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Hilltoppers put three on DJ diamond squad

Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO – Three of the 10 young men named to the Daily Journal Area Baseball team are from Houston. And only one of that trio is a senior. Hilltoppers Luke Hancock, Denver McQuary and Tanner Smith were named to the prestigious Daily Journal diamond squad and join a bevy of […]

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Houlka man pleads in letter-powder case

Special to the Chickasaw Journal PONTOTOC – A Houlka man who was indicted by a Pontotoc County grand jury in May 2014 on a charge of false representation of exposure to a harmful bio substance has pled guilty to that charge and has been sentenced. Bobby Carl Hill, 72, of Houlka, pled guilty to the […]

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“Topper Pride!”

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Every little girl dreams of being a cheerleader at some point in her life and more than 70 girls had part of that dream come true last week. The Houston High School Cheerleaders held their annual summer camp at Houston Middle School with youngster learning cheers, chants and […]

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Being a good neighbor in Houston

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Being a good neighbor has a place in the business community and Franklin Corporation is taking the lead in providing a green workplace both inside and outside its buildings. And that perspective starts on the grounds of the furniture factory in north Houston and continues to the production […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: Life is all about positioning

Good fishing requires positioning. Baiting your hook and dropping it in a place where there are fish is a start to successful fishing. A salesman needs prospects and attitude. One shoe salesman was sent to Africa and called home crying, “Get me out of here! Nobody wears shoes!” Another salesman was sent and called back […]

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Marshall County manhunt seeks suspect in two homicides

By William Moore Daily Journal   HOLLY SPRINGS – More than three dozen law enforcement officers have descended on Marshall County after the bodies of two men were found Friday morning. “It started around 7 a.m. when we found the body of a white male on Union Valley Road in the Marianna community in west […]

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Authorities upgrade charges to murder

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A Nettleton man saw charges of aggravated assault upgraded to murder Tuesday, June 21, after the man he allegedly hurt died of injuries sustained in a May altercation. Terry Joe Hill, Jr., 33, of Nettleton, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault on Johnny Huffman following an incident […]

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Stumpwater headlines Homecoming

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – They played this town years ago and they take the stage Saturday night to once again wow the crowd with tunes and music the community knows. Stumpwater is the headline act for Homecoming 2016 and brings their style of Southern rock-n-roll to downtown Houston on a day that […]

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Walker wins at Old Waverly

By Kyle Alford Special to the Chickasaw Journal WEST POINT – Brandon Walker of Vardaman won the Coke Junior Golf stop at Old Waverly Golf Course with a scorecard playoff on Monday. Walker’s score of 71 tied Hunter Atkins for first place in the boys 16-18 age division, but Walker’s back nine finished ahead of […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A quick look around town

We repeatedly have people tell us nothing ever happens in Houston. Well, they obviously don’t read the Chickasaw Journal! We’ve got a lot going on around here – some of it old news, some of it current and some of it deals with plans for the future. Let’s take a quick look around town. Tourism […]

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Museum marks third phase construction

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It’s easy for government to give money to those who prove they can do something with it. The Chickasaw County Heritage Museum received a ceremonial check for $100,000 Saturday to build its third building that will house a genealogical library and store artifacts and memorabilia. “We are so […]

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EDITORIAL: Lines of Liberty

“When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the […]

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