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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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Houlka buys body cams for PD

                  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Proceeds from a late-June fish fry sponsored by the Greater Houlka Community Fund to benefit the Police Department will go toward buying cameras for town patrol cars and body cameras for its officers, Police Chief […]

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Okolona man in custody after high speed chase

              Special to the Chickasaw Journal   The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office apprehended an Okolona man Monday after he led law enforcement on a high-speed chase through parts of the county hours earlier, and authorities are searching for the whereabouts of another suspect. According to the MCSO, Darquazion Morrow, […]

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Crime victims get $3.7 million in compensation

        Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON- Attorney General Jim Hood has announced that innocent victims of violent crime in Mississippi received more than $3.7 million in fiscal 2016 to help pay for medical treatment and other expenses. The Crime Victim Compensation program, administered by the Attorney General’s Office, distributed $3,747,754.61 […]

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Sheriff seeks info in cemetery vandalism

            Special to the Chickasaw Journal VAN VLEET – Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department needs your help to arrest the person or persons responsible for the vandalism of a cemetery earlier this month. The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the vandalism of Asbury Cemetery in Van Vleet. The incident is […]

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