Area residents graduate ICC program

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal Several area residents will participate in the commencement ceremony for Itawamba Community College’s Practical Nursing and Surgical Technology programs at 7 p.m., July 17, at the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium at the Fulton Campus. Practical Nursing graduates include: Amory – Chastity Cole. Ecru – Codi Russell. Houlka […]

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Area trio earns ICC scholarships

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Scholarship recipients at Itawamba Community College for 2015 include Hannah Beth Crudup of Houlka, Academic, Special Achievement; Haley Linley of Houston, Special Achievement, Leadership; and Justin T. Merriman of Houston, Leadership. Crudup is a 2015 graduate of South Pontotoc High School where she was a member […]

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Fusion Furniture expanding in Ecru

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal ECRU — Governor Phil Bryant and officials from upholstered furniture manufacturer Fusion Furniture Inc. have announced the factory is expanding operations at its facility in Ecru. The project represents a corporate investment of $1.6 million and will create 100 jobs, bringing employment at the Ecru location to 430. For the […]

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Unusually high absentee voting activity reported

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Jackson—A statewide comparison of absentee ballots cast thus far in the Primary Election shows several counties have a high number of absentee ballots requested. “High absentee ballots are always cause for concern with our Agency,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.  “Now that Mississippi has passed Voter ID, absentee […]

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Summer details handled by Okolona trustees

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – School may be out, but summer has Okolona School Board trustees tending to the details of education as the new school year approaches. The Okolona Municipal Separate School District School Board met at the Okolona Vocational Center Wednesday, July 8 and heard approving comments from […]

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ICC offering newNational Guard program

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal FULTON – Students at Itawamba Community College will have the option of participating in a new Mississippi Army National Guard-affiliated program or taking a military science course. The Magnolia Gold Program will be open to any full-time college student who is a U.S. citizen and maintains a 2.0 GPA. […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: It’s time to consider your choices

FLOYD INGRAM: It’s time to consider your choices It’s the middle of summer and it’s too late to plant, too early to harvest and too early to start talking football. That means it’s the season to talk politics. County candidates planted seeds when they filed in the spring and most are busy fertilizing – or […]

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Houlka trustees Ok demolition, infrastructure details

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Chickasaw County School Board met Tuesday, July 7 and took action to replace classrooms lost in a fire at the school last July. There is still no definite date to begin tearing down the gutted shell of the destroyed building at Houlka Attendance […]

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Area students earn ICC scholarships

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal Scholarship recipients at Itawamba Community College for 2015 include Madison Halvorson of Houston, Academic; McKenzie Morris of Houlka, Academic, Leadership; Alex Rucker of Woodland, Special Achievement, Leadership; Andrew Rucker of Woodland, Special Achievement, Leadership; and Danielle Rodgers of Houston, Leadership. Halvorson will be a 2015 graduate of Vardaman High […]

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All weather walkers

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – There are more of them in town than you think but four of the more visible walkers in Houston shared their secrets to the exercise, health and social fun of walking. There is even an Olympic Walking event with Yusuke Suzuki, of Japan, holding the world record […]

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WEDDING: Booth/Schlicht

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Booth, Jr., of Houston announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kathryn Scarlett, to John Richard Schlicht. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schlicht of Nettleton. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Robert and Dell Garner and Doyle and Myra Booth, […]

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NMMC to offer pre-admission class for Hispanic mothers

Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO —The North Mississippi Medical Center Women’s Hospital will offer a free pre-admission class for Spanish-speaking expectant mothers from 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Aug. 14. Recommended for women after their seventh month of pregnancy, the class includes information about the hospital stay, symptoms to report to the doctor, a hospital tour […]

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Weston Reed Foundation to offer free physicals

Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO — Area students in grade six or above are encouraged to take advantage of free physicals offered by the Weston Reed Foundation from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 1, at the new Police Athletic League, 204 Douglas St. Parking is available behind the Police Athletic League building or next door […]

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Two charged in Calhoun County death

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   PITTSBORO – Two Calhoun County residents have been arrested in connection with the death of Billy Covington. Frankie T. Jones, 26, of Pittsboro, was charged with first degree murder, and Ashley Hobson, 24, of Calhoun City, was charged with accessory after the fact. During their arraignments Friday, bond for […]

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