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West Nile case reported in Chickasaw County

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – A Chickasaw County resident is among the three new people who have laboratory-confirmed cases of West Nile Virus. The Mississippi State Department of Health reported the three new cases on Monday, bringing the total number of West Nile cases for the year to 14. The other new […]

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MDOT moves forward with Hwy. 15 work

          Special to the Chickasaw Journal   The Mississippi Department of Transportation began a pair of maintenance projects in Pontotoc and Union Counties on Monday, Aug. 15. The project in Pontotoc County will be a mill and overlay of approximately 10 miles of State Route 15, from the Chickasaw County line […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Supporting the home team

    As I have said before, football is not my favorite game to play or to cover. Football hurts as a player, they play outside in the cold and rain as a reporter. And football is a game of emotion. It’s the only sport where I’ve seen high school boys – no high school […]

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EDITORIAL: Poor graduation rates

  This newspaper strives very hard to present our community in a positive light, but drop-out numbers at local schools have us very concerned. Yes, this paper has been filled with the photos and stories of those who have proudly taken part in graduation ceremonies over the past two weeks. We wish we could have […]

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Houston makes Daily Journal preseason football rankings

LARGE SCHOOLS 1. Starkville (6A) The Yellowjackets finished 14-1 and won the state championship in Rickey Woods’ first season. LB Willie Gay, an Ole Miss commitment, returns to lead the defense. The offense will have a new QB. 2. West Point (5A) The Green Wave just missed reaching the championship game last season but returns […]

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Houston native celebrates 100th birthday

By RAY VAN DUSEN Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – Lucille Rowland was born Aug. 13, 1916 and on Aug. 11, 2016, the mostly independent, able-bodied, sharp-minded resident of Pioneer Community Hospital’s Personal Place noted she never expected to make it to nearly being 100, but she did. Rowland was one of four residents honored with an […]

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West Nile case reported in Calhoun County

JACKSON (AP) – Three new West Nile virus cases have been confirmed in Mississippi residents. The state Department of Health says a news release Monday that the new cases are in Calhoun, Hinds and Leflore counties. That brings the state’s 2016 total to 11 cases. Last year, the state had 38 West Nile virus cases […]

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Griffin earns 2015 Manny Davis Award

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Teachers at Houlka and Houston schools were welcomed back to school last week with the Chicksasaw Development Foundation providing a meal and door prizes and the naming of the Manny Davis Award at Houston.   Donna Griffin, Career Pathways Experience teacher at the Houston […]

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RAYBURN PARKS: ICC invests in your community

  The Itawamba Community College Foundation is committed to providing financial support to Itawamba Community College to keep pace with the ever-changing world of education and technology, as well as to maintain its position as the premier community college in Mississippi. ICC was awarded the distinction of being listed as the sixth best Community College […]

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Welcome home Sundancer!

                    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Imagine winning the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500 or even the Boston Marathon 15 years in a row. It just doesn’t happen in the competitive world of racing – except for a race team from Houston Mississippi. The […]

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EDITORIAL: Slow Down!

Classes begin across Chickasaw County last week and if you drive a vehicle we expect you to slow down and be ever mindful that kids are back in school. Those big yellow school buses are painted that color for a reason and even a glimpse of that shade should shout caution to any responsible driver. […]

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Sundancer crosses 2016 Solar Car Challenge finish line

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Sundancer crossed the finish line Saturday one minute before the race deadline and was the only car in the race to travel all the miles in the 2016 Solar Car Challenge under the time allotted. Sundancer, the Houston Solar Car, has unofficially won the Solar […]

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Inmate dies in cell at Chickasaw jail following arrest

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A man arrested Monday night was found dead in his cell at the Chickasaw County Jail Tuesday morning. Chickasaw County Sheriff James Meyers said the man was found unresponsive during a morning breakfast call between 5:30 and 5:45 a.m. today. He said the name of the man is […]

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Chickasaw consolidation panel meeting set

Associated Press JACKSON – Commissions on consolidating school districts in Chickasaw County and Lumberton will start this week. A panel examining Chickasaw County, Houston and Okolona districts will meet Wednesday in Houlka. Lawmakers decided not to order those three districts’ consolidation, instead requiring a study with possible future action. A panel that will decide how […]

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