Run right! Go long!

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Kevonti Marble is a senior tight end at Houston High School this fall and has played football since the seventh grade. He knows what to expect when football practice officially starts on Monday. “It’s going to be hot and they are going to push you,” said Marble. […]

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County will keep inmates for free

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Chickasaw County will keep a select group of state inmates to round out a county work crew but will no longer have a labor pool of up to 60 men to pull from. The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to house state inmates in the […]

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EDITORIAL: Who deserves your vote?

This is the final week of county elections and we hope people have already studied the candidates, made their decision and can wisely and confidently walk into the voting booth and make the right choice. Chickasaw County will be a very different place under the leadership of these newly elected officials in just four short […]

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Quality Iron announces expansion in Houston

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The shovels were brought out and dirt was turned on a plant expansion at Quality Iron in the Houston Industrial Park last week. City and county officials along with Quality Iron leaders and Three River Planning and Development District representatives gathered at the site on Franklin Drive to […]

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Victoria Wofford awarded Yates Scholarship

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Victoria Wofford has been awarded a $4,000 Yates Companies, Inc. Scholarship for the first two years of college. Victoria was selected by a scholarship committee at The Yates Companies, Inc. based upon academics, extra-curricular activities and two short essays. “We set up the scholarship program to recognize and reward high […]

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Suspicious mailers sent before Primary Election  

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON —Suspicious campaign mailers sent a week before the election drew the attention of Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and the State Attorney General’s Office.   “Sending campaign hit pieces a week before the election without disclosing who is sending the mailer is not only gutless, it’s illegal,” […]

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Houlka’s Hobson on rise

  By Brandon Speck Daily Journal SUWANEE, Ga. – Coaches and spectators typically have their focus on a particular player or team in AAU tournaments. Then another guy grabs their attention. One guy grabbing attention on this summer’s circuit is Da House guard Madarius Hobson, a 2018 recruit from Houlka. “We had heard a lot […]

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Area residents graduate ICC program

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal Several area residents will participate in the commencement ceremony for Itawamba Community College’s Practical Nursing and Surgical Technology programs at 7 p.m., July 17, at the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium at the Fulton Campus. Practical Nursing graduates include: Amory – Chastity Cole. Ecru – Codi Russell. Houlka […]

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Area trio earns ICC scholarships

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Scholarship recipients at Itawamba Community College for 2015 include Hannah Beth Crudup of Houlka, Academic, Special Achievement; Haley Linley of Houston, Special Achievement, Leadership; and Justin T. Merriman of Houston, Leadership. Crudup is a 2015 graduate of South Pontotoc High School where she was a member […]

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Fusion Furniture expanding in Ecru

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal ECRU — Governor Phil Bryant and officials from upholstered furniture manufacturer Fusion Furniture Inc. have announced the factory is expanding operations at its facility in Ecru. The project represents a corporate investment of $1.6 million and will create 100 jobs, bringing employment at the Ecru location to 430. For the […]

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Unusually high absentee voting activity reported

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Jackson—A statewide comparison of absentee ballots cast thus far in the Primary Election shows several counties have a high number of absentee ballots requested. “High absentee ballots are always cause for concern with our Agency,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.  “Now that Mississippi has passed Voter ID, absentee […]

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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 offering newNational Guard program

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal FULTON – Students at Itawamba Community College will have the option of participating in a new Mississippi Army National Guard-affiliated program or taking a military science course. The Magnolia Gold Program will be open to any full-time college student who is a U.S. citizen and maintains a 2.0 GPA. […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: It’s time to consider your choices

FLOYD INGRAM: It’s time to consider your choices It’s the middle of summer and it’s too late to plant, too early to harvest and too early to start talking football. That means it’s the season to talk politics. County candidates planted seeds when they filed in the spring and most are busy fertilizing – or […]

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