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Houlka man charged with animal cruelty

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – A dog has been rescued and a local man faces animal cruelty charges after he allegedly dragged the dog behind a vehicle last week. Willie Davis, 70, of Houlka, was charged with animal cruelty after a dog named Champ was shown on social video being pulled behind […]

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Chickasaw consolidation likely headed to study commission

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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Houlka officer cleared in arrest of woman

  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 […]

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Appointed superintendents bill heads to governor

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 […]

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Towns with fewer than 500 residents could cut to 3 aldermen

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 […]

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Houlka cashes in on privilege tax

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 […]

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Houlka’s Buggs earns national honor

  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 […]

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Trace prescribed burn set for Chickasaw County

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 […]

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Extension art

  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 […]

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Houlka police arrest woman outside City Hall

  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 […]

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Appointed superintendents bill appears to be nearing passage

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 […]

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Prescribed burn scheduled along Trace this weekend

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 […]

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EDITORIAL: Public trust

“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 […]

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Houlka police arrest woman outside City Hall

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 […]

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