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Okolona forced into consolidation

By Bobby Harrison Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Okolona School District will be merged with the Houston and Chickasaw County districts under legislation that passed the House Education Committee Tuesday morning. The bill passed the Senate earlier this session merging the Houston and Chickasaw districts, but leaving Okolona as a free-standing system. […]

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Houlka eager to break through in Class 1A

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal   HOULKA – Houlka, a state semifinalist last season, hopes it’s primed for a run this year to the championship game of the MHSAA Class 1A state tournament. The Wildcats (25-4) defeated Biggersville 106-95 in a non-overtime, second-round game Saturday at home. They’ll play Piney Woods (20-1) at 1:30 p.m. […]

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Wildcats step up to the plate

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Wildcat baseball has six seniors this spring and a bunch of hungry underclassmen. Houlka lost a lot of talent to graduation and most spots are up for grab this year with only two returning starters on the team. “We have lost some of our pitching but we’ve got […]

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Houlka moves forward with water works

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – New Houlka aldermen held a short meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Town Hall, and voted to continue a town worker’s temporary employment until early this spring. At the Jan. 23 meeting, aldermen continued Ty Russell’s employment in the Water Department until the board’s first meeting […]

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EDITORIAL: Tidy up the Trail

The Tanglefoot Trail officially opened in 2013 and has brought a steady flow of people walking, hiking and biking this path to and from Houston. Trail advocates estimated early on it could see up to 100,000 users each year enjoying some part of the trail between Houston and New Albany. That same study estimated the […]

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Wildcats roll out of district

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal VARDAMAN – The Houlka Wildcat boys warmed up on Hamilton and then took the District Championship game against Coffeeville to claim the Division 4-1A crown this weekend. The Lady Wildcats looked good against a strong Vardaman team, but lost a 35-33 heartbreaker to Tremont in the championship […]

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Sirens to go off Wednesday for statwide tornado drill

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Chickasaw County will take part in the statewide tornado drill Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 beginning at 9:15 a.m. Tornado sirens will be activated and we encourage everyone to practice tornado drills at this time. That means it is the perfect reminder that you and every member of your family […]

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ICC names Adult Learner scholars

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Recipients of Adult Learner Incentive scholarships at Itawamba Community College for the 2016 fall semester include several area students. The hometown and names of these students are:             Bruce – Shamekia Jefferson.             Eupora – Tiffany Armstrong.             Houlka – Chasity Flournoy, Sarah Gunnells.             Houston – Carla Earnest, Kelli […]

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Family Resource Center offers services

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Family Resource Center of Northeast Mississippi offers classes weekly at the Tupelo center on Magazine Street. Classes are free and potential attendees are urged to call (662) 844-0013 for details. Services offered are: • Positive Youth Development for teens is offered at 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Focuses on self-respect, […]

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ICC names fall scholars

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Officials at Itawamba Community College have released the honors list for the 2016 fall semester. Named to the president’s list, which includes those students with a 3.8-4.0 grade point average were Amory – Russell Jefferson Applewhite, Emilie Claire Cox, James Matthews Cruse, Keseem C. Dunlap-White, Brittany Nicole Farley, Maci Layne […]

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County ponders TRPDD alliance

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Chickasaw Supervisors discussed the resignation of the county’s industrial development contact last week and pondered ways to spark jobs growth and community development. Josh West resigned Jan. 31 as Chickasaw County industrial development liaison with Three Rivers Planning and Development District. West served in the Community and Economic […]

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Turkey harvest reporting planned for spring

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Declining wild turkey populations in Mississippi were the topic of discussion among state wildlife officials recently, leading to plans for a harvest reporting system to be unveiled this spring. “Mississippi offers great turkey hunting, but if these downward trends continue, there may come a time when this will no longer […]

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Deputies make several drug arrests

Special to the Chickasaw Journal The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department arrested eight people on drugs charges recently, with five of those arrests coming after simple traffic stops. On Saturday, deputies patrolling North Jackson Street in Houston made a traffic stop on Jamie Alfaro. In that stop, officers recovered what they believed to be methamphetamine. Alfaro, […]

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City candidates face March 3 deadline

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Candidates have filed for all city posts in Houston with one alderman spot in Okolona still lacking a qualifying candidate. The qualifying deadline for municipal elections is 5 p.m., Friday, March 3, with all candidates required to file the appropriate paperwork at their respective city hall. Residents […]

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