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State of the Region meeting set for May 26

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Community leaders from across Northeast Mississippi will gather next week to discuss transforming public education and Mississippi’s infrastructure at the CREATE Foundation’s Commission on the Future of Northeast Mississippi State of the Region meeting. Seventeen counties in the region will be represented at the event. The 20th […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Tourism tax and consolidation

They are the two biggest stories in Chickasaw County this week. Both the Houston’s tourism tax and the commission that will guide consolidation for our county have huge potential to change things for us. And your Chickasaw Journal is doing its dead-level best to keep you informed about both. Oh, and we are in the […]

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CONSOLIDATION: The Commission

HOUSTON – The following is a brief synopsis of The Commission on Chickasaw County Consolidated School District Structure as proposed by an amendment to House Bill 991. WHO: The commission shall be composed of ten members. One commissioner will be appointed by the State Superintendent of Education and will serve as chairman. Two will be appointed […]

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Houston wins state baseball championship

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal PEARL – An intense Denver McQuary asked his coach, Scott Gann, for the ball Saturday, moments after Houston’s Game 2 loss to Newton County. Gann obliged his senior right-hander Sunday night and it paid off big time as the Hilltoppers won the program’s first state championship. McQuary fired a seven-hitter […]

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Commission meets, offers concerns on consolidation

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – A 10-member Commission on Chickasaw County Consolidated School District Structure met last week at Mississippi State University. The meeting was not publicly announced by the state or local school districts who have named the members of the commission that will make suggestions to the state on consolidating […]

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Rob Marion scholarship established

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA — The Rob Marion Adversity Scholarship – named in honor of a late classmate who became an attorney despite near-total paralysis sustained in a traffic wreck – will be awarded during Chickasaw County School District graduation Friday, May 27 at Houlka Attendance Center. Plans are for […]

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Toppers commit four errors in loss

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal PEARL – When a 30-win team loses by eight runs, it obviously wasn’t their day. That was the general consensus around the Houston Hilltoppers’ dugout following Saturday’s 9-1 loss to Newton County in Game 2 of the MHSAA Class 4A Baseball Championship series at Trustmark Park. The decisive Game 3 […]

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HLES Performs Nursery Rhymes and Possibilities

Special to the Chicksaw Journal HOUSTON – Houston Lower Elementary School students lit up the stage as they shared nursery rhymes and sang about possibilities in their final productions of the year. Christy Watkins, science special class teacher, along with Emily Peel, librarian, and Ann Weaver, gym coach, create the programs that draws parents to […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: Slim dollars, opportunities for lazy Americans

Higher wages for all people is a worthy cause to achieve. The states that want to raise the minimum wage should do so. Keep it on the state level. Washington State, Texas and Kentucky are three different states with entirely different economies. While one state may offer a minimum of $15 another state may find […]

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POLICE ROUNDUP: Houston man arrested for fraud.

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A Houston man has been charged with fraud after charging a variety of items at local businesses and allegedly reselling them. Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles said William Moore was arrested last week following an investigation and charged with obtaining good by fraud. After a preliminary hearing Moore […]

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Parker signs with Miss. Valley State

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Wes Parker signed his named on the dotted line Monday to play ball with Mississippi Valley State and then turned around and hit two RBIs to help the Hilltoppers win the North Half State Championship Friday night. The Houston outfielder was sought by the Delta Devils for his […]

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Okolona celebrates graduation

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA –The 2016 Okolona High School Commencement exercises were held Friday night, May 13, at Faulkner-Bowens football field at Okolona. There were words of wisdom, blended into food for thought, from students and older speakers alike offered up at the program, held at the school’s newly constructed […]

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Tourism tax referendum set

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Board of Mayor and Aldermen have cleared the way for voters to once again cast a ballot for or against a tourism tax in Houston. On a motion by Ward 3 Alderman Frank Thomas and a second by Ward 4 Alderman Willie Mae McKinney, Houston aldermen voted […]

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Houston’s Smith pitches shutout against Newton Co.

By Brandon Shields Special to the Journal PEARL – Houston pitcher Tanner Smith has battled adversity before. Behind the junior right-hander, Houston held off Newton County 2-0 Wednesday to take Game 1 of the MHSAA Class 4A Baseball State Championship series at Trustmark Park. “He’s pretty gritty. He got into some jams today and he […]

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