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Houlka grabs two from E.Webster

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Houlka Wildcats were back on the court Friday night as they hosted the East Webster Wolverines. And in dominating fashion, both the Lady Wildcats and Wildcats defeated the Wolverines 32-13 and 69-42 respectively. In the opening game, the Lady Wildcats’ defense was on display. […]

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Hilltoppers fall to Green Wave

By Ethan Turner Chickasaw Journal WEST POINT – The Houston Lady Toppers and Toppers were back in action on Tuesday night as they traveled to West Point to challenge the Green Wave. And while both teams showed improvement against two talented 5A West Point teams, both Houston squads were defeated as the Lady Toppers lost […]

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Houston police seek missing woman

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Authorities are looking 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. Townsend is […]

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MDWFP crappie regulation enforced

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau reminds fishermen new crappie regulations on Arkabutla, Enid, Sardis, and Grenada Lakes, also known as the Flood Control Reservoirs (FCRs), and Eagle Lake are being enforced. The new regulations on the FCRs, which became effective last year, […]

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MDOT reporting icy road conditions in Chickasaw County

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Icy road conditions have been reported in Northeast Mississippi. The Mississippi Department of Transportation said Tuesday morning that there is ice on roads and bridges in several counties. Crews are working to place salt and slag on the affected bridges. Ice has been reported in Alcorn, Benton, Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, […]

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Houston gridders named to All-Region team

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – An eight-game winning regular season winning streak has put nine Hilltopper football players on the Region 4, District 4-4A 2016 All-Region Team. Houston first-year head football coach Ty Hardin lost his first game – a close one with top-ranked Pontotoc – then handed future 2A State Champions Calhoun […]

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Okolona gets MDAH grant for elevator

By Emma Crawford Kent Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO – A grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives will allow the Okolona School District to install an elevator in its elementary school building. The MDAH announced $2 million in preservation grants on Friday, including $117,600 to Okolona. The Okolona Elementary School building was constructed […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A letter to Santa

They say the two most widely read sections of a newspaper are obituaries and letters to the editor. And in this season of goodwill I want you to know I would rather see your name at the end of a Letter to the Editor rather than the top of an Obituary. But this newspaper also […]

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Blue Mountain adds two new honor societies

Special to the Chickasaw Journal BLUE MOUNTAIN – An honor society that recognized the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors has been added at Blue Mountain College with two from Chickasaw County named to the chapter. Beth Rinehart, a junior elementary education, K-6 major and Becky Rinehart, a junior history major have been named […]

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Want a job?

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Registration is continuing for the C2C program at Itawamba Community College. Individuals who are between the ages of 16-24 who do not have a high school diploma or GED who want to go to work and are serious about working toward starting a career may qualify. In addition, […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: Trump, vital issues and forgiveness

President Elect Donald Trump must be successful in multiple areas but the following are vital. Americans will be unforgiving in four years if he fails in these key areas. Keep Social Security America is getting older. Fewer Americans have pensions they can count on because factories closed early. Promises were made to many Americans who […]

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Bulldogs humming Christmas carols

By Logan Lowery Special to the Chickasaw Journal STARKVILLE – Normally songs such as “Winter Wonderland,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” wouldn’t be used to motivate a bunch of macho football players. But Mississippi State has embraced the sappy holiday music as those three songs and […]

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Presents for prisoners

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Christmas will be here in just 10 days and it will also come to those in prison. The Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility through Cornerstone Church is collecting items for their annual Christmas Gift Bag drive and is asking local churches, civic clubs and individuals to think about […]

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