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LOCAL GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

In an effort to increase public awareness of local issues, the Chickasaw journal is pleased to publish a list of local government meeting times and places. All listed meetings are open to public viewing, although public participation may require advance notice. Houston Board of Aldermen • First Tuesday of month. • City Hall in Houston […]

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FOOTBALL SCORES: Week 2

AREA SCORES Thursday’s Games Biggersville 26, New Site 12 East Union 48, Hamilton 0 Walnut 31, Falkner 14 Friday’s Games Amory 24, Saltillo 16 Belmont 22, Mantachie 6 Booneville 13, Baldwyn 6 Caledonia 49, Mooreville 24 Delta 32, Calhoun Academy 12 East Webster 30, Noxapater 10 Ethel 22, Houlka 0 Fairley, Tenn. 20, H.W. Byers […]

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SONNY SCOTT: Migrants jump out of the melting pot

All this reminds me of the small girl who said, “Mother, you know that beautiful jug you said had been handed down to us from generation to generation?” Mother replied, “Yes, Ann, what of it?” And Ann answered solemnly, “This generation dropped it.” – Attributed to Herbert C. Hoover. One of the things that a […]

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Work set for Tanglefoot pathway

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Work will soon begin on a pathway from where the Tanglefoot Trail crosses Highway 8 to Downtown Houston. Chickasaw County Road Manager Kenneth Funderburk briefed Supervisors last week saying the details have been worked out with the Chickasaw Development Foundation, Mississippi Department of Transportation and the county. “We’ve […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A quick look around town

Have you noticed something missing in Houston? The Courthouse Clock is not working and not chiming the hour, as it has for more than 50 years. It seems something has broken, the folks who normal fix those kinds of things are no longer around and new courthouse clock repairmen are hard to find. When we […]

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Lady Hilltoppers struggle at plate

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was a tough night for the Houston Lady Hilltoppers on Tuesday as they took the field to face the Amory Panthers in slow pitch softball action. After the Lady Panthers got off to a quick start offensively, the Lady Toppers could not get their […]

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Pontotoc rains on Houston

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal PONTOTOC – The Warriors scored first but Houston came right back and matched them. Then it started to rain. The Houston Hilltoppers fell to Pontotoc 24-14 in a rain-soaked affair in Pontotoc that was the season opener for both squads. The rain prompted both teams to go to the ground […]

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MBN makes drug arrest

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   A second traffic stop in two days has resulted in the arrest of a local man on drug charges. On Tuesday Aug. 24, 2016 Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Agents and deputies with the Chickasaw County Sheriff Department made a traffic stop on Gary Sullivan on CR 413 […]

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County fire ratings drop

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Volunteer fire departments do more than squirt water and respond to auto accidents, they reduce insurance premiums in their district. Several Chickasaw County volunteer fire departments have received new rating from the state rating bureau and homeowners in those district now qualify for reduced insurance premiums. “This is […]

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Okolona offense tramples Nettleton

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal NETTLETON – In the preseason, Okolona head coach Jack Clark said he thought this may be his best Okolona Chieftains team he has had in his time as head coach. He may be right. In the season opener Aug. 19, the Chieftains traveled to Nettleton to face […]

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EDITORIAL: Calling for help

There have been several stories in your Chickasaw Journal over the past few weeks reporting on crime. Shootings in this community are pretty rare, but a shooting in Thorn and a shooting on North Starkville Road concern us. In the Thorn shooting the victim gave a vague description and no arrest has been made. In […]

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Man arrested on drug charges

A traffic stop has led to the arrest of a man on drug charges. The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department made a traffic stop on Tuesday Aug. 23, 2016, and arrested Adrian Shoemaker on CR 116 in Chickasaw County. Deputies recovered methamphetamine (ICE) from Shoemaker. Adrian Shoemaker was charged with possession of controlled substance – methamphetamine. […]

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Associate Degrees awarded at ICC for Spring 2016

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Several area residents were among those who earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degrees or certificates at the conclusion of the 2016 spring semester at Itawamba Community College. They include: Algoma – Shelley A. Long, A.A.S.; Banner – Shelby L. Leachman, A.A.; Bruce – Dusty […]

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Lady Hilltoppers down East Webster, 2-1

After back-to-back losses for the Lady Hilltoppers last week, they were back at it at home as they hosted the perineal powerhouse East Webster Lady Wolverines. And despite some late dramatics – thanks to some timely hits — the Lady Hilltoppers were able to defeat the Lady Wolverines 2-1. The game remained scoreless through the […]

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