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Coaching the game he loves

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – Hebron basketball coach Bruce Franks watched his team take the floor at Jackson Prep last week for the Girls MAIS All-Star game. He then quietly turned and sat down next to his wife and coach and slipped his hand in hers. It was their sixth All-Star game to […]

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Lunkers set two new lake records

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced that two state fishing lake largemouth bass records have been broken. Brandon Hughes of Prentiss caught an 11.6-pound bass on March 5, 2017 at Lake Jeff Davis and Wesley Bass of Columbia caught a 7.2-pound bass […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: Preserving life, a little longer

I’ve assured my wife that I will do everything to save and preserve her life should she ever be in a life and death scenario. Should she ever be in a hospital hooked up to wires and on the verge of death, doctors and nurses do not have permission to start pulling plugs and rushing […]

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Two arrested for Dixie Road murders

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   WEST POINT – Two men were arrested early Friday morning and charged with a Tuesday afternoon double homicide in Clay County. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics arrested Shundray Johnson, 22, of Mantee; and Tabarrius Coffey, 24, of Calhoun City. Both men were […]

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Sweep of school turns up rifle, drugs

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A sweep of the Houston High School and vehicles in its parking lot turned up a rifle, knife and a small amount of marijuana, prescription drugs and alcohol. Drug dogs from the Oxford Police Department walked through the school and then sniffed vehicles in the parking lot. When […]

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Okolona eyes drug policy

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – A policy to increase safety and deter the use of illegal controlled substances and alcohol by Chickasaw County Fire Services employees and/or volunteers was approved last month by the City of Okolona. The policy, developed by CCFS, includes all fire departments operating in Chickasaw County. […]

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Okolona talks fire protection

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – A plan to get a better insurance rating and lower fire insurance premiums was discussed recently by Okolona’s mayor and city council. The council discussed a Mississippi State Rating Bureau report, which sets out improvements the Okolona Fire Department, now rated at Class 7, must […]

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Protected: Preparing for the worst is best

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ICC hosts Most Beautiful pageant

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Approximately 40 contestants competed for the title of Most Beautiful 2017 at Itawamba Community College during the annual pageant, Feb. 27, at the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium on the Fulton Campus. They included local students: Amory – Hannah Schmoock, Jada Standifer. Columbus – Miaya Richardson. Eupora – Kiajah […]

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Consolidation bill passes House

By Bobby Harrison Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Mississippi House, by a 62-43 vote, sent back to the Senate on Tuesday, March 7, legislation to merge three Chickasaw County school districts – Houston, Okolona and Chickasaw. Earlier this session the Senate passed a bill to merge Chickasaw and Houston, but to exclude […]

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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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Houston falls to Saltillo

Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – After a close victory over Louisville on Tuesday night, the Houston Hilltoppers were back on the diamond on Thursday night March 9 to take on Saltillo. And after the Toppers fell behind early, they were unable to take the lead against the Tigers and were defeated […]

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