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GEORGE MCLEAN: The good newspaper

The good newspaper should be a catalyst in its community, oiling the efforts of widely varying groups to achieve a reasonably smooth, balanced flow of progress. It seeks to provide coherence to scattered and sometimes conflicting objectives, enabling its community to get a better view of priorities and ways in which joint efforts may prove […]

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Houston police seek missing woman

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Authorities continue to look for a woman who has not been seen since Dec. 16 and are urging the community to help them find her. Tammy Townsend, 42, was last seen on Carol Drive in Houston Friday Dec. 16 and a missing person’s report was filed Sunday Dec. […]

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Okolona schools close this afternoon

TUPELO – Winter weather has hit portions of Northeast Mississippi resulting in various closings including the shuttering of Okolona schools in Chickasaw County. At this point the Okolona schools are the only schools in Chickasaw County closing Friday afternoon. Keep up with all ongoing closings and other winter weather updates right here: • Lafayette County […]

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Three arrested for armed robbery

Special to the Chickasaw Journal CALHOUN CITY – Three men were arrested Tuesday night in connection with a Calhoun City armed robbery. Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan said Quindaris Willis, 18 and Immanuel Glaspie, 18, called the victim and had him meet them at an apartment complex. While the three sat in the victim’s vehicle, […]

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Okolona gets new school buses

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The Okolona School Board took steps to upgrade its bus fleet, beautify school campuses and upgrade the interior of several buildings during its December meeting. The district took possession of four new school buses on Dec. 13 and will add the vehicles to its existing […]

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Three arrested on drug charges

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Authorities have arrested three people on drug charges in two separate incidents on the day after Christmas. On Monday, Dec. 26, officer with Mississippi Wildlife and Game and Agents with North Mississippi Narcotics Unit made a traffic stop on Joshua Melton and Aubrey Edwards on Highway 341 in […]

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Lawmakers to review consolidation

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – The Mississippi Legislature will now decide the details of consolidation to join Houston, Okolona and Houlka school. A report by the Commission on Chickasaw County School Consolidation has been written and heads to lawmakers this week and the Legislature could vote this spring on how Chickasaw County’s […]

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Houston’s Walker makes DJ All-Area

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Three area football players have been named to the 2016 Daily Journal All Area Football Team. Houston’s Johnta Walker, a senior defensive lineman for the Hilltoppers and Calhoun City running back Jesse Nabors were picked to the first team. Both are seniors. Vardaman quarterback Brandon Washington was named to the […]

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Chieftains playing big!

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The Chieftains are playing good basketball as they make the turn toward district play in January. Okolona downed a good Calhoun City team, 96-61, in the Chick-Cal Classic played in Okolona Saturday with a solid one-two punch by letting the big men play in side and watching the […]

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EDITORIAL: A happy, new year

Economic news across the country looks good heading into 2017. We hope that news will be good for Mississippi and Chickasaw County this year. Nationally, U.S. Commerce Department numbers showed new orders for factory goods rebounded in October, rising 2.7 percent. That was the largest gain in almost three years and the fourth straight month […]

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MDWFP and NWTF talk turkey numbers

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The decline in wild turkey numbers has gotten the state and a national organization together to talk turkey. The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and the Mississippi Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) staff discussed the […]

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Houlka bids for school construction rejected

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Chickasaw County School Board, who received bids earlier this year for construction of a new school building to replace one destroyed by fire several years ago, voted to reject the bids at its Monday, Dec. 5 meeting. The board acted because the bids were […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: Our Christmas perspective changes

I was saddened when I saw the report of a group of little children hiding in a basement in Aleppo, Syria. Sadly this is where most of Aleppo’s remaining children are located. They are holding on to life, hopefully another day. Many of us grew up loving the Santa Claus story and honestly, I’m still […]

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Remembering with a wreath

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – They remembered those living veterans and those who have died at cemeteries all across America on Saturday and in Okolona, too. Wreaths Across America saw its Okolona ceremony begin at 11 a.m. sharp to coincide with the noon ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and more than 100 similar […]

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