In a day and age when our lives are ruled by the clock and in a business filled with deadlines, I have to sometimes step back and look at the bigger picture. April 15 Hope you paid your taxes. It’s the law and if you didn’t Uncle Sam tends to get upset and […]
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By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The plans are in place for the 35th Annual Mississippi Valley Flywheel Spring Festival and everyone is welcome. Houston’s down-home festival showcasing an age-gone-by will be held Friday and Saturday April 22-23 at Joe Brigance Park and will see all the regular events and activities that […]
By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal As the sun fell on Tuesday evening, the Vardaman Rams took the diamond and faced off against the Hamilton Lions in a game that helped decide second place in division 1A. The Rams got on the board first and held a lead for most of […]
JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi Legislature has concluded its 2016 session. The House of Representatives adjourned for a final time Thursday after meeting briefly and disposing of a procedural block on one bill. That measure allows people in designated districts in certain places to carry alcoholic beverages outside the location it was served. In […]
By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal NEW HOPE – There is power at the plate for Houston – and the pitching isn’t bad either – at the Hilltoppers head into the final week of the regular season. But Scott Gann’s Hilltoppers are keeping a level head as they trounced a good New […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Superintendent Tony Cook and the Houston school board reshuffled the deck at Houston school with several changes in school administration. The moves are not without concerns for some but have been prompted by moves of central office staff out of the district and poor test scores […]
Do you like making a dollar? That’s a question every American can truthfully answer without one bit of guilt or shame. This country and this community was founded by capitalist who spotted an opportunity, put the wheels in motion and carried the proceeds from their labor to the bank. That opportunity come to Houston […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The following children were chosen Student of the Week at Houston Upper Elementary School for Feb. 8 through Feb. 12, 2016. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name. Third Grade Brock Miracle Morgan McFarland Denasia McGregory Moss Shanyyh Buford Owens Omarion Hammond […]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Efforts to make major revisions to the pivotal Mississippi Education Program, which provides the state’s share of the basic funding to operate local school districts, were unsuccessful during the rapidly ending 2016 session. Whether those efforts were unsuccessful because of a lack of will to make […]
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 […]
Vandalism is a part of doing business with the world. It is sad to say there are people who get a certain amount or pleasure or entertainment out of tearing up public property. We find that a sad way to live life. We also understand it is a crime. This newspaper was called this week […]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Northeast Mississippi local governments garnered about $3 million in projects in a $249.6 million bond bill that passed both chambers of the state Legislature late Monday. Bond proceeds will be used to pay off the project over a period of years. The projects range from tourism-related […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The person who will handle the day-to-day operations for Chickasaw County was hired last week by the board of supervisors. Norman Griffin, Jr., 52, started work last week and will be the first point of contact for individuals, businesses and government agencies wanting something from Chickasaw […]
By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – With a charter school expansion officially signed into law by Gov. Phil Bryant this week, local school district leaders are trying to determine how the changes will impact their schools and students. The amendments to the Mississippi Charter School Act of 2013 allow students in any C, […]
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- Murder/suicide ruled in Okolona Motel deaths April 30, 2016
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- CARA CHISM: Let’s work together for community May 1, 2016
- SCORES: Baseball Saturday, April 30 May 1, 2016
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- DAN MULLEN: ‘No intention of ever leaving’ May 3, 2016
- Vardaman sweeps Biggersville May 3, 2016
- Okolona aldermen address downtown buildings May 3, 2016
- Houlka names consolidation commissioners May 2, 2016
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