HUES names Students of the Week

      Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The following children were chosen Student of the Week at Houston Upper Elementary School for Aug. 24 through Aug. 28, 2015. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name.   Third Grade Brock                  Kinley Hallmark McFarland            Kelayshia Carter […]

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Highway Patrol cracking down on drunk drivers

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   The Mississippi Highway Patrol will be out in force this Labor Day and is warning drivers who might be thinking of drinking to “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” Approximately one-third of all traffic crash fatalities in the U. S. involve drunk drivers with a blood […]

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Luck of the draw

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – When Josh Russell saw the Number 2 his heart sank, but when Tina Pullen saw the Number 1 she knew it was over. Russell was named the GOP nominee for the District 4 Supervisor’s post Thursday, after he and Pullen tied in the number of votes earned […]

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Dems pick Clerk, Sheriff, Supervisors

        By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   Chickasaw County voters turned out for a Runoff Election last week that decided which Democratic candidates will now move on to the November General Election to face Republican and independent candidates. The election saw 4,870 ballots cast from the county’s 12,043 registered voters with candidates […]

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Salty defense slams Wildcats

        By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   CALHOUN CITY – The Hilltopper defense really is a bunch of salty dogs. They work hard, sweat and they bite those who are not family or friends. The Houston Hilltoppers (2-0) got a huge 9-6 victory over the Calhoun City Wildcats (1-1) Friday night with […]

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Vardaman falls to balances Bruce

    Ross, Trojans topple the Rams, 38-13.   Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   VARDAMAN — Thanks in part to senior quarterback Wesley Ross’s 5 combined touchdowns, the Bruce Trojans defeated the Vardaman Rams 38-13 Friday night in Vardaman. The game started quickly and Vardaman looked to make it fun with fireworks […]

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EDITORIAL: Local Terror

  The Chickasaw Journal has always found it providential how events at the local level reflect even bigger events at the state, national and world level. So when the alert went out last week of a shooter on the campus of Mississippi State University, we reflected on our own “shooter in a local school” training […]

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UPDATED WEEK 2: High School Football Scores

AREA SCORES Friday Aberdeen 32, New Hope 27 Amory 34, Saltillo 29 Baldwyn 62, Booneville 13 Biggersville 38, New Site 14 Bruce 38, Vardaman 13 Caledonia 31, Mooreville 7 Delta 28, Calhoun Aca. 0 East Union 30, Hamilton 26 East Webster 42, Noxapater 8 Fairley, Tenn. 50, at H.W. Byers 0 Falkner 20, Walnut 14 […]

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WEEK 2: High School Football Capsules

TONIGHT’S FEATURED GAMES Baldwyn (1-0) at Booneville (1-0) THE PLAYERS Baldwyn: Duke Upshaw carried 12 times for 123 yards and a TD in a win at Mooreville. … Armontie Price had a 79-yard KR TD, 11 tackles and a sack. … LB Jacob Harper had 11 tackles, two for loss. … Sophomore DT Zack Richardson […]

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Training for the worst

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It is too late to train when the call comes in, and local emergency response crews learned the hard way last week what can go wrong should a shooter show up at Houston schools. The Chickasaw County Emergency Management Agency and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) hosted […]

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MSU student threats lead to lockdown, arrest

Special to the Chickasaw Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State University’s police force arrested a freshman Thursday after he made threats to harm himself and others on campus, which led to a campus lockdown. Authorities later said, however, they found no gun and believed no shots were ever fired at the university. Phu-Qui Cong “Bill” Nguyen, […]

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Two solar farms sprout in Chickasaw County

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Chickasaw County is growing solar farms faster than any other county in Northeast Mississippi. A public hearing Monday in Houston before Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley saw no one oppose permits for two new solar arrays to be built on the red, sandy soil around Houston. Presley […]

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Potential + Effort = Success

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA -Arteria Clifton, a 7-8th grade science teacher and coach, has an equation that helps students decide which way the ball is going to bounce for them on the court, in the classroom, and in the neighborhood. That equation: Potential plus effort equal success. In other words, […]

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Reward offered in Monroe County deputy shooting case

Special to the Chickasaw Journal MONROE – The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that a $4,000 reward is now being offered for any information leading to the arrest of the shooter that sent a deputy to a hospital Monday. MCSO deputy Eric Sloan was treated and released from the North Mississippi Medical Center Monday […]

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