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May named Miss Maroon and White

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Junior Molly K. May, center, was crowned Miss Maroon & White for 2016 during a Thursday, March 10 campus program at Mississippi State. May is a communication/public relations major from Houston and a graduate of Houston High School. She is the daughter of Debra May and Glen Bingham Also selected […]

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Futral resigns as Houston City Clerk

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Aldermen will once again begin the process of seeking a new city clerk after Houston City Clerk Margaret Futral resigned March 8. Futral tendered a letter of resignation during the middle of a Houston Board of Alderman work session Tuesday night, turned in her keys and then […]

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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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Former MSU, Houston standout Chris Jones arrested

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal Another NFL hopeful from Mississippi State has been arrested. Former Bulldog and Houston High School defensive lineman Chris Jones was charged with speeding and driving with a suspended license following a traffic stop in Starkville on Wednesday. Jones was pulled over for speeding along Blackjack Road at 2:22 p.m. and […]

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McCullough to address MSU manufacturing summit at Franklin Institute

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Former Tupelo mayor and Tennessee Valley Authority Mississippi Chairman Glen McCullough – now the executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority – is the keynote speaker at today’s sixth annual Manufacturing Summit. McCullough will speak about his vision for the future of MDA and give a current update on the agency. […]

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Consolidation passes House, Senate

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Bills to consolidate schools in Chickasaw County have passed both chambers and will now head to a conference committee that will hammer out changes. House Bill 991 passed the House 64-55 with Chickasaw County Representative Preston Sullivan (D-Okolona) voting against it. Sullivan offered a motion to […]

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Arrests made on Grand Jury indictments

  HOUSTON – Indictments have been handed down by the February term of the Chickasaw County Grand Jury with local arrests made for illegal drugs, fondling and embezzlement. The grand jury met under the direction of District Attorney Ben Creekmore and heard evidence from attorney’s and testimony from law enforcement officers and then voted to […]

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Changes made to consolidation bill

  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 […]

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CDF Annual Banquet is tonight

  HOUSTON – The annual meeting and banquet of the Chickasaw Development Foundation has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 3 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Sean Johnson, Director of Tourism, for the City of New Albany, will be the keynote speaker for the evening. He will be presenting interesting fact, figures […]

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Chickasaw consolidation bill moves through Senate

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Sen. Russell Jolly, D-Houston, unsuccessfully offered a proposal to require each of the 82 counties in the state to have a single school district. Jolly offered his amendment as a way to voice objections to a Senate bill that merges the Okolona, Houston and Chickasaw County […]

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Okolona superintendent concerned over consolidation

  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 […]

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SCORES/SCHEDULES: MHSAA 2016 Basketball Tournament

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 […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: How much do you know?

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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Four arrested at jail

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – It would be sort of funny except four people now face felony charges of trying to smuggle something into a correctional facility. The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department arrested four people last week after they attempted to throw a sack filled with tobacco and cell phones into […]

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