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RAYBURN PARKS: ICC invests in your community

  The Itawamba Community College Foundation is committed to providing financial support to Itawamba Community College to keep pace with the ever-changing world of education and technology, as well as to maintain its position as the premier community college in Mississippi. ICC was awarded the distinction of being listed as the sixth best Community College […]

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Houlka trustees address school replacement costs

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA — The Chickasaw County School Board held a recessed meeting at the County Superintendent’s Office recently and received details and an overview of a proposed building to replace one destroyed by fire almost two years ago. The fire destroyed part of Houlka Attendance Center […]

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Welcome home Sundancer!

                    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Imagine winning the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500 or even the Boston Marathon 15 years in a row. It just doesn’t happen in the competitive world of racing – except for a race team from Houston Mississippi. The […]

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County sets price, city to pave Stacie Street

                  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The county has set a price, the city has agreed and even the Houston School District is getting in on the project. The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors have set a tentative price of $35,952.10 to use their equipment […]

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Sundancer crosses 2016 Solar Car Challenge finish line

  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 Solar Car, has unofficially won the Solar […]

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Solar Team trekking north in Solar Challenge 2016

  By Floyd Ingram Chicksasaw Journal FORT WORTH, Texas – Sundancer left Fort Worth Sunday and is smack-dab in the middle of the Good Ole U.S. of A. today, as they head north to the Solar Car Challenge finish line in Minneapolis, Minn., on Saturday. The Houston Solar Car team rolled out their car Sundancer […]

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AG charges West Point woman with insurance fraud

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – Attorney General Jim Hood has charged a West Point woman with insurance fraud and wire fraud. Georgenna Edwards, 27, was indicted in April by a Clay County grand jury on one count of insurance fraud and one count of wire fraud. She was arraigned Monday in Clay […]

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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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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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Gunn gets vote on flag as Baptist church messenger

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, who surprisingly broke with the majority of the state’s Republican leadership last summer when he endorsed changing the Mississippi flag, got to vote on the issue recently. Gunn was a “messenger” for his church, Morrison Heights Baptist Church in Clinton, to […]

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Hood hints at lawsuit over budget woes

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says a lawsuit may be filed if his official opinions are ignored and there are efforts “to sweep up” special funds designated for specific purposes to prop up a cash-depleted state budget. “I just want them to follow what they wrote,” […]

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Houston passes tourism tax

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Initial election results Tuesday night indicate a tourism tax vote has passed by a roughly 50-vote margin. Houston voters cast 435 ballots for the proposed 2-percent tax and 196 voted against it for a 68.93-percent margin for the measure. The revenue referendum needed 60-percent approval to pass. […]

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4-H Riding & Roping

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Zack Edington, 11, and his horse Cupcake, work to secure his stock at the 4-H District Horse Show held at the Chickasaw County Agri Center Saturday, June 4. Edington, the son of Larry and Jessie Edington, of Chickasaw County, was one of more than 200 people in town for the […]

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Early voting abuse concerns Secretary of State, lawmakers

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi lawmakers this year rejected a proposal to stop making liars of their fellow citizens, at least when it comes to early voting. Current state law allows any registered voter who is disabled or at least 65 years old to cast an absentee ballot before election day. […]

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