Chickasaw GOP Meet the Candidates is tonight

The Chickasaw County Republican Committee invites the community to Meet The Candidates at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at Houston Civic Center on Starkville Road in Houston. Honorable Henry Lackey will be MC/Entertainer and Congressional candidates as well as state and regional officeholders have been invited. Hamburger plates/drink tickets can be obtained by calling 662-401-0715.

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Calling all STAR Teachers, Students

JACKSON – Over the past 49 years, more than 10,000 of Mississippi’s top high school seniors have been honored by the M. B. Swayze Foundation Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program. In celebration the 50th Anniversary of the STAR Program, the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) and the STAR Program are looking for all former STAR […]

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Hebron Christian wins MAIS first round

After earning their second straight District 3A Championship last week the Hebron Christian Eagles advanced to the first round of the MAIS playoffs against Central Holmes Academy of Lexington. The Eagles took game one on Tuesday behind the 5-1/3 innings of pitching from Payton Griffin. Drew Myatt came on in relief to close out the […]

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Why is America different?

Did you read about the boatload of Americans fleeing the U.S. to go to … well, name a country, any country. America is one of the few nations in the world no one is fleeing. America is one of the few nations in the world people would literally risk their lives and lives of loved […]

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Relay for Life set for this afternoon

HOUSTON – There is no better way to spend a Saturday than seeking a cure for cancer. Chickasaw County Relay for Life 2015 is set for this weekend at Joe Brigance Park and while the traditional evening event has moved to the afternoon, all the regular fun events and people seeking to raise money to […]

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Chickasaw jobless rate plummets

CHICKASAW COUNTY – The expansion of a local furniture company and the seasonal hiring of workers for agriculture has prompted local unemployment numbers to drop this spring. Chickasaw County saw the unemployment rate plummet from 10.2 percent in February to 8.1 percent in March. Statewide the jobless rate dropped from 7 percent to 6.2. Local […]

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Drug dogs sweep Houston High School

HOUSTON – Drug dogs searched Houston High School last week and found no drugs inside the building, but a sweep of the parking lot saw dogs signal on several cars and a small amount of marijuana found in a couple of vehicles. The owners of the vehicles were contacted and the interior of the vehicles […]

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Flywheel Festival fun

HOUSTON – Crowds packed Joe Brigance Park Friday and Saturday to listen to the music and watch the flywheels spin at the 34rd Annual Mississippi Valley Flywheel Festival. The two-day event saw a steady crowd of over 3,000 people show up Saturday to eat funnel cake, run a 5K race, enjoy five musical acts and […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: My Chickasaw Journal job-jar

At my house we have a job-jar. It’s a jar filled with jobs Sara feels need tending to on the Ingram Plantation. We’ve had this system for the past 20-years. I wake up most Saturday mornings and pull out a job. When it’s finished I pull out another. The job-jar has never been empty. It’s […]

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It takes two!!

HOUSTON – The Hilltoppers jumped into the first round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association playoff this past week and carried the best two-out-three series to the hilt. Homefield seemed to help both squads as Houston took the first game Thursday against Amory, 9-5, traveled to the Panther Den Friday where they fell, 8-7, […]

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Trustees take first glance at budget

HOUSTON – Creating a budget is one of the four duties of a school board member and Houston trustees took their first look last week at how this year’s budget is winding up and revenue projections for next year. Superintendent Steve Coker offered to help trustees hammer out a budget at a special called meeting […]

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Sweeping our community

The drug dogs were back in Houston schools last week.#   And while we regret that the noses of those highly trained canines found a small amount of marijuana in the parking lot, we are pleased to report they did not find anything inside the school. Past drug sweeps have turned up weapons and more sizable […]

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Huffman to share NATO experience

HOUSTON – Brigadier General Gary Huffman, (Ret.) will speak to the community on his experiences in Bosnia next week as part of a series of two talks hosted by the Chickasaw County Historical and Genealogical Society. Huffman will be the Historical Society’s guest at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30 at the Civic Center in Houston. […]

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Indictments served in West Point Huddle House assault

WEST POINT – Two men have been indicted by a Clay County grand jury on aggravated assault charges related to an alleged beating that left a man in a coma after he was found in a West Point parking lot in August. Assistant District Attorney Lindsay Clemons says in a news release that no trial […]

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