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EDITORIAL: New meters

Everybody wants the rules and regulations to be applied equally, until it comes to their money and their family. The Houston Board of Mayor and Aldermen has seen this happen for years with people unhappy with a monthly water bill. Last month the city was approached by a customer wanting the city to reduce their […]

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Aldermen approve water meter bonds

HOUSTON – Aldermen voted 4-1 in a special called meeting at noon Tuesday to seek revenue bonds to repair a well, install electronic water meters and improve the city’s water mains and sewer lines. Aldermen have been discussing the loan for more than a year as they try to improve the city’s aging infrastructure and […]

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Houston seeks tourism tax

HOUSTON – In a dramatic turn of events, the Houston Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to seek a tourism tax after two day of debate that saw the tax discussed in a work session Monday night and then voted on in a special called meeting at noon Tuesday. The city had been told by local […]

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MSU to hold manufacturing summit at Franklin Center

Special to the Chickasaw Journal STARKVILLE –With Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant offering the keynote address, manufacturing, logistics and transportation leaders will “Focus on the Future” at the fifth annual Manufacturing Summit. The Wednesday March 18 program, held by Mississippi State University and American Home Furnishings Alliance, will be held on campus at the Franklin Center, […]

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2015 fishing forecast for flood control reservoirs

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists predict mixed success in 2015 on the Corps of Engineers’ flood control reservoirs (Arkabutla, Sardis, Enid, and Grenada Lakes), based on sampling completed last fall. One to two pound largemouth and white bass were abundant in Sardis and Arkabutla Lakes, but the biggest largemouth bass […]

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HUES names Students of the Week

HOUSTON – The following children were chosen Student of the Week at Houston Upper Elementary School for Feb. 23 through Feb. 27, 2015. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name.   Third Grade McFarland – Cadience McElhenney Moss – Jania Russell Owens – Shakayla Wofford Rimmer – Markerra Williams Tabb – […]

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Kicking butts

HOULKA – Mississippi youth in Chickasaw County will join youth from other states, and even countries all across the world on March 18 to voice their opposition to big tobacco companies during 2015 Kick Butts Day. Kick Butts Day is a national day for activism when thousands of youth around the world will speak out […]

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Saturday shooting sends woman to surgery

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department had a man in custody Monday afternoon on aggravated domestic assault charges as it continues to investigates a Saturday night shooting just north of Houston. The incident was phoned in to Chickasaw County 911 about 9:45 p.m. as an accident at a house […]

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County refinances jail bonds

HOUSTON – Chickasaw County supervisors will save approximately $25,000 annually in a recent move to refinance the bond for the Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility and Jail. The county took advantage of low interest rates to reduce the payment on it’s debt obligation for facilities. The move could save the county over $400,000 over the […]

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Fugett/Crawford

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Fugett are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jordan Danielle Fugett to James Kenneth Crawford of Houston. Jordan Fugett, of Vardaman, is the daughter of Martin and Angie Fugett of Vardaman. She is the maternal granddaughter of Joe Ward and the late Helen and Buddy Hill of Houston. Her […]

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Students urged to apply for MSMS Camps

COLUMBUS – The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science is seeking applications for the upcoming two Math and Science Leadership camps to be hosted by the school are now available. The first camp will serve rising seventh and eighth graders (current sixth and seventh graders), and the second will serve rising ninth and tenth graders […]

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Locals serve on Indian Delegation

FULTON/TUPELO – Members of Itawamba Community College’s Indian Delegation have been selected for 2014-15. On the Fulton Campus, they include Chandler Gurley of Amory; Stephanie Hardy, Autumn Sample, both of Baldwyn; James Goodman of Columbus; Sam Ivy of Ecru; Meagan Miller, Dashia Shumpert, both of Fulton; Victoria Bobo of Guin, Ala.; Marcus Walker of Hamilton; […]

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Okolona reenacts local history

OKOLONA – The sun shined Saturday and the rains held off Sunday as the 151st reenactment of the Battle of Okolona took place on Highway 41 just west of town. The two-day event saw historical reenactors from Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi gather on the actual battlefield and play-out the conflict that occurred just over 150 […]

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Freshman trio leads Okolona to State 2A final

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Bailey, Smith, Spears. Three names basketball fans in Mississippi need to remember, three names West Tallahatchie would like to forget. Okolona freshmen Jaylon Bailey, Cameron Smith and Ladarius Spears rang up 53 points Thursday to lead the Chieftains to a 73-67 comeback win against West Tallahatchie in the […]

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