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Successful hunting

Ray and Jonathan Laney of Houlka had a successful hunting day March 30 as they killed two turkeys about a mile from their home. Both birds had 9-inch beards and 1-inch spurs and weighed between 18- and 20-pounds.

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Lady Rams split division

The Lady Rams had a win-lose week on the diamond, picking up a district win and dropping one to run even in district, the falling to South Pontotoc in non-division play. The Lady Rams beat South earlier in March but couldn’t keep their focus in the rematch March 24, taking a hard 15-0 loss. “We […]

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High expectations for Jones

Chris Jones received a lot of attention in 2013. From his suspenseful recruitment in January to his Freshman All-SEC performance last fall for Mississippi State, Jones drew his share of the spotlight during that calendar year. The former five-star standout from Houston High School appeared in all 13 games for the Bulldogs and earned three […]

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Lady Wolves take down Wildcats

The Lady Wolverines battled the breeze at Nikki Jones Memorial Field as they took on Calhoun City March 25 but despite the weather conditions, they Lady Wolves came down with a decisive 14-2 win. Coach Lee Berryhill was pleased with his team’s effort. “We played a good, solid team and came away with a win,” […]

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Rams battle through nine

The Rams dropped a district game to Tupelo Christian Prep March 28, but the Vardaman boys took it through nine innings of fierce competition. “It was a good game,” said Vardaman coach Boo Griffin. “We played really good early in and hit kind of a slump, but it seemed like we were getting it back […]

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Hot bats for Hilltoppers

The Hilltoppers bats were on fire last week and that’s just fine with coach Scott Gann. “We are seeing the ball really well at the plate right now and this past week showed it,” Gann said. “Justin Kimbrough has really come on the past few weeks… Garrison Howell is leading the charge for us at […]

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Caught in the bleachers

Laci Jo Fugett and Madison Bullard were spotted in the bleachers at a recent Vardaman baseball game watching their Rams play.

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Getting back on the court

The Hilltopper tennis team had a short and unexpected break last week as their matches were rescheduled due to conflicts with other school activities. But they’ll be back in full swing this week as they have three district matches set for this week. The Toppers were set to host Noxubee County Tuesday and will play […]

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WOODLAND YOUTH COUNCIL: Willing hearts and hands

By Lisa Voyles Chickasaw Journal WOODLAND – Woodland may be small in population and area but it is big on heart and helping hands. The community has always been close-knit and looks out for their own and now they are growing the next generation of service-oriented residents right at home. Mayor Patti Watkins had hopes […]

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Board, Chickasaw SO asked to set procedures for 911 dispatching

HOUSTON – Following the Board of Supervisor’s acceptance of the City of Houston’s withdrawl from their E911 contract, members of the Sheriff’s Department and E911 office are looking for clarity in how dispatching will be handled. Sheriff Jimmy Simmons asked the board for a procedure on who the E911 office will dispatch for and a […]

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Local golfers tagged as medalists

Two local golfers snagged top honors on the links in separate outings. Vardaman’s Brandon Walker earned the medalist honor March 20 at the Pontotoc Country Club. Calhoun City won the match, but Walker shot a 37 for the low score. Cody McMahan, also playing from Vardaman, shot a 61. Houston’s Tanner Bullock was the medalist […]

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Eagles sweep week

The Eagles were a big winner in local and area baseball as they swept three games last week. Hebron 2 vs. Victory 1 Hebron and Victory both got off to a slow start with neither team recording offense on the scoreboard and both leaving three runners stranded through six innings. “I don’t know if it […]

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Around the diamonds

Following a Spring break that didn’t feel like one to most area ball teams, they got right back on the field in regular season and district games. Vardaman Rams Vardaman had a tough week on the diamond, falling to Hamilton, 4-8 and to Ethel, 12-5. They will be back in action this week in Houlka […]

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Lady Cats battling through

The Lady Wildcats got off to a great start last week but didn’t finish up as well. The Houlka girls romped over Potts Camp, 15-5, in their Thursday game with pitcher, Cara Martin, leading at the plate and batting 1.000. Martin went 4-4 with an RBI but had company as Temp Webb also batted 1.000, […]

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