests.

  HOUSTON – The Houston Police Department arrested three people on shoplifting charges after they allegedly took items from three local businesses last week. Glenda Cooperwood, 54, Thomasine Cooperwood, 24 and Valencia Echols, 26, all of Cedar Bluff were arrested in the parking lot of Dollar General and charged with shoplifting. “They stole steaks and […]

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Summer shopping season is here

  This is the summer shopping season and the time of year when people shop for their home, school children and spend a little extra money on a night out or weekend get-together. And this is also the time of year when community-oriented newspapers urge you to shop at home. We all know the reason […]

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Bowens, Gladney medal at lift

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The medal Sherrod Bowens and Barry Gladney are lifting today are tiny compared to the metal they lifted recently in the USPA Mississippi State Powerlifting Championship. The Okolona duo took home blue ribbon medals at Revolution Fitness in Hattiesburg Saturday, May 30, for a variety of lifts […]

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Byars named Amory schools superintendent

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal AMORY – The Amory School Board has named Amory High School Principal Ken Byars the new superintendent of the district, effective July 1. Byars, who is from Houston and previously coached football at several area schools, came to the district in January 2013 as principal of Amory Middle School, […]

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Reader success stories

By Jill Cataldo CTW Features Last week, I gave readers a glimpse inside some of the more difficult emails I receive from readers. Many request personalized help in cutting their grocery bills. Others have taken the knowledge I continue to share in this column and via other channels and implemented it, sharing impressive stories of […]

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Armstrong graduates SEDI

  North Mississippi State Hospital employees Sommer Smith Armstrong, Public Relations Manager, recently graduated from the State Executive Institute (SEDI). SEDI is an executive style, graduate level program offered by the John C. Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development at Mississippi State University. SEDI is designed to prepare mid to upper level state and […]

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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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