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Tourism tax vote apparently fails

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – An exhaustive recount today has seen a proposed tourism tax go from a one-vote lead on Tuesday night to a two-vote loss Wednesday afternoon. Complete but unapproved totals show 335 ballots cast for the 1-percent tax to 229 voting against. A total of 564 votes were tallied and […]

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Tourism tax holds one vote edge

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Initial election results Tuesday night indicate a hotly contested tourism tax vote has passed by one vote. Houston’s proposed tourism tax referendum saw 339 ballots for the 1-percent tax and 225 against it in an election that was fiercely contested by restaurants in the city this summer. The […]

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HHS to explain changes to parents

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A student with a thought-out plan is a student destined to do great things. Houston High School will host a meeting for students and parents at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 and will discuss changes and graduation options for high school students. “We have these meeting each […]

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Hobson, Woodard team up for Da House.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal One cousin is at one place, one cousin is at another. Both are stars. Despite rumors that will continue to surface, likely for three more years, Robert Woodard will play basketball for Columbus and Ma’Darius Hobson will play for Houlka. For now, anyway. But for AAU team Da House, the […]

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Helicopter helpers

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The best part of Fire Academy is squirting water, but kids learn a little about safety, too. The week-long Eighth Annual Houston Fire Academy finished up Friday night with the traditional field exercises where kids got to man a fire hose, sit in a helicopter and test […]

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Houlka names 2015-16 faculty, staff

HOULKA – A school without teachers is just another building. The Houlka School Board of Trustess has named their 2015-16 list of teachers and non-contract personnel as they plan for the first day of school this week. Teachers, administrators and some support staff in Mississippi School are signed to contracts each summer with the district […]

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Houlka cleans off school site

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Houlka School District is now cleaning the site of a fire that destroyed part of Houlka Attendance Center – the district’s only school — in July, 2014, Superintendent Betsy Collums said this week. Although the fire-gutted remnants of the building are being knocked […]

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Tourism tax would fund trailhead

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Chickasaw Development Foundation tourism committee got a look at the design for the gateway to the Tanglefoot Trail last week as a tax to fund the development looms on Tuesday. CDF has worked with state and federal agencies since the Tanglefoot Trail was built almost three […]

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Parents reminded that school attendance is mandatory

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   CHICKASAW COUNTY – Education is the only chance some kids get in life and they can’t get an education if they are not in school. As the 2015-16 school year begins Mississippi Department of Education reminds parents there are laws governing school attendance and they can be enforced on […]

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Runoff races for Sheriff, Chancery and two Supervisors

  EDITOR’S NOTE: Click the “View Today’s Election Results” box at the top of this page to get complete Chickasaw County, Northeast Mississippi and statewide election results.   By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Chuquatonchee Creek divides the county physically and Tuesday night election results show it divides it politically. Forty-seven percent of […]

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Back to School Calendar!

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – For several years the Chickasaw Journal has published a calendar for the school year for Houston, Houlka and Okolona and this year it is bigger and better than ever. In years past we have offered a calendar running from the beginning of the school year in August […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A hot political summer

Hot weather continues to dominate coffee shop conversation around here. But look for the political rhetoric to start heating up over the next week. People are talking about what political candidate spent money on what project and what county roads got paved or at least graveled nicely over the past four years. They are talking […]

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School immunization required

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Now is the time to make sure your children’s immunizations are up-to-date for the approaching school year. The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reminds parents that state law requires kids to be immunized against childhood diseases to enter school, Head Start or daycare. Chickasaw County […]

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2015-16 Back to School Supply lists for Houlka, Houston, Okolona

Special to the Chickasaw journal HOULKA Houlka K-4 Backpack, Sleeping mat (& blanket if desired), 2 plastic folders, 2 containers of Lysol/Clorox wipes, construction paper, jumbo pencils, jumbo crayons, 16 ct. crayons, 3 bags of dum-dum suckers, paper towels, 1 change of clothes to stay at school (seasonally appropriate), $25 fee for Graduation and party […]

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