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ETHAN TURNER: Bulldogs, Rebels fill the gaps

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal The first Wednesday in February is a holiday for some college football fans around the country. National Signing Day has come and gone once again and new college players hoping to make an impact next season have signed on with their college choice. For the Mississippi State […]

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Bullock, Johnson sign the line

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Getting to sign a Letter of Intent to play college football is a big deal and two Hilltoppers inked the line last week. Tanner Bullock signed with East Central Community College in Decatur as a linebacker. Omario Johnson also signed as a linebacker with Holmes Community College in […]

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Doing the most for your dog

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – There is a difference between having a dog and having a happy dog. The Chickasaw County Extension began a dog club last year and is teaching young and old some new tricks on the proper and best way to care for their canine. Erika McDaniel, Chickasaw County Extension […]

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BETTY ATKINSON: Celebrate American History Month

Dear Editor, Welcome to February, birth month of three great American Presidents: George Washington (February 22, 1732); Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809); and Ronald Reagan (February 6, 1911). These three American heros are drawn from the beginning, middle and contemporary history of our nation. There are many lessons to be learned from the past that […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: Lock the door, please knock politely

I was about four or five years old when I remember my mother locking the front door. She said something to my dad about people “out and about” on the road we lived on in the country. Our community was very safe but occasionally we heard about somebody wandering around that sounded creepy. She and […]

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NEMCC nominates for Who’s Who

Special to the Chickasaw Journal BOONEVILLE — Northeast Mississippi Community College has nominated 122 students for inclusion into Who’s Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges. Each year, Northeast nominates students who exemplify outstanding participation and leadership in academics, extracurricular activities, and community service. Qualifications for selection include a minimum grade point average of […]

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Swanson to speak at FUMC Feb. 12

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Bishop James E. Swanson, Sr., the resident bishop of the Mississippi Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church will speak at Houston First United Methodist Church Sunday, Feb. 12 and the community is being urged to attend. A reception will be held in the FUMC Family Life Center […]

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Chickasaw consolidation passes Senate

By Bobby Harrison Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – Efforts to consolidate school districts in Chickasaw County are continuing during the 2017 legislative session. On Thursday, the Senate passed legislation to merge the Chickasaw and Houston school districts with 16 senators in the 52-member chamber voting no. But legislation filed this year to merge […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Spring, headlines, our Superbowl

Jonquils are blooming on Martin Drive in Houston. I also went down to Morris Grocery in south America and watched a ground hog dig around in a cage looking for something to eat. I also watched a group of old men dig around in the dirt with the toe of their shoe and then go […]

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Spring is on the way!

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal ANCHOR – Forecasting the weather is a delicate science in Chickasaw County and the county’s official ground hog says Spring is on the way. The Old Folks Loafing Shed at Morris Grocery on Highway 15 South of Houston hosted the 8th Annual Groundhog Day forecast with a new ground hog […]

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Houston Tourism Committee seeks grant

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Putting local dollars with state dollars to improve the gateway to the Tanglefoot Trail is the first proposal for the Houston Tourism Committee. The committee met last week and voted to ask the city to seek a grant that will see Houston allocate $20,000 and get an additional […]

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EDITORIAL: Make the call

Headlines out of Jackson often make us wonder what is exactly going on at the Capitol and what the future holds for Mississippi. Budget cuts for the Mississippi Department of Transportation, budget cuts for education, passage of a lottery bill, the loss of civil service protection for state employees and the flap over the stars-and-bars […]

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Chieftains dominate Calhoun City

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Earlier this season the Calhoun City Wildcats and the Okolona Chieftains met on the hardwood for one of the season’s best games. As Okolona hosted Calhoun City on Friday night, the Chieftains looked to move to 2-0 against the Wildcats on the year and solidify […]

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Wildcats take two conference wins

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – With the season winding down, building and sustaining momentum heading into the playoffs is of the utmost importance. And although both teams started slow against the Lions, both the Lady Wildcats and the Wildcats picked up the pace and cruised to two conference wins for […]

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