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Houston to host National Day of Prayer today

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Prayer changes things. The Greater Houston Ministerial Alliance will host the National Day of Prayer on The Square at noon Thursday and is inviting the community to come and pray for their town, state and nation. “We will start just a few minutes after noon […]

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Jones to play in NFL with with Kansas City

  By Parrish Alford Daily Journal   CHICAGO – Houston’s Chris Jones didn’t have to wait long to hear his name called on the second day of the NFL draft. Jones had hoped to get a call in the Thursday’s first round. Many analysts had him going in the first 31 picks, and it was […]

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EDITORIAL: Balancing act

The boss of any organization or business will tell you it is tough at the top. Nowhere is that more evident than the post of school superintendent. Almost half of Northeast Mississippi’s superintendent posts are filled by new faces this year. And 75 percent of the current superintendents have been in their current job less […]

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Mississippi black bears are on the move

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – In recent weeks, several areas across Mississippi have experienced higher than normal black bear activity. During spring and summer, after a few months of inactivity, these bears resume their normal life cycle and begin roaming in search of food. This seasonal nomadic activity is what is responsible […]

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DAN MULLEN: ‘No intention of ever leaving’

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Every offseason since 2009, Dan Mullen has heard his name associated with just about every major college coaching vacancy. It has become something of a tradition for Mullen to see where he is going to land next. There was Michigan, Penn State, Minnesota, Colorado and Southern Cal along […]

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Vardaman sweeps Biggersville

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal BIGGERSVILLE – It looked to be a tough afternoon for Vardaman as they found themselves down 2-0 and bats not looking very perky. And then the Lady Rams stepped to the plate in the sixth inning. Vardaman scored eight runs on nine hits and went on to beat Biggersville […]

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Okolona aldermen address downtown buildings

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   OKOLONA – The Mayor and City Council held a public hearing at 6 p.m. at Rockwell-Green City Auditorium Tuesday, April 5, to discuss three privately-owned blighted properties located alongside each other on West Main Street in Okolona. No action was taken following the hearing, which […]

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Houlka names consolidation commissioners

By Hank Wiesner   Special to the Chickasaw Journal     HOULKA  — The Chickasaw County School Board earlier in April appointed two senior district officials to a commission studying consolidation of Chickasaw County’s three districts, and updated plans to construct a replacement building for one destroyed by fire about nearly two years ago.   […]

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Southeast moves closer to fire district

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   OKOLONA – The paperwork is moving through channels to bring a fire district to residents of southeastern Chickasaw County. The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors have approved the legal description, board and held a public hearing last week to notify the community of its plans to seek a […]

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SCORES: Baseball Saturday, April 30

    BASEBALL (MHSAA Playoffs, Second Round) Class 1A Pine Grove 4, Hamilton 0 Smithville 3, Myrtle 2 Vardaman 9-1, TCPS 7-11 West Union 9, Houlka 3 Class 2A Calhoun City 10, Leland 0 East Union 13, Potts Camp 0 Class 3A Alcorn Central 12, North Pontotoc 2 Kossuth 14-5, South Pontotoc 2-6 Mooreville 3, […]

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CARA CHISM: Let’s work together for community

Dear Editor, Most of us would agree that Houston’s Schools are important and we are concerned about the looming consolidation facing Chickasaw County. It’s up to us as a community to do everything possible to provide the best environment and education for every student. The Time has come in this school year for state testing […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: The Square

There is a place in Houston that is unique to this world. The Square, with our stately Chickasaw County Courthouse, green lawn, wide streets and businesses, is distinctively Houston. There may be other places that have more shops, a bigger courthouse and maybe even a little more pizzazz, but none that say Houston like The […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: Musicians die but never the music

Prince Rogers Nelson is gone but will be forever remembered by his music. We are always struck hard when an icon suddenly departs from this life. Regardless of how and why Prince left us so suddenly, his fans mourn. Musicians leave a print on the earth. Elvis fans remember the moment and the very place […]

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Fast moving front rattles Chickasaw County

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A fast moving storm front swooped down on a rural area north of Houston and west of Houlka, knocking down trees, but causing no injuries Friday afternoon. The storm began shortly before 3 p.m. with dark clouds coming out of the north and bringing torrential rain and strong […]

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