Pearson to be honored by state

JACKSON – The Tennis Foundation of Mississippi has announce that Marvin “Marty” Pearson of Oxford is the 2014 inductee into the Mississippi Tennis Hall of Fame. Marty has long been associated with tennis in the state and through his play, support, and instruction has left an unmistakable imprint on Mississippi tennis. Marty’s tennis career began in Houston, […]

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Futral hired as Houston City Clerk

HOUSTON – The Houston Board of Aldermen named Margaret Futral as the new city clerk after a controversial four month vacancy at City Hall. Futral’s name was whittled down from a list of 39 resumes and she was part of a final list of about six names submitted to Mayor Stacey Parker for interviews and […]

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EDITORIAL: The Power of Pink

The Chickasaw Journal and newspapers across Northeast Mississippi that are part of Journal Publishing Inc., will highlight Breast Cancer Awareness this month. Your Chickasaw Journal will publish pages with breast cancer news and information every Wednesday this month in an effort to highlight a disease that will be diagnosed in 207,090 women for the first […]

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Molly May faces breast cancer head on

HOUSTON – This is not the face most people normally picture when they think of breast cancer. However, the disease can be just as deadly, just as life-altering – or perhaps more so – to a young woman who is just beginning to try her wings and learning to live on her own. Molly May […]

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Pharr/Hollingsworth

Danny Pharr of Belmont and the late Myra Pharr are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter Lindsey Lee Ann, to Travis Kyle “TK” Hollingsworth, son of Hamp Hollingsworth of Houston and Angela Hollingsworth of Trebloc. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Marilyn Pharr of Belmont and the late Hubert Pharr. […]

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Hankins/Akins

A celebration of marriage uniting Sarah Diane Hankins and Jeremy Lewis Akins will take place Saturday, October 25, 2014, in Ethelsville, Ala. Sarah is the daughter of Ronald Hankins of Columbus and Gloria Renteria of Woodhaven, Mich. She is the granddaughter of Cliff and Grace Wells of Columbus and the late Chester Hankins and the […]

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RENEE CUNNINGHAM: Common Core: New math isn’t new

There are a lot of complaints from parents about the Common Core State Standards, or CCSS, for short. Interestingly, many of the complaints are about the elementary school math. The CCSS is basically the list of what understandings students are to have by the end of the given grade level. The controversy mostly surrounds the […]

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Crowds pack Cornbread Festival

HOULKA – The rain kept few away from the food and fun at the Second Annual Houlka Cornbread Festival Saturday, as the community came downtown to enjoy music, crafts and cornbread. Rain over the weekend had most watching the sky, but festival organizers said they got in all events and didn’t think weather had a […]

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Art in the Park

Art in the Park will be held at noon Friday, Oct. 17 at the Master Gardener Mini Park next to City Hall with artwork from the TK Martin Center at MSU for sale. The event is hosted by the MSU Extension Service, MSU Alumni Association, MS Homemaker Volunteers, Chickasaw Master Gardeners and Chickasaw Development Foundation. […]

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County revisits dog law

OKOLONA – Chickasaw County has a dog ordinance designed to help property owners keep dangerous dogs off their property, but there is a process that must be followed. Kim Gordon, of Traceview Estates, said she has repeatedly reported what she deemed dangerous dogs running loose in her neighborhood and approached the Chickasaw County Board of […]

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HOUSTON HOMECOMING QUEEN 2014

Briona Gordillo, center, was named Houston High School 2014 Homecoming Queen at Halftime of Friday’s football game at Topper Field. Shown with Gordillo are 2013 Houston Homecoming Queen Michelle Vazquez, left, and escort Samuel Gordillo.

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FLOYD INGRAM: “Hail Dear Old State”

I wrote a headline Monday, stopped and almost cried. “MSU ranked No. 1 in nation” You can read it yourself on the top of our Sports Page. And unlike television, radio or the Internet you can also use the corner of that page to dab your eyes if you get emotional, too. Newspapers are the […]

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MSU ranked No. 1 in nation

The Magnolia football madness continues. For the first time, Mississippi State holds the top ranking in college football. The Bulldogs (6-0) took over the No. 1 ranking in both the Associated Press media and the USA Today coaches’ polls on Sunday afternoon, overtaking defending national champion Florida State (6-0). Ole Miss (6-0) is No. 3 […]

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Houston halted at homecoming

HOUSTON – The band played and the homecoming queen was crowned but the Hilltoppers could not top a strong Kosciusko team Friday night. Houston (3-5, 0-2) unveiled a passing game and tried to back it up with the run. Koscuisko (6-2, 1-1) used a good mix of passing and rushing to grab a 21-0 halftime […]

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