Tag Archives | Chickasaw County

FLOYD INGRAM: Spring, headlines, our Superbowl

Jonquils are blooming on Martin Drive in Houston. I also went down to Morris Grocery in south America and watched a ground hog dig around in a cage looking for something to eat. I also watched a group of old men dig around in the dirt with the toe of their shoe and then go […]

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NMMC Mentorship Academy seeks applicants

TUPELO – North Mississippi Medical Center will host a Mentorship Academy for area high school students Feb. 7-March 23. Mentorship Academy will meet from 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays and from 2-5:30 p.m. Thursdays for six weeks. Tuesdays will be class lecture, and Thursdays will feature guest speakers, life skills and job shadowing. Participants will be provided […]

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Spring is on the way!

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal ANCHOR – Forecasting the weather is a delicate science in Chickasaw County and the county’s official ground hog says Spring is on the way. The Old Folks Loafing Shed at Morris Grocery on Highway 15 South of Houston hosted the 8th Annual Groundhog Day forecast with a new ground hog […]

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Houston Tourism Committee seeks grant

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Putting local dollars with state dollars to improve the gateway to the Tanglefoot Trail is the first proposal for the Houston Tourism Committee. The committee met last week and voted to ask the city to seek a grant that will see Houston allocate $20,000 and get an additional […]

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EDITORIAL: Make the call

Headlines out of Jackson often make us wonder what is exactly going on at the Capitol and what the future holds for Mississippi. Budget cuts for the Mississippi Department of Transportation, budget cuts for education, passage of a lottery bill, the loss of civil service protection for state employees and the flap over the stars-and-bars […]

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Chieftains dominate Calhoun City

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Earlier this season the Calhoun City Wildcats and the Okolona Chieftains met on the hardwood for one of the season’s best games. As Okolona hosted Calhoun City on Friday night, the Chieftains looked to move to 2-0 against the Wildcats on the year and solidify […]

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Wildcats take two conference wins

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – With the season winding down, building and sustaining momentum heading into the playoffs is of the utmost importance. And although both teams started slow against the Lions, both the Lady Wildcats and the Wildcats picked up the pace and cruised to two conference wins for […]

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MHP investigating pedestrian death

Special to the Chickasaw Journal CALHOUN CITY – The Mississippi Highway Patrol is still investigating the death of a Bruce man who was hit by a car on a rural highway Friday night, Jan. 27. According to MHP Master Sgt. Criss Turnipseed, troopers were called to Highway 9, just north of Calhoun City around 9:15 […]

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OHS names first semester honor roll

Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Okolona School District Superintendent Dexter Green and Okolona High School Principal Christoper Hill have released their respective lists for the 2016-17 First Semester. Students named to the Superintendent’s List scored 90 or above and received all “A’s” on their first nine week report card. Students on the Principal’s […]

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HUES names nine week honor roll

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Houston School District Superintendent Tony Cook and Houston Upper Elementary School Principal Trevor Hampton have released their respective lists for the 2016-17 Second Nine Weeks grading period. Students named to the Superintendent’s List scored 93 or above and received all “A’s” on their second nine week report card. […]

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OHS names nine week honor roll

Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Okolona School District Superintendent Dexter Green and Okolona High School Principal Christoper Hill have released their respective lists for the 2016-17 Second Nine Weeks grading period. Students named to the Superintendent’s List scored 90 or above and received all “A’s” on their first nine week report card. Students […]

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HHS names nine week scholars

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Houston School District Superintendent Tony Cook and Houston High School Principal Jason Cook have released their respective lists for the 2016-17 Second Nine Weeks grading period. Students named to the Superintendent’s List scored 90 or above and received all “A’s” on their second nine week report card. Students […]

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HLES names nine week honor roll

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Houston School District Superintendent Tony Cook and Houston Lower Elementary School Principal Robert Winters have released their respective lists for the 2016-17 Second Nine Weeks grading period. Students named to the Superintendent’s List scored 93 or above and received all “A’s” on their second nine week report card. […]

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Okolona police to attend training

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – There are simple ways for police to do their job effectively and keep cities from being sued. The Okolona Mayor and City Council will pay for officers to receive training on ways to do their job without exposing the city to unnecessary legal problems and […]

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