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FLOYD INGRAM: A quick look around town

Have you noticed something missing in Houston? The Courthouse Clock is not working and not chiming the hour, as it has for more than 50 years. It seems something has broken, the folks who normal fix those kinds of things are no longer around and new courthouse clock repairmen are hard to find. When we […]

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Lady Hilltoppers struggle at plate

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was a tough night for the Houston Lady Hilltoppers on Tuesday as they took the field to face the Amory Panthers in slow pitch softball action. After the Lady Panthers got off to a quick start offensively, the Lady Toppers could not get their […]

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Okolona offense tramples Nettleton

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal NETTLETON – In the preseason, Okolona head coach Jack Clark said he thought this may be his best Okolona Chieftains team he has had in his time as head coach. He may be right. In the season opener Aug. 19, the Chieftains traveled to Nettleton to face […]

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EDITORIAL: Calling for help

There have been several stories in your Chickasaw Journal over the past few weeks reporting on crime. Shootings in this community are pretty rare, but a shooting in Thorn and a shooting on North Starkville Road concern us. In the Thorn shooting the victim gave a vague description and no arrest has been made. In […]

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Lady Hilltoppers down East Webster, 2-1

After back-to-back losses for the Lady Hilltoppers last week, they were back at it at home as they hosted the perineal powerhouse East Webster Lady Wolverines. And despite some late dramatics – thanks to some timely hits — the Lady Hilltoppers were able to defeat the Lady Wolverines 2-1. The game remained scoreless through the […]

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Houlka buys body cams for PD

                  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Proceeds from a late-June fish fry sponsored by the Greater Houlka Community Fund to benefit the Police Department will go toward buying cameras for town patrol cars and body cameras for its officers, Police Chief […]

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Crime victims get $3.7 million in compensation

        Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON- Attorney General Jim Hood has announced that innocent victims of violent crime in Mississippi received more than $3.7 million in fiscal 2016 to help pay for medical treatment and other expenses. The Crime Victim Compensation program, administered by the Attorney General’s Office, distributed $3,747,754.61 […]

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Sheriff seeks info in cemetery vandalism

            Special to the Chickasaw Journal VAN VLEET – Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department needs your help to arrest the person or persons responsible for the vandalism of a cemetery earlier this month. The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the vandalism of Asbury Cemetery in Van Vleet. The incident is […]

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Houlka offers dual credit with ICC

                  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – You take one class at Houlka High School and get both high school and college credit, and its one of the best deals in the world for college-bound kids. At their August meeting, Chickasaw County […]

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West Nile case reported in Chickasaw County

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – A Chickasaw County resident is among the three new people who have laboratory-confirmed cases of West Nile Virus. The Mississippi State Department of Health reported the three new cases on Monday, bringing the total number of West Nile cases for the year to 14. The other new […]

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Houlka aldermen briefed on annexation

      By Hank Wiesner  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Annexation is a struggle for any growing community, but a key part of paying for those city services most people take for granted. The Houlka Board of Aldermen heard a presentation about annexation from Mike Slaughter, P.E., AICP, owner and founder […]

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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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MDOT moves forward with Hwy. 15 work

          Special to the Chickasaw Journal   The Mississippi Department of Transportation began a pair of maintenance projects in Pontotoc and Union Counties on Monday, Aug. 15. The project in Pontotoc County will be a mill and overlay of approximately 10 miles of State Route 15, from the Chickasaw County line […]

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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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