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Graduation Season!

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal PHEBA – Clay Faulkner quoted scripture and Mark Twain as he set in motion graduation season with his commencement speech at Hebron Christian School Friday night. Faulkner was the Valedictorian at Hebron with a perfect 4.0 GPA, a 28 ACT and he was named the school’s STAR student. He […]

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EDITORIAL: Hot corners

  Having a corner location for your business, office or company has always been a smart way to make money. The concept is higher visibility and traffic-count make for more customers walking in your door. And every businessman knows you can’t make a sale until they find your business. In urban development circles they are […]

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Don’t go squirrelie, manage your wildlife

By Jessica Tegt Mississippi State University   STARKVILLE — Squirrels look cute and cuddly, but anyone who tries to feed birds knows they can be persistent thieves at the bird feeder. Although squirrels traditionally gather nuts, seeds, acorns, mushrooms, insects and leaves from forested habitats, they also enjoy readily available food from backyard and agricultural […]

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GAME DAY: Weather changes Houston baseball schedule

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The logistics of weather and sports, especially during the playoffs, can create quick game changes. Such is the case of the Class 1A, 4A and 5A state semifinal baseball games, which have been moved to today in an effort to avoid the forecast of bad weather for Thursday. […]

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Team Hope 5K clocks impressive times

  HOUSTON – They run to help find a cure for cancer. Peyton Brassfield won the Overall trophy at Houston Flywheel Festival’s Pink Ribbon 5K Run/Walk and Kennedy Earrey took the Women’s Trophy. Brassfield notched a time of 18:45 and finished well ahead of most runners in the annual spring fundraiser. Kennedy clocked a time […]

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Zack Poteete signs with Blue Mountain

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Good grades, good hustle and good skills have prompted Blue Mountain Hilltoppers to sign Houston’s Zack Poteete to an athletic scholarship. The speedy senior batted .304 this season, knocked in 25 runs, stole 15 bases and scored 14 times in 26 games this year. And with […]

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Cattlemens Stockyard rises from ashes in Clay County

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   WEST POINT – They have been raising cattle on the open prairie of Northeast Mississippi for more than 100 years and a Clay County family has been a part of that business for much of that time. Glynn Robinson Stockyard was a landmark on Highway 45 just north […]

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Got a green thumb?

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The Chickasaw County/MSU Extension Service is putting on the gloves for a battle – the gardening gloves, that is. The Extension Service, in partnership with the Master Gardeners, is challenging residents of the county to see who can grow the biggest tomato, but the battle is […]

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Big man with a big heart

It was just before Christmas a couple of years ago and Chris Jones had just finished his first season at Mississippi State. He had come to the Chickasaw Journal office for an interview. I’m not a hugger. Sara, Momma, the boys and a select group of people get to push their heart next to mine. […]

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Dominoes done!

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – No one knows exactly when it got started, but the last dominoes game at the Houston Fire Station was held Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The noon time crew played the last hand shortly after 1 p.m., after enjoying a few snacks and closing out club business. […]

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Hardin named Director of Bands

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   BLUE MOUNTAIN — Blue Mountain College has recently announced the appointment of Brandon Hardin of Tupelo, Miss. as Director of Bands. Hardin will be charged with building the band program from the ground up including new and current students. Hardin is originally from Houston. “We are looking for […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: Eliminate big money from politics

An unknown politician recently ran for U.S. Congress and won. He had previously served as a county Judge in a remote part of the Congressional district. Most everyone overlooked him until midway through the election. The television was burning up with TV advertisements promoting him. A young man in Texas who had inherited a bunch […]

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Rain doesn’t stop Relay

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   THORN – The rain threatened to bring a stormy day to the 2016 Chickasaw County Relay For life, but cancer survivors and their family knew where to go during the storms that life brings – they went to church. Thorn Church of God opened their doors to Relay […]

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Hilltoppers top Corinth

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON — They are one win away from a trip to Jackson and the MHSAA State Championship Playoffs. The Hilltoppers beat the Corinth Warriors 3-0 Thursday in a game with modest hitting, solid pitching and fielding, and a Major League catch to end the game. Houston scored in the first inning […]

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