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Smoothing the rough spots with a smile

    By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Houlka Attendance Center secretary/receptionist Autumn Samuell is many things to many people; the glue that helps hold a lot of things together that might otherwise fly apart, and the grease that helps a lot of things move smoothly that otherwise might jam. […]

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Sheriff Simmons honored

        By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Retiring Chickasaw County Sheriff Jimmy Simmons – whose six consecutive terms put him in the record books as that county’s longest serving sheriff – was recognized Wednesday morning at a reception hosted by the Sheriff’s Department at the Houston Community […]

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Calhoun supervisor indicted for seeking bribes

OXFORD (AP) – A Calhoun County supervisor faces federal charges that he solicited bribes from timber haulers. Earnest M. Fox of Bruce was indicted Friday on two counts of interference with commerce by extortion. WCBI-TV reports that FBI agents arrested Fox on Wednesday. Neither Fox nor the FBI could immediately be reached for comment. Fox […]

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Houston eyes revenue sources

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The city hates to be Scrooge at this time of year, but there are businesses that owe taxes, have not paid their privilege license and people who owe fines in city court. The Houston Board of Aldermen looked at a list of businesses that owe […]

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EDITORIAL: Merry Christmas

      Reading the Christmas editorials in old bound volumes of the Chickasaw Journal is always an experience that makes us smile and one that also pulls at our heart. Your Chickasaw Journal – Times Post to many of you – has always been a mirror of our community and a sobering reflection of […]

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THE PERFECT FIT: Freeze proves he was the right hire for Rebels

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Bob Beaudine understood why he was hired and perhaps felt a little awkward at being caught off guard. The Ole Miss coaching search in 2011 was far from his first rodeo. A Dallas-area search consultant, Beaudine was hired for his guidance in helping make yet another transition as […]

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MDWFP adopts change to wildlife feeding rules

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal     JACKSON – A change to the wildlife supplemental feeding rule was adopted by the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks at its Sept. 16 meeting. The adopted change removes the “line of sight” prohibition from the rule, allowing hunters to place approved feeders in locations where they […]

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WIN Job Center offers C2C

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal     HOUSTON – Beginning in November, young adults ages 16-24 can participate in a five-week Counseling 2 Career (C2C) program at the WIN Job Centers in Itawamba Community College’s five-county district, which includes Houston. C2C provides an opportunity for work experience and assistance with securing full-time employment. […]

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RIBBON CUTTING: Out of the Attic Antiques

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   A good crowd showed up at the Chickasaw Development Foundation ribbon cutting for Out of the Attic Antiques Friday morning. Out of the Attic Antiques, at 109 West Hamilton, is a consignment shop owned by Donna and Bill Clark. They have more than 12 vendors and are […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Christmas in Houston

  I have had the opportunity to live in several different communities and it is always neat to see how a neighborhood or town celebrates Christmas. The holidays are all about tradition and often locals don’t see those time-honored events for what they really mean to the community. Houston is no different. I repeatedly hear […]

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Season of love and light

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – In this season of love and light, a group of high school students are bringing a little of both on Houston. The Electricity Class at the Houston School of Science and Technology is reworking more than 60 snowflakes that are a longtime Christmas tradition in this […]

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Houlka Christmas Tree

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Cawyer Taylor, 6, from left, Kellan Taylor, 3 and Abbi Pullen 8, were helped with decorating the Houlka Christmas Tree at Houlka’s first annual Christmas Festival, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. The trio of kids were helped by Elf Tina and Elf Ginger.

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Wanda Sweeney Honored

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Chickasaw County Chancery Clerk Wanda Sweeney was treated to a retirement party at the Chickasaw County Courthouse Thursday afternoon Dec. 3, 2015. Sweeney has been Chickasaw County’s Chancery Clerk for the past 26 years and has been employed in public service for 32 years.

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Chickasaw notches 7.4 jobless rate

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Having a job means having a paycheck and the ability to pay the bills and enjoy life and therefore things apparently got better around here last month. Houston and Chickasaw County notched its lowest unemployment rate in years last month with a 7.4 percent jobless […]

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