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Cochran takes Chickasaw, will face McDaniel in June 24 runoff

HOUSTON – Incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran won Chickasaw County, but not the race as Mississippi Republican voters will now head back to the polls for the June 24 runoff between Cochran and Chris McDaniel. Cochran’s opponent Chris McDaniel held a slight lead in statewide voting, at 49.46 percent of the Republican Primary vote and […]

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Lounette Collins

COLUMBUS – Lounette Buchanan Collins, 90, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in Columbus. She was a retired teacher with 36 years in the Houston Public Schools.Funeral services are set for Saturday, May 31, at noon at Pleasant Plain M.B. Church in Prairie. The Rev. Willie K. Orr will officiate. Burial will […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Memorial Day memories

I hung an American Flag up at my house Monday. It will stay up 24-hours a day, seven-days a week. Yes, I was a Boy Scout. And, yes I know flags are to be taken down at dusk and raised every morning at dawn – unless artificially lighted at night. I once pointed out this […]

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Fire reported at United Furniture

By JB Clark and Floyd Ingram Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – A warehouse fire Monday night will put a small damper on production at one of United Furniture’s Okolona locations this week. Around 4 p.m. Monday, firefighters responded to the Warren Street location after an employee found what seemed to be a small […]

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Whitfield receives doctorate

HOUSTON – On April 21, the Rev.Dr.Whitfield graduated from Theological Seminary in Jacksonville, Fla., with the Doctor of Theology degree. Dr.Whitfield completed his chaplaincy internship at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He dealt with the influence of religion on health behaviors as his dissertational project on which he scored 100 percent in grammar and […]

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Extension celebrates 100th birthday

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EDITORIAL: What’s fair to one is fair to all

Everybody wants the rules and regulations to be applied equally, until it comes to their money and their family. The Houston Board of Mayor and Aldermen has seen this happen for years with people unhappy with a monthly water bill. Okolona has also seen this problem with voters coming before the board wanting relief from […]

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Magazine in this week’s Chickasaw Journal

It may be the finest product the Chickasaw Journal publishes, it certainly is the most polished. “Come Home to Chickasaw County,” a magazine produced by your hometown newspaper, can be found inside this week’s edition of the Chickasaw Journal. The cover shows a few of those things we cherish so much in the community – […]

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Albert Cox

PRAIRIE – Albert Lee “Bone” Cox, 52, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born July 26, 1961, to Willie B. and Thelma Shaffer Cox. He was a member of Shady Grove-Abbott M.B. Church.  Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church […]

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Locals tapped to serve on ICC board

FULTON – Mitch Turner of Pontotoc has been elected chairman of the Itawamba Community College Board of Trustees for 2014. Other officers include Carl Comer of Fulton, first vice chairman; Alford Bell of Houston, second vice chairman; William Shack of Tupelo, secretary; and Eden Martin of Prairie, immediate past chairman. Also serving on ICC’s Board […]

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Fannie Webster

WEST POINT – Fannie Mae Hammond Webster, 86, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in West Point. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Pleasant Plain Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Noland Cemetery at Prairie. Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 3 […]

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Lurrine Hart

PRAIRIE – Lurrine Hart died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.

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Jolly Wofford

NETTLETON – Jolly Wofford, 53, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born Jan. 3, 1960, in Prairie to Otha Wofford Sr. and Elsie Hatchett Wofford. He was a former employee of United Furniture and a member of Nettleton Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ. Services will be at 1 […]

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Mary Walker

ABERDEEN – Mary L. Walker, 83, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at her home. Services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Belle Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Lenoir Plantation Family cemetery in Prairie. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday […]

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