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  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Shooting sports continue to hit the mark for kids participating in Chickasaw County 4-H with more than 20 local kids traveling to the Mississippi North District shooting at Whitetail Ridge Lodge in Lee County. “We are very pleased with the way the Chickasaw County 4-H program has […]

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Time capsule revives timeless memories

  HOUSTON – Seven years is almost half a lifetime for 2015 high school graduates. So the opportunity to open a time capsule they filled and sealed years ago helped rekindle a few memories made long ago and begin a few new ones this spring. Former fifth grade gifted students of Mrs. Sharon Vance gathered […]

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Voices from yesterday come to life

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON — The quiet rest of Houston Cemetery came to life May 23, when early citizens of Chickasaw County appeared “in person” to tell of their lives. The Chickasaw County Historical and Genealogical Society presented a tour of Houston Cemetery with Voices from Yesterday, where historical and colorful residents […]

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Catching crooks

  The burglary of the Dollar General in Houston last week is the latest in a series of burglaries and robberies in the community that have put people on edge. And while burglary and those who steal are not new to this area, the audacity and habits of these crooks is. The Dollar General robbery […]

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Florida largemouth bass stocked at Lake Monroe

  ABERDEEN – On May 22, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) stocked approximately 2,500 Florida-strain largemouth bass into Lake Monroe near Aberdeen. “Florida-strain largemouth bass are typically more aggressive, and grow faster than the northern strain largemouth bass,” says MDWFP Fisheries Biologist Tyler Stubbs.  “Stocking rates were decreased to help promote […]

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Thanks you for Memorial Day

Dear Editor, The Pilot Club, VFW, and American Legion wish to thank all of the people who attended and helped with the Memorial Day Ceremony.  So many individuals and groups contributed to this event.  Thanks to Bobby Sanderson and Sandy Garner for the music, to Mary Beth Dendy of the Houlka-Houston Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers for […]

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ICC names spring 2015 honor graduates

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Officials at Itawamba Community College have released the honors list for the 2015 spring semester. Named to the president’s list, which includes those students with a 3.8-4.0 grade point average were: Bruce – Laken L. Shankle; Calhoun City – Jasmin E. Feliciano, Todd H. Simon, Kelsey Jade Smith; […]

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Houston robbery attempt prompts chase

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – A thieves attempting to rob a person making a night deposit at a downtown bank were foiled by alert policeman who then chased a suspect vehicle out of town Saturday night. Police Chief Billy Voyles said a woman was making a deposit for a business about […]

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MDWFP celebrates National Fishing and Boating Week

  JACKSON – Mark your calendar for National Fishing and Boating Week June 6 -14, a national celebration of fishing and boating.  June 6 and 7 are designated as “Free Fishing Days” in Mississippi, and any person may sport fish without a license.  In addition, daily permits to fish at state fishing lakes and parks […]

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Education key to upward mobility

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   TUPELO – The numbers have been known for years: Kids who don’t finish high school and get some type of post secondary education find success and the good life difficult to attain. Speakers at the 20th Annual State of the Region meeting at the BancorpSouth Conference Center repeatedly […]

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Your business can Thrive online

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – There are dollars to be made on the Internet but only if your business has the right connections, right approach and right market in mind. Thrive Marketing will host a digital marketing workshop for area businesses on Tuesday, June 9 at the Houston Civic Center in Joe Brigance […]

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Grade “A” for Houston

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Third grade is a big challenge for kids and the state mandated Third Grade Reading Gate has made is a challenge for some school districts. But not Houston. The Houston School District, and specifically the Upper Elementary School, saw 95 percent of the third graders who […]

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Sardis to host youth fishing rodeo Saturday

SARDIS –Youth 15 years and younger are invited to a youth fishing rodeo at the Cypress Point Recreation area on the Lower Lake of Sardis beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 6. The free event is hosted by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP). The Cypress […]

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Callahan signs with Blue Mountain

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   BLUE MOUNTAIN – Peyton Callahan, a standout shortstop at Houston High School and Mississippi Delta Community College, signed a baseball scholarship with Blue Mountain College, Tuesday, May 19. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Callahan, compiled a .254 two-year batting average at Delta, including a .263 in 2015. “We’re excited about not […]

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