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EMA urges residents to number their house

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – In an emergency, seconds count and precious time can be wasted trying to locate an unmarked house. The Chickasaw County Emergency Management Agency is urging homeowners, renters and landlords to take a minute and help local emergency service providers by displaying your house number. In […]

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LATEST NEWS: Winter weather closings

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   The following schools will be closed on Friday, January 22 because of the threat of snow: * Alcorn County * Amory * Baldwyn * Booneville * Corinth * Exypnos Christian Academy * Houston * Holly Springs * Itawamba Community College: Fulton, Tupelo and Belden campuses * Itawamba County * […]

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TRIO SIGN: Burdine, Hillhouse, McQuary

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Friday was a good day for Hilltoppers, Houston High School and the community. Madeline Burdine signed a national letter of intent to play at Northeast, Clay Hillhouse inked with Mississippi Delta and Denver McQuary signed to play at Mississippi State. The trio smiled as they signed on […]

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Houston trustees discuss test scores

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Superintendent Tony Cook spoke frankly with the Houston School Board of Trustees last week and said while he was pleased with some recent test score, there is room for improvement. Test scores for English/language arts and math were released in mid November and Cook said he and […]

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EDITORIAL: Keeping the dream alive

    “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King Jr. “Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King […]

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Investigation results in several drug-related arrests

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department has executed two search warrants and arrested four people on drug charges following information provided by the public. Robert Wall, 38, of Okolona, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine on Tuesday, Jan. 19 after a search of his residence turned up […]

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Houlka plays in 25th Annual Hotbed Classic

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   NEW ALBANY — J.O. Johnson had a bad opening game in November’s Lighthouse Classic. The Jags made up for it the following day, providing what coach Jack Doss called “Johnson Entertainment.” J.O. is headed back to Mississippi for Saturday’s Hotbed. John Petty, the nation’s No. 5 junior, and company […]

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Snow? Friday? Maybe?

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Conditions are setting up for a snowy Friday in Northeast Mississippi. “We anticipate snowfall accumulations,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Zach Maye. “It may be heavy at some locations.” On Thursday, forecasters are predicting only rain. But in the early morning hours Friday, temperatures are expected to start dropping. There […]

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Police seek help in ATV theft

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON — Police are looking for the person or persons who stole a ATV from Madison Street in downtown Houston on or about Thursday, Jan. 7. Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles said the red, side-by-side, Polaris Razor was parked in a shed on the property and there was no […]

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Houlka’s Hobson fills box score

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Houlka had a secret weapon last season, a young forward carrying the ball down the court, then posting up bigger defenders on the block. A year later, Madarius Hobson is out of the bag. “We don’t have any secrets any more,” Houlka coach Jimmy Guy McDonald said. “That’s who they’re […]

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Authorities investigate gruesome killing in Monroe County

By Emily Tubb and Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal QUINCY – A fight between two men Friday escalated and led to the death of Ronnie Max Duke, 43, of Bigbee Cutoff Road in Amory, according to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell. Cantrell said that Stanley Pace, 47, of Pell City, Alabama, and Ronnie Duke were […]

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WIN Job Center offers C2C

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Beginning in January, young adults ages 16-24 can participate in a five-week Counseling 2 Career (C2C) program at the WIN Job Centers in Itawamba Community College’s five-county district. C2C provides an opportunity for work experience and assistance with securing full-time employment. Participants in the program must not […]

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Winter fishing forecast for Northeast Mississippi lakes

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists are excited about the fall fishing season in Northeast Mississippi. Fishing has started to improve with gradually decreasing water temperatures. “In the fall, fish start feeding more in preparation for the winter months,” said MDWFP Fisheries Biologist, […]

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Houlka Wildcats battle but get outmuscled in the end

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal ECRU – Houlka led West Lowndes twice in Saturday’s ninth annual North Pontotoc Shootout. Then two West Lowndes bigs made sure neither lead stuck. West Lowndes, a 1A contender in the South, beat No. 10 Houlka – a 1A contender in the North – 72-54. Six-foot-4 senior forward TyShun Spencer […]

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