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Chickasaw DARE graduates stand ready

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA/OKOLONA – This is the sixth year for Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department DARE Officer Keith Roberson to teach fifth graders in Houlka and Okolona. A career law enforcement officer, Roberson tells kids drugs will steal their dreams, drugs will scar their family and drugs will ruin their health and […]

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WIN Center, ICC seek students

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – There is probably no better gift to offer someone than training or education that leads to a better job. The WIN Job Center and Itawamba Community College are urging adults to contact them about getting enrolled for college course in January, obtaining a GED, […]

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Tis the season . . .

      The boys will be home this weekend. My two oldest will make the trek home from college Friday night. Sara has been planning for their arrival for more than a month. Special foods have been bought, the house has been decorated, Christmas gifts are ready and she has lined up a “schedule […]

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Smoothing the rough spots with a smile

    By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Houlka Attendance Center secretary/receptionist Autumn Samuell is many things to many people; the glue that helps hold a lot of things together that might otherwise fly apart, and the grease that helps a lot of things move smoothly that otherwise might jam. […]

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Terry mayor sentenced to prison

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – Roderick Nicholson, Former Mayor of Terry, was sentenced last week to serve 40 years in custody of Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC), with 10 to serve. He was also ordered to pay restitution and court costs in the amount of $7,629.12. Nicholson pled guilty to […]

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Ching named Firefighter of Year.

    By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Houston volunteer firefighters honored many of their own – and expressed the hope more would join their ranks – during an annual awards dinner Thursday night, Dec. 11, at the Fire Station. Receiving the department’s top honor  – the Roy Gray Memorial […]

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Sheriff Simmons honored

        By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Retiring Chickasaw County Sheriff Jimmy Simmons – whose six consecutive terms put him in the record books as that county’s longest serving sheriff – was recognized Wednesday morning at a reception hosted by the Sheriff’s Department at the Houston Community […]

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Houston eyes revenue sources

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The city hates to be Scrooge at this time of year, but there are businesses that owe taxes, have not paid their privilege license and people who owe fines in city court. The Houston Board of Aldermen looked at a list of businesses that owe […]

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EDITORIAL: Merry Christmas

      Reading the Christmas editorials in old bound volumes of the Chickasaw Journal is always an experience that makes us smile and one that also pulls at our heart. Your Chickasaw Journal – Times Post to many of you – has always been a mirror of our community and a sobering reflection of […]

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Sho Kon Ryu Shodan

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Joe Hill, far right, stands with fellow Karateka at Sho Kon Ryu Martial Arts Academy. Hill was awarded Shodan — 1st Degree Black Belt — on Nov. 20, 2015 and has been associated with Sho Kon Ryu for five years. He currently training with Namido Martial Arts […]

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RIBBON CUTTING: Out of the Attic Antiques

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   A good crowd showed up at the Chickasaw Development Foundation ribbon cutting for Out of the Attic Antiques Friday morning. Out of the Attic Antiques, at 109 West Hamilton, is a consignment shop owned by Donna and Bill Clark. They have more than 12 vendors and are […]

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Season of love and light

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – In this season of love and light, a group of high school students are bringing a little of both on Houston. The Electricity Class at the Houston School of Science and Technology is reworking more than 60 snowflakes that are a longtime Christmas tradition in this […]

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Wanda Sweeney Honored

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Chickasaw County Chancery Clerk Wanda Sweeney was treated to a retirement party at the Chickasaw County Courthouse Thursday afternoon Dec. 3, 2015. Sweeney has been Chickasaw County’s Chancery Clerk for the past 26 years and has been employed in public service for 32 years.

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Chickasaw notches 7.4 jobless rate

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Having a job means having a paycheck and the ability to pay the bills and enjoy life and therefore things apparently got better around here last month. Houston and Chickasaw County notched its lowest unemployment rate in years last month with a 7.4 percent jobless […]

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