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Flywheel Festival seeks vendors

HOUSTON – the Houston Flywheel Festival keeps getting bigger and better and the vendors who sell everything from homemade icecream and funnel cakes to artwork and T-shirts are a big part of that success. The spring show two years ago saw over 4,000 people pack Joe Brigance Park for two days of food, fun and […]

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Schools announce Wednesday closings

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   The following Northeast Mississippi school districts have announced they will be closed on Wednesday, as the forecast calls for the possibility of a couple of inches of snow: * Aberdeen * Amory * Baldwyn * Calhoun County Schools. * Chickasaw County Schools (Houlka). * Clay County Schools * […]

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Lenten Luncheon starts Wednesday

The annual series of Lenten lunches begin this week at Houston First United Methodist Church Family Life Center and the community is being urged to attend. Rev. Rex Wilburn will be the series’ first speaker on Wed., Feb. 25 at noon at First Methodist Church Family Life Center. There will be a light lunch and […]

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Houston’s teams enjoying new life

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Houston’s boys and girls basketball teams lost in Tuesday’s Division 4-4A Tournament openers, effectively ending their seasons. Until … Until the school was alerted by the MHSAA that division opponent Noxubee County’s basketball teams had been ruled ineligible for playing too many regular season games. Teams are allowed 28 games. […]

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Parks named to Tombigbee Water Management Board

HOUSTON – It was a simple signature but it covers the complex management of water, agriculture, industry, transportation and economic development in a 12-county area. Chicksasaw County’s Rayburn Parks was named a member of the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District in December and he joins a board charged with working with local, state and […]

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Girls basketball playoff games postponed

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Many of Monday’s girls North tournament basketball games have been postponed due to potentially icy road conditions. Boys tournament openers were scheduled for Tuesday, with the second round scheduled for Saturday. Girls’ second-round games are scheduled for Friday. Here is the new schedule, as best we can tell, via texts, […]

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Freezing rain, snow forecast, local schools dismissing classes

Several Northeast Mississippi School Districts are dismissing early on Monday because of the possibility of icy precipitation coming through the area on Monday afternoon. Aberdeen will dismiss at 2 p.m. * Amory will dismiss at 1:45 p.m. * Baldwyn Schools will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. * Booneville will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. * Calhoun County […]

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Trustees get report on Middle School

HOUSTON – Teaching middle school kids may be the toughest post in teaching, but it is so critical from moving boys and girls into the world of young men and women. Houston Middle School Principal Tony Horton said helping students make the transition from bright-eyed elementary school kids to goal-oriented high school students with a […]

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Freezing rain possible in northern and central Mississippi

JACKSON (AP) – The National Weather Service says parts of northern and central Mississippi could see slick roads and bridges as temperatures drop. Meteorologists say freezing rain is possible late Sunday and early Monday in parts of the metro Jackson area and in Vicksburg, Greenville, Greenwood and Columbus. Up to a half inch of snow […]

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1975 Grand Slam Champions

HOULKA WILDCAT 1975 GRAND SLAM CHAMPIONS. Members of the 1975 Houlka Lady Wildcat State Championship team were honored between the boys and girls basketball game Friday at Houlka Gym. Houlka Coach Jimmy Guy McDonald, who coached that team, presented a trophy to each Lady Wildcat.

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Winter weather delays division tournaments

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Friday’s icy North Mississippi weather forced division basketball tournament schedules to slip and slide. Mass scheduling confusion eventually left 14 games to be played on Friday, the remaining games left on today’s still-busy slate. The highest-ranking matchup of the 13 area tournaments is still scheduled for tonight at Northeast CC […]

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Helping your student pick a path

HOUSTON – It’s tough being a teenager and having to make decisions that will affect your life for years to come and teachers and principals are urging parents to get involved in their teen’s life. Houston High School will host a scheduling workshop for parents on Monday, Feb. 23, for all parents with students from […]

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SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Okolona, Houlka closing

Special to the  Journal   Chickasaw County Schools in Houlka and Okolona will be closing early today. Parents are urged to pick up their children immediately. Parents and caregivers are also urged not to call the school as the lines are busy. Houston School are still in session and Houston streets are passable. As of […]

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Hobson leads dominant Wildcats

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal HAMILTON – Madarius Hobson outscored Smithville. The Houlka freshman’s 23 points: one more than the Seminoles in a less-than-dramatic 83-22 win in Thursday’s Division 4-1A semifinals. Who knows how far Houlka (23-4) will go, but Smithville and the rest of Class 1A knows the Wildcats are serious about the journey […]

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