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County, city seek road costs for three streets

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The City of Houston is asking the Chickasaw Board of Supervisors to help it pave streets in Houston, if they can reach a price. Houston Mayor Stacey Parker approached supervisors at their regular meeting Tuesday, July 19 trying to hammer out a cost for county equipment and personnel […]

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ICC valedictorian, salutatorian scholars named.

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Several area students are the recipients of valedictorian and salutatorian scholarships at Itawamba Community College for 2016-17. They include: • Aberdeen – Morgan Barrett, valedictorian at Smithville High School; Amyah Lee, salutatorian at Aberdeen High School; • Amory – Ashton Wright, valedictorian at Hatley High School; • Columbus – Victoria […]

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Mississippi Showcase features local baseball talent

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal It’s one of the top baseball talent events in the Southeast and four Hilltoppers have made the squad. The Houston quartet will take to the diamond in front of coaches and scouts from across the nation and that is what it’s all about for Tupelo Christian baseball head coach Will […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Solar racers make us Houston proud

The Houston Solar team has won the Solar Car Challenge! Did you see the exclamation point I put at the end of that sentence. It’s a big deal for those kids, our schools, this town and this state. They raced more miles, won more daily trophies and incurred no penalties in this year’s road race […]

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Dr. Darrick Whitfield: Don’t be a slacker!

Proverbs 18:9 (NIV) One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. Have you done some kind of work this week? Yard work, homework, job-related work? Outside or Inside work? Even if you are a student, a homemaker, or retired, you still have to work. Work is profitable for us not […]

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Sundancer finishes first, again

Houston Solar Team winner of 2016 Solar Car Challenge. By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Sundancer crossed the finish line Saturday one minute before the race deadline and was the only car in the race to travel all the miles in the 2016 Solar Car Challenge under the time allotted. Sundancer, the Houston […]

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EDITORIAL: Testing our schoolsEDITORIAL: Testing our schools

Teachers and professional educators understand tests. Tests are an assessment intended to measure the respondents’ knowledge or other abilities. With that said, we look with mixed emotions on the test scores of Chickasaw County School District, Okolona School District and Houston School District. All of us have been handed back a test and the grade […]

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Eaton Automotive finishes season

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Eaton Automotive I team finished its season with a perfect record. They won the city league tournament defeating Eaton Automotive II in game one 9-8 and 15-2 in game two. The team outscored their opponents 147-44. “The girl’s played really well all season and learned a lot […]

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Weston Reed Foundation to offer free physicals

Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO — Area students in grade 6 or above are encouraged to take advantage of free physicals offered by the Weston Reed Foundation from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Police Athletic League, 204 Douglas St. Parking is available behind the Police Athletic League building or next door at […]

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ETHAN TURNER: A note to the fans

As July crawls by and the heat wears on all of us, there is good news. Football season is almost here. And as a former player, I reminisce on the summer months, waiting and longing for the Friday night lights. So on behalf of the players, the coaches and everyone involved, my request is simple: […]

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Cunningham earns ICC scholarship

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Scholarship recipients at Itawamba Community College for 2016 include Tykeela Cunningham of Houlka, Academic, Leadership. Cunningham is a 2016 graduate of Houlka Attendance Center where she participated in basketball, track, Student Council and Beta Club. Her honors included A/B honor roll (four years); Leadership award; Citizenship award; highest average in […]

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Shearer-Richardson announces expansion

. Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for Phase Three Shearer-Richardson Memorial Nursing Home in Okolona. Shearer-Richardson memorial Nursing Home received CON authority for Phase III renovations and additions to the facility. The proposed project will include the […]

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Authorities seek suspects in two shootings

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Both the Houston Police Department and Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department found themselves investigating separate shooting over the weekend. The first occurred about noon Sunday on Airport Road in front of Chickasaw Village with police still looking for the alleged shooter. “We are looking for Cynthia Ellis, 25, […]

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Fire burns Thorn home Sunday

Special to the Chickasaw Journal THORN – Resident on their way to church Sunday morning could see a pall of smoke over a home on County Road 405 that was totally destroyed by fire. Thorn Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the former Hershel Duffel resident at 7:18 a.m. and found smoke and flames visible. […]

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