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County reviews mid-year budget

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – With Chickasaw County facing a budget shortfall, supervisors voted 4-1 last week to pave three roads at an estimated cost of $72,790. Dist. 2 Supervisor Bill Blissard made the motion and it was seconded by Dist. 1 Supervisor Anderson McFarland. Dist. 3 Supervisor Russell Brooks and Dist. 4 […]

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Flywheel set to spin this weekend

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The plans are in place for the 36th Annual Mississippi Valley Flywheel Spring Festival and everyone is welcome. Houston’s down-home festival showcasing an age-gone-by will be held Friday and Saturday April 28-29 at Joe Brigance Park and will see all the regular events and activities that has endeared […]

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Calhoun County School officials face charges

By Emma Crawford Kent Special to the Chickasaw Journal BRUCE – Three Calhoun County school district educators are being charged for failing to report alleged inappropriate contact between a teacher and a student. According to Bruce Police Chief Stan Evans, Bruce High School teacher and coach Loray Jordan, Jr., was charged on April 21 with […]

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EDITORIAL: Economic Fun

Do you like making a dollar? That’s a question every American can truthfully answer without one bit of guilt or shame. This country and this community was founded by capitalist who spotted an opportunity, put the wheels in motion and carried the proceeds from their labor to the bank. That opportunity comes to Houston this […]

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Three busted for possession of meth

Special to the Chickasaw Journal The Chickasaw Sheriff Department, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and North Mississippi Narcotics made two separate traffic stops on Wednesday, April 19 and a search of the vehicles led to the arrest of three people on drug charges. Officers made the stop on County Road 405, also known as Thorn Road, […]

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Save-A-Lot to host sidewalk sale

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The crowds will be in town Saturday for the 36th Annual Flywheel Festival and a local business is getting in on the fun. Sav-A-Lot will host a one-day-only sidewalk sale starting at 8 a.m. in an effort to make room for new merchandise. “We will be offering items […]

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Lady Toppers whack Shannon

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal SHANNON – It was smooth sailing for the Lady Toppers on Tuesday night as they traveled to Shannon to play a double header for two final district games. The wins gave Houston a bye in the 4A State Playoffs. The Lady Toppers play their first game […]

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Round One, Game One, game won

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal VARDAMAN – The playoffs first round, first games came to the Sweet Potato capital of the world and the Rams did not disappoint. With Vardaman baseball team hosting a playoff game across the park, the Vardaman Lady Rams were also in action facing the Biggersville Lady Lions […]

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Toppers top Lafayette in first round

By Blake Morgan Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Houston pitcher Tanner Smith entered Friday night’s first round 4A playoff game against Lafayette leading the state in strikeouts in Division 4A. His strong play from the mound continued as he helped propel the Hilltoppers to a 5-2 victory. “Smith is just a competitor,” Houston […]

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Senior citizen seminar set

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A free health screenings, details on how to prevent falls and even help with your cell phone are being offered at a seminar next month. The program is sponsored by the Chickasaw County Extension Service from 1-3 p.m. May 3 at the Civic Center on Starkville Road in […]

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Principal John Ellison honored by state

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Houston Middle School Principal John Ellison was named first alternate at the 2017 Mississippi Administrator and Teacher of the Year Awards Program at the Jackson Convention Complex April 7, 2017. Dr. Jessica Broome, Principal of Pearl Junior High School, was named Mississippi Administrator of the year and if […]

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Houston correcting SPED complaints

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A complaint filed in December is being addressed by the Houston School District with Houston Superintendent Tony Cook saying major changes have been made in the special education program. The complaint said the district failed to provide adequate and appropriate education to a group of special need students. […]

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Dollar General Ribbon Cutting

Dollar General manager Bridget Moore snipped the ribbon to open the new store in Woodland Saturday, April 15, 2017. More than 80 people showed up at 2365 Highway 15 store for the 8 a.m. opening to shop and enjoy a variety of specials and goodie bags.

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Certified Nurse Assistance Class seeks applicants

Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Tenn Tom Moving Youth is accepting applications for the spring Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) program. Applicants must be 18-24 years old, have a GED or high school diploma, be able to pass a background check, pass a drug test and take hepatitis B shots. Please notice the age […]

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