Miss America Mary Ann Mobley Collins dies

University of Mississippi OXFORD – Mary Ann Mobley Collins, the first Mississippian to be crowned Miss America, an acclaimed actress and filmmaker, and a 1958 graduate of Ole Miss, has died. She was 75. A native of Brandon, Collins was the university’s first Carrier Scholar and later became the first woman voted into the Alumni […]

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Okolona releases first 9 week honor roll

The following students have been named to the Superintendent’s and Principal List at Okolona High School for the first nine-week testing period. Students named to the Superintendent’s List had all A’s while students named to the Principal’s list has all B’s or higher. Students are listed by grade, list and alphabetically by name. Okolona High […]

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Daily Journal All-Area Slow-Pitch Softball Team

TUPELO – The Daily Journal has named their All-Area Slow-Pitch Softball team with two girls from this part of their coverage area named to this prestigious roster. Houston’s Talaja Echoles, a senior second baseman for the Houston High School Lady Hilltoppers and Autumn Frost, an East Webster senior outfielder have been selected. The complete team, […]

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Mississippi jobless rate at 7.6 percent

CHICKASAW COUNTY – Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell slightly in October to 7.6 percent, but local jobless rates were up according to figures released last week by the U.S. Labor Department. The regional unemployment rate was down from 7.7 percent in September and from 7.9 percent in August. Mississippi had an 8.2 jobless rate in October […]

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UM’s Tunsil earns Kent Hull Trophy

JACKSON – Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil, named a mid-season All-American by ESPN.com, The Sporting News and Phil Steele, has been selected to win the second-ever Kent Hull Trophy as the most outstanding college offensive lineman in Mississippi. The trophy is named in honor of the late Kent Hull, the former Mississippi State great […]

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Mississippi court won’t toss Crawford’s rape conviction appeal

JACKSON (AP) – The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied a prosecutor’s motion to throw out a death row inmate’s appeal of his 1994 rape conviction. Charles Ray Crawford, 48, is on death row for the 1992 slaying of Kristy Ray in the Chalybeate community in Tippah County. In his appeal, Crawford says he received ineffective […]

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Circuit Court final term opened Monday

HOUSTON – The final session of Chickasaw County Circuit Court opened Monday in Houston with a number of high profile cases slated for the year’s last term. The December term saw a total of 60 cases on the docket. Drug charged continued to dominate the docket with 28 indicted. Larceny and fraud cases counted for […]

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BUCK SHOT!

The Chickasaw Journal will gladly run a photo of you and your big buck on the Sports Pages of your newspaper. You can submit your photo by Email at floyd.ingram@chickasawjournal.com or drop it by the Chickasaw Journal offices at 225 East Madison Street in Houston. Please include your name, phone number, the names of people […]

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Persimmons prognostications

CHICKASAW COUNTY – For thousands of years, humans have felt the need to know what our future weather will be. It has been a long journey to reach the information age and weather forecasting as we know it today. And just as the ancients looked to nature for signs, today’s computer generated forecasts also look […]

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BILLY MCCORD: As I see it

I trust you had a great Thanksgiving and enjoyed the food and family.  I also hope we did not forget to give God thanks for the many blessings he gives us on a daily basis.  I trust we do not wait until next Thanksgiving to give thanks.  We need to talk to God daily and […]

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Sweater drive underway

HOUSTON – The advent of the holiday season has the first nip of winter blowing into town and children and elderly pondering what they will do when the really cold weather gets here in a few short weeks. New Hope United Methodist Church in Houston, will be holding its Second Annual Coat and Sweater Drive […]

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Wildcats eye Bassfield, again!

CALHOUN CITY – The 2013 Class 2A State championship game certainly left a sour taste in the mouths of the Calhoun City Wildcats. It was a loss to Bassfield. The Wildcats get a second straight bite of the apple, earning a 2A championship game appearance Friday with a 35-14 victory over the East Webster Wolverines. […]

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Lights to be turned on Tuesday night

HOUSTON – The lights were pulled to the top of the Chickasaw County Courthouse in Downtown Houston last week thanks to local high school students and Natchez Trace Electric Power Association. The Houston Board of Aldermen voted in November to install the line of lights to the top of the Chickasaw County Courthouse, but will […]

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Trustees, judges elected

HOUSTON – Chickasaw County voters chose Kelly Luther as their next Circuit Court Judge and Hugh Pettit as their next Houston School Board Trustee in last week’s November runoff election. Luther garnered 1,214 votes to Shirley C. Byers’ 830 ballots in Chickasaw County for the post of Circuit Court Judge District 3, Place 2 that […]

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