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Clay County escapees arrested in Chickasaw County

WEST POINT – Two people have been arrested in connection to the escape of a pair of Clay County prisoners. The Clay County Sheriff’s Department announced that Dyandra Gill, 20, of West Point and Gary Parker, 44, also of West Point, were both charged with two counts of harboring and concealing-escape. Gill and Parker are […]

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EDITORIAL: Home field advantage

It’s not much more than a nice flat, field away from pine trees and powerlines. But to the residents of Houlka it will become the center of their community next fall. The Houlka Wildcat football team hope to play their first home game in Houlka next fall and after four years of traveling to play […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A fat little paper

I saw a sign recently in a Tupelo dress store that said, “Thin may be in, but fats’ where it’s at.” There seems to be a trend to a more “healthy” look among fashion conscious females. I hope that trend applies to today’s Chickasaw Journal. You hold in your hand one big fat paper filled […]

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EDITORIAL: Testing our schools

Teachers and professional educators understand tests. Tests are an assessment intended to measure the respondents’ knowledge or other abilities. With that said, we look with mixed emotions on the test scores of Chickasaw County School District, Okolona School District and Houston School District. All of us have been handed back a test and the grade […]

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Nurses who know

HOUSTON – Hospitals are the site of many noteworthy events from births to miraculous recoveries, but some of the stories can and some of the stories can’t be told. The Chickasaw County Museum has collected a number of news stories and medical artifacts from the old Houston Hospital and put them on display for the […]

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Chickasaw Journal closed today

The Chickasaw Journal offices and all city, county, state and federal offices will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. Houston, Okolona and Chickasaw County schools will also be closed. The closing of the Chickasaw Journal offices has prompted us to move our deadlines for news and advertising up 24 hours. All Calendar of […]

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Hamilton is Chickasaw Journal student intern

HOUSTON – The staff of the Chickasaw Journal is pleased to welcome Parashay Hamilton on board for the 2013-14 school term. Hamilton is a senior at Houston High School and joins the Chickasaw Journal as the newspaper’s student intern. “We are happy to have Parashay working with us this year,” said General Manager Lisa Bryant. […]

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School starts this week

Summer vacation is winding down as school in Houston, Okolona, Houlka and Vardaman start next week. Houston schools start their first day of class Tuesday morning and will host open house on Monday, Aug. 5. Okolona schools start their first day of class Wednesday morning, Aug. 7, and open house details have not been finalized. […]

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Plea change hearing set in north Miss. drug case

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — Federal court records indicate that a man charged in a north Mississippi drug case plans to plead guilty. A change of plea hearing is scheduled Aug. 29 in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen for Denorris Howell. Howell was indicted in November along with several others and charged with conspiring to distribute […]

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AG: Gun ruling doesn’t apply statewide

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Attorney General Jim Hood says the ruling last week by a Hinds County circuit judge blocking the enactment of a law clarifying Mississippi as a state where people can openly carry a weapon doesn’t apply outside the judge’s Hinds County jurisdiction. “I do not believe that […]

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Community invited to keep up with actvities in facility

HOUSTON – The Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility has launched a new method of communication – their own website. Warden Brand Huffman said the site is currently up and lists directions to the facility as well as an employment application that can be completed online. “With the WIN Job Center in Houston cutting back on […]

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Fresh vegetables

HOUSTON – Most people have a vegetable garden each summer, but doing it on a commercial scale and making money at it takes special skills and a lot of sweat equity. Doil Moore and James Earnest tend to roughly 25-acres south of Houston and pull tomatoes, onions, peppers, okra, cucumbers, squash, beans, potatoes and peas […]

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EDITORIAL: Lines of Liberty

“When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the […]

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Veteran broadcaster Robin Mathis has no plans to sign off

HOUSTON – Robin Mathis will be the first to say Houston has been good to him. Mathis and his brother co-founded WCPC radio station in 1955 and though he sold the station several years ago, Mathis, 83, still shows up at the red-brick building on old Highway 15 in Houston five days a week. “Radio […]

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