Mississippi producing big bucks

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Over the past several hunting seasons, Mississippi deer hunters have harvested some of the largest white-tailed deer on record. Mississippi is beginning to be acknowledged as one of the top white-tailed deer states in the nation. This was highlighted in the June/July 2013 issue of Outdoor Life magazine. Outdoor […]

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CHICKASAW COUNTY: Luther wins Circuit Judge, Pettit wins Houston trustee

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal Chickasaw County voters chose Kelly Luther as their next Circuit Court Judge and Hugh Pettit as their next Houston School Board Trustee in Tuesday’s November runoff election. Luther garnered 1,158 votes to Shirley C. Byers’ 760 ballots in Chickasaw County for the post of Circuit Court Judge District 3, Place […]

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Houlka ready for another run this season

HOULKA – Houlka has always been a basketball town and a newly renovated gym has the Wildcats looking to bring a few more wins to the facility that has seen much basketball. Houlka basketball coach Jimmy Guy McDonald has been teaching and coaching for 46 years and he has seen a lot of those games. […]

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Bells will be ringing

HOUSTON – The annual fund raising campaign of the Salvation Army will officially kick off this week with kettles out at Wal-Mart and Grocer’s Pride Supermarket in Houston. The Salvation Army relies on volunteers to man the kettles for donations to help keep expenses down and allow the funds raised to be used to assist […]

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ICC scholarships awarded to local students

Thanks to the generosity of several private donors, several Itawamba Community College students have been awarded scholarships for 2014-15.             They include:             Aberdeen – Desiree L. Blanchard, Board of Trustees Scholarship; Morris Huffman, Edna Fisher Todd Scholarship; Lesley Parker, Jimmie Uval Crane Memorial Endowed Scholarship and Mississippi Association of Supervisors Scholarship;             Amory – […]

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Trustees, judges on ballot

CHICKASAW COUNTY – Voters will head to the polls for a rare November runoff election with Chickasaw County voters picking a Circuit Court Judge and Houston School Board Trustee. Voters went to the polls on Election Day Nov. 4 and have to elect their Senator, Representative, judges and school board trustees with only 37-percent of […]

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Chieftains to stand tall on court

OKOLONA – The Chieftains lost four seniors but they will field five this year with a strong group of guys to back them up. “We’re beginning to find ourselves and we are playing well,” said Okolona basketball coachArteria Clifton . “We’ve got a good team and will play a lot of guys every game. “We […]

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Houston ready for tipoff and tournament

HOUSTON – The Hilltoppers are loaded and if they can just aim and shoot they should hit the tournament target this year. The Houston boys lost three seniors this year and have found a few new players as they reload for the 2014-15 basketball season. “We’ve got some real player and we’ve got some kids […]

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A golfer’s tale

OKOLONA – At one time in his life, Michael Stafford was forced to play golf. He worked for his brother, who had a standing game, and Stafford was expected to participate each week. “He gave me a set of clubs and I played with him and I hated it,” said Stafford, a 43-year-old Pontocola resident. […]

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BILLY McCORD: As I see it

   My what a disagreeable Sunday afternoon with rain falling and someone on TV or the computer mentioning the word snow. Reminds me of my 28 years with  DeSoto County Schools and the much undesirable task of getting up early in the morning in weather like this to check roads and decide if the big […]

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Brand, Wright honored by ICC

FULTON – Houston native and Itawamba Community College athlete Sharone Wright recently earned the Bennie Abrams LEGACY award from ICC and he was also named to the Capital One Academic All-District team. Wright is a sophomore at ICC and was presented with the Bennie Abrams award during a special ceremony before the Indians home-opener against […]

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Mississippi jobless rate at 7.6 percent in October

JACKSON (AP) – Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell slightly in October to 7.6 percent, according to figures released Friday by the U.S. Labor Department. The rate was down from 7.7 percent in September and from 7.9 percent in August. Mississippi had an 8.2 jobless rate in October 2013. The survey found that the number of Mississippians […]

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WEEK 14: High school football playoff scores

STATE PLAYOFFS QUARTERFINALS Class 1A Coffeeville 40, Shaw 0 St. Aloysius 49, Broad Street 8 Nanih Waiya 24, Resurrection Catholic 0 Cathedral 42, Pelahatchie 13 Class 2A East Webster 21, Hollandale Simmons 8 Calhoun City 28, Bruce 14 East Marion 38, Mize 26 Bassfield 60, Taylorsville 27 Class 3A Kemper County 52, Aberdeen 14 Charleston […]

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Floy Dyer serving community seniors

HOUSTON – When seventeen year old Benny Floy Edwards was married to a young Edmond Franklin Dyer in 1909, she would never have dreamed her name would one day grace a ‘home away from home’ for senior citizens as it does today in Houston. The Dyers’ road had a couple of stops along the route […]

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