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Aldermen approve water meter bonds

HOUSTON – Aldermen voted 4-1 in a special called meeting at noon Tuesday to seek revenue bonds to repair a well, install electronic water meters and improve the city’s water mains and sewer lines. Aldermen have been discussing the loan for more than a year as they try to improve the city’s aging infrastructure and […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Drive time at the Ingram household

Not long after I moved to Houston I pulled up to the stoplight on the Courthouse Square on a summer night in my old truck and there was an elected official in his old truck. We all know what goes through the minds of two boys when they pull up to a stoplight in old […]

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Houston slips in two games

HOUSTON – The Hilltoppers squeezed in two baseball games at the Houston Tournament Monday, March 9, having been snowed out the previous week and rained out the remainder of the week. And they won both of them, pounding Bruce 8-2 and stopping a Belmont rally, 3-2.   Houston 8, Bruce 2   The game against […]

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Houston seeks tourism tax

HOUSTON – In a dramatic turn of events, the Houston Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to seek a tourism tax after two day of debate that saw the tax discussed in a work session Monday night and then voted on in a special called meeting at noon Tuesday. The city had been told by local […]

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MSU to hold manufacturing summit at Franklin Center

Special to the Chickasaw Journal STARKVILLE –With Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant offering the keynote address, manufacturing, logistics and transportation leaders will “Focus on the Future” at the fifth annual Manufacturing Summit. The Wednesday March 18 program, held by Mississippi State University and American Home Furnishings Alliance, will be held on campus at the Franklin Center, […]

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MAEP funding sent to governor $211M short

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The state Senate rejected a proposal to phase in full funding of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program over a three-year period and instead sent to Gov. Phil Bryant a bill that increases funding for education by $110 million. The Senate proposal, which passed the House earlier […]

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Saturday shooting sends woman to surgery

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department had a man in custody Monday afternoon on aggravated domestic assault charges as it continues to investigates a Saturday night shooting just north of Houston. The incident was phoned in to Chickasaw County 911 about 9:45 p.m. as an accident at a house […]

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County refinances jail bonds

HOUSTON – Chickasaw County supervisors will save approximately $25,000 annually in a recent move to refinance the bond for the Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility and Jail. The county took advantage of low interest rates to reduce the payment on it’s debt obligation for facilities. The move could save the county over $400,000 over the […]

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SONNY SCOTT: Get out and enjoy the neighbors

“You need to get out more,” said Jamie Dailey at the Davis Event Center in Fulton on Feb. 28. By the end of the evening, I was in full agreement. I have long wanted to attend the spring concert at ICC, but something always came up. When this year’s card included Dailey and Vincent, Rhonda […]

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Chieftains’ magical run ends one win short

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal JACKSON – Okolona was never able to shake off a shaky start. The Cheiftains were stuck with one made field goal much of the first quarter Saturday at Mississippi Coliseum, while Bay Springs ran off with the Class 2A state championship with a 74-58 win. It took nearly 3 minutes […]

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Patterson, big rally lift East Webster to 2A title

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Quantesha Patterson was East Webster’s go-to player all season. In Saturday’s MHSAA Class 2A State Tournament championship game, the lanky 5-foot-10 senior center was all that and more in the Lady Wolverines’ 68-64 comeback victory against West Tallahatchie in overtime. Patterson scored 39 points, 20 above her average, […]

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Okolona reenacts local history

OKOLONA – The sun shined Saturday and the rains held off Sunday as the 151st reenactment of the Battle of Okolona took place on Highway 41 just west of town. The two-day event saw historical reenactors from Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi gather on the actual battlefield and play-out the conflict that occurred just over 150 […]

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Freshman trio leads Okolona to State 2A final

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Bailey, Smith, Spears. Three names basketball fans in Mississippi need to remember, three names West Tallahatchie would like to forget. Okolona freshmen Jaylon Bailey, Cameron Smith and Ladarius Spears rang up 53 points Thursday to lead the Chieftains to a 73-67 comeback win against West Tallahatchie in the […]

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HOULKA – The Robo Wildcats may be rookies, but they won big in the recent FIRST Tech Challenge against veteran competition. The group of Houlka High School students planned, designed, presented their project and took home a basket full of trophies with a robot that rolled into the competition, picked up plastic balls and dropped […]

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