Weston Reed Foundation to offer free physicals

Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO — Area students in grade six or above are encouraged to take advantage of free physicals offered by the Weston Reed Foundation from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 1, at the new Police Athletic League, 204 Douglas St. Parking is available behind the Police Athletic League building or next door […]

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Two charged in Calhoun County death

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   PITTSBORO – Two Calhoun County residents have been arrested in connection with the death of Billy Covington. Frankie T. Jones, 26, of Pittsboro, was charged with first degree murder, and Ashley Hobson, 24, of Calhoun City, was charged with accessory after the fact. During their arraignments Friday, bond for […]

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DANIEL GARDNER: The “Good News” in Russia

DANIEL GARDNER: The “Good News” in Russia What did I miss while traveling in Russia the past two weeks? The Supreme Court passed a law making same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states; Obama celebrated by decorating the White House with a rainbow; media attention shifted quickly from Christians in Charlotte miraculously forgiving a murderer […]

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ICC names spring 2015 honor graduates

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal Officials at Itawamba Community College have released the honors list for the 2015 spring semester. Named to the president’s list, which includes those students with a 3.8-4.0 grade point average were: Bruce – Laken L. Shankle; Calhoun City – Jasmin E. Feliciano, Todd H. Simon, Kelsey Jade Smith; Ecru […]

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United Way back to school backpacks

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Chickasaw County United Way Back to School Resource Fair, held Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the First Methodist Life Center in Houston, brought a turnout of hundreds of youngsters and their parents despite the 90 degree heat. The event offered […]

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Houlka eyes old fines as revenue

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Houlka town officials know where there’s an extra $20,000 or so available to the town. That money – visible but not totally accessible — is unpaid misdemeanor fines assessed by Houlka Municipal Court. For various reasons, collecting all the fines is virtually impossible, according […]

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Houlka football goes independent

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Due to a limited number of players, Houlka Attendance Center’s football program will drop out of the Mississippi High School Activities Association 1A division and play independent games this year, Superintendent Betsy Collums said this week. Only the football program will play independently; the school’s […]

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Agri-Center renovations finished

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Chickasaw County Agri-Center has completed renovation to the Houston landmark and is ready for the summer rodeo circuit, fall horse shows and anything else needing a large, indoor venue. “This has been a long time coming and we are proud of this,” said Rick Burgess, chairman […]

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EDITORIAL: Collecting Fines

Most of us have probably “run afoul of the law” and been given a citation that we were required to pay or hauled into court and justice served with a more hefty fee and fine. The good folks of this world, admit their blunder, promise the judge they will be more careful and pay their […]

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Preseason honors pile up for Jones

  STARKVILLE – Preseason accolades continue to pile up for Mississippi State football defensive lineman Chris Jones, with the two-year letterman and Houston native named to the watch list for the Nagurski Trophy and the Outland Trophy. The Football Writers Association of America announced Friday that Jones and defensive back Will Redmond were on the […]

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DANIEL GARDNER: Love and Hate

DANIEL GARDNER: Love and Hate Love and hate: we’ve seen extreme examples of both in Charleston, and both have evoked responses of nearly unanimous incredulity. The hatred of the young white man who murdered nine innocent black believers who had joined together to pray and study the Bible was perhaps more shocking than other mass […]

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Dove season will open at noon Friday, Sept. 4

  The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks approved high noon Friday, Sept. 4 as the opening day for dove season in Mississippi. The 2015-2016 early hunting seasons for migratory game birds was set by the Commission during its monthly meeting on June 10. These early seasons include resident Canada geese, early teal, snipe, woodcock, […]

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Houston honors baseball stars

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Forget the MLB All-Stars, Houston has a group of young men who have earned a long list of awards, honors and recognition in baseball this year. The Houston Hilltoppers made their first trip to the State Championship Game in Pearl this spring and were 2015 4A Runner-Up, losing […]

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Black Mississippi flag supporter dies in traffic accident

By Jack Elliott Associated Press JACKSON – A black Mississippi man who often dressed in Confederate regalia to support the state flag has died in a one-car accident. The Highway Patrol says 49-year-oldAnthony Hervey was killed Sunday when the 2005 Ford Explorer he was driving left the roadway and overturned on Mississippi Highway 6 in […]

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