City to review cemetery ordinance

HOUSTON – People are dying to get in the Houston City Cemetery, but now they are going to have to start paying for it. The Houston Board of Mayor and Aldermen tabled an ordinance that will set up fees for lots, maintenance by the city and detailing the order and policy of the property at […]

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Burgess 50th Wedding Anniversary

HOUSTON – Leon and Carol Watkins Burgess will celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary this month and also mark living in Houston for 50-plus years. All family and friends are invited to celebrate this 50-year union at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Thorn Church of God Life Center and urged to come by and see […]

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Watkins Wedding

Jim Watkins of Corinth and Patti Watkins of Woodland are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Jessica Ann Watkins to Anthony Bryan Nichols both of Woodland. The prospective groom is the son of Kenneth “Clipper” and Jenna Nichols also of Woodland. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Henry and Jo Bullard of […]

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John David Hillhouse

Allie and Johnathon Hillhouse are pleased to announce the birth of their son, John David Hillhouse, on May 28, 2015 at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. He was born at 12:16 p.m., weighing 7-pounds, 3-ounces, and was 20.5-inches long. Sharing honors as grandparents are Bobby Joe and Carol Crowley of Woodland, Jimmy and Lee Ann James […]

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Training starts at home!

Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” It should come as no surprise that success — or failure — at school starts at home. Studies have linked poor academic performance to factors such as a lack of sleep, poor […]

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Interceptions and double plays

  By Brandon Speck Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Denver McQuary walks with a certain swagger to his blooming football and baseball career. The Houston senior football safety and baseball shortstop projects a certain arrogance. Not cocky, but confident. And why shouldn’t he be? On the football field, he has 25 career interceptions, […]

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The ‘Extreme’ Left and Right

We’re living in ‘extreme’ times. The media remind us daily of how extreme this group or that group is, and the TEA Party has become the movement everybody loves to denigrate and vilify. Peter Wehner wrote a column in the New York Times asking, “Have Democrats pulled too far left?” Wehner contrasts President Clinton’s policies […]

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Police thwart attempted burglary

HOUSTON – A passing motorist spotted something suspicious, called 911 and helped thwart an attempted burglary at Subway Wednesday night. Police responded to the call about 11:45 p.m. and when they pulled onto the property, spotted two people running from the scene and a car parked in the parking lot. “They were trying to break […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: By the numbers

There is a saying in the newspaper business that there is no bad news or good news: just news. The idea is ones perspective on an issue determines if it is positive or negative. The sting of one political party is the salve to another. The storm that blows through a town provides jobs for […]

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Changes to inmate program will hurt cities

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – They are used for everything from trimming city property and digging into drainage problem to picking up trash along county roads and general labor at community events. Changes to the Mississippi Department of Corrections policy of sending state inmates to county facilities have local supervisors and mayors […]

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Grenada Lake to host youth fishing rodeo at catfish ponds

  JACKSON –Youth 15 years and younger are invited to a youth fishing rodeo at the Grenada Lake catfish ponds beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 13. The free event is hosted by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP). The Grenada Lake catfish ponds are […]

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Supreme Court affirms Calhoun County murder conviction

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – A Pittsboro man will not get a new trial in the 2012 stabbing of a 68-year-old man. Andy Brown, 32, was convicted of murder in Calhoun County in April 2013. According to trial testimony, Brown stabbed Earlie Balford 18 times with Balford’s screwdriver. In his appeal, Brown cited […]

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Two youngsters seriously hurt in four-wheeler wreck

  HOUSTON – Two 12-year-olds riding a four-wheeler were seriously hurt in an accident in Houston Wednesday night. Emergency crews responded to a report of an ATV accident at 307 Thomas Street in Beaver Creek subdivision and found two boys seriously hurt after the ATV they were were riding hit a parked car and careened […]

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Kimbrough signs with Arkansas Monticello

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal MONTICELLO, Ark. – The University of Arkansas at Monticello has given the nod to Kody Kimbrough to play baseball for the Boll Weevils in the NCAA Division II Great American Conference. Kimbrough played the last two years for the Northwest Community College Rangers and the UA Monticello Director of […]

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