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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City to review cemetery ordinance

HOUSTON – People are dying to get in the Houston City Cemetery, but now they are going to have to start paying for it. The Houston Board of Mayor and Aldermen tabled an ordinance that will set up fees for lots, maintenance by the city and detailing the order and policy of the property at […]

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Burgess 50th Wedding Anniversary

HOUSTON – Leon and Carol Watkins Burgess will celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary this month and also mark living in Houston for 50-plus years. All family and friends are invited to celebrate this 50-year union at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Thorn Church of God Life Center and urged to come by and see […]

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Watkins Wedding

Jim Watkins of Corinth and Patti Watkins of Woodland are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Jessica Ann Watkins to Anthony Bryan Nichols both of Woodland. The prospective groom is the son of Kenneth “Clipper” and Jenna Nichols also of Woodland. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Henry and Jo Bullard of […]

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John David Hillhouse

Allie and Johnathon Hillhouse are pleased to announce the birth of their son, John David Hillhouse, on May 28, 2015 at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. He was born at 12:16 p.m., weighing 7-pounds, 3-ounces, and was 20.5-inches long. Sharing honors as grandparents are Bobby Joe and Carol Crowley of Woodland, Jimmy and Lee Ann James […]

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