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ICC hosts Most Beautiful pageant

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Approximately 40 contestants competed for the title of Most Beautiful 2017 at Itawamba Community College during the annual pageant, Feb. 27, at the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium on the Fulton Campus. They included local students: Amory – Hannah Schmoock, Jada Standifer. Columbus – Miaya Richardson. Eupora – Kiajah […]

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Consolidation bill passes House

By Bobby Harrison Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Mississippi House, by a 62-43 vote, sent back to the Senate on Tuesday, March 7, legislation to merge three Chickasaw County school districts – Houston, Okolona and Chickasaw. Earlier this session the Senate passed a bill to merge Chickasaw and Houston, but to exclude […]

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Clay County investigating double homicide

By William Moore Daily Journal WEST POINT – Authorities are investigating the apparent shooting death of a Tupelo couple in rural Clay County. Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said a pair of 911 callers around 4 p.m. Tuesday reported a suspicious vehicle on the west end of Dixie Road. Deputies found the bodies of a […]

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Public trust

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” First Amendment to the United States Constitution. It is the […]

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Houston falls to Saltillo

Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – After a close victory over Louisville on Tuesday night, the Houston Hilltoppers were back on the diamond on Thursday night March 9 to take on Saltillo. And after the Toppers fell behind early, they were unable to take the lead against the Tigers and were defeated […]

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Wildcats stopped by Ashland

By Blake Morgan Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Ashland Blue Devils were determined to get back into the state championship game after winning it all last year, and the Houlka Wildcats were the last team left in the way of Ashland’s goal. It did not go well for Houlka as Ashland stopped […]

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Toppers hang tough

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – With basketball season in the books, it’s time for baseball in Houston. As the Hilltoppers took to the field on a chilly Tuesday night March 7, they hosted division foe Louisville. And in a game that got tense late, the Hilltoppers defeated the Wildcats 7-6. […]

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Clay County investigating double murder on Dixie Road

Special to the Chickasaw Journal WEST POINT – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a pair of deaths Tuesday afternoon in the western part of the county. Officials were called out to a Dixie Road residence about a mile from the Webster County line Sparta around 4:30 p.m. Details were still sketchy Tuesday evening as […]

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Chieftains see big lead evaporate

By Gene Phelps Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – Arteria Clifton, his eyes bright red, tried to put a positive spin on Tuesday’s 66-64 loss to Coahoma County in the semifinals of the MHSAA Class 2A State Tournament semifinals. “We’re going to get right back in the gym and get after it,” Clifton said, […]

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HUES names Students of the Week

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The following children were chosen Student of the Week at Houston Upper Elementary School for Feb. 27 through March 3, 2017. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name. Third Grade Brock- Jake Norman McFarland- Ella Frances Martin Moss- Brady Cook Newell- Titus Tumblin Rimmer- […]

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TEACHER OF THE WEEK: Josh Hathcock

School: Houston High School Name: Josh Hathcock Graduated: from Hebron Christian School in 2000 Residence: Houston. Occupation: Human A&P Teacher; Youth and Children’s Minister of Arbor Grove Baptist Church Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Biological Sciences; Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership Family: Son of Barry and Beth Hathcock; Married to Crissy Hathcock; Father […]

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