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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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Hitting in Houston

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The heat index Friday afternoon was 107-degrees, but by midnight the temperature had dropped to a cool 75-degrees and 80-percent humidity. “We’ve been running 10, 40s (yard dash) after practice every day,” said senior linebacker Tanner Bullock. “This is nice.” Bullock and the rest of the […]

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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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EDITORIAL: Slow Down!

Classes begin across Chickasaw County last week and if you drive a vehicle we expect you to slow down and be ever mindful that kids are back in school. Those big yellow school buses are painted that color for a reason and even a glimpse of that shade should shout caution to any responsible driver. […]

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Reed, McQuary, Pontotoc Red Sox finish season

      Special to the Chickasaw Journal   American Legion balls takes the best boys in your neighborhood and turns them in to a baseball team. Houlkas Tyreque Reed and Houston’s Denver McQuary played for the Pontotoc Red Sox in the American Legion League this summer before heading back to college. Reed will attend […]

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Vardaman woman charged with sex crime

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   PITTSBORO – A Calhoun County woman will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life after pleading guilty to having sex with a dog. Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan said his department found out about photos of the sex acts being circulated as text […]

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Spotlight on USA’s gymnasts

Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO – It’s show time for the U.S women’s gymnastics team, which made a statement in Sunday’s qualifiers by posting a top score that outpaced second-place China by a staggering 10 points. China, Russia, Great Britain, Brazil, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands will look to knock off the Americans, led by […]

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Okolona test scores lauded

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The Okolona School District was one of a few school districts across Mississippi that saw an increased district accreditation rating on the more rigorous PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) state assessment test, Superintendent Dexter Green told the Okolona Municipal Separate […]

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Houston noseguard Johnta Walker named one to watch

Special to the Chickasaw Journal High school football starts in just two short weeks, with most schools in Northeast Mississippi and Chickasaw County in action Aug. 19. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal has compiled a list of five schools, athletes and games that bear watching as the season progresses. Houston’s nose guard and running back […]

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Area filmmaker releases OzLand on DVD

Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO – It’s an intriguing story with local roots and it’s slowly but surely developing its following and fans. OzLand was released on DVD nationwide July 26, after almost two years of rave reviews and screenings. A special DVD signing was held at Barnes & Noble in Tupelo Saturday with […]

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JAY HUGHES: Our children have been robbed again

Dear Editor, This past legislative session, $24 Million that the laws says should have gone directly to classroom supplies instead went directly into the general fund to cover prior corporate tax cuts. In 1992, the sales tax in MS was raised from 6 percent to 7 percent, specifically for education. Section 37-61-33 (3)(iii) dedicated 9.61 […]

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Living in the ‘good ole days’

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – There was once a way of life in Chickasaw County that is slowly fading away. The Chickasaw County Heritage Museum and Chickasaw Historical and Genealogical Society are seeking to preserve those ways by compiling a history of day-to-day chores and events that shaped our culture and community. “If […]

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SONNY SCOTT: Buddy Eaton was the measure of a man

July 24, 2016…an uncommonly pleasant morning. Daddy was reading the paper to Mother. “C’mon in!” he exclaimed as I rattled the door…no doubt grateful for the diversion. “I was just reading to your mother all the promises the presidential candidates are making.” “If one of them promises not to change a darned thing in Sparta, […]

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