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A perfect festival

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw County   HOUSTON – Flywheel organizers said the 35th Annual Houston Flywheel Festival may not have been the biggest ever, but it may have been the best. Perfect weather had people filling Joe Brigance Park on Friday and the crowds were back on Saturday to enjoy food, fun and flywheels […]

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EDITORIAL: Collecting old fines, collecting on promises

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. Most of us have probably “run afoul of the law” and been given a […]

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Lady Hilltoppers crush Yazoo

  (James Ingram / Buy at photos.chickasawjournal.com) Houston’s Scarlett Doss (17) played the game at the plate in addition to her pitching performance against Yazoo City in the first round of the 4A Softball Playoffs Friday in Houston. By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The pitching was there, the hits were there and the […]

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FAFSA Fridays

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Itawamba Community College’s Financial Aid offices have scheduled FAFSA Fridays to assist prospective students with the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. ICC staff members will be available to assist with completion of the online form as well as to answer any questions at both […]

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Hamby recognized for driving safety

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Stan Hamby, of Houston, has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) for 30 years of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer. The OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program is sponsored by Shell Rotella and is designed to recognize and reward OOIDA […]

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Pellet gun prompts Middle School lockdown

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Houston Police picked up two Houston Middle School students Thursday and have charged them with bringing a weapon to school. They were released to the custody of their parents. “It appears the two brought a pellet gun to school and it was spotted by another student,” said […]

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HLES names 3rd nine week honor roll

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON- Houston School District Superintendent Tony Cook and Houston Lower Elementary School Principal Robert Winters have released their respective lists for the third nine-week grading period of the 2015-2016 school year. Students named to the superintendent’s List scored 93 or above and received all “A’s” on their Third Nine […]

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Making a difference every day

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Chickasaw County School District teacher Brigit Burt was among four finalists for the 2016 Mississippi Teacher of the Year, and recently traveled to Jackson to be honored for her work at Houlka schools. Burt is a sixth grade Reading and Language Arts teacher […]

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Three diamond Dawgs on MLB rosters

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   STARKVILLE – Three former Mississippi State baseball players are included on 2016 Major League Baseball Opening Day rosters, along with three former Diamond Dawgs serving in managerial or coaching roles. Jonathan Papelbon (Washington Nationals), Kendall Graveman (Oakland Athletics) and Mitch Moreland (Texas Rangers) are all on active rosters for the […]

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Houston makes softball playoffs

  Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was senior night for the Houston Lady Hilltoppers, and as they celebrated the two seniors, they also faced a tough opponent with the undefeated East Webster Lady Wolverines in town. Despite a good showing by Houston, the Lady Wolverines were able to pull away, […]

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ICC Phi Theta Kappa inductees named.

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Several area residents will be inducted into Phi Theta Kappa at Itawamba Community College in a formal ceremony at 6 p.m., Mar. 29, in the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium at the Fulton Campus. The joint ceremony will include members of both the Beta Tau Sigma chapter […]

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Okolona aldermen address downtown buildings

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   OKOLONA – The Mayor and City Council held a public hearing at 6 p.m. at Rockwell-Green City Auditorium Tuesday, April 5, to discuss three privately-owned blighted properties located alongside each other on West Main Street in Okolona. No action was taken following the hearing, which is […]

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TY HARDIN: To the great people of Houston

Dear Editor, I want to express the excitement I have on becoming the new leader of the Houston football program. This is something I have dreamed about since I was a miniature Topper. It is an honor to be an integral part of this community and a contributor to future success in this community. I […]

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PROM NIGHT 2016!

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