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EDITORIAL: Voice your vote on charter schools

Charter schools are big news in Jackson this week and there should not be a doubt in anyone’s mind they will soon be big news in Chickasaw County. A quick look around our community indicates we will be a prime target for these new private schools funded with public dollars. Okolona schools have just recently […]

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Journal newspaper delivery late today

Delivery of the Chickasaw Journal and the Daily Journal newspapers will be much later than normal today. We’re sorry for the delay and we are working to get newspapers to customers as soon as possible. Chickasaw Journal customers can always call 456-3771 if they do not receive their paper.

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288th welcome home is Sunday

HOUSTON — The Sappers wants to say thank you to Houston The 288th Engineer Company of the 223rd Battalion of the Mississippi National Guard has invited the community to a welcome home ceremony set for 2 p.m. Sunday at Houston High School. “This will be our first weekend drill since we returned from deployment,” said […]

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Holmes offers classes on Wood campus

Holmes Community College is expanding to the northeast part of the colleges distrct and will be offering five classes at Wood Institute in Mathiston this spring. Registration is currently underway and interested persons may receive more information about registering at the college website, www.holmescc.edu. Classes offered include • English Composition II • American History • […]

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David McCarter

MANTEE – David McCarter, 51, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at his residence. He was a brick mason. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Oliver Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Webster County. Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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Mary Dendy Brand

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 […]

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New press to improve print quality

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 […]

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Supervisors replace Ausbern with interim attorney

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 […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Lawmakers head to Jackson

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 […]

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Inner healing conference is this weekend

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 […]

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Forecast from NWS for Chickasaw County

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 44. North wind 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Wednesday Night: A chance of rain before midnight, then a chance of rain and snow. Increasing clouds, with a low around 32. Calm wind […]

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NTEPA wrapping up digital meter project

HOUSTON – Residents of Houston and surrounding counties get used to receiving electricity from Natchez Trace Electric Power Association, but many may not know how far the cooperatives reach is or what their latest improvement projects are. NTEPA General Manager Norma Kilgore, along with System Engineer Shaun Edmondson and Substation Supervisor James Pettit, gave an […]

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2012: Chickasaw Journal news in review

January The City of Okolona began drafting new zoning ordinances to regulate the locations of clubs and bars that sell alcohol.   Final architect’s plans for rebuilding East Webster High School following the 2011 tornado were approved. Seven scouts in BSA Troop 19 were honored Jan. 29 for achieving the rank of Eagle. Receiving their […]

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2012: Sappers come home, Raspberry dies of cancer

CHICKASAW COUNTY – Several milestones were reached in the readership area during 2012 with new businesses opening, schools striving to improve their educational rankings, national political leaders chosen and an economic development plan being formed. But the two biggest news stories from the year were both of a more personal nature. The 288th Sappers of […]

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