OKOLONA BOND: Project list

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The following list of prioritized Okolona School District bond issue projects, listing their status as complete, under way, or slated to begin. 1. Replace covered walkway awnings – Complete 2. Place covered walkway awning leading to east parking lot at OHS – Complete 3. Repair […]

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  July 18 Neighbors Helping Neighbors is having a political rally on July 18 at B’s Recreation Center on Hwy 47 North between Trebloc and Buena Vista. All state and local candidates are invited. Food, drinks, and activities for children will be provided. A Memorial Service in Honor of Benjamin Neal, Sr. will be held […]

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Okolona moving on bond construction

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Okolona School District’s $2 million bond issue, passed last year, is fueling construction of many large and small projects designed to upgrade the school district from the ground beneath students’ feet to the roofs over their heads, District Superintendent Dexter Green said this week. […]

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Still got that swing

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Few things in this world are more satisfying than hitting a home run. The Houston Hilltoppers hosted their annual Home Run Derby last week with the team and alumni urged to step into the batter’s box and give it their best shot – for a fee. The […]

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Youth dies from 4-wheeler injuries

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 a parked car and careened […]

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Tanglefoot seeks to meet its neighbors

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Tanglefoot Trail opened in October 2013 and while other communities along the trail have been quick to capitalize on the new tourism asset, Houston has not seen anything built to enhance the Trail. Officials with the Chickasaw Development Foundation and the Carl Small Town Center at […]

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Vandalism in your park

Vandalism is a part of doing business with the world. It is sad to say there are people who get a certain amount or pleasure or entertainment out of tearing up public property. We find that a sad way to live life. We also understand it is a crime. This newspaper was called this week […]

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Pontotoc man found, airlifted to hospital

A 60-year-old Pontotoc County man who had been missing in the woods near Woodland since Sunday afternoon was found alive around 11 a.m. this morning, said Pontotoc County Chief Deputy Randy Roberts. Roberts said that Gerald Davis, a resident of Highway 41, was “alert” when searchers located him in a densely wooded area north of […]

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Register for Fire Academy

Houston Fire Academy gets underway July 27-31 and boys and girls age 8 to 13 need to register now for a limited number of spots. Parents are urged to stop by the Houston Fire Department anytime to fill out a form. Students will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. each night of the academy and […]

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ICC athletes earn MACJC Academic honors

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal FULTON — A school record 32 ICC student-athletes from all 10 intercollegiate athletic programs have earn MACJC Academic All-State honors. “We take a lot of pride in our student-athlete’s academic and athletic success,” said Ball-Williamson. “Academics have been and always be our top priority here at ICC.” Nine student-athletes […]

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George Bryan 2015 Rube Award winner.

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – West Point native George Bryan, who brought the 1999 U.S. Women’s Open golf championship to the nationally renowned golf course he built in his hometown, will receive the 2015 Rube Award for his lifetime of contributions to Mississippi sports. The Rube Award is named in honor of […]

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DANIEL GARDNER: The folly of fighting symbols

Many are jumping on the bandwagon of removing the Confederate Battle Flag from public because it represents “hate, ignorance, bigotry, racism, is offensive, and serves no purpose in today’s America regardless of what it may have represented way back when.” Please be careful if you believe you have a lock on “what it may have […]

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POLICE ROUNDUP: Authorities respond to heat-stressed youth

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Temperatures in the high 90s and a long pedal from Ecru prompted two teens to call for help on the Tanglefoot Trail last week. The Houston Fire Department was dispatched Mile Marker 1 at 2:11 p.m. Thursday after two 16-year-olds called 911 saying they were exhausted after […]

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Greyson Neal Myatt

Neal and Kelli Myatt are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Greyson Neal Myatt, on May. 18, 2015. He was born at 5:08 p.m., at Gilmore Memorial Hospital, weighing 7-pounds, and was 20-inches long. Sharing honors are Paternal grandparents are Eva Gayle and David Criddle of Houston and Norris Myatt of Houston. Maternal […]

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