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Okolona hires city workers

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Naming new employees, approving list of city travel and continued work to make Okolona a healthier city were handled by the Okolona mayor and city council recently. The council went into executive session to discuss personnel, then emerged and approved promoting Clementine Anderson to full […]

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America’s nightmare – Congress

I dreamed I had come up with a solution to America’s greatest problem, eliminate Congress. Unfortunately when I awakened I was in greater distress because the television was on and Congress was in session haggling. Tragically my dream awakened to America’s ongoing nightmare. Politics and Congressional gridlock has come to dominate America’s way of life. […]

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Consolidation bill sent to Governor

By Bobby Harrison Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – A bill to consolidate the Houston and Chickasaw County school districts passed Thursday – the final day of the 2017 legislative session. The proposal was the final bill passed. The bill now goes to Gov. Phil Bryant, who is expected to sign it into law. […]

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COMMUNITY CELEBRATIONS!

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Local individuals and businesses are the heart of any communities. Okolona recognized their best and brightest Thursday night with over 250 gathered at the National Guard Armory at 6 p.m. for the 83rd annual Okolona Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. A crowd of more than 250 gathered to […]

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2017 City Candidates

2017 CITY CANDIDATES The following individuals have authorized the Chickasaw Journal to include them in this political listing for city posts across Chickasaw County. KELLIE ATKINSON Houston Alderman Ward 1 Independent KEVIN DAVIS Houston Town Marshal Republican JERRY GRAVAT Houston Alderman at Large Democrat BARRY SPRINGER Houston Alderman at Large Democrat incumbent (Call 456-3771 for […]

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EDITORIAL: Raise taxes 8 mills or collect old fines?

A lot of political bluster was made before the most recent county election about collecting more than $1.8 million in fines owed Chickasaw County. We have yet to see county supervisors or anyone else do anything major to collect that money. And with Chickasaw County facing a $600,000 shortfall, maybe now they will listen to […]

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CHICKASAW FIRE SAFETY: Unplug your space heater.

March 29 Lifecore Health Group invites you to donate books and magazines to their office at 223 E. Washington St. in Houston through April. Your donation will help the PSR Adult Day Program. Books and magazines of all reading levels are welcome. Call Andrea 662-426-4322 for details. March 30 The Chickasaw Development Foundation will host […]

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Pitch count!

By David Wheeler Special to the Chickasaw Journal In July of 2016, the National Federation of State High School Associations passed a rule requiring all state high school athletic associations to implement a pitch count for baseball for the 2016-17 season. Soon after, the Mississippi High School Activities Association implemented such for this state. Many […]

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Where are we today in Jackson?

Dear Editor, The short answer is “the final few days of the do-nothing Legislative Session.” The real answer? Twiddling our thumbs while the leadership slices up what is left of the reduced money pie. Behind the same closed doors, a select few are deciding which vital services will be cut even more from the budget […]

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Mississippi taxes could go to private school in Memphis

Dear Editor,  Lawmakers were given misinformation during the first round of the voucher debate. As legislators were being urged to pass a bill allowing vouchers for private school tuition, they were told repeatedly that the state’s largest school district, DeSoto County, has no program to serve students with dyslexia. DeSoto County students, it was claimed, were […]

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POLITICAL LISTING 2017

2017 CITY CANDIDATES The following individuals have authorized the Chickasaw Journal to include them in this political listing for city posts across Chickasaw County. KELLIE ATKINSON Houston Alderman Ward 1 Independent. KEVIN DAVIS Houston Town Marshal Republican. JERRY GRAVAT Houston Alderman at Large Democrat. BARRY SPRINGER Houston Alderman at Large Democrat incumbent. (Call 456-3771 for […]

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Supervisors pay to fix Okolona elevator

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Supervisors voted to repair the elevator of the building it rents from the Masonic Lodge and will send Department of Human Services offices to Okolona. Supervisors voted to spend $7,892 to repair the elevator in the Masonic Lodge in downtown Okolona that also serves at the county’s second […]

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County eyes CCRCF numbers

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Chickasaw County taxpayers could see millage rise up to 8 mills if supervisors cannot find a way to address a county and regional jail deficit. Supervisors were approached by Lynn Norris, of Government Consultants, saying the operating budget at the facilities have been cut and the county would […]

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EDITORIAL: Getting ready

Economic development has changed and takes a lot of hard work. Today’s factory announcement comes after the company has carefully looked over a community without us knowing about it and then makes a phone call saying they need our help and are we interested. Yes, Chickasaw County is interested. And the rest of us need […]

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