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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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Tree giveaway set for Thursday

Special to the Chickasaw Journal The Chickasaw County Soil & Water Conservation District will be giving away trees again this year in celebration of Arbor Day. This year’s selection will have saw tooth oak, bald cypress, black walnut, persimmon, eastern redbud, river birch and white flowering dogwood. Trees will be given away Thursday, Feb. 16, […]

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Houlka splits West Union

 By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – It was homecoming night for the Houlka Wildcats as they played host to the West Union Eagles at The Gym on Friday night. And while the Lady Wildcats were defeated in an overtime thriller 48-47, the Wildcat men were able to take their winning streak […]

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ICC offers financial aid assistance

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Now is the time to finalize financial aid applications for the fall semester at Itawamba Community College. Applications may be submitted via the Web at www.fafsa.gov. ICC’s code is 002409, which must be included on the application. ICC’s Financial Aid office will receive the application electronically and contact the student […]

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Chickasaw consolidation passes Senate

By Bobby Harrison Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – Efforts to consolidate school districts in Chickasaw County are continuing during the 2017 legislative session. On Thursday, the Senate passed legislation to merge the Chickasaw and Houston school districts with 16 senators in the 52-member chamber voting no. But legislation filed this year to merge […]

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Wildcats take two conference wins

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – With the season winding down, building and sustaining momentum heading into the playoffs is of the utmost importance. And although both teams started slow against the Lions, both the Lady Wildcats and the Wildcats picked up the pace and cruised to two conference wins for […]

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State record gar caught at Sardis

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – On Saturday, Sept. 10, Mississippi angler Don Henson of Southaven went fishing at the Sardis Lake spillway and set a new state record. Hoping to catch a monster catfish, Henson drifted a shad through the current. After fishing about 10 minutes, he noticed his float had disappeared and […]

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Chickasaw consolidation passes Senate

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Efforts to consolidate school districts in Chickasaw County are continuing during the 2017 legislative session. On Thursday, the Senate passed legislation to merge the Chickasaw and Houston school districts with 16 senators in the 52-member chamber voting no. But legislation filed this year to merge the […]

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Townsend death ruled homicide

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A missing person case has turned into a homicide after forensic results were released to the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 25. The State Crime Lab has confirmed that a body found in the Tombigbee National Forest last week is that of Tammy Townsend, 42, […]

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Raise your hand and volunteer

This newspaper repeatedly has people call and say “We need to do something about _________!” You can fill in the blank. But this Editorial is not about what’s wrong with our community. It’s about solutions. One of the key ingredients in any successful community are those willing to work together for a common good for […]

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Homecoming at Houlka

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – It was Homecoming at The Gym in Houlka and the Wildcat boys and girls basketball team were named King and Queen. The Houlka boys topped Smithville 76-41 and the Lady Wildcats won 55-42. “It was a good night for us in district play,” said Houlka basketball coach Jimmy […]

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MSU names grads, President and Dean’s list

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Below is the Mississippi State University Graduation List for the 2016 fall term with the name, hometown, college/school the degree is from and degree bestowed. Name City / State College / School Degree Honors • Aju Tzunun, Magda Houston, College of Arts & Sciences MA • Alford, Jay Woodland, College of […]

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Houlka continues annexation study

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – New Houlka aldermen held a short meeting Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 6 p.m. at Town Hall and will seek more details through an annexation study. Aldermen voted to have an Oxford firm continue a feasibility study about a possible expansion of the town through annexation. […]

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Algebra nation

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Algebra Nation has opened its doors to students who have to pass Algebra 1 and its corresponding state test to graduate high school. An Algebra 1 pilot program offered through the State Department of Education is making it easier and more enjoyable for Chickasaw County […]

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