By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The merger of the three school districts in Chickasaw County will be delayed for at least a year under legislation that is pending before the House. In the coming days, the House can send the proposal to Gov. Phil Bryant or invite a conference committee with […]
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By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – A probable cause hearing to determine if a policeman should be charged with assault following the arrest of a woman outside Houlka City Hall March 3, has determined the officer can not be charged. Chickasaw County Circuit Court Judge John Gregory has reviewed evidence and video […]
By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Eleven Northeast Mississippi superintendents are elected, but a bill on its way to Gov. Phil Bryant to be signed into law would change that. The bill, Senate Bill 2438, mandates that all school superintendents be appointed by their district’s school board. The majority of Mississippi school districts […]
JACKSON (AP) – Voters in some small Mississippi towns could choose to cut their municipal boards from five aldermen to three under a measure headed to Gov. Phil Bryant for him to sign or veto. The House voted 117-2 Monday to pass Senate Bill 2603, which would allow towns of 500 or fewer to choose […]
By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – During its Tuesday March 1 meeting, the Houlka Board of Aldermen learned the town has received an overdue privilege license tax, approved sending Police Chief Ray Laney to an FBI school, and finalized plans for a plaque honoring late aldermen David Wiggs. The topics […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal ATLANTA, Ga. – The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) has announced student Zachary Buggs of Houlka, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. The announcement was made by […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal A prescribed burn is scheduled for Wednesday along the Natchez Trace Parkway. The controlled fire will be at the Hernando de Soto site in Chickasaw County, between mileposts 243.2 and 245.9. The Hernando de Soto interpretive pulloff and parking area will remain open during the burn. This prescribed burn will […]
By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Erika McDaniel is helping Houlka Attendance Center students discover new worlds of creativity. And she’d like to help more students discover them through culture and art. McDaniel is a 4-H and Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent operating out of Houston who has […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – It started in court and will end up in court again, but in the mean time it makes for interesting video. A Houlka policeman has been charged with simple assault and a Houlka woman has been charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest following an incident […]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Legislation to make all superintendents in the state appointed, long advocated by various groups, appears to be on the verge of becoming a reality. On Friday, the House Education Committee passed without any debate a Senate bill that would replace the state’s elected superintendents. If the […]
Daily Journal A prescribed burn is scheduled along the Natchez Trace Parkway in Chickasaw County this weekend. The fire will be at Hernando de Soto today and Saturday, between mile markers 243.2 and 245.9. The burn will help reduce hazardous fuel loadings and restore open woodlands that were historically present. There are no closures anticipated […]
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” First Amendment to the United States Constitution. It is the […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – It started in court and will end up in court again, but in the mean time it makes for interesting video. A Houlka policeman has been charged with simple assault and a Houlka woman has been charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest following an incident outside Houlka […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Bills to consolidate schools in Chickasaw County have passed both chambers and will now head to a conference committee that will hammer out changes. House Bill 991 passed the House 64-55 with Chickasaw County Representative Preston Sullivan (D-Okolona) voting against it. Sullivan offered a motion to […]
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