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Okolona excluded from Chickasaw, Houston merger

By Bobby Harrison Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – The Okolona Municipal School District will not be merged with the Chickasaw County and Houston Municipal school districts under an agreement worked out by House and Senate leaders. The conference report was filed late Monday night to merge the Chickasaw and Houston districts, but […]

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Clay County investigating double homicide

By William Moore Daily Journal WEST POINT – Authorities are investigating the apparent shooting death of a Tupelo couple in rural Clay County. Clay County Sheriff Eddie Scott said a pair of 911 callers around 4 p.m. Tuesday reported a suspicious vehicle on the west end of Dixie Road. Deputies found the bodies of a […]

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Wildcats step up to the plate

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Wildcat baseball has six seniors this spring and a bunch of hungry underclassmen. Houlka lost a lot of talent to graduation and most spots are up for grab this year with only two returning starters on the team. “We have lost some of our pitching but we’ve got […]

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Building a future with CET

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal The Construction & Electrical Technology (CET) Program at Houston Career and Technology Education Center a two year skills program that teaches basic construction, wiring, welding, and safety in construction. Construction & Electrical Technology is an instructional program that prepares an individual for employment or continued education in the occupations […]

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Correctional Facility revenue reviewed

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Chickasaw County Supervisors are looking at ways to make a monthly bill for the regional jail match a monthly revenue stream from the state. The county pays a monthly note on bonds that built the Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility and is paid by the state to house […]

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“Dream Big”

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Sundancer was featured in a documentary film that debuted last week at cinemas around the country and part of that rollout saw her put on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Houston Solar Car team members also headed out to Washington, Chattanooga, Birmingham and Huntsville Ala., […]

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Sirens to go off Wednesday for statwide tornado drill

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Chickasaw County will take part in the statewide tornado drill Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 beginning at 9:15 a.m. Tornado sirens will be activated and we encourage everyone to practice tornado drills at this time. That means it is the perfect reminder that you and every member of your family […]

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Former Miss. state senator Irb Benjamin pleads guilty to bribery

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – A former state senator pleaded guilty in Mississippi’s prison contract bribery scandal Tuesday, becoming the sixth person to admit to guilt in the investigation centering on former Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps. Irb Benjamin of Madison pleaded guilty to one count of bribery before U.S. District Judge Henry T. […]

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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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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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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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Houston resident injured in Wren accident

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal WREN – A morning wreck on Highway 41 sent three people to the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, according to Master Sgt. Criss Turnipseed, public affairs officer with the Mississippi Highway Patrol. A 2011 white GMC pickup driven by Jerry Causey, 39, of Nettleton, crossed into the oncoming […]

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