HOULKA/HOUSTON – Although the calendar still says it’s winter, spring sports are just around the corner and organizers of youth sports in Houston and Houlka are already preparing for baseball and softball season. Houlka and Houston are both opening registration periods for their respective programs with Houston’s open now and Houlka’s set to open the [...]
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This February, Excel in Okolona, in partnership with local businesses and industries, will offer Jobs Junction, an educational and training program. The program is focused on assisting unemployed and underemployed individuals develop marketable workplace skills, especially for positions in industry and retail businesses in Okolona. The five-week course will be held three times a year [...]
HOUSTON – A group of family and friends gathered Saturday to pray for a home and thank God and Houston Habitat for Humanity for helping them build a house. Temeca Shephard sat on the couch in her living room surrounded by her four children and talked about how Habitat changed her life following a dedication [...]
Colton Elias Blissard Sonny and Kerry Gentry Blissard of West Point are thrilled to announce the birth of their baby boy, Colton Elias Blissard. He arrived on Dec. 18, 2012 at North MS Medical Center in West Point. He weighed seven-pounds, seven-ounces and was 21-inches long. Proud grandparents are Charles and Brenda Gentry of Crawford [...]
CEDAR BLUFF – Mary Rose Dendy Brand, 63, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-GT, in Columbus. A resident of the Cairo community, she was born March 25, 1949, in Anchor community in Chickasaw County to Jewel Lorene Dendy and Ellis Adron Dendy. She married Lonnie Edgar Brand on Aug. 22, 1970, at [...]
This week’s Chickasaw Journal newspaper has a fresher, cleaner, more colorful look, and there’s a reason. The newspaper delivered to your door this week is the first full edition of the Chickasaw Journal to come off a new printing press at the production facilities of the Chickasaw Journal in Tupelo. This multi-million dollar [...]
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. A news article in last weeks [...]
OKOLONA – Tommy Lee Bowens has a new ring on his finger that has been 50 years in the making. Okolona native Bowens was a member of the 1961 men’s basketball team at Grambling College when the team became the first from Louisiana to win the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Championship and the team [...]
CHICKASAW COUNTY — Living in a small county often means local government does business with family and friends of city and county officials and can prompt a perceived conflict of interest. A lawsuit between Ausbern Construction and Chickasaw County for work on a county road last year may have led the county to vote unanimously [...]
The Mississippi Legislature convened last week with 121 House members and 51 Senators raising their right hand and swearing to uphold the public trust and the laws of the State of Mississippi. We’ll see how long that oath lasts because they’ve got a lot of hard work ahead of them. Education is always a headliner [...]
OKOLONA – The Chiefs have battled injuries and shooting trouble in the early season, but came together to make short work of the Hamilton Lions in district play Jan. 8. The Chiefs took a 21-13 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, leading all four frames and dominating in the fourth again for [...]
HOUSTON – A judge has ruled that Chickasaw County and engineer Edward Springer owe Ausbern Construction for work done on a county road, but how much and exactly who will pay it will be determined in court. A motion for partial summary judgment has been given by Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth saying he believes [...]
An Inner Healing Conference at New Wine Fellowship in Houston will be held Jan. 18-20 for teaching and ministering to those who need emotional healing. Pastor Tommy Kelly and Pastor Scott Free invite those who have been abused sexually, physically, emotionally are invited to attend services at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday with personal ministry [...]
PRAIRIE – Donald Avery “Donny” Weed, 75, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Pioneer Hospital in Aberdeen. He was born Dec. 22, 1937, in Chickasaw County to Lucy Jeanette Boyce and Andrew Melvin Weed. He was of the Baptist faith. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel in [...]
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