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Houlka streamlines police accounting

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Houlka Board of Aldermen established a special Police Department account at last month’s meeting and took under advisement two matters: a right-of way request for a proposed new school building, and a request to display some of a former sheriff’s awards in Town Hall. […]

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Houston gets another shot at title

By Brandon Shields Special to the Chickasaw Journal PEARL – For Houston, it’s about a shot at redemption. The Hilltoppers, who lost in the state finals last season, will get another shot at winning the Class 4A championship in a best-of-three series against Newton County at Trustmark Park. Game 1 is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday. […]

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Houston to craft no-smoking ordinance

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The City of Houston isn’t blowing smoke – or at least won’t be in 30 days. The Houston Board of Aldermen voted last week to adopt an ordinance similar to those passed in cities across Northeast Mississippi and will now hammer out the details of what the ordinance […]

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PLAYOFF SCHEDULE: Hilltoppers ready to roll

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON — Schools around Mississippi are hosting graduation and have snarled the Mississippi High School Activities Association bracket for the State Baseball playoffs. But Houston is ready to roll at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Friday’s Game Two win over Ripley gave the Hilltoppers their third North Half Championship in a row. […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Construction season

In another lifetime I roofed houses. You didn’t roof and you didn’t get paid when it rained. But when the sun shined we nailed shingles as quick and as long as we could. That was when I learned about this thing called the construction season. I had thrown papers most of my life and you […]

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Houlka Law Enforcement Appreciation Day set

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Town of Houlka and Police Chief Ray Laney will host their fifth annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Tuesday, May 17, starting at 11 a.m. at the Community Center. The day’s goal is to express appreciation to all law enforcement officers and supporting agencies in […]

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WEDDING: Giles/Baker

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Marlin and Lyndol Giles of West, Mississippi are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Mandy Giles to Sam Baker, son of White and Shirley Baker of Vardaman, Mississippi. Mandy is the granddaughter of the late Gene and Mary Katherine Gelston of West, Mississippi, and the […]

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Voices from Yesteryear

By Janis Dyson Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – History and the stories of this community will once again come to life thanks to the local historical society and museum. Drawing from the very successful cemetery walk from last year, the Chickasaw County Historical and Genealogical Society along with the Chickasaw Heritage Museum members […]

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BETTY BROWN: Relay Committee thanks community

Dear Editor, On behalf of all the teams and individuals who worked to make this year’s RELAY FOR LIFE a success, we want to say thanks to our sponsors, donors and helpers who made it all possible. This is truly a team effort, and we had people from all over this area doing their best […]

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Great start gives Toppers North State 4A title

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel HOUSTON – The Houston Hilltoppers could not have started any better in Friday night’s Game 2 of the MHSAA Class 4A North championship series. Sophomore Colton Peel made quick work of Ripley in the top of the first. The Houston bats went to work in the the bottom half of […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: It’s time for some to fly the nest

Flying never happens until the bird leaves the nest. President Johnson’s Great Society is just over fifty years old. During this very long period America’s great society nest has become huge and yet crowded. President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty in January 1964. He then needed a poster child for his new campaign and […]

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Spring squirrel season opens today

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – Mississippi’s spring squirrel hunting season opens statewide May 14 – June 1.  The bag limit is four squirrels per day during the spring season. For hunters that have not hunted in the spring, there will be some similarities to the early part of the fall season.  It will […]

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Hilltoppers advance to North Half

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Hilltoppers have not lost a game since they fell to 5A Oxford on April 2. Houston has rolled through the playoffs with a series of two-game sweeps of Gentry, Lafayette and most recently, Corinth. The Hilltoppers now face Ripley for the 4A North Half. […]

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EDITORIAL: Hot corners

Having a corner location for your business, office or company has always been a smart way to make money. The concept is higher visibility and traffic-count make for more customers walking in your door. And every businessman knows you can’t make a sale until they find your business. In urban development circles they are called […]

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