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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
- Houlka buys body cams for PD August 24, 2016
- Work set for Tanglefoot pathway August 26, 2016
- SONNY SCOTT: Migrants jump out of the melting pot August 27, 2016
- FOOTBALL SCORES: Week 2 August 27, 2016
- LOCAL GOVERNMENT MEETINGS August 27, 2016
- Armyworms spotted in local fields August 30, 2016
- Money would fix city’s aging pipes August 29, 2016
- Political Season August 29, 2016
- Cowboys’ veterans big fans of Prescott August 28, 2016
- Flywheel Festival seeks vendors August 28, 2016
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