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Zack Poteete signs with Blue Mountain

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Good grades, good hustle and good skills have prompted Blue Mountain Hilltoppers to sign Houston’s Zack Poteete to an athletic scholarship. The speedy senior batted .304 this season, knocked in 25 runs, stole 15 bases and scored 14 times in 26 games this year. And with […]

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Cattlemens Stockyard rises from ashes in Clay County

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   WEST POINT – They have been raising cattle on the open prairie of Northeast Mississippi for more than 100 years and a Clay County family has been a part of that business for much of that time. Glynn Robinson Stockyard was a landmark on Highway 45 just north […]

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Got a green thumb?

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The Chickasaw County/MSU Extension Service is putting on the gloves for a battle – the gardening gloves, that is. The Extension Service, in partnership with the Master Gardeners, is challenging residents of the county to see who can grow the biggest tomato, but the battle is […]

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Big man with a big heart

It was just before Christmas a couple of years ago and Chris Jones had just finished his first season at Mississippi State. He had come to the Chickasaw Journal office for an interview. I’m not a hugger. Sara, Momma, the boys and a select group of people get to push their heart next to mine. […]

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Dominoes done!

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – No one knows exactly when it got started, but the last dominoes game at the Houston Fire Station was held Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The noon time crew played the last hand shortly after 1 p.m., after enjoying a few snacks and closing out club business. […]

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Hardin named Director of Bands

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   BLUE MOUNTAIN — Blue Mountain College has recently announced the appointment of Brandon Hardin of Tupelo, Miss. as Director of Bands. Hardin will be charged with building the band program from the ground up including new and current students. Hardin is originally from Houston. “We are looking for […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: Eliminate big money from politics

An unknown politician recently ran for U.S. Congress and won. He had previously served as a county Judge in a remote part of the Congressional district. Most everyone overlooked him until midway through the election. The television was burning up with TV advertisements promoting him. A young man in Texas who had inherited a bunch […]

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Rain doesn’t stop Relay

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   THORN – The rain threatened to bring a stormy day to the 2016 Chickasaw County Relay For life, but cancer survivors and their family knew where to go during the storms that life brings – they went to church. Thorn Church of God opened their doors to Relay […]

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Hilltoppers top Corinth

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON — They are one win away from a trip to Jackson and the MHSAA State Championship Playoffs. The Hilltoppers beat the Corinth Warriors 3-0 Thursday in a game with modest hitting, solid pitching and fielding, and a Major League catch to end the game. Houston scored in the first inning […]

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Hilltoppers dominate Commodores

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The Hilltoppers get another bite of the apple as they swept the Lafayette Commodores, 12-3 in the first game and 3-1 Saturday. Houston plays the winner of the Cleveland/Corinth series that was delayed this past weekend by rain. Houston will host the first game […]

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Lady Toppers down Senatobia

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON –  As the second round of the playoffs began, the Houston Lady Hilltoppers met the Senatobia  Lady Warriors for a game in Houston on Tuesday and then hit the road to take two games and advance to the next round of the 4A Softball Playoffs. […]

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Houston to host National Day of Prayer today

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Prayer changes things. The Greater Houston Ministerial Alliance will host the National Day of Prayer on The Square at noon Thursday and is inviting the community to come and pray for their town, state and nation. “We will start just a few minutes after noon […]

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Jones to play in NFL with with Kansas City

  By Parrish Alford Daily Journal   CHICAGO – Houston’s Chris Jones didn’t have to wait long to hear his name called on the second day of the NFL draft. Jones had hoped to get a call in the Thursday’s first round. Many analysts had him going in the first 31 picks, and it was […]

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EDITORIAL: Balancing act

The boss of any organization or business will tell you it is tough at the top. Nowhere is that more evident than the post of school superintendent. Almost half of Northeast Mississippi’s superintendent posts are filled by new faces this year. And 75 percent of the current superintendents have been in their current job less […]

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