MSU professor to lead national beef organization

PRAIRIE — A Mississippi State University professor is the new executive director of the Beef Improvement Federation. Jane Parish, an Extension and research professor in the university’s North Mississippi Research and Extension Center, will lead the organization, which works to connect science and industry to improve beef cattle genetics. Parish, who is based at the […]

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Sweet potato field day will be held Aug. 27

Special to the Chickasaw Journal PONTOTOC — Sweet potato producers, researchers, industry representatives and crop consultants are invited to attend a field day on Aug. 27. The event will be at the Pontotoc Ridge-Flatwoods Branch Experiment Station, located at 8320 Hwy. 15 South. Specialists and researchers with the Mississippi State University Extension Service and the […]

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Monroe County deputy shot following traffic stop

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   A Monroe County Sheriff’s deputy was shot following a traffic stop early this morning, according to Sheriff Cecil Cantrell. The deputy was shot before 3 a.m. on Highway 45 Alternate, approximately two miles from the Okolona exit. Eric Sloan, a veteran officer, was shot through his bulletproof vest […]

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Season of new beginnings

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA –It’s been said that every new beginning is some other new beginning’s end. This year’s Houlka Attendance Center Valedictorian, Sawyer Byars, wants to continue the legacy of excellence his late father established teaching and coaching at the north Chickasaw County school. In his own […]

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Houlka ponders water system changes

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA — The New Houlka Board of Aldermen looked over changes to the city’s water system and pondered how the state’s new policy for inmate labor will affect the city at a half-hour meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 4 at the Town Hall. The Houlka […]

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Christine Gates is new Houston School Trustee

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Houston’s School District’s newest school trustee raised her right hand, was sworn into office last week and took her seat on the Houston School Board. Gates was appointed by the Houston Board of Aldermen earlier this month and is one of three trustees chosen by the board […]

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Solar car shines at MSU

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal STARKVILLE – Scientist, energy companies, research agencies and state and federal leaders gathered in Starkville for a nationally recognized energy symposium and the Houston Solar car was the center of attention. The Houston Solar Car team rolled out the 14-time National Solar Car Challenge solar car and parked it […]

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LETTER TO EDITOR: Deanna Uhiren

  Dear Editor, I am totally appalled by the fact that someone who is not even a resident of the town of Houston persuaded many voters in our town to vote against the tourism tax! False information was given to many voters who voted against this 1 percent tax that would have brought in a […]

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DANIEL GARDNER: Show business over substance

The media is all abuzz about The Donald and last week’s debates on FOX. Calling the prime time event a “debate” is akin to calling a three-ring circus a serious inquiry into the origins of life. The earlier debate with the seven lower polling candidates in the GOP presidential race was much more informative. FOX’s […]

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Houston cracking down on 4-wheelers

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – With the fall hunting season approaching and residents riding 4-wheelers in the country, Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles is reminding riders they are not allowed on city streets unless they have a Mississippi Motor Vehicle Tag and proper safety equipment. Voyles said 4-wheelers can be a lot of […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A look at us

Elections tell us a lot about us. Houston had two over two weeks, with one of those being county-wide elections and the second a tourism tax vote. I had a wise man explain to me that elections are a one-day snapshot of our community. He added the results of the vote change the dynamics and […]

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THE NUMBERS: Tourism tax vote fails

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – An exhaustive recount Wednesday morning Aug. 12, saw a proposed tourism tax vote go from a one-vote lead on Tuesday night to a two-vote loss on Wednesday afternoon. Complete but unapproved totals show 335 ballots cast for the 1-percent tax to 229 voting against it. A total […]

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WEEK 1: High School Football Scores

AREA SCORES Friday Night Alcorn Central 14, Biggersville 6 Baldwyn 27, Mooreville 7 Benton County 44, H.W. Byers 6 Booneville 41, Walnut 7 Byhalia 13, Holly Springs 12 Caledonia 24, Shannon 19 Calhoun Academy 46, Humphreys 44 Calhoun City 49, Coffeeville 8 Clarksdale 28, Tupelo 25 Corinth 21, Aberdeen 20 East Webster 48, Vardaman 6 […]

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