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Winters named Houlka STAR Student

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – has been named as a STAR (Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition) Student for the 2015-2016 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council M. B. Swayze Foundation, sponsor of the STAR program. The Houlka High School senior was honored during the STAR program at the annual Education Celebration on April 28 […]

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Getting ready to roll

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Solar car racers train year round but only get one chance to win the race. The Houston Solar Car Team has implemented a couple of minor technical changes to the 2016 car but realizes it all boils down to preparation, the competition and teamwork. “It’s never been the […]

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Johnson, McIntosh earn Wise Scholarship

Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Houlka Shearer-Richardson Nursing Home is proud to announce the recipients of the Brenda G. Wise Scholarship for the 2016/17 School Year. Jermaine Johnson, a graduate of Houlka Attendance Center, and Latoysha McIntosh, a graduate of Okolona High School, were selected by the Shearer-Richardson Nursing Home Board of Trustees […]

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THE DRAFT: Rebels and Bulldogs eye offers.

Special to the Chickaaw Journal OXFORD – Starkville High School outfielder A.J. Brown, an Ole Miss football signee, was selected in the 19th round of the MLB draft by San Diego on Saturday. Three other Ole Miss juniors and another signee were also selected on the draft’s third day. Left-handed pitcher Chad Smith, a first-year […]

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SONNY SCOTT: When will bathroom sanity return?

It was a bit early to leave for a meeting, so I reached for the nearest book in my study to pass the time. It happened to be “Tankah,” the Jewish Publication Society translation. A random selection led me to this: “He did what was pleasing to the LORD…He abolished the shrines and smashed the […]

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Blissard Blitz!

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The mark of a great athlete isn’t just how many victories they amass, but how the how the athlete continues to improve and strives to hone their game a daily basis. And improvement is just what Ezra Blissard is seeking as his summer tennis schedule […]

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Summer mowing underway

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The county has finished the first spring cut and will soon head into the second and larger summer mowing of Chickasaw County right-of-way. Supervisors said they were cutting back on spraying herbicide on county shoulders in an effort to slow down erosion and directed County Road Manager Kenneth […]

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SMOKE FREE: My Friends Place honored

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Every year a business is recognized by the MS Tobacco Free Coalition of Lee and Chickasaw Counties. This year’s winner of the 2016 MS Tobacco Free Coalition of Lee and Chickasaw Counties goes to My Friend’s Place of Houston. My Friend’s Place has been owned and operated by […]

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American Legion Lake fishing rodeo set

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Fishing is always fun, especially if you go with your friends and catch fish! The Chickasaw Development Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks will once again host a fishing rodeo at American Legion Lake in Houston. “We will start opening ceremonies and registration at […]

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Friday fire destroys Houston home

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A young girl woke up Friday morning with smoke in her house and she quickly woke her brother and got out. Houston firefighters responded to 125 Okolona Cutoff and found smoke pouring from a trailer and were one the scene more than three hours fighting the blaze. Smoke […]

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McQuary earns MVP at 4A All-Star Game

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – Amory’s Drake Wallace hit a walk-off single to right with the bases loaded to give the North the 11-10, victory in the Class 3A/4A All-Star Baseball Game at Trustmark Park on Saturday afternoon. But Houston’s Denver McQuary, a Mississippi State signee, was named the Most Valuable Player for […]

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Harmon remembers family, friends in blue

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO — Chickasaw Deputy Adam Harmon – a veteran of law enforcement with nearly 20 years experience – has walked a long, painful journey in boots he hopes no one else ever has to wear. Harmon was the guest speaker at the 17th annual Northeast Mississippi Law […]

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Hillhouse paces 4A/6A NEMCABB All-Star game

CORINTH – The 4A/6A NEMCABB All-Star game Saturday night had its share of extremes. It was the second game of the day of three to go extra innings. Clay Hillhouse of the Houston Hilltoppers unknowingly accomplished a first at the brand new Corinth High School field. And five championship seniors wore their uniform for the […]

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Advice to June brides, grooms

I’ve seen your names in the paper. I’ve seen your lovely faces smiling at us from the Community Page of the Chickasaw Journal and the Lifestyle sections of other newspapers. And I guess there is really nothing I can say to stop you, if your heart and mind are already made up about this marriage […]

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