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FLOYD INGRAM: Giving your very best

Every community has its own special flavor and activities that set it apart from the rest of the world. Those of you who have grown up here may not realize how unique Houston is and some of the things that make it so different from other places on Earth. They are things like red, sandy […]

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Dendy’s named Man, Woman of the Year

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – They love Houston, they love each other and they love the business they are in. Kirkham and Kathy Dendy have been named the Man and Woman of the Year in the annual Chickasaw Journal Best Of voting with Grocer’s Pride also chosen Business of the Year by you […]

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Tiny Houses

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal HOUSTON – Lloyd Faulkner has been working in construction since he was 12 years old, first with his dad in Arizona, where he grew up, then for a general contractor. He later got a job as an estimator in California, then became the chief estimator at a construction site. That’s […]

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Houston native honored for work with Dollar General

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Chickasaw County native Mary Winn (Gordon) Pilkington was recently named to Mass Market Retailing’s Most Influential Women. Pilkington currently serves as Dollar General’s Vice President of investor relations and public relations to the Tennessee-based major discount retailer. In it’s June 27, 2016 issue, Mass Market Retailing honors the […]

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Houston ponders clerk post

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Aldermen were presented a stack of approximately two dozen job applications for the post of Houston City Clerk by Mayor Stacy Parker last week. The city has been without a clerk since Margaret Futral resigned the post March 8. The city has posted the job and while the […]

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Houston man charged with attempted murder

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A local man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after he allegedly fired a gun repeatedly at another person Saturday night, July 2. Omarious Tyshun Mitchell, 21, of Houston was arrested by Houston Police after a 911 call was phoned in saying shots had been fired […]

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Farmers hoping for better summer

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Planting in Chickasaw County is mostly complete, but area farmers likely won’t remember it as one of their best plantings, Regional Extension Specialist Dr. Bill Burdine said recently. “There are a lot of poor looking crops,” said Burdine. “The plants didn’t emerge uniformly due to […]

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EDITORIAL: Volunteers need to answer the call

Volunteer fire departments may be the best economic development tool ever created for rural communities. While there are many beautiful places to build houses in the country, banks are hesitant to loan money to construct a home unless the investment is covered by insurance. And while hardworking country folk can often afford the cost of […]

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New fishing regulations finalized.

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced changes to fishing regulations at four MDWFP lakes. These changes went into effect on June 23, 2016. At Spring Lake, located within Wall Doxey State Park near Holly Springs, the harvest of walleye is prohibited.  Anglers […]

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Houlka names scholarship, award winners

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Houlka Attendance Center graduates – whom one Chickasaw County School District administrator termed a “very focused” group – earned nearly $90,000 in scholarships during commencement exercises for 23 seniors – nine of whom were honor graduates – Friday evening, May 27 at 7 p.m. in […]

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Houlka ups new water hookup fee

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA –If you need to install a water meter inside the limits of the Houlka Water System, it will cost you a little more money to do so. The increase was among several items of business transacted during town aldermen’s meeting Tuesday, June 7, at 6 p.m. […]

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Houston High hosts Awards Night

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON — Upperclassmen at Houston schools were presented with certificates and honors at Awards Night at the Houston Auditorium Tuesday, May 24. The evening saw local businesses, civic organizations, colleges and families hand out scholarships and accolades to hundreds of students. “They really are a special group that will do […]

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Summer reading program graduates 72

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – For the third year in a row a group of local educators and community leaders have worked to bridge the summer learning gap. EARS (Educational Awareness Resource Service) hosted its annual graduation ceremonies – complete with diplomas, ice cream and hotdogs – on the Chickasaw County Courthouse lawn […]

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Houlka, Okolona review Reading Gate scores

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – The number of third graders in the Chickasaw County and Okolona school districts who passed the Mississippi reading assessment test on their first try this year was below the state average, according to recently-released test results. The number of Chickasaw district children who passed […]

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