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Hamby recognized for driving safety

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Stan Hamby, of Houston, has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) for 30 years of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer. The OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program is sponsored by Shell Rotella and is designed to recognize and reward OOIDA […]

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Pellet gun prompts Middle School lockdown

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Houston Police picked up two Houston Middle School students Thursday and have charged them with bringing a weapon to school. They were released to the custody of their parents. “It appears the two brought a pellet gun to school and it was spotted by another student,” said […]

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HLES names 3rd nine week honor roll

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON- Houston School District Superintendent Tony Cook and Houston Lower Elementary School Principal Robert Winters have released their respective lists for the third nine-week grading period of the 2015-2016 school year. Students named to the superintendent’s List scored 93 or above and received all “A’s” on their Third Nine […]

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Making a difference every day

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Chickasaw County School District teacher Brigit Burt was among four finalists for the 2016 Mississippi Teacher of the Year, and recently traveled to Jackson to be honored for her work at Houlka schools. Burt is a sixth grade Reading and Language Arts teacher […]

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Three diamond Dawgs on MLB rosters

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   STARKVILLE – Three former Mississippi State baseball players are included on 2016 Major League Baseball Opening Day rosters, along with three former Diamond Dawgs serving in managerial or coaching roles. Jonathan Papelbon (Washington Nationals), Kendall Graveman (Oakland Athletics) and Mitch Moreland (Texas Rangers) are all on active rosters for the […]

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Houston makes softball playoffs

  Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was senior night for the Houston Lady Hilltoppers, and as they celebrated the two seniors, they also faced a tough opponent with the undefeated East Webster Lady Wolverines in town. Despite a good showing by Houston, the Lady Wolverines were able to pull away, […]

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ICC Phi Theta Kappa inductees named.

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Several area residents will be inducted into Phi Theta Kappa at Itawamba Community College in a formal ceremony at 6 p.m., Mar. 29, in the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium at the Fulton Campus. The joint ceremony will include members of both the Beta Tau Sigma chapter […]

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Okolona aldermen address downtown buildings

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   OKOLONA – The Mayor and City Council held a public hearing at 6 p.m. at Rockwell-Green City Auditorium Tuesday, April 5, to discuss three privately-owned blighted properties located alongside each other on West Main Street in Okolona. No action was taken following the hearing, which is […]

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TY HARDIN: To the great people of Houston

Dear Editor, I want to express the excitement I have on becoming the new leader of the Houston football program. This is something I have dreamed about since I was a miniature Topper. It is an honor to be an integral part of this community and a contributor to future success in this community. I […]

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PROM NIGHT 2016!

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HUES names Students of the Week

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The following children were chosen Student of the Week at Houston Upper Elementary School for Feb. 8 through Feb. 12, 2016. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name.   Third Grade Brock               Miracle Morgan McFarland       Denasia McGregory Moss                Shanyyh Buford Owens             Omarion Hammond […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: America’s most wonderful day?

It’s that most wonderful day of the year! Come on, sing for Tax Day 2016! Hmmm, I don’t hear any pages turning in the hymnals to this grand old song. Actually, it’s not in any hymnals and if you are like most Americans you did not want to sing on April 18. Normally, it’s April […]

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Fuller Center cyclist pedal through Houston.

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure’s 400-mile fundraising and awareness ride down Natchez Trace Parkway hit Houston last week with orange-clad cyclist peddling into town. The Tanglefoot Trail and Natchez Trace make Houston a favorite of cyclist and the Fuller Center crew  spent last week in Northeast […]

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Blissard to play tennis at ICC

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The Itawamba Community College tennis team wanted Houston’s Ezra Blissard and one of the state’s top high school tennis players was glad to sign on. Blissard, the 2015 State 4A Singles Champion, inked the dotted line last week and will play his college ball with Itawamba […]

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