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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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Baseball playoffs begin today

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The season that really counts for Mississippi high school baseball teams is scheduled to begin today, and 39 area schools still have the dream. Best 2-out-of-3 series in all six classifications have their first pitch of the postseason today, with the goal to reach the state championship series […]

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Group digruntled by principal change

By Floyd Ingram Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – A group of African-Americans approached the Houston School Board of Trustees last week concerned that Houston will no longer have a black principal at a Houston school. Warren Cousin and four other African-American men said they were concerned that Tony Horton, who is black, […]

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BASEBALL BRACKETS: Playoffs April 22-23, 2016

    Baseball Playoffs   FRIDAY’S GAMES Class 1A Hickory Flat at TCPS Biggersville at Pine Grove West Union at Falkner Thrasher at Myrtle Broad Street at Hamilton Houlka at Shaw Vardaman at Simmons JFK at Smithville Class 2A West Bolivar at Strayhorn Bruce at Ingomar J.Z. George at Leland Walnut at Calhoun City Winona […]

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SOFTBALL BRACKETS: Playoffs April 22-23, 2016

      Softball Playoffs Play-in Series FRIDAY’S GAMES Class 1A Myrtle at Hamilton, 5 p.m. Vardaman at Pine Grove, 5:30 p.m. Byes: Biggersville, Falkner, Smithville, West Union, Wheeler Class 2A O’Bannon at Walnut, 5 p.m. East Union at Leland Potts Camp at Winona, 1 p.m. Byes: Mantachie, Riverside, Strayhorn Class 3A Amanda Elzy at […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Three big days of Spring

In a day and age when our lives are ruled by the clock and in a business filled with deadlines, I have to sometimes step back and look at the bigger picture.   April 15   Hope you paid your taxes. It’s the law and if you didn’t Uncle Sam tends to get upset and […]

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Flywheel set to spin this weekend

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The plans are in place for the 35th Annual Mississippi Valley Flywheel Spring Festival and everyone is welcome. Houston’s down-home festival showcasing an age-gone-by will be held Friday and Saturday April 22-23 at Joe Brigance Park and will see all the regular events and activities that […]

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Hamilton inches past Vardaman Rams

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   As the sun fell on Tuesday evening, the Vardaman Rams took the diamond and faced off against the Hamilton Lions in a game that helped decide second place in division 1A. The Rams got on the board first and held a lead for most of […]

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