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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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Win times three for Lady Rams

The Lady Rams had a successful week on the diamond, scoring three wins out of four games and dropping their only loss by one run. The Lady Rams started things off with a 15-0 blanking of West Lowndes March 18 with Sydney Huffman getting the win on the hill. Laci Jo Fugett, Laken Lucius, Cheyenne […]

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EW digs in for the win

The week after Spring break can be a problem for ball clubs, but the East Webster Lady Wolverines were eager to prove it would not be for them. The Lady Wolverines fell to South Pontotoc, 4-5, March 20 but got the chance to make it up in the Houston tournament. EW 4, South Pontotoc 3 […]

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Toppers take division win

With the early season tournaments done and the district schedule here and now, the Toppers got off to a good start with two wins over Leake Central last week. Austin Burdine got the win March 18 for the Hilltoppers striking out 13 Gators and allowing only two hits. “Dominating performance,” said coach Scott Gann of […]

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Garners show in Dixie National

Two members of the Chickasaw 4-H/Houston Chapter FFA participated in the Dixie National Livestock Show Feb. 1 in Jackson. Sandy and Emma Garner, daughters of Jesse and Miriam Garner, showed Holstein and Jersey dairy cattle at the Junior Roundup. Emma placed second in the 10-11 year-old Showmanship class and third in the Holstein fall heifer […]

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Tourney time!

The Lady Hilltoppers had plenty of competitive action on the diamond last weekend as they hosted tournament and split their two games of the day. The Houston girls started their day against North Pontotoc running 1-1 through three innings. The Lady Toppers could put runners on base but had trouble getting them all the way […]

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Caught in the bleachers

Ann Morgan, from left, Lee Nabors, Tana McQuary and Judy McQuary were just a few of the Hilltopper baseball fans who donned their sunglasses for a day on the diamond March 22.

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Spring turkey season open

The spring turkey season opened March 15 and ends May 1. Opportunities to pursue spring gobblers are plentiful across the Magnolia State, and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) anticipates that hunting success will be good in 2014. “Jake sightings were up across most areas of the state last spring as a […]

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The Hilltopper tennis team had some time off over the school holiday, but one player stayed on the court with good success. Ezra Blissard of Houston partnered with Will Christiansen to compete in boy’s doubles at the Spring Break Challenge in New Albany, where the duo placed first in the tournament. Blissard also competed in […]

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