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Agri-Center renovations finished

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Chickasaw County Agri-Center has completed renovation to the Houston landmark and is ready for the summer rodeo circuit, fall horse shows and anything else needing a large, indoor venue. “This has been a long time coming and we are proud of this,” said Rick Burgess, chairman […]

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EDITORIAL: Collecting Fines

Most of us have probably “run afoul of the law” and been given a citation that we were required to pay or hauled into court and justice served with a more hefty fee and fine. The good folks of this world, admit their blunder, promise the judge they will be more careful and pay their […]

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Preseason honors pile up for Jones

  STARKVILLE – Preseason accolades continue to pile up for Mississippi State football defensive lineman Chris Jones, with the two-year letterman and Houston native named to the watch list for the Nagurski Trophy and the Outland Trophy. The Football Writers Association of America announced Friday that Jones and defensive back Will Redmond were on the […]

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DANIEL GARDNER: Love and Hate

DANIEL GARDNER: Love and Hate Love and hate: we’ve seen extreme examples of both in Charleston, and both have evoked responses of nearly unanimous incredulity. The hatred of the young white man who murdered nine innocent black believers who had joined together to pray and study the Bible was perhaps more shocking than other mass […]

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Dove season will open at noon Friday, Sept. 4

  The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved high noon Friday, Sept. 4 as the opening day for dove season in Mississippi. The 2015-2016 early hunting seasons for migratory game birds was set by the Commission during its monthly meeting on June 10. These early seasons include resident Canada geese, early teal, snipe, woodcock, […]

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Houston honors baseball stars

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Forget the MLB All-Stars, Houston has a group of young men who have earned a long list of awards, honors and recognition in baseball this year. The Houston Hilltoppers made their first trip to the State Championship Game in Pearl this spring and were 2015 4A Runner-Up, losing […]

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Black Mississippi flag supporter dies in traffic accident

By Jack Elliott Associated Press JACKSON – A black Mississippi man who often dressed in Confederate regalia to support the state flag has died in a one-car accident. The Highway Patrol says 49-year-oldAnthony Hervey was killed Sunday when the 2005 Ford Explorer he was driving left the roadway and overturned on Mississippi Highway 6 in […]

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MINNIE JO HILL: Clean up the park

MINNIE JO HILL: Clean up the park Dear Editor, I haven’t been able to keep the great-grands lately but was feeling well and kept them Wednesday. I decided to get them some lunch and go to the park to eat and play. They were so excited, and so was I until we got there. I […]

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Houlka struggles to rebuild school

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Houlka School District is moving closer to cleaning the site of a fire that destroyed part of Houlka Attendance Center – the district’s only school — in July, 2014, but it’s been a process mired in red tape, Superintendent Betsy Collums said recently. […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Three big decisions this summer

I do like politics, but 25-plus years of watching it with a pen in my hand has taught me not to get too close or too involved. My father said something once about you can’t stir that pot without getting some of it on you. As usual, he was right. We’ve watched the campaigns this […]

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Let’s hear it for EARS!

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A community concerned about a new state requirement that all third graders must be able to read at a third grade level or fail has prompted Houston to graduate 52 kids from a summer reading program. EARS (Educational Awareness Resource Service) hosted its second annual graduation ceremonies […]

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WEDDING: Bruff/Davis

WEDDING: Bruff/Davis The parents of Cindy Bruff are proud to announce the marriage of their daughter to Charley Davis on June 15, 2015 at a seashore ceremony on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Miss Bruff, of Southaven, is the daughter of the late Johnny and Irene Bruff of Mantachie. Her grandparents are the late Melvie and […]

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Hunter earns degree from University of Memphis

  MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Anna Laurie Hunter of Houlka has earned a Master of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Memphis and was presented her diploma during May 10 commencement ceremonies. The University of Memphis is the flagship institution of the Tennessee Board of Regents System. Founded in 1912, it is recognized nationally […]

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Houston hosts baseball tourney

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The baseball boys came to town last week and stayed five days playing 27 games in the Dizzy Dean South State 10-Year-Old Tournament. The 12 teams from around the area also brought their families and fans to town with some staying overnight in Houston hotels and most eating […]

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