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Consolidation bill sent to Governor

By Bobby Harrison Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – A bill to consolidate the Houston and Chickasaw County school districts passed Thursday – the final day of the 2017 legislative session. The proposal was the final bill passed. The bill now goes to Gov. Phil Bryant, who is expected to sign it into law. […]

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Houlka’s Tyreque Reed smashes homer for Itawamba win

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – The situation Wednesday – runners at first and second with no outs – called for a bunt. Itawamba coach Rick Collier, knowing 6-foot-1, 260-pound sophomore Tyreque Reed was coming to the plate, never considered the option. Good thing. The hulking first baseman from Houlka walloped an outside fastball […]

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Two found killed in West Jackson Street home

  By William Moore Daily Journal   TUPELO – Police are treating the death of two Tupelo men early Thursday morning as a double homicide. They are still trying to determine if an altercation involving gunfire on Monument Street hours later is related. Tupelo police responded to report of two unresponsive males at 902 West […]

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COMMUNITY CELEBRATIONS!

By Floyd Ingram and Amanda Clark Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Every business and industry is unique and they are what gives your town the character and charm that makes it home. The Chickasaw Development Foundation honored those individual, industries and businesses that make Houston different from any other small town in this part of the […]

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COMMUNITY CELEBRATIONS!

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Local individuals and businesses are the heart of any communities. Okolona recognized their best and brightest Thursday night with over 250 gathered at the National Guard Armory at 6 p.m. for the 83rd annual Okolona Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. A crowd of more than 250 gathered to […]

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Maben woman charged with drugs, counterfeit money

STARKVILLE – A couple were arrested on drug charges after police stopped them walking through a neighborhood at 3 a.m. The Starkville Police Department encountered Jessica Clark McDaniel, 30, of Maben, and Jeremy L. Peters, 40, of Starkville, on Saturday, April 1 in the Longmeadow Subdivision. McDaniel was charged with felony possession of a controlled […]

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2017 City Candidates

2017 CITY CANDIDATES The following individuals have authorized the Chickasaw Journal to include them in this political listing for city posts across Chickasaw County. KELLIE ATKINSON Houston Alderman Ward 1 Independent KEVIN DAVIS Houston Town Marshal Republican JERRY GRAVAT Houston Alderman at Large Democrat BARRY SPRINGER Houston Alderman at Large Democrat incumbent (Call 456-3771 for […]

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EDITORIAL: Raise taxes 8 mills or collect old fines?

A lot of political bluster was made before the most recent county election about collecting more than $1.8 million in fines owed Chickasaw County. We have yet to see county supervisors or anyone else do anything major to collect that money. And with Chickasaw County facing a $600,000 shortfall, maybe now they will listen to […]

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Houlka falls to hard hitting Hamilton

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal It was back to the diamond for the Houlka Wildcats as they traveled to Hamilton to face the Lions Friday night. Although the game didn’t start well, the Wildcats showed fight but eventually were defeated 15-0. The Wildcats fell in the hole early as they trailed 6-0 […]

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Hilltoppers win peachy road trip

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal NEWNAN, Ga. – The Hilltoppers carried their bats and pitching to Newnan, Georgia Saturday for a little road trip and used them to notch 14 hits and hold the host Cougars scoreless. This was not Houston’s first trip to Newnan, which is about 40 miles southwest of Georgia. The county-wide […]

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Lady Topper bash!

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal If you give the Lady Toppers an inch they will take a mile. The Houston Lady Hilltoppers looked to continue their winning streak and keep their momentum up as they traveled to Fulton to face the Itawamba AHS Lady Indians And with an offensive explosion and solid […]

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Bulldogs’ toppled by Gamecocks

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal DALLAS – Mississippi State achieved one of the biggest upsets in women’s basketball history when it knocked off No. 1 Connecticut and ended its 111-game winning streak with Morgan William’s overtime buzzer-beater. But that victory came in the Final Four on Friday and only got the Bulldogs into the national […]

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CHICKASAW FIRE SAFETY: Unplug your space heater.

March 29 Lifecore Health Group invites you to donate books and magazines to their office at 223 E. Washington St. in Houston through April. Your donation will help the PSR Adult Day Program. Books and magazines of all reading levels are welcome. Call Andrea 662-426-4322 for details. March 30 The Chickasaw Development Foundation will host […]

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HLES JANUARY SECOND GRADE SOM

Houston Lower Elementary School recently named second grade Students of the Month for January. Shown are, William Dennis, from left, Evette Casados-Buchanan, Leighanna Simmons and Jaydon Evans.

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