By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Quite simply, Houlka could not see the backboard Monday for the trees. West Lowndes used its superior height and power inside to pound the Wildcats into submission and claim a 70-55 victory in the MHSAA Class 1A state tournament semifinals. JaQuante Bell, at 6-foot-5, and TyShun Spencer, at […]
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By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Two Class 1A girls teams – Biggersville and Vardaman – are more than just happy to be here. They are focused on winning a gold ball. Biggersville (21-8), powered by senior Jada Tubbs, defeated West Lowndes 49-28 Thursday in the state tournament quarterfinals at Jackson State. She scored […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – House Bill 991 that would consolidate Houston, Okolona and Houlka schools is headed to the House floor with major changes to the legislation made in committee. The bill passed the House Education Committee as local school officials traveled to Jackson Thursday, Feb. 19 to voice their […]
By Ethan Turner Chickasaw Journal COLDWATER – It was a tough night for the Lady Wildcats as they faced the Coldwater Lady Cougars Monday night in the first round of the north-half playoffs. Although holding a slim halftime lead, the Lady Wildcats (7-21, 2-3) fell behind late and couldn’t overcome the late deficit, […]
MHSAA STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS Thursday, March 3 9:00 AM — Class 1A Boys: Simmons vs. Leake County at Mississippi Coliseum 10:30 AM — Class 1A Boys: Ashland vs. Durant at Mississippi Coliseum 12:00 PM — Class 1A Boys: Biggersville vs. West Lowndes at Mississippi Coliseum 1:30 PM — Class 1A Boys: Houlka vs. Sacred […]
JACKSON – Agents from the State Auditor’s office arrested Twilla “Gay” Williams and charged her with stealing city funds. Williams, 49, was arrested Thursday, charged with embezzlement and booked into the Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility. After her initial appearance in court, she was released on bond. According to the indictment handed down recently by […]
Friday GIRLS Class 1A Coldwater at Biggersville Hamilton at West Union Myrtle at Vardaman Pine Grove at Shaw Class 2A Baldwyn at Leland Coahoma County at Calhoun City East Webster at West Tallahatchie West Bolivar at Ingomar Class 3A Humphreys County at Booneville Amanda Elzy at Holly Springs New Site at Velma Jackson Yazoo County […]
By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Wildcats looked to avenge an earlier season loss to the Coffeeville Pirates and in the process, win a division title Saturday night in front of the homecrowd. And thanks to tough defense and key baskets down the stretch, the Wildcats inched out […]
By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Okolona Superintendent Dexter Green said this week he and hundreds of patrons of the Okolona School District are opposed to consolidating with the other two school districts in Chickasaw County to form a single countywide school system. Green also said […]
News that Houlka has landed a furniture is good news. Officials from upholstered furniture manufacture Delta Furniture announced Wednesday, Feb. 10, they were expanding operations in Houlka that will top out at 100 jobs and help the Pontotoc-based company boost its employment by almost a third. “The first industrial announcement the state made in […]
Okolona, Houlka, Calhoun City, Pontotoc and Shannon all notched wins on a cold rainy night in gyms across Northeast Misssissippi Tuesday. The First Round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association basketball tournament is over and team move on to the second round this weekend. Houlka plays Myrtle at home in the friendly confines of […]
By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Chickasaw County School Board approved a preliminary floor plan for a building destroyed by fire 18 months ago, and approved administration of Tdap inoculations at its Feb. meeting. The board’s normal first-Tuesday meeting was postponed to Feb. 8 due to the threat […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal Scores from Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 games GIRLS Gentry 65, Houston 49 Coldwater 51, Houlka 45 Vardaman 62, Ray Brooks 49 Calhoun City 69, Riverside 52 East Webster 57, Leflore Co. 40 Leland 57, Bruce 40 Pontotoc 59, Ripley 32 New Site 69, Water Valley 29 West Point 65, Lewisburg […]
FLOYD INGRAM: How much do you know? Now, now, everybody just settle down a little! There is a story on Page One about the Legislature wanting to consolidate Houston, Okolona and Houlka schools and call it Chickasaw County Consolidated School District. Please read it and ponder what it says, what might happen and how […]
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