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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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Houston thanks those who serve

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Mississippians have always had respect for law and order and he hopes a new President and bills making their way through the Mississippi Senate will show the need to support emergency responders. Reeves was the keynote speaker at the Houston First Pentecostal Church […]

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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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Topper boys, girls sweep Caledonia

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal It was a good night for Houston Hilltopper basketball on Tuesday, Jan. 24 as they traveled to face the Caledonia Confederates. In two important conference matchups for both Houston teams, the Lady Toppers were victorious 67-49, and the Toppers were victorious as well, 51-48. As the girls […]

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ICC softball earns NFCA honors

By Adam Gore Special to the Chickasaw Journal FULTON – The National Fastpitch Coach Association (NFCA) has announced its 2015-16 Easton Scholar-Athlete honors with several ICC students with local ties on the list. NFCA Scholar/Athletes and their hometown are: • Maura Jane Autry (Holly Springs) • Alex Brown (Pontotoc) • Katie Channell (Vicksburg) • Taylor Cresap (Fulton) • Cassidy […]

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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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HUES names Students of the Week

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The following children were chosen Student of the Week at Houston Upper Elementary School for Nov. 28 through Dec. 2, 2016. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name. Third Grade Brock- Roy Grimes McFarland- Maggie Morphis Moss- Kimoree Randle Newell- Kiely Hamilton Rimmer- Lillie […]

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Authorities find body in Chickasaw County

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Hunters looking for a lost dog discovered a body in Chickasaw County Wednesday afternoon Jan. 18. Chickasaw County Sheriff James Meyers said authorities were called to County Road 112 in the Tombigbee National Forest between Houston and Houlka. Chickasaw County Coroner Michael Fowler said the body was in poor condition […]

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Houston, Houlka to consolidate

Okolona exempt under current SB 2463. By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Chickasaw County could not reach consensus on how to consolidate Houston, Okolona and Houlka schools so the Mississippi Legislature has concocted their own plan. Houston and Houlka schools will consolidate under a bill filed in the Mississippi Legislature last week. Okolona will […]

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Missing person case now a 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 this afternoon. The State Crime Lab has confirmed a body found in the Tombigbee National Forest last week is Tammy Townsend, 42, of Houston. The autopsy has also confirmed […]

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Never say quit

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Hilltopper basketball coach Chris Pettit smiled when asked when is it too late for a Lady Hilltopper Rally. “They’re giving me gray hair,” said Pettit. “This is what basketball is supposed to be about. They never say quit. It’s never too late.” The Lady Hilltopper pulled off a […]

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Samford names Herrod to Dean’s List

Special to the Chickasaw Journal BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Mary C. Herrod of Houston was named to the Fall 2016 Dean’s List at Samford University. Samford releases dean’s lists after the close of the fall and spring semesters each academic year. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade […]

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Chickasaw United Way needs are up

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – There are always people in need and that means Chickasaw County needs United Way now more than ever. United Way provided just over $100,000 of assistance to 30 agencies serving people from Chickasaw County last year and this year 27 agencies have requested roughly $109,750. Mike Mitchell, United […]

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