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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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ROBO WILDCATS!

HOULKA – The Robo Wildcats may be rookies, but they won big in the recent FIRST Tech Challenge against veteran competition. The group of Houlka High School students planned, designed, presented their project and took home a basket full of trophies with a robot that rolled into the competition, picked up plastic balls and dropped […]

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Tourism tax stalled by aldermen

HOUSTON – A proposed tourism tax for Houston appears stalled on a 3-2 vote as aldermen ponder how the money would be spent and how it will affect economic development. Houston Aldermen have been talking about implementing a 2-percent tax on food and lodging since last fall as they face a deficit budget this summer […]

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EDITORIAL: Revenue and Expenses

The Houston Board of Aldermen were told last last year their budget and revenue were on course to create a deficit, unless ways were found to increase revenue or cut services. We think a combination raising revenue and cutting expenses is the best approach. That is why we are confused with the boards decision not […]

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Extension gives out 1,500 trees

HOUSTON – Those who plant trees believe in the future of Houston, Okolona and Chickasaw County and they braved 18-degree temperatures recently to get their trees. The Chickasaw County Soil and Water Conservation District gave away more than 1,500 seedlings in eight different varieties at its annual Tree Planting event Feb. 19 at the Extension […]

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Lampkin to lead Lenten Luncheon

Rev. Steve Lampkin, pastor South Charge United Methodist Churches will be speaking at this week’s Lenten Luncheon today at noon at First Methodist Church Family Life Center. There will be a light lunch and a message of preparation for Easter morning. All are welcome! Other pastors slated to speak at this weekly community event are: […]

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