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JASON BROOKS: CDF thanks picnic area donors

      Dear Editor, The CDF (Chickasaw Development Foundation) presented a plan to the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors seeking permission to install picnic areas on the square. They quickly approved the project and CDF members began seeking donations from the public to make the project possible. Within 24 hours of project approval, CDF […]

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MDOT moves forward with Hwy. 15 work

          Special to the Chickasaw Journal   The Mississippi Department of Transportation began a pair of maintenance projects in Pontotoc and Union Counties on Monday, Aug. 15. The project in Pontotoc County will be a mill and overlay of approximately 10 miles of State Route 15, from the Chickasaw County line […]

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Okolona woman rediscovers her voice

                By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal   TUPELO – Virginia Miller knows what it’s like to lift up a joyful noise. “I usually didn’t have the hairs on my arms raise up until I finished singing,” the 69-year-old Okolona resident said. “I thought of it as God […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: Carelessness has consequences, usually

      When I was sixteen years old I drove my old 64 Chevelle about 70 mph to school one morning and ended up over a steep bank which resulted in a two week hospital stay. I am fortunate I lived. I was young and careless. Most of us have been young and careless. […]

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FOOTBALL SCORES: Week One

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   It’s the first week of high school football in Northeast Mississippi and the Chickasaw Journal will post scores weekly on area and statewide football teams. Pick up a copy of this week’s Chickasaw Journal to get local game stories, photos and scores.   AREA SCHOOLS FRIDAY Corinth 35, Aberdeen […]

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Mantee woman charged with feed store burglary

                Special to the Chickasaw Journal PONTOTOC – A Colorado man and his female companion from the United Kingdom were arrested last week and charged with burglarizing Moore’s Feed Store on Highway 15 South in Pontotoc. Pontotoc Police Chief Randy Tutor identified the two arrested as Jessie W. […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Supporting the home team

    As I have said before, football is not my favorite game to play or to cover. Football hurts as a player, they play outside in the cold and rain as a reporter. And football is a game of emotion. It’s the only sport where I’ve seen high school boys – no high school […]

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GAME DAY: Houston at Pontotoc

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal The Pontotoc Warriors went 60 yards down the field with about a minute left to play and scored the game-winning touchdown last Friday in their jamboree against Caledonia. It was at that moment second-year head coach Jeff Carter knew his offense and defense had the potential to be something special. […]

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Houlka to take bids for new school

      By Hank Weisner Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Things are moving toward the construction of a new school in Houlka with trustees slated to open bids Aug. 25 to replace the building that burned June 30, 2014. Trustees will open bids from contractors and construction companies at 2 p.m. that Thursday. Trustees, their […]

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Ching named Hinds CC Scholar

  RAYMOND — David Ching II of Houston has been named a Hinds Community College Deans’ Scholar for the Spring 2016 semester. Deans’ Scholars are those students with a cumulative 3.5 to 3.9 grade point average. Ching was a May graduate of Hinds. As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution […]

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HIGH SCHOOL PREVIEW: Houston at Pontotoc

Houston at Pontotoc THE PLAYERS Houston: QB Urriah Shephard is a dual threat who accounted for over 3,000 total yards and 18 touchdowns. … Jalen May scored 8 touchdowns playing RB and WR. … Shun Elcholes will anchor the OL. … LB Tanner Bullock recorded 170 tackles to lead the defense. … NG Johnta Walker stands […]

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Houston jams at Jamboree

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – It doesn’t count, but don’t tell that to the fans, coaches or Hilltoppers football players who claimed a 27-10 score over the Pontotoc Cougars Friday night in the Pontotoc Jamboree. Houston apparently has a more seasoned offense than expected and the other surprise is […]

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School board qualifying begins

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The country will elect a president, the state will elect representatives and local school boards will elect trustees. Qualifying for school boards in Houston, Okolona and Houlka has begun and Chickasaw County Circuit Clerk Cassandra Pulliam said prospective candidates have until Sept. 9 to qualify. “Registering […]

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EDITORIAL: Poor graduation rates

  This newspaper strives very hard to present our community in a positive light, but drop-out numbers at local schools have us very concerned. Yes, this paper has been filled with the photos and stories of those who have proudly taken part in graduation ceremonies over the past two weeks. We wish we could have […]

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