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Houlka Trustees address leave, texting policy

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Chickasaw County School Board revised leave policies for licensed employees, and banned texting and social networking by employees while operating vehicles in the course of their duties, during its meeting Tuesday, Nov. 3. Personal leave may be taken on the first day of […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A man with a gun

        Deer season starts Saturday for the Ingrams. My youngest son James and I will spend the day, looking for Mr. Buck on the 88-acres of beautiful Mississippi hardwood that we have hunted for the past three years. We hope it is cold. We may not see a thing and we may […]

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State releases English, algebra scores

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   CHICKASAW COUNTY – The first set of state test results were released last week with area school scoring well in some areas and a need for improvement seen in other subjects. Results reflect tests taken by high school students in algebra and English 2 that were […]

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McQuary snags state interception record

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   TUNICA – Houston had a happy ride home from Tunica late Friday night and it had nothing to do with the casinos. The fourth-seeded Hilltoppers have become the story of Class 4A, winning 20-6 at Rosa Fort, with senior DB Denver McQuary’s snagging three interceptions to set […]

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EDITORIAL: Setting Records

    Houston safety Denver McQuary set the state record for interceptions at 32 Friday night. The Houston Solar Car recently completed and raced the most miles in the World Solar Car Challenge. The Houston Baseball team went to the State Championship game this past spring. The Okolona Basketball team went to the State Championship […]

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High school state test scores released

By Chris Kieffer, Riley Manning and Zack Orsborn Daily Journal EDITOR’S NOTE: Local high school test scores can be found in today’s edition of the Chickasaw Journal in newstands around the county. TUPELO – Mississippi high schools received official results Thursday of the first tests their students took on the new, more rigorous, Mississippi College […]

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McLean Scholar takes service, leadership roles

    By University Communications Special to the Chickasaw Journal   OXFORD – Some students from small towns grow up yearning for the day when they can graduate from high school, go off to college and leave the community they feel has nothing to offer them. They leave with the anticipation of making their lives […]

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SONNY SCOTT: How do you judge a book or a man?

  We have all seen them. The visuals are striking, choreography and music memorable, puppies and children fetching. Seems as if these TV commercials will become classics, but within days they’re gone—Madison Avenue misfires. Why? Their imagery is too vivid and the viewer fails to connect the commercial with the product—the sine qua non of […]

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Sheriff’s budget slashed

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Chickasaw County Sheriff  Jimmy Simmons voiced his concern over cuts to the sheriff’s department budget two days before the county elected a new sheriff. Simmons said he has been included in forming a budget every year he has been sheriff but was not informed the […]

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Meyers, Lovvorn win Sheriff, Chancery posts

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   CHICKASAW COUNTY – Voters made their final decision on who will lead Chickasaw County as sheriff, chancery clerk, county attorney and two supervisor post in the Nov. 3, general election. A total of 5,841 ballots or 48-percent of the county’s 12,035 registered voters were cast last week […]

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EDITORIAL: Did you vote?

    Voter turnout in the Tuesday Nov. 3 General Election in Chickasaw County was modest for a county election. Roughly 48 percent went to the poll and cast a ballot and that was better than the 46 percent who showed up for the Primary Election earlier this year. We are proud for that. But […]

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MSU florist to tell arranging secrets

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and the Chickasaw County Extension Service and Master Gardeners want to help you decorate your home, office or yard. Lynette McDougald, the florist at Mississippi State University, will  be in Houston Tuesday night Nov. 17, to show […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Just say “Thanks”

      Halloween is over and that means the next stop is Thanksgiving. I notice several churches in the area are doing a variety of food pantry/food drives on the way to Nov. 26. Chickasaw County has some of the poorest people living in the poorest state in the nation. They need our help. […]

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Fall fun!

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – It was Rachel Reed’s first time to work as a volunteer at the Chickasaw County 4-H Fall Fun & Games Day, it won’t be her last. More than 60 local special needs children from area schools, along with adult special needs kids from the community, […]

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