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Houston investigates racial slur

HOUSTON – A parent appeared before the Houston School District Board of Trustees asking for details in their investigation into an alleged racial slur by a school bus driver recently. Trustees looked around the room and at each other but made no comment Tuesday Oct. 14, as Aretha Bray said a racial slur was directed […]

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MISS HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL (Floyd Ingram / Buy at photos.chickasawjournal.com) Tyler Wright, on left, was crowned Miss Houston High School at the 2014 Houston High School Beauty Review Saturday night with Addy Claire Crump, right, named Miss Houston Junior High. This year’s pageant was called Rhinestone Rodeo and featured country songs and a western theme.

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Public wants access to school facilities

HOUSTON – A group of taxpayers feel they should be allowed to use Houston School District facilities for athletic events and private ceremonies and they met with trustees last week to voice their concerns. The Houston Chargers came before board seeking to use the Houston High School football field and stadium for its pee-wee football […]

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Futral hired as Houston City Clerk

HOUSTON – The Houston Board of Aldermen named Margaret Futral as the new city clerk after a controversial four month vacancy at City Hall. Futral’s name was whittled down from a list of 39 resumes and she was part of a final list of about six names submitted to Mayor Stacey Parker for interviews and […]

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EDITORIAL: The Power of Pink

The Chickasaw Journal and newspapers across Northeast Mississippi that are part of Journal Publishing Inc., will highlight Breast Cancer Awareness this month. Your Chickasaw Journal will publish pages with breast cancer news and information every Wednesday this month in an effort to highlight a disease that will be diagnosed in 207,090 women for the first […]

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Molly May faces breast cancer head on

HOUSTON – This is not the face most people normally picture when they think of breast cancer. However, the disease can be just as deadly, just as life-altering – or perhaps more so – to a young woman who is just beginning to try her wings and learning to live on her own. Molly May […]

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Pharr/Hollingsworth

Danny Pharr of Belmont and the late Myra Pharr are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter Lindsey Lee Ann, to Travis Kyle “TK” Hollingsworth, son of Hamp Hollingsworth of Houston and Angela Hollingsworth of Trebloc. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Marilyn Pharr of Belmont and the late Hubert Pharr. […]

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Hankins/Akins

A celebration of marriage uniting Sarah Diane Hankins and Jeremy Lewis Akins will take place Saturday, October 25, 2014, in Ethelsville, Ala. Sarah is the daughter of Ronald Hankins of Columbus and Gloria Renteria of Woodhaven, Mich. She is the granddaughter of Cliff and Grace Wells of Columbus and the late Chester Hankins and the […]

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Crowds pack Cornbread Festival

HOULKA – The rain kept few away from the food and fun at the Second Annual Houlka Cornbread Festival Saturday, as the community came downtown to enjoy music, crafts and cornbread. Rain over the weekend had most watching the sky, but festival organizers said they got in all events and didn’t think weather had a […]

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Art in the Park

Art in the Park will be held at noon Friday, Oct. 17 at the Master Gardener Mini Park next to City Hall with artwork from the TK Martin Center at MSU for sale. The event is hosted by the MSU Extension Service, MSU Alumni Association, MS Homemaker Volunteers, Chickasaw Master Gardeners and Chickasaw Development Foundation. […]

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County revisits dog law

OKOLONA – Chickasaw County has a dog ordinance designed to help property owners keep dangerous dogs off their property, but there is a process that must be followed. Kim Gordon, of Traceview Estates, said she has repeatedly reported what she deemed dangerous dogs running loose in her neighborhood and approached the Chickasaw County Board of […]

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HOUSTON HOMECOMING QUEEN 2014

Briona Gordillo, center, was named Houston High School 2014 Homecoming Queen at Halftime of Friday’s football game at Topper Field. Shown with Gordillo are 2013 Houston Homecoming Queen Michelle Vazquez, left, and escort Samuel Gordillo.

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Houston halted at homecoming

HOUSTON – The band played and the homecoming queen was crowned but the Hilltoppers could not top a strong Kosciusko team Friday night. Houston (3-5, 0-2) unveiled a passing game and tried to back it up with the run. Koscuisko (6-2, 1-1) used a good mix of passing and rushing to grab a 21-0 halftime […]

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Amory says no to alcohol

By Emily Tubb Monroe Journal AMORY – Unofficial results from Tuesday’s alcohol referendum indicate that Amory voters want to keep the town alcohol-free. For the sale, distribution and possession of light wine with an alcohol content of less than 5 percent and beer of an alcoholic content of no more than 8 percent, the vote […]

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