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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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Local talent attends ICC camp

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal The Itawamba Community College athletic programs held 14 camps on the Fulton Campus this summer. There were a wide variety of camps available this year and they were open to kids from seven years old to high school seniors. The summer was jam packed with ICC football, baseball, softball […]

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CDF hosts fishing rodeo at Legion Lake

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – More than 136 kids and parents lined the bank at Legion Lake Saturday to try and catch 200 catfish put in the water with more than 190 reeled from the lake by excited kids. The Second Annual Chickasaw Development Foundation/Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks fishing rodeo […]

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Rangers to eye local talent July 1

  SENATOBIA – Local prep athletes will soon have the chance to showcase their skills, as the Northwest baseball program will host a Futures and Prospect Day on Wednesday, July 1. Participants can register the day of the workout, which will begin at 10 a.m. at Jim Miles Field. The location could change due to […]

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Florida largemouth bass stocked into Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway lakes

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – On May 22, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) stocked Florida-strain largemouth bass fingerlings into two Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway (TTW) lakes. Aberdeen Lake received approximately 48,000, and 25,000 were stocked into Lock C near Fulton. “Florida-strain largemouth bass are typically more aggressive, grow faster, and […]

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Largemouth bass regulation could change on area lakes, reservoirs

  JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced a proposal to change largemouth bass regulations on Arkabutla, Enid, Sardis, and Grenada Lakes, also known as the Flood Control Reservoirs (FCRs), Lake Jeff Davis and Trace State Park. The proposal for the FCRs will increase the daily limit to […]

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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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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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Interceptions and double plays

  By Brandon Speck Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Denver McQuary walks with a certain swagger to his blooming football and baseball career. The Houston senior football safety and baseball shortstop projects a certain arrogance. Not cocky, but confident. And why shouldn’t he be? On the football field, he has 25 career interceptions, […]

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Grenada Lake to host youth fishing rodeo at catfish ponds

  JACKSON –Youth 15 years and younger are invited to a youth fishing rodeo at the Grenada Lake catfish ponds beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 13. The free event is hosted by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP). The Grenada Lake catfish ponds are […]

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Kimbrough signs with Arkansas Monticello

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal MONTICELLO, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Monticello has given the nod to Kody Kimbrough to play baseball for the Boll Weevils in the NCAA Division II Great American Conference. Kimbrough played the last two years for the Northwest Community College Rangers and the UA Monticello Director of […]

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Thanksgiving Egg Bowl being discussed again

  Could the Battle for the Golden Egg be headed back to Thanksgiving Day? Ole Miss athletics director Ross Bjork, appearing Tuesday on Paul Finebaum’s show, said he and his fellow AD, Mississippi States Scott Stricklin, are talking about returning the game to Thanksgiving “on a more regular basis.” That move could possibly take place […]

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Largemouth bass regulation changes proposed on area lakes

  JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced a proposal to change largemouth bass regulations on Arkabutla, Enid, Sardis, and Grenada Lakes, also known as the Flood Control Reservoirs (FCRs), Lake Jeff Davis and Trace State Park. The proposal for the FCRs will increase the daily limit to […]

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Crappie regulations could change on Mississippi lakes

  JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced a proposal to change crappie regulations on Arkabutla, Enid, Sardis, and Grenada Lakes, also known as the Flood Control Reservoirs (FCRs), and Eagle Lake. The proposal for the FCRs will make the regulations uniform across all of the lakes.  The […]

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