Police to enforce curfew

HOUSTON – The Houston Police Department is cracking down on juvenile crime and parents of kids caught out after curfew will be fined. Houston has a weeknight curfew of 11 p.m., and midnight on weekend. While parents are responsible for any fines imposed by the court for curfew violation, any juvenile who violates the city’s […]

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“Don’t be a distracted driver!”

  HOULKA – Bad decisions can change a driver’s life in an instant. More than 150 Houlka High School students watched videos and heard Mississippi Highway Patrolman Criss Turnipseed talk about the pitfalls of drinking while driving, texting and doing any kind of activity that impairs driving at a class assembly Friday at Houlka Attendance […]

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WEDDING: Laiche/Holland

Mr. and Mrs. Eric Laiche of Houston are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Carmon Laiche, to Carter Graham Holland, son of Dr. and Mrs. John Holland of Hattiesburg, Miss. Miss Laiche is a graduate of Houston High School and will receive a Bachelor of Food Science degree in Nutrition and Health […]

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Manufacturing event scheduled for April 23 in Starkville at Franklin Furniture Center

STARKVILLE – Industry leaders will gather at Mississippi State University on April 23 to discuss existing and potential issues related to manufacturing and how to capitalize on the state’s current momentum. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Manufacturing Summit: The Road Ahead. The event will be held at the […]

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Bagging the game

Jake Garrett Macon, 10, of Calhoun County got this turkey April 5 in Slate Springs while hunting with his dad. Jake told his dad her heard and turkey gobbling and they went out the next day and bagged their game. The bird at a 9.5-inch beard and one-inch spurs. Jake is the son of Tom […]

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Houston Heat crawfish boil April 18

The Houston Heat 10-year-old softball team is raising funds to get to the World Series this summer. The team will hold a crawfish boil and bake sale April 18 at West Pak-a-Pok in Houston beginning at 11 a.m. Crawfish will be sold by the pound with trimmings of corn, potatoes and onions. Rib tips will […]

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Chris Jones improving after impressive freshman year

By David Brandt AP Sports Writer STARKVILLE – As a freshman, Chris Jones was arguably Mississippi State’s best defensive football player. The scary part for opponents is he didn’t really know what he was doing. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound defensive tackle from nearby Houston used his sheer talent to finish with 32 tackles, including seven tackles […]

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Lady Cats fall to Lady Lions

The Lady Wildcats held their own defensively against Hamilton April 1 before and after the third inning, but that one frame did enough damage to open up a division win for the Lady Lions. Alison Atkins started the batting frenzy for Hamilton with a lead off single but courtesy runner, Hope Manasco, was thrown out […]

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Getting ready for a little taste

HOUSTON – The Taste of Houston is shaping up well with several businesses on board to provide a sample of their favorite recipes and a little glimpse into their wares, services and products. The Taste of Houston has a different twist this year with business owners and merchants taking the serving spots on the buffet […]

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Caught in the bleachers

Titus Conley and Brittany Below were caught in the bleachers at the Houlka/Hamilton softball game April 1. Conley attend Houlka High School where he plays football and basketball and Below was visiting friends and watching the Lady Wildcats play.

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Water bill ills

HOUSTON – It seemed like a good idea at the time for Houston Aldermen to average water bills for city residents. But 26 water customers – some with water bills for several hundred dollars — attended last week’s city board meeting and got the city to backtrack on the plan. “We made the decision to […]

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Around the diamonds

The East Webster Wolverines had success on the diamond last week as they picked up a division win against Eupora, 7-5, April 1. The Wolverines will be back in division play this week hosting Calhoun City Tuesday and Okolona Friday. Rams fall to ‘Noles The Vardaman Rams didn’t fare as well as they fell to […]

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Youth fishing rodeo April 12

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Fisheries Bureau and Tupelo Parks and Recreation are hosting a youth fishing rodeo at Veterans Park pond April 12. The fishing rodeo is open to youth 15 years and under and registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their own fishing gear, catfish bait, […]

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It’s happening in Houlka

Regardless of what you have read or heard, this newspaper doesn’t make the news – we just report it. But a quick look at the headlines in this week’s Chickasaw Journal will show that something is happening in Houlka. We’ve got a story on distracted driving, the fire department seeking volunteers and the downtown area […]

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