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Prescribed burn scheduled along Trace this weekend

Daily Journal A prescribed burn is scheduled along the Natchez Trace Parkway in Chickasaw County this weekend. The fire will be at Hernando de Soto today and Saturday, between mile markers 243.2 and 245.9. The burn will help reduce hazardous fuel loadings and restore open woodlands that were historically present. There are no closures anticipated […]

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May named Miss Maroon and White

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Junior Molly K. May, center, was crowned Miss Maroon & White for 2016 during a Thursday, March 10 campus program at Mississippi State. May is a communication/public relations major from Houston and a graduate of Houston High School. She is the daughter of Debra May and Glen Bingham Also selected […]

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EDITORIAL: Public trust

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” First Amendment to the United States Constitution. It is the […]

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Chickasaw picks Trump, Clinton, Kelly

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Voter turnout for the Chickasaw County Presidential Primary election last week was modest, but nothing to write home about. The county saw 3,888 votes cast in the Tuesday, March 8 primary election with voters picking Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald J. Trump for president and Trent Kelly […]

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McCullough to address MSU manufacturing summit at Franklin Institute

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Former Tupelo mayor and Tennessee Valley Authority Mississippi Chairman Glen McCullough – now the executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority – is the keynote speaker at today’s sixth annual Manufacturing Summit. McCullough will speak about his vision for the future of MDA and give a current update on the agency. […]

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Senate gasoline tax vote slated for Tuesday morning

  By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Senate Transportation Committee is scheduled to vote this morning on a proposal that would increase the tax on motor fuel about 12 cents per gallon (at today’s prices) to fund road and bridge repairs throughout the state. Senate Transportation Chairman Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland, presented […]

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Wildcats struggle in land of giants

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Quite simply, Houlka could not see the backboard Monday for the trees. West Lowndes used its superior height and power inside to pound the Wildcats into submission and claim a 70-55 victory in the MHSAA Class 1A state tournament semifinals. JaQuante Bell, at 6-foot-5, and TyShun Spencer, at […]

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Former Houlka city clerk indicted

JACKSON – Agents from the State Auditor’s office arrested Twilla “Gay” Williams and charged her with stealing city funds. Williams, 49, was arrested Thursday, charged with embezzlement and booked into the Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility. After her initial appearance in court, she was released on bond. According to the indictment handed down recently by […]

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EDITORIAL: A debt owed us

  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 […]

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Feds arrest 12 in four counties

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   CHICKASAW COUNTY – Federal, state and local authorities executed search warrents and made arrests Tuesday on people living in Chickasaw, Calhoun, Clay, Pontotoc a variety of drug charges related to an alleged methamphetamine ring. The indictment came out of U.S. District Court in Oxford and named […]

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Schools in Chickasaw County face potential consolidation

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – A bill that proposes consolidation of the Houston, Chickasaw County and Okolona school districts has reached the House Education Committee in the Legislature. The bill would combine nine schools – Houlka Attendance Center, Houston High School, Houston Lower Elementary, Houston Upper Elementary, Houston Middle School, Houston Vocational […]

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Griggs files suit against county

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   CHICKASAW COUNTY – Lamon Griggs believes he was fired from his job because he would not drop out of the race for Chickasaw County Sheriff and has filed a lawsuit against the county. Griggs served as Solid Waste officer and grant writer for Chickasaw County until September […]

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EDITORIAL: Sweeping our community

      This week’s Chickasaw Journal contains news about a major drug sweep on the regional level that reached into Chickasaw County. It is the first major, regional, significant bust in this community in several years. There is a new Sheriff in town and while he was not directly involved in this investigation, he […]

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Local agencies, individuals, officers honored by Crime Stoppers

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal TUPELO – Police, community and media working together can stop crime. Crime Stoppers of Northeast Mississippi celebrated its 10th Anniversary Wednesday and honored law officers, media and the members of the community at its annual awards banquet. And Chickasaw County was honored with multiple awards. “We’ve been doing this […]

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