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Making the grade

HOUSTON – It wasn’t perfect – but it was very close. The Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility scored 99.75 percent and the Chickasaw County Jail scored 100 following an audit by the American Correctional Association. “Your regional facility scored 100 percent on the 45 core standards and got 95 of the 96 of the non-mandatory […]

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Merry Christmas

Reading the Christmas editorials in old bound volumes of the Chickasaw Journal is always an experience that makes us smile and one that also pulls at our heart. Your Chickasaw Journal – Times Post to many of you – has always been a mirror of our community and a sobering reflection of what is going […]

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Homecoming victory

HOULKA – It was classic high school basketball for Houlka, but it was Homecoming night. The Houlka Wildcat boys and girls basketball teams defeated the Hickory Flat Rebels last week with the girls starting slow but winning big and the boys pulling it off in a fourth-quarter, nail-biter. The Lady Wildcats downed the Lady Rebels […]

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Tis the season . . .

Sara put up the tree this past weekend. And it is artificial. As a Clay County country boy I grew up with live trees in my house. Momma’s house had 12-foot ceilings and some of those trees were monsters. The Blue House on the Ingram Plantation has 10-foot ceilings and a perfect corner in our […]

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Houston centralizes purchasing

HOUSTON – In an effort to streamline city government and improve efficiency, the Houston Board of Aldermen has centralized purchasing and named a purchase clerk for the city. City Clerk Margaret Futral has been named purchase clerk and has been charged with setting up a system where city departments submit purchase orders and needs and […]

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Mississippi court won’t toss Crawford’s rape conviction appeal

JACKSON (AP) – The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied a prosecutor’s motion to throw out a death row inmate’s appeal of his 1994 rape conviction. Charles Ray Crawford, 48, is on death row for the 1992 slaying of Kristy Ray in the Chalybeate community in Tippah County. In his appeal, Crawford says he received ineffective […]

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Circuit Court final term opened Monday

HOUSTON – The final session of Chickasaw County Circuit Court opened Monday in Houston with a number of high profile cases slated for the year’s last term. The December term saw a total of 60 cases on the docket. Drug charged continued to dominate the docket with 28 indicted. Larceny and fraud cases counted for […]

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BUCK SHOT!

The Chickasaw Journal will gladly run a photo of you and your big buck on the Sports Pages of your newspaper. You can submit your photo by Email at floyd.ingram@chickasawjournal.com or drop it by the Chickasaw Journal offices at 225 East Madison Street in Houston. Please include your name, phone number, the names of people […]

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Lights to be turned on Tuesday night

HOUSTON – The lights were pulled to the top of the Chickasaw County Courthouse in Downtown Houston last week thanks to local high school students and Natchez Trace Electric Power Association. The Houston Board of Aldermen voted in November to install the line of lights to the top of the Chickasaw County Courthouse, but will […]

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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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FLOYD INGRAM: Christmas in Houston

I have had the opportunity to live in several different communities and it is always neat to see how a neighborhood or town celebrates Christmas. The holidays are all about tradition and often locals don’t see those time-honored events for what they really mean to the community. Houston is no different. I repeatedly hear businesses, […]

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Christmas giving

As most of us ponder what we will get or give for Christmas, we would like to ask our readers to step back and think about those doing without this holiday season. There are many who have been hit hard by the recent economic downturn. There are always many who have been given a bad […]

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Grant to help county build homes

HOUSTON – Chickasaw County supervisors have opened bids for legal services and construction inspections as part of a grant that will see five homes built or rehabilitated in the county over the next 12 months. Six bids for title searches, closings, legal services, asbestos inspection and construction inspection were taken by the board at their […]

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Holiday safety checkpoints

Houston police were busy Wednesday afternoon conducting a series of rolling road blocks. “These were just random road blocks on Jackson Street and around town,” said Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles. “We were checking driver’s licenses and vehicle safety regulations.” Voyles said the police were conducting these safety checks as part of a desire to […]

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