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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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City to revamp fire loop

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A $2.5 million project approved by the city will help lower insurance premiums on eight industries and boost water pressure to residents living in north Houston. The Houston Board of Aldermen voted unanimously last week to obtain a $2.58 million U.S. Economic Development grant with the city […]

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Noxubee nixes Houston

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Hilltoppers are headed to the playoffs but they wanted to finish up district business with a win over Noxubee County Friday night. The visiting Tigers jumped on top early and scored all their points in the first half and took a 35-10 victory over Houston. “There is […]

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Hilltoppers stumble

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal KOSCIUSKO – The first quarter started badly for Houston Friday night – and then it started to rain! The Hilltoppers (6-2, 1-1) found themselves down 23-0 at the end of the first quarter in Kosciusko as so many thing went wrong for Houston and the ball bounced the Whippets […]

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Houston’s offense breaks out, trounces Okolona

BY BRANDON SPECK DAILY JOURNAL OKOLONA – Either Houston coach William Cook was underselling it, or his offense hit a quick growth spurt. The Hilltoppers had been living on defense in a perfect start. With Thursday’s 52-6 Battle of the Creek win at No. 5 small school Okolona, the offense (26 points in two games) […]

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THE NUMBERS: Tourism tax vote fails

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – An exhaustive recount Wednesday morning Aug. 12, saw a proposed tourism tax vote go from a one-vote lead on Tuesday night to a two-vote loss on Wednesday afternoon. Complete but unapproved totals show 335 ballots cast for the 1-percent tax to 229 voting against it. A total […]

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Runoff races for Sheriff, Chancery and two Supervisors

EDITOR’S NOTE: Precinct by precinct results can be found in this week’s edition of the Chickasaw Journal found at newstands around Chickasaw County. By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Chuquatonchee Creek divides the county physically and Tuesday night election results show it divides it politically. “Candidates have three weeks until the primary runoff,” […]

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Tourism tax vote apparently fails

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – An exhaustive recount today has seen a proposed tourism tax go from a one-vote lead on Tuesday night to a two-vote loss Wednesday afternoon. Complete but unapproved totals show 335 ballots cast for the 1-percent tax to 229 voting against. A total of 564 votes were tallied and […]

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Tourism tax holds one vote edge

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Initial election results Tuesday night indicate a hotly contested tourism tax vote has passed by one vote. Houston’s proposed tourism tax referendum saw 339 ballots for the 1-percent tax and 225 against it in an election that was fiercely contested by restaurants in the city this summer. The […]

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Houston ponders budget shortfall

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The line for expenses is going up and the line for revenue is headed down and they will cross in September. The Houston Board of Aldermen are looking at a projected $251,536 shortfall in September and met recently to consider where to cut and discussed raising water rates […]

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Landon Parker Jones

Parker and Allison Jones of Memphis are announcing the birth of their first child, a son, Landon Parker Jones. He was born November 4, 2014 at 10 a.m., weighing 7-pounds, 2-ounces and was 21-inches long. Grandparents are Woody and Fran Jones of Calhoun City and Henry and Jan Vaughan of Houston. Great-grandparents are Mrs. H.T. […]

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Adelyn Grace Parker

Mr. and Mrs. John Wesley Parker, III are pleased to announce the arrival of their daughter, Adelyn Grace Parker. She was born on October 17, 2014 at Oktibbeha County Hospital. Adelyn Grace weighed 5-pounds, 2-ounces and was 17-1/2 inches-long. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Alford of Houston. Maternal great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. […]

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City changes procedures for Parks & Rec cash receipts

HOUSTON – Aldermen have changed the way cash is handled at the Houston and Parks & Recreation Department and at all city locations. The board voted on a list of new procedures last week that will require immediate deposit of cash into local bank drop boxes and a series of new checks and balances to […]

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Houston proposes tax hike

HOUSTON – City taxpayers will see their millage rate go up but their actual tax bill will probably stay the same. The county’s revaluation of property saw real property values go down this year generating few dollars for city coffers. To offset the drop, the Houston Board of Aldermen are looking to raise the millage […]

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