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Hebron Christian wins MAIS first round

After earning their second straight District 3A Championship last week the Hebron Christian Eagles advanced to the first round of the MAIS playoffs against Central Holmes Academy of Lexington. The Eagles took game one on Tuesday behind the 5-1/3 innings of pitching from Payton Griffin. Drew Myatt came on in relief to close out the […]

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Relay for Life set for this afternoon

HOUSTON – There is no better way to spend a Saturday than seeking a cure for cancer. Chickasaw County Relay for Life 2015 is set for this weekend at Joe Brigance Park and while the traditional evening event has moved to the afternoon, all the regular fun events and people seeking to raise money to […]

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Chickasaw jobless rate plummets

CHICKASAW COUNTY – The expansion of a local furniture company and the seasonal hiring of workers for agriculture has prompted local unemployment numbers to drop this spring. Chickasaw County saw the unemployment rate plummet from 10.2 percent in February to 8.1 percent in March. Statewide the jobless rate dropped from 7 percent to 6.2. Local […]

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Drug dogs sweep Houston High School

HOUSTON – Drug dogs searched Houston High School last week and found no drugs inside the building, but a sweep of the parking lot saw dogs signal on several cars and a small amount of marijuana found in a couple of vehicles. The owners of the vehicles were contacted and the interior of the vehicles […]

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Flywheel Festival fun

HOUSTON – Crowds packed Joe Brigance Park Friday and Saturday to listen to the music and watch the flywheels spin at the 34rd Annual Mississippi Valley Flywheel Festival. The two-day event saw a steady crowd of over 3,000 people show up Saturday to eat funnel cake, run a 5K race, enjoy five musical acts and […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: My Chickasaw Journal job-jar

At my house we have a job-jar. It’s a jar filled with jobs Sara feels need tending to on the Ingram Plantation. We’ve had this system for the past 20-years. I wake up most Saturday mornings and pull out a job. When it’s finished I pull out another. The job-jar has never been empty. It’s […]

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Trustees take first glance at budget

HOUSTON – Creating a budget is one of the four duties of a school board member and Houston trustees took their first look last week at how this year’s budget is winding up and revenue projections for next year. Superintendent Steve Coker offered to help trustees hammer out a budget at a special called meeting […]

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Sweeping our community

The drug dogs were back in Houston schools last week.#   And while we regret that the noses of those highly trained canines found a small amount of marijuana in the parking lot, we are pleased to report they did not find anything inside the school. Past drug sweeps have turned up weapons and more sizable […]

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Pugh Inducted Into Alpha Chi

Brennan Pugh, of Houston, has been inducted into Alpha Chi, the national college honor scholarship society, at Williams Baptist College. The induction was held April 15 at WBC’s Academic Awards Luncheon. Alpha Chi admits members from all academic disciplines who are in the top 10 percent of their junior and senior classes. The honor society […]

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Candidates cautioned on placing signs

CHICKASAW COUNTY – During election season they sprout up like wildflowers and the Mississippi Department of Transportation, Chickasaw County road crews and municipal officials are reminding candidates not to post sign on public right-of-ways. Federal, state, county and city right-of-way are public property, but the placing of any signage on government property without meeting proper […]

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State benefits from Natchez Trace Parkway visitors

Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO – Roughly 80 percent of the $136 million spent in communities near the Natchez Trace Parkway was done in Mississippi, a National Park Service report revealed. Last year, the NTP had 5,846,473 visitors. the National Park Service reported. In addition to the money spent along the 444-mile parkway, the […]

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Houston hosts Flywheel Festival

HOUSTON – The Flywheel Festival unfolds Friday and Saturday in Houston with lots of food, fun and quality entertainment. The 34th annual Mississippi Valley Flywheel Spring Festival will be held April 24-25 in Joe Brigance Park and kicks off with a boom at the anvil shoot at 11 a.m. Friday. “We started doing the anvil […]

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Houston honors best and brightest

HOUSTON – The Chickasaw Development Foundation gave out a new award and honored an old friend at their annual awards banquet Thursday night. The Houston Solar Car team was handed CDF’s first Great Achievement Award for a 13-year history of winning and media patriarch Robin Mathis was honored with the Spirit of Chickasaw County Award […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Flywheel fun starts Friday

We moved to Houston five years ago and have attended every Flywheel Festival since – spring and fall. Our first year here we got to pull the lanyard on the Keck-Gonnerman steam tractor and make it whistle. The next year we got to push the button at the Friday morning anvil shoot. We’ve been a […]

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