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Senior-led Hilltoppers dominate

      By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – It was senior night in Houston Friday as the Hilltoppers and Lady Toppers hosted the Wildcats from Louisville for the last regular season home game. Unfortunately, the Lady Hilltoppers struggled to get out of the starting blocks early and were defeated57-34 […]

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Bring on Spring!

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   ANCHOR – Forget Punxsutawney Phil, Chicksasaw JW says spring is on the way. The Old Folks Loafing Shed at Morris Grocery on Highway 15 South of Houston hosted the 7th Annual Groundhog Day forecast with a real groundhog, real judges and, well – a forecast. “It […]

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EDITORIAL: Sweeping our community

      This week’s Chickasaw Journal contains news about a major drug sweep on the regional level that reached into Chickasaw County. It is the first major, regional, significant bust in this community in several years. There is a new Sheriff in town and while he was not directly involved in this investigation, he […]

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Man arrested in Thorn shooting

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – One of two people sought for a shooting in Thorn on Thursday has been arrested. Rudy Flores, 18, of Tupelo and formerly of Houston, was arrested about 2 a.m. in a motel room in Holly Springs. Flores has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and […]

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Local agencies, individuals, officers honored by Crime Stoppers

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal TUPELO – Police, community and media working together can stop crime. Crime Stoppers of Northeast Mississippi celebrated its 10th Anniversary Wednesday and honored law officers, media and the members of the community at its annual awards banquet. And Chickasaw County was honored with multiple awards. “We’ve been doing this […]

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Myrtle football effort gets MHSAA approval

Special to the Chickasaw Journal It’s official. Myrtle will begin its football program this fall after the Mississippi High School Activities Association approved the request on Thursday. “Everybody is excited,” said Myrtle assistant principal Justin Hollis, who will serve as the Hawks’ coach. “The community is fired up, these kids can’t wait.” Myrtle – which […]

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MSU grant helps students pursue medical dreams

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   STARKVILLE — High school juniors in Chickasaw County considering medical careers in their home state have the opportunity to take part in an intense and revealing summer program at Mississippi State University. The five-week Rural Medical Scholars summer program at MSU aims to identify the state’s future […]

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Attorney General warns of IRS scammers

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – It’s an old scam with new victims. Attorney General Jim Hood wants to remind Mississippi consumers to remain cautious of tax-related phone scams. Meredith Aldridge, Director of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division said, “These scammers continue to search for their next victim before, during and […]

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Area adults receive ICC scholarships

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal Recipients of Adult Learner Incentive scholarships at Itawamba Community College for the 2016 spring semester include several area students. They are: Aberdeen – Flora Hayes, Lucinda Randle; Amory – Donna Dodd, Maggie Justice, Deidre Thompson, Timothy Watson, Melissa Wilbanks; Pontotoc – Tiffany Bitner, Glenda Hall, Anna Harris, Sabrina McClain, […]

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HMS girls have perfect season

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – In sports there is no higher honor than to have a perfect, undefeated season. And Houston Middle School has double the reason to celebrate as both the seventh and eighth grade girls basketball teams notch undefeated 15-0 records this year. The seventh grade girls outscored their opponents […]

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Houlka trustees review test scores

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Chickasaw School District Superintendent Betsy Collums told the January meeting of the School Board she was satisfied with the recently-released Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test results, but said the district is continuing to seek improvement. Third to eight […]

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Iowa Caucus, reminds me of Groundhog Day

I have watched the movie titled Groundhog Day with actor Bill Murray. Looking back I’m wondering if that movie was about the Iowa Caucus. The caucus just keeps coming back and back and it seems we just can’t escape the Iowa Caucus. Groundhog Day is coming and the best news about the annual holiday is […]

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$3 million worth of meth seized in Hinds County traffic stop

JACKSON (AP) – The Hinds County Sheriff’s Department says a traffic stop Wednesday resulted in one of the largest interdiction seizures of methamphetamine – reportedly valued at $3 million – in state history. Officials said in a news release that the discovery was made by a Hinds County K-9 unit after a 2015 Toyota Corolla […]

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Houlka honors 2015 gridders

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – They are growing a football program in Houlka, with the 2015 edition of the Wildcats finishing the season on a positive note and earning a variety of awards at their football banquet last week. Houlka is working to build a football field and played every game on the […]

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