1-2A @ Okolona High School Tues., Feb. 12 4 p.m. – Hatley vs. Hamilton (G) 5:30 p.m. – Hatley vs. New Site (B) 7 p.m. – Okolona vs. East Union (G) 8:30 p.m. – East Union vs. Hamilton (B) Thurs., Feb. 14 4 p.m. – Okolona/East Union vs. Baldwyn (G) 5:30 p.m. – [...]
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HOUSTON — Houston’s Chris Jones signed with Mississippi State University this morning, after much speculation about his college of choice. Jones had narrowed the field to MSU and the University of Mississippi, but was considering both schools up until about 6 a.m. “I talked to both coaches this morning,” Jones said. “I felt like State [...]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department and North Mississippi Narcotics Unit are constantly fighting the battle against illegal drugs in the county and sometimes receive tips from the most unlikely sources. On Jan. 9, CSO and NMNU agents made a traffic stop on Jimmy Putt in Old Houlka, after [...]
HOUSTON – A potential partnership is in the beginning stages for the repair of County Line Road in Okolona following the Jan. 22 meeting of the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors. The road is under the jurisdiction of both Monroe and Chickasaw counties and Monroe County Supervisor Robert Tomey approached the Chickasaw board with a [...]
HOUSTON/ HOULKA – Children and youth will soon have an opportunity to join in an annual spring activity as baseball and softball registration in Houston is currently open and Houlka’s will open Feb. 2. Houston Park and Rec Director, John Gravat, said parents can sign up children Monday through Friday at Houston City Hall and [...]
HOUSTON – The Historic Hometown Houston Main Street Association seeks to promote the downtown area of Houston and surrounding areas to the benefit of local retail businesses and industry. By encouraging citizens to join in community activities on and around the Houston Courthouse Square, Main Street helps bring people to the downtown area for fun [...]
HOULKA – The Houlka gymnasium was filled to capacity Jan. 18 as faculty, staff and students of Houlka High School, along with family members and friends, said goodbye to Coach Jimbo Byars. Byars, 47, died Jan. 15 after a brief battle with cancer, leaving his wife, children and many family members as survivors, but those [...]
HOUSTON – Low scores don’t necessarily mean low intensity, proved by the Wildcats and Hilltoppers Jan. 19 game in Houlka. Both teams looked a little wary to start, sizing each other up at 2-2 and Houlka’s Jesse Kelly hit the trey to put the Wildcats up 5-2 and spark the action from both sides of [...]
by Brandon Speck NEMS Daily Journal HOUSTON – Chris Jones is as calm a high school senior as you’ll meet, especially considering the life-changing signature he’ll sign in two weeks. The 6-foot-7, 255-pound 5-star defensive end from Houston has a lot coming at him. Jones committed to Mississippi State in June but since then has [...]
HOUSTON – Plenty of people travel during the holidays and several members of the Houston High School cheer squad joined in on their way to select events in Orlando, Fla., and London, England. Cristin Cook serves as HHS mascot “Harley the Hilltopper” and was invited to participate in the All-American mascot clinic in Orlando following [...]
HHS Leadoff banquet will be held Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Houston High School Commons area with guest speaker, Matt Wyatt. Wyatt is a former SEC quarterback from Mississippi State University and is a Color Analyst from the MSU football broadcast crew. He is also the co-host of HeadtoHead, a sport-centered radio program. [...]
Former Itawamba Community College Lady Indian turned Mississippi College Lady Choctaw, Ebony Williams of Calhoun City, was named American Southwest Conference East Division Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. Williams earned the honor after averaging 14.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3 assists while shooting 56.5 percent from the floor and recording two blocks and a [...]
The Hebron Eagles and Lady Eagles returned to basketball action last week on the road at Winston Academy. In the first game of the afternoon, the Junior High Lady Eagles took a loss but were led in scoring by Victoria Ferguson with 11 points, Holly Hudson with 10 points and Rebekah Joy Falkner with five. [...]
OKOLONA – The Chiefs have battled injuries and shooting trouble in the early season, but came together to make short work of the Hamilton Lions in district play Jan. 8. The Chiefs took a 21-13 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, leading all four frames and dominating in the fourth again for [...]
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