OKOLONA – Melvin Burks was hired to do a job and he was before Okolona Aldermen last week warning them about political fallout from the tickets he is writing. Aldermen met with Burks as they added language to their ordinance that will allow Burks to collect fees at the city pound and return dogs to […]
Registration for Houston City League base/softball will end this week. Parents may register players weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at City Hall in Houston. The final registration will be held Saturday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A birth certificate is required for each player, even if they have played previously. […]
HOUSTON – Apache helicopter pilot James “Robin” Waltress wore a red scarf on Christmas Day as he flew missions in Afghanistan. “I just told people I was Santa Claus,” said Waltress. “The guys on my helicopter gave me a hard time about it. You could see it a mile away against my uniform.” The […]
The Houlka Fall Sports banquet was held in January with recognition plaques awarded to the members of the cheer squad. Several performance awards were presented to members of the football team. Q Beaty, Defensive MVP Sawyer Byars, Coaches Award Josh Clair, Best Lineman Tyreque Reed, Mr. Versatility Anthony Boyd, Most Improved James Buggs, Offensive MVP […]
HOUSTON – She may not be Mississippi’s oldest resident, but she holds the record in Chickasaw County. Zula Warnick celebrated her 108th birthday Sunday and was treated to a party on Valentine’s Day that saw Houston Mayor Stacey Parker present her with a special proclamation, a box of chocolates and 11 roses. “You may […]
By JB Clark Daily Journal OKOLONA – Last week’s heavy rains and winds kept some re-enactors from braving the woods and battlefield for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Okolona, but Chris Stewart of the 7th Tennessee Calvary said those who turned out had a great time. “Torrential rains and high winds tore up […]
Okolona basketball seniors, along with family members, were recognized Feb. 13 during the Okolona/East Webster game. Senior Chieftains include, from left, Jawuaza Bowens, Curtis Green, Cyrus Kyles, Jacolbi Heard, Justin Ward and Jay Collins.
“I’m very excited about it,” said Okolona’s Jacolbi Heard after signing a letter of intent to play football with East Mississippi Community College. Heard split time as a quarterback, running back and receiver for the Chieftains, bascially playing where he was most needed at the time. The Chieftains made the first round of playoffs in […]
Rad and Betty Clark marked 60 years of marriage on Sept. 18, 2013 at Pearson Chapel Church of the Nazarene in Chickasaw County. The couple had initially planned for a celebration, but Rad’s health did not allow it. Rad married Betty Ray, Sept. 18, 1953 in Kennett, Mo. They have one son David Gene […]
OKOLONA – In addition to hands-on skilled and technical training, the Okolona Vocational Center offers students an extra opportunity to interact with community members. During the first semester, students participated in a safety awareness program. Members of the Okolona Fire Department visited the complex to demonstrate the propler use of fire extinguishers by creating […]
Senior members of the Lady Wildcat team, along with family members, were recognized during the Houlka/Pontotoc game Feb. 14. Senior players include, from left, Saydee Moss, Jesse Moore and Jamesha Word.
Senior members of the Wildcat basketball team, along with family members, were recognized during the Houlka/Pontotoc game Feb. 14. Senior members include, from left, Larry Jones, James Buggs, Titus White, Josh Clair, Craig Peden, Dillon Easley and Tevin Deale.
HOUSTON – It’s a love story, a laugh and a lot of lines that will bring out the best in tunes and talent in Houston. The Houston Community Theatre takes to the stage with “Hello, Dolly” Saturday night at the Houston High School Auditorium, and as with past productions, this one is sure to be […]
Breaking the cycle takes education, responsibility, concern CHICKASAW COUNTY – While the number of teen pregnancies nationwide is dropping, Chickasaw County still has one of the highest rates in the country. In 2011, the last year for complete numbers, the state reported 29 births to teen mothers in Chickasaw County, […]
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