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Two arrested for Dixie Road murders

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   WEST POINT – Two men were arrested early Friday morning and charged with a Tuesday afternoon double homicide in Clay County. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics arrested Shundray Johnson, 22, of Mantee; and Tabarrius Coffey, 24, of Calhoun City. Both men were […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: Hard work, right living equals singing, dancing 

Years ago I heard a story about a butterfly that was tirelessly working to break from its cocoon. A man observed the struggling butterfly for several minutes. Feeling sorry for the soon to be flying beautiful creature, he took his pocketknife and slit the cocoon to assist its freedom. The butterfly fell out of the […]

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POLICE ROUNDUP: Store robbed, woman dies in fire, Alcorn sheriff convicted

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Police are questioning one man and seeking others after the Sprint Mart on Highway 8 East was robbed Sunday night. Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles said two black males, dressed in black, entered the Sprint Mart about 9:20 Sunday night and jumped a female employee working in the […]

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Okolona tops Toppers

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was an intense night on the hardwood as the Okolona Chieftains traveled the short distance to Houston to face the Hilltoppers. In the first game the Lady Toppers were able to control the game and defeat the Lady Chieftains 72-12, but in the nightcap, […]

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Pontotoc rains on Houston

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal PONTOTOC – The Warriors scored first but Houston came right back and matched them. Then it started to rain. The Houston Hilltoppers fell to Pontotoc 24-14 in a rain-soaked affair in Pontotoc that was the season opener for both squads. The rain prompted both teams to go to the ground […]

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Locals to march with ICC band

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   They are the students who bring the crowd to their feet during halftime and add the spirit and emotion to just about every Itawamba Community College event. Members of the Itawamba Community College All-American Band for 2016-17 include several area residents. The All-American Band is know for their […]

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Okolona Trustees updated on construction

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   OKOLONA — The Okolona School Board received a short update on construction of a new fieldhouse, and took a series of personnel actions as part of the following items of business at their regular board meeting Feb. 9. The board was approached by Nathaniel Cunningham, […]

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Top Toppers honored

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The 2015 Hilltopper football season was a stellar year for the team and individual players and the Houston Touchdown Club, fans and parents honored those achievements at their annual banquet. “Every year and every team is different but this was a special bunch,” said Houston football coach […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: America’s nest, time for some to fly

    Flying never happens until the bird leaves the nest. President Johnson’s Great Society is just over 50 years old. During this very long period America’s great society nest has become huge and yet crowded. President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty in January 1964. He then needed a poster child for his new […]

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Houston tourism tax discussed

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Plans are being made for another tourism tax vote for Houston and community leaders are gathering facts and friends for the next campaign. Chickasaw Development Foundation members and city leaders met at the Houston Civic Center last week to discuss how they missed an opportunity last summer […]

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Forget the snow! It will be hot at the Hotbed Classic

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal There is a predicted low of 21 degrees Saturday in New Albany and possibly for some leftover snow and ice from today. That is outside. Inside New Albany Middle School’s Memorial Gym for Saturday’s 25th Annual Hotbed Classic: “It’s going to be hot in the Hotbed,”tournament chairman David Goode said. […]

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Houlka plays in 25th Annual Hotbed Classic

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   NEW ALBANY — J.O. Johnson had a bad opening game in November’s Lighthouse Classic. The Jags made up for it the following day, providing what coach Jack Doss called “Johnson Entertainment.” J.O. is headed back to Mississippi for Saturday’s Hotbed. John Petty, the nation’s No. 5 junior, and company […]

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Hot hoops on a cold night

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was a cold, dreary night in Houston on Saturday, but the basketball action at Hilltopper Gym provided plenty of excitement. In two games which saw each school win a game over the other, the Lady Hilltoppers defeated theLady Chieftains 49-18 , and in […]

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Writing competition honors local students

        Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Several area high school students are among the winners in Itawamba Community College’s National Day on Writing. They include: Pontotoc High School – Shelby Cherry, honorable mention, poetry; Carmyn Barton, honorable mention, poetry; Will Dauler, first, short story; Karye Barton, honorable mention, essay; Shannon High […]

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