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Okolona trustees wrap up summer business

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Okolona Municipal Separate School District trustees wrapped up the summer with a busy slate of decisions in preparation for the start of of a new school year and new school budget. The district held two special called meetings in addition to their regular board meetings […]

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Armyworms spotted in local fields

By Floyd Ingram Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Hey, you better check your hay. Chickasaw County Agent Scott Cagle said a number of factors have come together this year to make armyworm infestations a problem in the hay fields of many cattle producers. “They will eat anything, including your gardens and yard and […]

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Money would fix city’s aging pipes

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA –The City of Okolona is seeking a $150,000 grant to finance major improvements to aging water pipes, which have deteriorated over time, officials said this week.    The Small Municipalities and Limited Population state grant is being sought through the Mississippi Development Authority.   The SMLP […]

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Political Season

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It’s August and Washington has taken their summer break and elected officials have come home to talk politics. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) spoke at the Houston Exchange Club Friday and Representative Trent Kelly (R-Miss) had coffee with the crew at both Hardee’s and Moore’s Restaurant on Tuesday morning. […]

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Cowboys’ veterans big fans of Prescott

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Veteran Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant has caught two touchdown passes from rookie quarterback Dak Prescott in two preseason games. Needless to say, Bryant is a fan. “The guy is a student – you’ve got to give it to him,” Bryant said Saturday night after Dallas beat Miami 41-14 on […]

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Flywheel Festival seeks vendors

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It’s the premier fall festival in Houston with good food, good crafts, and good entertainment drawing a crowd to the Flywheel Festival each year. Event organizers saw record crowds of more than 4,000 people pack Joe Brigance Park for two days of food, fun and entertainment two years […]

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

In an effort to increase public awareness of local issues, the Chickasaw journal is pleased to publish a list of local government meeting times and places. All listed meetings are open to public viewing, although public participation may require advance notice. Houston Board of Aldermen • First Tuesday of month. • City Hall in Houston […]

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FOOTBALL SCORES: Week 2

AREA SCORES Thursday’s Games Biggersville 26, New Site 12 East Union 48, Hamilton 0 Walnut 31, Falkner 14 Friday’s Games Amory 24, Saltillo 16 Belmont 22, Mantachie 6 Booneville 13, Baldwyn 6 Caledonia 49, Mooreville 24 Delta 32, Calhoun Academy 12 East Webster 30, Noxapater 10 Ethel 22, Houlka 0 Fairley, Tenn. 20, H.W. Byers […]

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SONNY SCOTT: Migrants jump out of the melting pot

All this reminds me of the small girl who said, “Mother, you know that beautiful jug you said had been handed down to us from generation to generation?” Mother replied, “Yes, Ann, what of it?” And Ann answered solemnly, “This generation dropped it.” – Attributed to Herbert C. Hoover. One of the things that a […]

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Work set for Tanglefoot pathway

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Work will soon begin on a pathway from where the Tanglefoot Trail crosses Highway 8 to Downtown Houston. Chickasaw County Road Manager Kenneth Funderburk briefed Supervisors last week saying the details have been worked out with the Chickasaw Development Foundation, Mississippi Department of Transportation and the county. “We’ve […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A quick look around town

Have you noticed something missing in Houston? The Courthouse Clock is not working and not chiming the hour, as it has for more than 50 years. It seems something has broken, the folks who normal fix those kinds of things are no longer around and new courthouse clock repairmen are hard to find. When we […]

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Lady Hilltoppers struggle at plate

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was a tough night for the Houston Lady Hilltoppers on Tuesday as they took the field to face the Amory Panthers in slow pitch softball action. After the Lady Panthers got off to a quick start offensively, the Lady Toppers could not get their […]

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Pontotoc rains on Houston

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal PONTOTOC – The Warriors scored first but Houston came right back and matched them. Then it started to rain. The Houston Hilltoppers fell to Pontotoc 24-14 in a rain-soaked affair in Pontotoc that was the season opener for both squads. The rain prompted both teams to go to the ground […]

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MBN makes drug arrest

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   A second traffic stop in two days has resulted in the arrest of a local man on drug charges. On Tuesday Aug. 24, 2016 Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Agents and deputies with the Chickasaw County Sheriff Department made a traffic stop on Gary Sullivan on CR 413 […]

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