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American Legion Lake fishing rodeo set

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Fishing is always fun, especially if you go with your friends and catch fish! The Chickasaw Development Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks will once again host a fishing rodeo at American Legion Lake in Houston. “We will start opening ceremonies and registration at […]

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Friday fire destroys Houston home

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A young girl woke up Friday morning with smoke in her house and she quickly woke her brother and got out. Houston firefighters responded to 125 Okolona Cutoff and found smoke pouring from a trailer and were one the scene more than three hours fighting the blaze. Smoke […]

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Traffic snarled, no serious injuries in log truck wreck

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was a gruesome looking wreck but no one was seriously injured. A log truck and red Dodge pickup collided on Highway 8 west of Houston about 1 p.m. Wednesday and while the accident heavily damaged both vehicles, authorities said both drivers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries […]

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Special to the Chickasaw Journal PONTOTOC – Itawamba Community College slugger Tyreque Reed of Houlka tried to keep the Pontotoc Red Sox close early in their game with the Tupelo 49ers in American Legion summer ball. Pontotoc made the most of its last at-bat, scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to […]

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McQuary earns MVP at 4A All-Star Game

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – Amory’s Drake Wallace hit a walk-off single to right with the bases loaded to give the North the 11-10, victory in the Class 3A/4A All-Star Baseball Game at Trustmark Park on Saturday afternoon. But Houston’s Denver McQuary, a Mississippi State signee, was named the Most Valuable Player for […]

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Harmon remembers family, friends in blue

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO — Chickasaw Deputy Adam Harmon – a veteran of law enforcement with nearly 20 years experience – has walked a long, painful journey in boots he hopes no one else ever has to wear. Harmon was the guest speaker at the 17th annual Northeast Mississippi Law […]

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Hillhouse paces 4A/6A NEMCABB All-Star game

CORINTH – The 4A/6A NEMCABB All-Star game Saturday night had its share of extremes. It was the second game of the day of three to go extra innings. Clay Hillhouse of the Houston Hilltoppers unknowingly accomplished a first at the brand new Corinth High School field. And five championship seniors wore their uniform for the […]

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Advice to June brides, grooms

I’ve seen your names in the paper. I’ve seen your lovely faces smiling at us from the Community Page of the Chickasaw Journal and the Lifestyle sections of other newspapers. And I guess there is really nothing I can say to stop you, if your heart and mind are already made up about this marriage […]

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Rinehart begins BMC Internship

Special to the Chickasaw Journal BLUE MOUNTAIN – Becky Rinehart of Houston, is beginning an internship at the Union County Heritage Museum for the summer of 2016. Becky is a sophomore at Blue Mountain College, with a major in history. Rinehart is the daughter of Dr. Randy and Mrs. Pam Rinehart and the sister of […]

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Locals light up NEMBCA All-Star Weekend

BOONEVILLE – The City of Hospitality became the epicenter for Hill Country hoops as a group of seniors came to town for their final outings at the prep level. Northeast Mississippi Community College served as a co-host for the twelfth annual Northeast Mississippi Basketball Coaches Association (NEMBCA) All-Star Games, June 4 with the locals putting […]

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Headed to State

Gage Vanlandingham — 22 Pistol Mackenzie Huffman—- 22 Pistol   or Archery Hunner Edington—– 22 Rifle James Ingram    —– 22 Rifle  or Shotgun Logan Fowler —–  Archery Jenna Claire Sprarlin   —-Archery Eric Griffin  —- Archery Palmer Earnest—-  Shotgun John Russell Linley—– Shotgun 22 PISTOL NAME Category/Age Classified Score Place Huffman, Mackenzie Senior I (14-15) Auto/Metal Sights […]

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ICC names local scholarship recipients

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Nine students from high schools across Chickasaw County have been offered scholarships to Itawamba Community College. These students were chosen for their academic achievement as well as their leadership, ACT scores and special achievement at their respective schools. Scholarship recipients at Itawamba Community College for 2016 include: • […]

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CHARLOTTE WOLFE: Community newspaper – a labor of love

Newspapering as I know it today has come a long way from the old hot metal days at the weekly newspaper of my childhood. My mama started to work for the weekly newspaper in Holly Springs when I was six years old. I went to the newspaper office every afternoon after school and quickly found […]

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Carter’s celebrate Golden Anniversary

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – George Carter slipped a wedding ring on Joanna’s finger 50 years ago and the bride and groom will celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary this weekend. Family and friends are invited to celebrate this lifetime event with the couple from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 12 at First […]

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