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Jeff Davis, Mary Crawford records set

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – Two state lake record fish have been caught on Lake Jeff Davis and Lake Mary Crawford. On March 21, a new Lake Jeff Davis record largemouth bass was caught by Randy Rushing of Osyka. The bass weighed 12.6-pounds and topped the previous record of 11.6-pounds caught earlier this […]

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SENIOR SEASON 2017

There are 113 seniors in the Houston High School Senior Class of 2017 and they gathered on the Courthouse step prior to the Saturday, April 8, 2017 Senior Prom for smiles and lots of photos. Graduation at Houston High School is set for Thursday night May 18, at Topper Field.

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HUES names Students of the Week

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON — The following children were chosen Student of the Week at Houston Upper Elementary School for March 27, through March 31, 2017. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name. Third Grade Brock- Cara Pearson McFarland- Mairee Virges Moss- Mykel Johnson Newell- Corionna Thompson Rimmer- Ryan […]

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SPORTS ROUNDUP: Bruce loses Chandler to Grenada

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Ken Chandler has resigned as head football coach at Bruce High School after one season to become the offensive coordinator at Kirk Academy in Grenada. Chandler said the move enabled him to “re-retire” from the public schools. He retired in 2013 from Winona High to become coach at Winona Academy […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Easter is always Good News

I’m not a preacher, but being a Son of the South and raised in a Christian home, I get excited about Easter. The boys get two days off at school, there will be food and family and I will listen to people tell of the greatest news event, ever. The boys have gotten a little […]

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Local volunteers certified as disaster chainsaw team.

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Anyone in Mississippi can probably run a chainsaw and saw down a tree, but not everyone can do it safely. Mississippi Baptist Disaster Relief held a chainsaw safety class at Parkway Baptist Church Saturday, with over 50 men and women from across Northeast Mississippi trained and certified as […]

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EDITORIAL: Who deserves your vote?

There are 18 days until you quietly walk into a voting booth and select your city leaders for the next four years. We hope you have already studied the candidates, pondered your decision and will wisely and confidently walk into the voting booth on Tuesday, May 2, and make the right choice. Houston, Okolona, Houlka […]

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2017 CITY

CANDIDATES This is a paid political announcement which is intended as a public service for the voters of Chickasaw County. It has been submitted to and approved by each political candidate listed below or by the candidate’s campaign manager. This listing is not intended to suggest or imply that these are the only candidates for […]

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Walk-A-Weigh

Special to the Chickasaw Journal The Center for Disease Control says the average American needs to lose 20 pound and the numbers are even higher on those who need to start some type of exercise. The Chickasaw County Extension Service is hosting Walk-A-Weigh, a program designed to help the community live a healthier lifestyle. And […]

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Houlka eyes water bill policy

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – At a special meeting Feb. 21 Houlka aldermen decided to leave the town’s water cut-off policy unchanged. At the Feb. 21 meeting, aldermen decided to stick with a water system policy in place since last October. No vote was taken. That policy lets Houlka cut […]

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Teacher of the Week

School: Houston Middle School Name: Danna Harrell Age: I graduated from Houston High School in 1978. (34th year teaching) 🙂 Occupation: Librarian Education: Ole Miss graduate – I have a degree in Elementary Education(K-8) as well as a Library Media degree(K-12) Community Activities: Sunday school teacher at the First Baptist Church; member of the PBIS […]

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County weighs road paving project

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Chickasaw County is one step closer to paving a road for a local landowner, if everyone can agree on a price. Thomas Barnett, owner of Stinkin’ Jim’s Campground and Horse Ranch, approached the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors in January seeking to get his road paved and said […]

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ICC Adult Learners named

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Recipients of Adult Learner Incentive scholarships at Itawamba Community College for the 2017 spring semester include several area students.             They are:             Aberdeen – O’Brian McGee;             Amory – Kasietta Ezell, Angela Long, Charlotte Rooks;             Bruce – Stacey Plunk;             Calhoun City – Joshua Blakeney;             Ecru – […]

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Hilltoppers win key district game with Caledonia.

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was Senior Night on Friday night in Houston as the Toppers looked to complete the series sweep over Caledonia. And seniors Tanner Smith and Layton Burdine didn’t disappoing. Thanks to a key hit by Burdine and a dominant performance on the mound by Smith, […]

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