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Back to School Calendar!

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – For several years the Chickasaw Journal has published a calendar for the school year for Houston, Houlka and Okolona and this year it is bigger and better than ever. In years past we have offered a calendar running from the beginning of the school year in August […]

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School immunization required

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Now is the time to make sure your children’s immunizations are up-to-date for the approaching school year. The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reminds parents that state law requires kids to be immunized against childhood diseases to enter school, Head Start or daycare. Chickasaw County […]

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Mayors takes issue with column

Dear Editor, I felt compelled to pen this letter because of the erroneous statement printed by this publication on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. In the column, written by Floyd Ingram, he alluded to the indictment of a Union County Circuit Clerk for voter fraud. The writer went on to suggest that there were “questionable” actions […]

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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 names spring 2015 honor graduates

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal Officials at Itawamba Community College have released the honors list for the 2015 spring semester. Named to the president’s list, which includes those students with a 3.8-4.0 grade point average were: Bruce – Laken L. Shankle; Calhoun City – Jasmin E. Feliciano, Todd H. Simon, Kelsey Jade Smith; Ecru […]

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EDITORIAL: Collecting Fines

Most of us have probably “run afoul of the law” and been given a citation that we were required to pay or hauled into court and justice served with a more hefty fee and fine. The good folks of this world, admit their blunder, promise the judge they will be more careful and pay their […]

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OKOLONA BOND: Project list

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The following list of prioritized Okolona School District bond issue projects, listing their status as complete, under way, or slated to begin. 1. Replace covered walkway awnings – Complete 2. Place covered walkway awning leading to east parking lot at OHS – Complete 3. Repair […]

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  July 18 Neighbors Helping Neighbors is having a political rally on July 18 at B’s Recreation Center on Hwy 47 North between Trebloc and Buena Vista. All state and local candidates are invited. Food, drinks, and activities for children will be provided. A Memorial Service in Honor of Benjamin Neal, Sr. will be held […]

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Okolona moving on bond construction

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Okolona School District’s $2 million bond issue, passed last year, is fueling construction of many large and small projects designed to upgrade the school district from the ground beneath students’ feet to the roofs over their heads, District Superintendent Dexter Green said this week. […]

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Register for Fire Academy

Houston Fire Academy gets underway July 27-31 and boys and girls age 8 to 13 need to register now for a limited number of spots. Parents are urged to stop by the Houston Fire Department anytime to fill out a form. Students will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. each night of the academy and […]

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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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GED offered at WIN, Excel

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Registration is continuing for adult basic education/high school equivalency (ABE/GED) and ESL classes at several locations in Chickasaw County. • Houston WIN Center, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Julia Puckett; Houston WIN Center, Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Susan Eldridge. • Excel in Okolona, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m.-Noon, Larry Davis. […]

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EDITORIAL: Let’s go to work!

Chickasaw County’s unemployment statistics released last week offer an encouraging statement about the area’s economy, perhaps the strongest affirmation so far of a comeback after the Great Recession late in the first decade of the century. After more than eight years of averaging a double digit jobless rate, it looks like folks are going back […]

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Four arrested on drug charges

ABERDEEN – The Monroe County Narcotics Unit arrested four people in two separate incidents Monday. A traffic stop on Highway 41 resulted in the arrest of Gayla Marie Blansett, 49, of Okolona. She was charged with possession of ICE, a concentrated form of methamphetamine. Later that day, officers served a search warrant on Hurt Martin […]

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