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Clay County investigating double murder on Dixie Road

Special to the Chickasaw Journal WEST POINT – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a pair of deaths Tuesday afternoon in the western part of the county. Officials were called out to a Dixie Road residence about a mile from the Webster County line Sparta around 4:30 p.m. Details were still sketchy Tuesday evening as […]

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ETHAN TURNER: Chickasaw County sports on the rise

  When started with the Chickasaw Journal two years ago, I was venturing into the unknown. Although I am from Aberdeen, Chickasaw County was new to me on the sports side. My initial hope was I would be able to see some good sports teams and help relay their success to you. I did not […]

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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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Houston falters against Cal. City

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The Toppers let this one get away early and they never caught up. A hot shooting Calhoun City team scored steadily and Houston, who came out strong, found themselves playing catch-up as the game progressed. Calhoun City also threw on a press in the second and third quarter […]

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2015 Beauty Review

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal 2015 Miss Hilltopper, Alex Springer, on right, and 2015 Jr. Miss Hilltopper Emily Pettit were crowned Saturday night Dec. 5, 2015. More than 20 young ladies competed for the honor of Miss Hilltopper and 15 vied for the Junior Miss Hilltopper title.

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Christine Gates is new Houston School Trustee

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Houston’s School District’s newest school trustee raised her right hand, was sworn into office last week and took her seat on the Houston School Board. Gates was appointed by the Houston Board of Aldermen earlier this month and is one of three trustees chosen by the board […]

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Welcome Trustee Pettit

He stepped onto the board of the most important industry in our community Monday night and he will be partially responsible for the fashioning and development of the most important product in this town for years to come. Hugh Pettit took his seat on the Houston School Board this week and will be directly involved […]

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Trustees, judges elected

HOUSTON – Chickasaw County voters chose Kelly Luther as their next Circuit Court Judge and Hugh Pettit as their next Houston School Board Trustee in last week’s November runoff election. Luther garnered 1,214 votes to Shirley C. Byers’ 830 ballots in Chickasaw County for the post of Circuit Court Judge District 3, Place 2 that […]

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CHICKASAW COUNTY: Luther wins Circuit Judge, Pettit wins Houston trustee

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal Chickasaw County voters chose Kelly Luther as their next Circuit Court Judge and Hugh Pettit as their next Houston School Board Trustee in Tuesday’s November runoff election. Luther garnered 1,158 votes to Shirley C. Byers’ 760 ballots in Chickasaw County for the post of Circuit Court Judge District 3, Place […]

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UPDATE:Childers takes Chickasaw, runoff for Houston trustees

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story and totals are updated with more than 200 absentee and affidavit ballots cast in Chickasaw County in the Nov. 4, 2014 General Election.   HOUSTON – Incumbent Senator Thad Cochran may have won the election but he did not win Chickasaw County in mid-term elections last week and a three-man Houston […]

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Childers takes Chickasaw, runoff for Houston trustees

HOUSTON – Incumbent Senator Thad Cochran may have won the election but he did not win Chickasaw County in mid-term elections last night and a three-man Houston School Board race will see the top two vote-getters in a run off. Democratic Senatorial candidate Travis Childers, of Booneville, garnered 52.40 percent of the vote with 2,140 […]

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HONOR ROLL: Vardaman High School

VARDAMAN – Vardaman High School has released the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks. Seventh Grade Principal’s List Abbey Casey, Jayla Culpepper, Oakley Edington, Jackson Harrell, Carlie Higginbotham, Anna Lucius, Mina Lucius and Karen Solis. Seventh Grade Regular List Hunter Boyette, Grace Davis, Marisol Lopez, Hayden Ross, Layne Tedder, Karina Torres and Mary Grace […]

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Herman Smith honored by Chickasaw Development Foundation

HOUSTON – He waded ashore on Normandy Beach on July 4, 1944 and was wounded twice in World War II, he then returned to Mississippi, set up a dental practice in Houston and raised a family, helping many people along the way. Dr. Herman Smith, 92, was named the Chickasaw Development Foundation’s Citizen of the […]

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Making beautiful music

HOUSTON – 134 pianists of different ages and skill levels joined together at Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo to share their faith through music during the annual keyboard festival sponsored by the Mississippi Baptist Convention. The Area II festival was one of 11 statewide festivals held this year in various locations from Corinth to Pascagoula […]

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