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Stumpwater headlines Homecoming

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – They played this town years ago and they take the stage Saturday night to once again wow the crowd with tunes and music the community knows. Stumpwater is the headline act for Homecoming 2016 and brings their style of Southern rock-n-roll to downtown Houston on a day that […]

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Walker wins at Old Waverly

By Kyle Alford Special to the Chickasaw Journal WEST POINT – Brandon Walker of Vardaman won the Coke Junior Golf stop at Old Waverly Golf Course with a scorecard playoff on Monday. Walker’s score of 71 tied Hunter Atkins for first place in the boys 16-18 age division, but Walker’s back nine finished ahead of […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A quick look around town

We repeatedly have people tell us nothing ever happens in Houston. Well, they obviously don’t read the Chickasaw Journal! We’ve got a lot going on around here – some of it old news, some of it current and some of it deals with plans for the future. Let’s take a quick look around town. Tourism […]

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Museum marks third phase construction

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It’s easy for government to give money to those who prove they can do something with it. The Chickasaw County Heritage Museum received a ceremonial check for $100,000 Saturday to build its third building that will house a genealogical library and store artifacts and memorabilia. “We are so […]

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EDITORIAL: Lines of Liberty

“When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the […]

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ETHAN TURNER: Maybe we need to take a step back

If you grew up in this part of the country, you have undoubtedly heard the saying, “football is a religion in the south.” And as ridiculous as it sounds, it’s true. College football is king here. Most of us spend more time focused on football on Saturday than we do on any other part of […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: Horrific Orlando, America’s battlefield

Is Afghanistan safer than America? The horrific murder of 49 people in Orlando this past weekend elevates our country to one of the worst battlefields in the world. ISIS has accomplished their goal of brainwashing and enlisting everyday American people into their hate army of radical Islam. One individual wreaked more death, wounds and destruction […]

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Chickasaw consolidation panel meeting set

Associated Press JACKSON – Commissions on consolidating school districts in Chickasaw County and Lumberton will start this week. A panel examining Chickasaw County, Houston and Okolona districts will meet Wednesday in Houlka. Lawmakers decided not to order those three districts’ consolidation, instead requiring a study with possible future action. A panel that will decide how […]

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Trustees purchase property insurance

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Chickasaw County School Board addressed insurance concerns and other business at their June meeting. Trustees heard from Mary Margaret Williams and Bob Scott with Tabb South Insurance, who discussed property and casualty insurance. The board approved the property and casualty insurance quote of $70,202 […]

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Coaches name top baseball talent

Special to the Chickasaw Journal The accolades and honors continue to come to members of the Houston High School 4A Baseball champions with six Hilltoppers named to the Mississippi Association of Coaches All-State Team. Picking a limited number of players from across the state to the team is not an easy job and MAC allows […]

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May places third in Miss Mississippi Pageant

Special to the Chickasaw Journal VICKSBURG – Molly May, a Houston native and Miss Amory, and Holly Harrington, a Tupelo native and Miss Tombigbee, placed third and fourth respectively in Miss Mississippi 2016 on Saturday night.The two Northeast Mississippi women competed against 42 other Mississippians for the coveted title.Laura Lee Lewis, a Brookhaven native and Miss Riverland, was […]

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WEDDING: Agent/Stuckey

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Mr. and Mrs. James Willard Agent, of Brandon, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jayme Marie Agent to Brandon Allen Stuckey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Allen Stuckey, Jr. of Mantee. The bride is the granddaughter of the late Mr. Ira Willard Agent and the late […]

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GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

 

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Bryant could call Tuesday session to deal with budget gap

JACKSON (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant says he’s considering calling a special legislative session Tuesday to deal with a shortfall as Mississippi’s 2016 budget year comes to a close. Bryant spokesman Clay Chandler said Friday that Bryant will decide Monday morning after reviewing updated revenue figures whether lawmakers need to be called to Jackson for […]

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