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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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2A: Lady Wolverines suffer first loss

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal RIDGELAND – Do whatever Jessica Davis is doing. That was the message coach Lee Berryhill had for his East Webster softball team Thursday following its 4-0 Game 1 loss to Taylorsville in the MHSAA Class 2A State Fastpitch Championships. Davis, the Lady Wolverines’ sophomore second baseman, got the only two […]

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County eyes roads for paving

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Chickasaw Supervisors have named the roads they want to be paved over the next four years and will now await state approval for the projects. On a motion by District 4 Supervisor and a second by District 3 Supervisor Russell Brooks the board voted unanimously to begin the […]

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Lady Hilltoppers fall to Kosciusko

    By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Houston Lady Hilltoppers continued their playoff run Tuesday, May 3 as they hosted Kosciusko in game one of the series. Despite having the lead late in the game, the Lady Toppers were unable to finish the game, as Kosciusko stormed back to […]

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GAME ONE: Houston nips Ripley at North Half

Special to the Chickasaw Journal RIPLEY – A classic matchup between two of the best Class 4A baseball teams in Northeast Mississippi went as expected – down to the wire. Houston and Ripley combined for only seven hits, and one run made the difference in their MHSAA Class 4A North finals series opener. Houston’s Hilltoppers […]

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East Webster girls stay perfect

  By Scotty Nichols Itawamba Times MANTACHIE – One thing is for certain in the world of sports: You can’t give a great team freebies and not to pay the consequences. That was the story from Friday night’s Class 2A state semifinal series opener in western Itawamba county, as defending champion East Webster (25-0) took advantage […]

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Graduation Season!

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal PHEBA – Clay Faulkner quoted scripture and Mark Twain as he set in motion graduation season with his commencement speech at Hebron Christian School Friday night. Faulkner was the Valedictorian at Hebron with a perfect 4.0 GPA, a 28 ACT and he was named the school’s STAR student. He […]

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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 […]

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Don’t go squirrelie, manage your wildlife

By Jessica Tegt Mississippi State University   STARKVILLE — Squirrels look cute and cuddly, but anyone who tries to feed birds knows they can be persistent thieves at the bird feeder. Although squirrels traditionally gather nuts, seeds, acorns, mushrooms, insects and leaves from forested habitats, they also enjoy readily available food from backyard and agricultural […]

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