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Flywheel Festival seeks vendors

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It’s the premier fall festival in Houston with good food, good crafts, and good entertainment drawing a crowd to the Flywheel Festival each year. Event organizers saw record crowds of more than 4,000 people pack Joe Brigance Park for two days of food, fun and entertainment two years […]

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

In an effort to increase public awareness of local issues, the Chickasaw journal is pleased to publish a list of local government meeting times and places. All listed meetings are open to public viewing, although public participation may require advance notice. Houston Board of Aldermen • First Tuesday of month. • City Hall in Houston […]

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SONNY SCOTT: Migrants jump out of the melting pot

All this reminds me of the small girl who said, “Mother, you know that beautiful jug you said had been handed down to us from generation to generation?” Mother replied, “Yes, Ann, what of it?” And Ann answered solemnly, “This generation dropped it.” – Attributed to Herbert C. Hoover. One of the things that a […]

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Work set for Tanglefoot pathway

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Work will soon begin on a pathway from where the Tanglefoot Trail crosses Highway 8 to Downtown Houston. Chickasaw County Road Manager Kenneth Funderburk briefed Supervisors last week saying the details have been worked out with the Chickasaw Development Foundation, Mississippi Department of Transportation and the county. “We’ve […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A quick look around town

Have you noticed something missing in Houston? The Courthouse Clock is not working and not chiming the hour, as it has for more than 50 years. It seems something has broken, the folks who normal fix those kinds of things are no longer around and new courthouse clock repairmen are hard to find. When we […]

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Lady Hilltoppers struggle at plate

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was a tough night for the Houston Lady Hilltoppers on Tuesday as they took the field to face the Amory Panthers in slow pitch softball action. After the Lady Panthers got off to a quick start offensively, the Lady Toppers could not get their […]

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MBN makes drug arrest

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   A second traffic stop in two days has resulted in the arrest of a local man on drug charges. On Tuesday Aug. 24, 2016 Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Agents and deputies with the Chickasaw County Sheriff Department made a traffic stop on Gary Sullivan on CR 413 […]

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County fire ratings drop

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Volunteer fire departments do more than squirt water and respond to auto accidents, they reduce insurance premiums in their district. Several Chickasaw County volunteer fire departments have received new rating from the state rating bureau and homeowners in those district now qualify for reduced insurance premiums. “This is […]

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Okolona offense tramples Nettleton

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal NETTLETON – In the preseason, Okolona head coach Jack Clark said he thought this may be his best Okolona Chieftains team he has had in his time as head coach. He may be right. In the season opener Aug. 19, the Chieftains traveled to Nettleton to face […]

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EDITORIAL: Calling for help

There have been several stories in your Chickasaw Journal over the past few weeks reporting on crime. Shootings in this community are pretty rare, but a shooting in Thorn and a shooting on North Starkville Road concern us. In the Thorn shooting the victim gave a vague description and no arrest has been made. In […]

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Man arrested on drug charges

A traffic stop has led to the arrest of a man on drug charges. The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department made a traffic stop on Tuesday Aug. 23, 2016, and arrested Adrian Shoemaker on CR 116 in Chickasaw County. Deputies recovered methamphetamine (ICE) from Shoemaker. Adrian Shoemaker was charged with possession of controlled substance – methamphetamine. […]

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Crime victims get $3.7 million in compensation

        Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON- Attorney General Jim Hood has announced that innocent victims of violent crime in Mississippi received more than $3.7 million in fiscal 2016 to help pay for medical treatment and other expenses. The Crime Victim Compensation program, administered by the Attorney General’s Office, distributed $3,747,754.61 […]

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Sheriff seeks info in cemetery vandalism

            Special to the Chickasaw Journal VAN VLEET – Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department needs your help to arrest the person or persons responsible for the vandalism of a cemetery earlier this month. The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the vandalism of Asbury Cemetery in Van Vleet. The incident is […]

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Houlka offers dual credit with ICC

                  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – You take one class at Houlka High School and get both high school and college credit, and its one of the best deals in the world for college-bound kids. At their August meeting, Chickasaw County […]

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