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Crawford can challenge execution drug

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 […]

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MML honors Jolly, Sullivan

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON — The Mississippi Municipal League (MML) recently honored Senator Russell Jolly of District 8 and Representative Preston Sullivan for their unwavering support to promote and mandate municipal-friendly legislation during the 2016 Legislative Session. Rep. Sullivan and Senator Jolly were two of ten legislators across the state to receive this […]

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SPORTS ROUNDUP: Prescott earns NCAA honor

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Dak Prescott’s days at Mississippi State might be done but the current Dallas Cowboys quarterback continues to win awards for his collegiate accolades. Prescott is one of only 10 former student-athletes to receive a 2017 Today’s Top 10 Award from the NCAA, which highlights their success on the field, in […]

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Bulldogs make St. Petersburg Bowl

By Logan Lowery Special to the Chickasaw Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State fans getting new televisions for Christmas can put them to good use the next morning. The Bulldogs will meet Miami (Ohio) in the St. Petersburg Bowl at 10 a.m. CT on Dec. 26 at Tropicana Field. MSU extends its bowl streak to seven straight […]

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Spencer named HHS Student of Month

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Charles Wayne Spencer, a senior, is the September Student of the Month at Houston High School. Upon graduation, Spencer plans to attend Ole Miss and pursue a career in pharmacy. Spencer plays wide receiver for the HHS Football Team and is an infielder for the 2016 4A State Championship Hilltopper […]

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JAY HUGHES: Are schools worth fighting for?

Dear Editor, Why do I fight for Mississippi public schools, students and educators? Over 490,000 Mississippi children attend public K-12 schools. All of today’s children are our future workers, educators, providers, protectors, leaders, criminals, prisoners, unemployed, etc. – their K-12 education determines their path. No child gets to choose its parents, their parents’ education level, […]

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Turman, Archer inducted to Phi Kappa Phi

Duo initiated to honor society at Ole Miss. BATON ROUGE, La. – The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines: • Cody Turman, of Houlka, was initiated at The University of Mississippi. • Anna Archer, […]

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Chickasaw goes for Trump

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal       HOUSTON – Chickasaw County voted for Republican Donald Trump in a move that surprised many longtime local political pundits, but was part of the larger national picture of voters who took to the polls to say they wanted change. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton 4,127 to […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Finally time for fall fun

It’s about time cool weather got here. I don’t want to hear about how dry it is, but I do want to see the leaves change, start to fall and my breath condense on a cool morning as I head out to work. We had the Fall Flywheel Festival in a heatwave last month, I […]

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Signs are illegal in rights-of-way

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) reminds political candidates and vendors that campaign signs and sale signs are not permitted on state highway right-of-way. To maintain traffic safety, the following rules govern the placement of signs: According to the Mississippi Code of 1972, it is illegal to place […]

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WEEK 10: High School Football Scores

AREA SCORES Thursday’s Games East Union 42, Potts Camp 0 Kossuth 49, Benton Co. 16 Friday’s Games Alcorn Central 47, New Site 16 Amory 48, Tishomingo Co. 0 Baldwyn 52, Walnut 8 Biggersville 38, Houlka 12 Booneville 34, Belmont 18 Calhoun Academy 38, Strider 20 Calhoun City 44, Eupora 20 Deer Creek School 28, Oak […]

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Houlka reviews preliminary test scores

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The state is preparing to release school accountability scores and Houlka trustees received a brief preview at Chickasaw County School Board meeting Oct. 4. State accountability grades – like report cards for kids – are a key indicator on both the success and achievement of […]

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Few storms, small hail expected tonight and Thursday

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – A few strong storms with gusty winds and small hail are expected in Northeast Mississippi late Thursday morning and throughout the evening hour. Zach Maye, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Memphis, said a front in the area will bring the chance of showers, but it’s not […]

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Former Miss. state senator Irb Benjamin pleads guilty to bribery

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – A former state senator pleaded guilty in Mississippi’s prison contract bribery scandal Tuesday, becoming the sixth person to admit to guilt in the investigation centering on former Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps. Irb Benjamin of Madison pleaded guilty to one count of bribery before U.S. District Judge Henry T. […]

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