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Candidates cautioned on placing signs

CHICKASAW COUNTY – During election season they sprout up like wildflowers and the Mississippi Department of Transportation, Chickasaw County road crews and municipal officials are reminding candidates not to post sign on public right-of-ways. Federal, state, county and city right-of-way are public property, but the placing of any signage on government property without meeting proper […]

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DANIEL GARDNER: Presidential politics for 2016

We have at least 14 more months of presidential political campaigns and primaries in the Republican Party. How many will run for the GOP nomination? Nobody knows. Democrats don’t really care. They’ll enjoy watching GOP candidates tearing down and maligning fellow Republicans until the RNC selects a survivor to run against Hillary. Three Republicans have […]

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Locals serve on Indian Delegation

FULTON/TUPELO – Members of Itawamba Community College’s Indian Delegation have been selected for 2014-15. On the Fulton Campus, they include Chandler Gurley of Amory; Stephanie Hardy, Autumn Sample, both of Baldwyn; James Goodman of Columbus; Sam Ivy of Ecru; Meagan Miller, Dashia Shumpert, both of Fulton; Victoria Bobo of Guin, Ala.; Marcus Walker of Hamilton; […]

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Houston hosts Flywheel Festival

HOUSTON – The Flywheel Festival unfolds Friday and Saturday in Houston with lots of food, fun and quality entertainment. The 34th annual Mississippi Valley Flywheel Spring Festival will be held April 24-25 in Joe Brigance Park and kicks off with a boom at the anvil shoot at 11 a.m. Friday. “We started doing the anvil […]

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Houston honors best and brightest

HOUSTON – The Chickasaw Development Foundation gave out a new award and honored an old friend at their annual awards banquet Thursday night. The Houston Solar Car team was handed CDF’s first Great Achievement Award for a 13-year history of winning and media patriarch Robin Mathis was honored with the Spirit of Chickasaw County Award […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Flywheel fun starts Friday

We moved to Houston five years ago and have attended every Flywheel Festival since – spring and fall. Our first year here we got to pull the lanyard on the Keck-Gonnerman steam tractor and make it whistle. The next year we got to push the button at the Friday morning anvil shoot. We’ve been a […]

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Testing time

HOUSTON – Students at Houston schools started taking a series of state-mandated tests at the end of March and it won’t let up until next month. The Houston School Board heard reports from principals and administrators about the high-stakes testing schedule the district faces at all schools as the 2014-15 school year winds down and […]

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EDITORIAL: Voice your vote

With early voting in Chickasaw County’s primary election just around the corner, your Chickasaw Journal is asking voters to write letters supporting various candidates running for county office. Letters to the Editor are a big part of local elections. It is the one civil place Chickasaw County residents can weigh in on issues and support […]

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ICC to host Tour de’ Tanglefoot

The early registration deadline was last week for area cyclists who plan to participate in the second annual Tour de’ Tanglefoot Trail, sponsored by the Itawamba Community College Foundation, Inc. but you can still show up Saturday and race Onsite registration begins at 7:30 a.m., April 25, and the ride, at 8 a.m., in Pontotoc, […]

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Grenada named top crappie lake in nation by Wired2fish

JACKSON –Five Mississippi lakes have been listed as the top three fisheries to visit for trophy-size crappie according to a recent survey by Josh Gowan with Wired2fish.com. Gowan and a group of professional anglers identified the top 10 lakes to catch trophy crappie in the United States. The top rated, and undisputed, best lake for […]

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Fuller Center cyclist pedal through Houston.

HOUSTON – The Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure’s 400-mile fundraising and awareness ride down Natchez Trace Parkway hit Houston Wednesday. The Tanglefoot Trail and Natchez Trace make Houston a favorite of cyclist and the Fuller Center crew spent last week in Northeast Mississippi mixing business with pleasure as they had a workday Thursday. “With a record […]

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Process of returning stolen property is detailed.

HOUSTON – The job is not finished until the paperwork is done. While the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department has made an arrest for theft and recovered a multitude of item, it could be some time before that property is returned to the rightful owner. “We want people to be patient and work with us on […]

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Flywheel Festival seeks vendors

HOUSTON – the Houston Flywheel Festival keeps getting bigger and better and the vendors who sell everything from homemade icecream and funnel cakes to artwork and T-shirts are a big part of that success. The spring show two years ago saw over 4,000 people pack Joe Brigance Park for two days of food, fun and […]

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Vardaman softball coach arrested

PITTSBORO – A Vardaman coach was formally charged and arrested Wednesday morning after allegations of inappropriate contact with a student were reported last week to authorities. Billy Joe Dill, Jr., 36, a softball coach at Vardaman High School, was charged with fondling, sexual battery and enticement of a child in Calhoun County Circuit Court Wednesday […]

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