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Spring is a time to grow

We think that also applies to local businesses, industry and service professions in Chickasaw County. We at the Chickasaw Journal are quick to point out we don’t have the expertise, data or credentials to say exactly what you need to make your business grow or when you should hire employees – but we would like […]

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Houston loses to Kosciusko

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Scott Gann wants to be Number 1 and taught his Hilltoppers how much you have to be willing to give to get there. Houston had a slim one run lead over Koscuisko going into the seventh inning Thursday night with strikeout-king Tanner Smith on the mound. The Toppers […]

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Local named to Journal All-Area

By Gene Phelps and Floyd Ingram Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Chickasaw County didn’t have any area basketball players make the Daily Journal All-Area team. But Chickasaw County did have three look hoop stars who are juniors make the second team squad. And with another year of ball to play they have already […]

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From desperation to District

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – After a tough loss on Tuesday the Houston Lady Hilltoppers looked to rebound with a win at home against the Amory Lady Panthers. After facing some adversity early in the game, the Lady Toppers put it together in the bottom of the seventh to clinch […]

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Court denies Calhoun County man’s appeal

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – A Derma man will spend the rest of his life in prison after the Mississippi Court of Appeals denied his request for relief. In December 2014, Aaron Patane waived indictment, pleaded guilty to sexual battery and was sentenced to life in prison. In exchange, the state dropped […]

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ICC to host induction ceremony

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Itawamba Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapters will induct new members in a formal ceremony at 6 p.m., Mar. 30, at the Multi-Purpose Building on the Tupelo Campus. Inductees for the Upsilon Sigma (Fulton) and Beta Tau Sigma (Tupelo) chapters include Aberdeen – Morgan Barrett, Megan Fair, Amyah Lee, Madison […]

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HLES names nine week honor roll

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Houston School District Superintendent Tony Cook and Houston Lower Elementary School Principal KaTonya Gathings have released their respective lists for the 2015-16 school year grading period. Students named to the Superintendent’s List scored 93 or above and received all “A’s” on their year end Fourth Nine Weeks report […]

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Okolona tightens city policies

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Okolona’s mayor and City Council members took steps to insure that Okolona Electric System customers aren’t scammed by bogus bill collectors, and required that an uncertified police officer must have a certified officer with him when issuing citations.   In other action, the mayor and […]

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Locals to play concert at ICC

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Itawamba Community College will present a small ensemble concert at 6:30 p.m., Apr. 20, at the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium on the Fulton Campus. The concert will feature the steel band, saxophone quartet and brass ensemble. Members of Rush Hour are Brett Causey of Clinton, Chelsie Jones of […]

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Family Resource Center offers services

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Family Resource Center of Northeast Mississippi offers classes weekly at the Tupelo center on Magazine Street. Classes are free and potential attendees are urged to call (662) 844-0013 for details. Services offered are: • Positive Youth Development for teens is offered at 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Focuses on self-respect, […]

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HUES names nine week honor roll

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Houston School District Superintendent Tony Cook and Houston Upper Elementary School Principal Trevor Hampton have released their respective lists for the 2017-18 Third Nine Weeks grading period. Students named to the Superintendent’s List scored 93 or above and received all “A’s” on their second nine week report card. […]

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Signs are illegal in rights-of-way

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) reminds political candidates and vendors that campaign signs and sale signs are not permitted on state highway right-of-way. To maintain traffic safety, the following rules govern the placement of signs: According to the Mississippi Code of 1972, it is illegal to place […]

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Maben woman charged with drugs, counterfeit money

Special to the Chickasaw Journal 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 […]

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Jeff Davis, Mary Crawford records set

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – Two state lake record fish have been caught on Lake Jeff Davis and Lake Mary Crawford. On March 21, a new Lake Jeff Davis record largemouth bass was caught by Randy Rushing of Osyka. The bass weighed 12.6-pounds and topped the previous record of 11.6-pounds caught earlier this […]

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