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Okolona debuts new football field

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA — Okolona High School celebrated playing its first football game at the new Faulkner-Bowen football field located on Laster Drive Friday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m., against Caledonia High School. The kickoff ended decades of Okolona High School playing football games at Wilson Park, said Okolona […]

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Houlka reviewing bids for new school

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Eight bids remain under advisement from companies wanting to build a new school for the Chickasaw County School District to replace one destroyed by fire in 2014. The bids were originally opened reviewed and then taken under advisement at the Chickasaw County School Board meeting […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Change is news

Everybody is for progress but nobody is for change. That’s one of my favorite saying and it defines several issues you will find discussed in today’s paper. Countywide school consolidation, city/county road repair projects, combining our two courthouses and building a brand new school in Houlka are stories all found on Page One of today’s […]

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MINNIE JO HILL: Sixteenth LIFE CHAIN set

Dear Editor, I am writing to announce the 16th annual observance of LIFE CHAIN to be held on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 2 to 3 p.m. We will begin at the southwest corner of the Houston Court House lawn and spread east and north from there, standing 8- to 10-feet apart. We will be part […]

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BETTY BRAND: Cemetery need work

Dear Editor, On Sept. 3, we drove through the Houston Cemetery. I am humiliated, disgusted, embarrassed and hurt because of the condition of this place. There is NO excuse for this. The grass was cut on the front only. It looked as if a ten year old had run the lawn mower. There was no […]

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BETTY ATKINSON: Celebrate Constitution Week

Dear Editor, America is celebrating the 229th anniversary of its most notable political accomplishment – the framing of the Constitution. The 55 delegates to the Constitution Convention in Philadelphia began their work in May of 1787 and completed in four months later on Sept. 17. The United States of America functions as a Republic, under […]

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“Let’s consolidate the courthouses?”

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – At Friday’s budget hearing Betty Atkinson asked why supervisors didn’t consider consolidating its courthouses in Okolona and Houston, cut costs and reduce taxes. “I understand we pay $850 a month in rent and maintenance and expenses to that building cost us about $20,000 total a year,” said Atkinson. […]

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County approves $14.42 million budget

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – There are no across the board raises, the sheriff didn’t get all he wanted, election and tax collection services saw cuts and there will be no tax increase for 2017. The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to approve a $14,426,440 budget for roads, departments and county […]

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Confederates spoil Chieftains home opener

Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Friday night was a special night in Okolona as the Chieftains opened their new field, hosting Caledonia Confederates. Unfortunately, even with a furious second half rally, the Chieftains were unable to come back from an early deficit and were defeated by the Confederates 30-16. The Chieftains […]

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Lady Topper nip Caledonia

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was their tournament and the Lady Hilltoppers jumped out early, lost the lead and then came back to win. Houston defeated Caledonia Saturday morning in the Houston Softball Tournament in a game that saw the Lady Hilltoppers play strong, handle adversity and get the job done. “We […]

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Complete game victory

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CUMBERLAND – The offense scored points, the defense hit hard and the kicking game was perfect as Houston defeated a good football team Friday night. The Hilltoppers were playing an undefeated East Webster team, that traditionally scores lots of points and tends to shutdown their opponents, but Houston came out […]

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Consolidation Commission hits impasse

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Chickasaw County Consolidation Commission has scrapped a plan they voted on to elect a consolidated school board and will let the Mississippi Legislature set up how that board is elected. The ten member board voted in June to ask Houston, Okolona and Houlka school district voters to […]

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EDITORIAL: Collecting Fines

Most of us have probably “run afoul of the law” and been given a citation that we were required to pay or hauled into court and justice served with a more hefty fee and fine. The good folks of this world, admit their blunder, promise the judge they will be more careful and pay their […]

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PREP POLL: Houston reappears in 4A ranks

Associated Press Here are Mississippi’s top high school football teams in each class as selected by a panel of Associated Press state sports writers. CLASS OVERALL School W-L Pts Prv 1. Clinton (14) (4-0) 148 1 2. Starkville (3-0) 122 3 3. Warren Central (4-0) 100 T5 4. Tupelo (4-0) 66 NR 5. West Point […]

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