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Houston considers summer street projects

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The city was pleased with a recent project that resurfaced Stacie Street and aldermen have been asked to consider a list for work this summer. Houston Mayor Stacey Parker asked aldermen to start thinking about streets in their wards that need work and to have that list ready […]

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POLICE ROUNDUP: Store robbed, woman dies in fire, Alcorn sheriff convicted

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Police are questioning one man and seeking others after the Sprint Mart on Highway 8 East was robbed Sunday night. Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles said two black males, dressed in black, entered the Sprint Mart about 9:20 Sunday night and jumped a female employee working in the […]

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Okolona tops Toppers

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was an intense night on the hardwood as the Okolona Chieftains traveled the short distance to Houston to face the Hilltoppers. In the first game the Lady Toppers were able to control the game and defeat the Lady Chieftains 72-12, but in the nightcap, […]

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Burn ban still in effect

HOUSTON – Despite rain last week and a forecast for rain Wednesday a burn ban remains in effect for most of Mississippi, including Chickasaw County. “Most people don’t realize how much of a rainfall deficit we have,” said Brighton Forester, Mississippi Forestry Commission public relations director. “While there is some more rain in the forecast […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: Stereotyping is never a good idea We often hear about the crimes and homicides that take place in Chicago and in particular the south side of Chicago. The murder and overall crime rate is frightening. I wouldn’t want to walk around the streets of Roseland, Englewood or a number of Chicago neighborhoods at […]

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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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ABC agents make alcohol bust, two drug arrests

Agents with the Mississippi Alcohol Beverage Control and local law enforcement arrested two men last week for possession of alcohol in a dry county. On Friday Aug. 19, 2016 agents with ABC and Chickasaw County Sheriff Department executed two search warrants in Chickasaw County for the sale of alcoholic beverages without a permit. Alcohol was […]

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Houston hammering out employee handbook

            By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The federal government has rules and regulation, the state and policy and procedures and Houston will soon have it’s handbook for employees. Aldermen met in a work session last week to look at several different handbooks from surrounding municipalities and wants to […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Supporting the home team

    As I have said before, football is not my favorite game to play or to cover. Football hurts as a player, they play outside in the cold and rain as a reporter. And football is a game of emotion. It’s the only sport where I’ve seen high school boys – no high school […]

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School board qualifying begins

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The country will elect a president, the state will elect representatives and local school boards will elect trustees. Qualifying for school boards in Houston, Okolona and Houlka has begun and Chickasaw County Circuit Clerk Cassandra Pulliam said prospective candidates have until Sept. 9 to qualify. “Registering […]

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EDITORIAL: Poor graduation rates

  This newspaper strives very hard to present our community in a positive light, but drop-out numbers at local schools have us very concerned. Yes, this paper has been filled with the photos and stories of those who have proudly taken part in graduation ceremonies over the past two weeks. We wish we could have […]

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POLICE ROUNDUP: Crack down on tinted windows

      Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Police have to watch constantly for danger when they pull someone over and tinted windows don’t help. The Houston Police Department is warning residents the state tint law is 28-percent and tinting on the front windows has definite limits. “Traffic stops are one of […]

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County sets price, city to pave Stacie Street

                  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The county has set a price, the city has agreed and even the Houston School District is getting in on the project. The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors have set a tentative price of $35,952.10 to use their equipment […]

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EDITORIAL: Slow Down!

Classes begin across Chickasaw County last week and if you drive a vehicle we expect you to slow down and be ever mindful that kids are back in school. Those big yellow school buses are painted that color for a reason and even a glimpse of that shade should shout caution to any responsible driver. […]

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