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Authorities seek suspects in two shootings

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Both the Houston Police Department and Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department found themselves investigating separate shooting over the weekend. The first occurred about noon Sunday on Airport Road in front of Chickasaw Village with police still looking for the alleged shooter. “We are looking for Cynthia Ellis, 25, […]

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Getting a good start at school

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Families with children entering kindergarten through sixth grade were invited to a United Way Back 2 School Resource Fair at the Houston High School gym on Saturday, July 16 with hundreds showing up for the annual event. This was the third year that United Way has partnered with […]

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Sundancer crosses 2016 Solar Car Challenge finish line

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Sundancer crossed the finish line Saturday one minute before the race deadline and was the only car in the race to travel all the miles in the 2016 Solar Car Challenge under the time allotted. Sundancer, the Houston Solar Car, has unofficially won the Solar […]

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Houston, Houlka, Okolona districts get “C”

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – School district across Chickasaw County were rated “C” in a new set of scores released last week by the Mississippi Department of Education. The annual letter-grade scores are a critical test for how well districts and individual schools are educating students and are based on the state’s accountability […]

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Okolona bank robbed, suspects being sought

  Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Renasant Bank south of town was robbed Tuesday morning and authorities are searching for the suspects. The suspects, two black males dressed in black with hoodies and blue bandannas over their faces, entered the bank about 10:21 a.m. and demanded cash. Tellers complied and the robbers left the bank […]

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Inmate dies in cell at Chickasaw jail following arrest

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A man arrested Monday night was found dead in his cell at the Chickasaw County Jail Tuesday morning. Chickasaw County Sheriff James Meyers said the man was found unresponsive during a morning breakfast call between 5:30 and 5:45 a.m. today. He said the name of the man is […]

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Chickasaw consolidation panel meeting set

Associated Press JACKSON – Commissions on consolidating school districts in Chickasaw County and Lumberton will start this week. A panel examining Chickasaw County, Houston and Okolona districts will meet Wednesday in Houlka. Lawmakers decided not to order those three districts’ consolidation, instead requiring a study with possible future action. A panel that will decide how […]

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Houston passes tourism tax

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Initial election results Tuesday night indicate a tourism tax vote has passed by a roughly 50-vote margin. Houston voters cast 435 ballots for the proposed 2-percent tax and 196 voted against it for a 68.93-percent margin for the measure. The revenue referendum needed 60-percent approval to pass. […]

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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 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 at a […]

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Museum to honor state legislators

Special to the Chickasaw Journal. HOUSTON – Remembering those interesting and historic people who made things happen in this community is one of the goals of the Chickasaw County Heritage Museum. And with that in mind, the Chickasaw County Genealogical and Historical Society is inviting the public to attend an open house at the Chickasaw […]

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4-H Riding & Roping

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Zack Edington, 11, and his horse Cupcake, work to secure his stock at the 4-H District Horse Show held at the Chickasaw County Agri Center Saturday, June 4. Edington, the son of Larry and Jessie Edington, of Chickasaw County, was one of more than 200 people in town for the […]

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Early voting abuse concerns Secretary of State, lawmakers

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi lawmakers this year rejected a proposal to stop making liars of their fellow citizens, at least when it comes to early voting. Current state law allows any registered voter who is disabled or at least 65 years old to cast an absentee ballot before election day. […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: The best we can produce

Hundreds of our young men and women from Houston, Okolona, Houlka, Hebron and Vardaman graduated from high school this month. They lined up in their caps and gown and strolled across the stage to pick up their high school diploma as their full name was called over the public address system. While parents and grandparents […]

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EDITORIAL: Hot corners

  Having a corner location for your business, office or company has always been a smart way to make money. The concept is higher visibility and traffic-count make for more customers walking in your door. And every businessman knows you can’t make a sale until they find your business. In urban development circles they are […]

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