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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Special to the Chickasaw Journal Jackson police and emergency crews responded to the crash of an 18-wheeler into the bridge pylon on I-55 at Fortification Street Tuesday morning. A semi-tractor and trailer, belonging to Franklin Corp., was southbound on the interstate and going under the Fortification Street bridge when it struck the concrete support squarely […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – A Mississippi death row inmate will get to challenge the state’s use of an execution drug that’s been blamed for problems in other states. The Mississippi Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision Thursday, said Charles Ray Crawford can question the use of midazolam in state court. Lawyers for […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON (AP) – Mississippi’s two U.S. senators say 19 of the state’s airports will benefit from $20.3 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Airport Improvement Program grants include $13.8 million approved for runway work at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport […]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – A Hinds County circuit judge ordered Wednesday the House leadership slow down the speed by which they read bills. Circuit Judge Winston Kidd issued the order, requested by Rep. Jay Hughes, D-Oxford, who maintained the leadership was having the bills read on the House floor at […]
“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 […]
By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Two Class 1A girls teams – Biggersville and Vardaman – are more than just happy to be here. They are focused on winning a gold ball. Biggersville (21-8), powered by senior Jada Tubbs, defeated West Lowndes 49-28 Thursday in the state tournament quarterfinals at Jackson State. She scored […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The following children were chosen Student of the Week at Houston Upper Elementary School for Dec. 14 through Dec. 18, 2015. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name. Third Grade Brock Damien Parks McFarland Bryanna Ward Moss Gavin Smith Owens Langley Smith Rimmer […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Federal, state and local authorities executed search warrants and made arrests Tuesday on people living in Chickasaw, Calhoun, Clay and Pontotoc counties on a variety of drug charges related to an alleged methamphetamine ring. The indictment came out of U.S. District Court in Oxford […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – Roderick Nicholson, Former Mayor of Terry, was sentenced last week to serve 40 years in custody of Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC), with 10 to serve. He was also ordered to pay restitution and court costs in the amount of $7,629.12. Nicholson pled guilty to […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal Mississippi State University’s Delta Research and Extension Center will be hosting the Tri-State Soybean Forum on Jan. 8, in the Capps Entrepreneurial Center on the Stoneville campus. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the program at 8:30 a.m. The Forum is a collaborative effort between land-grant […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – Mississippians are being urged to be on the lookout for a phone scam that challenges even the most savvy consumer. Attorney General Jim Hood issued a statement Friday warning residents of the scam. “Scammers realize that consumers are much wiser and more likely to reject […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – Mississippi Farm Bureau delegates will meet in Jackson Dec. 5 to 7 to set policy for the upcoming year. The main item on the agenda is adopting the organization’s policy book, which lays out the bureau’s direction for the next year. The annual meeting begins […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal PONTOTOC – Three Rivers Planning and Development District (TRPDD) is among three Northeast Mississippi economic development agencies to be named tops in the state by a leading business and development magazine. TRPDD, along with Community Development Foundation in Tupelo and the Golden Triangle Development LINK in Columbus, […]
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