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ETHAN TURNER: Area teams prepare for stretch run

For the Houston Hilltoppers, the break came at a good time. Before Christmas, the Toppers suffered a tough loss to Lafayette and head coach Chris Pettit said his team was going to use the break to clean up some things and work to get better. In the second half of the season, coach Pettit and […]

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Wildcats control game against Bruce

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The game stood 14-13 at the end of the first quarter, but the Wildcats turned up the tempo and took control of the game to down Bruce, 83-51 Friday night at The Gym in Houlka. Houlka used smart shooting and grabbed a basket full of rebounds as they […]

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Houston, Okolona use defense to notch wins.

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The Houston girls used a crushing defense to down the Lady Chieftains 78-14 and then the Okolona boys used the same strategy to defeat the Hilltoppers 63-27. The cross-county rivalry game was played cleanly, with a minimum number of fouls by both sides, but strong defense carried the […]

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MHP Driver’s License hours The Mississippi Highway Patrol’s mobile Driver’s License office will be open in Houston at the WIN Job Center at 210 South Monroe Street the third Monday of each month. They also will be at the National Guard Armory on Highway 32 in Okolona the third Wednesday and the Courthouse in Pittsboro on […]

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Success based on good choices

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Buffy Coleman has never met anyone who set out to not be a success. But the nationally know motivational speaker told students at Houlka recently he has met many people who have not been successful in life. “My message is the decisions you make, the goals and aspirations […]

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BIRTH: Carson Grey Spencer

HOSUTON – Cody and Alisha Spencer are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Carson Grey Spencer. Carson was born at 7:23 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 at Tupelo Women’s Clinic. He tipped the scales at 7-pounds, 9-ounces and was 20-inches long. He is the maternal grandchild of Jimmy Huffman of Houlka and […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A new beginning for Chickasaw County

This is the time of year when we take a look back at 2016 and at the same time look forward to 2017. It’s a bittersweet time of year. There have been weddings and funerals, cars bought and trucks crashed, profits and losses, good times and sad times. I try not to dwell too much […]

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GEORGE MCLEAN: The good newspaper

The good newspaper should be a catalyst in its community, oiling the efforts of widely varying groups to achieve a reasonably smooth, balanced flow of progress. It seeks to provide coherence to scattered and sometimes conflicting objectives, enabling its community to get a better view of priorities and ways in which joint efforts may prove […]

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Houston police seek missing woman

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Authorities continue to look for a woman who has not been seen since Dec. 16 and are urging the community to help them find her. Tammy Townsend, 42, was last seen on Carol Drive in Houston Friday Dec. 16 and a missing person’s report was filed Sunday Dec. […]

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Okolona schools close this afternoon

TUPELO – Winter weather has hit portions of Northeast Mississippi resulting in various closings including the shuttering of Okolona schools in Chickasaw County. At this point the Okolona schools are the only schools in Chickasaw County closing Friday afternoon. Keep up with all ongoing closings and other winter weather updates right here: • Lafayette County […]

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Three arrested for armed robbery

Special to the Chickasaw Journal CALHOUN CITY – Three men were arrested Tuesday night in connection with a Calhoun City armed robbery. Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan said Quindaris Willis, 18 and Immanuel Glaspie, 18, called the victim and had him meet them at an apartment complex. While the three sat in the victim’s vehicle, […]

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Okolona gets new school buses

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The Okolona School Board took steps to upgrade its bus fleet, beautify school campuses and upgrade the interior of several buildings during its December meeting. The district took possession of four new school buses on Dec. 13 and will add the vehicles to its existing […]

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Three arrested on drug charges

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Authorities have arrested three people on drug charges in two separate incidents on the day after Christmas. On Monday, Dec. 26, officer with Mississippi Wildlife and Game and Agents with North Mississippi Narcotics Unit made a traffic stop on Joshua Melton and Aubrey Edwards on Highway 341 in […]

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Lawmakers to review consolidation

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – The Mississippi Legislature will now decide the details of consolidation to join Houston, Okolona and Houlka school. A report by the Commission on Chickasaw County School Consolidation has been written and heads to lawmakers this week and the Legislature could vote this spring on how Chickasaw County’s […]

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