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Mason Installation

(Floyd Ingram / Buy at photos.chickasawjournal.com) More than 75 Masonic officers were installed at ceremonies Friday night at the Masonic Lodge in downtown Okolona. Shown taking part in the Master Mason installation were Mississippi Deputy Grand Master Bill Sloan, Todd Kilgore Houston Lodge 67, Billy Joe Wright Montpelier Lodge 220, Stan Mann Nettleton Lodge 451, […]

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Supervisors name officers for 2015

HOUSTON – Chickasaw County Supervisors named Jerry Hall as board president and picked Anderson McFarland as the vice president last week but the vote was not unanimous. Hall represents District 4 that covers Okolona and the eastern portion of Chickasaw County, McFarland represents District 1 representing Houston and the western portion of the county. The […]

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Houlka school “footprint” unveiled

HOULKA – No one ever doubted Chickasaw County Schools would rise from the ashes of a devastating fire that destroyed the historic Houlka High School this summer, the question was just when and what the new building would look like. Chicksasaw County School Board Trustees have not finalized a timeline for building and getting back […]

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Houston changes water charges

HOUSTON – The rates are not going up but the minimum amount of water Houston residents can use at a fixed price has gone down. Houston Aldermen voted to reduce its minimum monthly water usage limit from 3,000 gallons to 2,000 on a 4-1 vote last week. The motion to set the new minimum was […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Pen is mightier than the sword

He was the Oktibbeha County Attorney and he was up to his neck fighting drug dealers, bootleggers and what some said were the remnants of the “Dixie Mafia.” We talked about the details of a recent arrest and this courageous attorney’s effort to clean up his county in the 1980s. I was a cub reporter […]

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Sweeney, Simmons say they won’t run

HOUSTON – Incumbent Chancery Clerk Wanda Sweeney and Sheriff Jimmy Simmons have said they will not seek another term in their respective offices. Candidates began qualifying for county posts last week and the decision by Sweeney and Simmons will see someone new holding these two high profile county offices at this time next year. Longtime […]

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Prescott returning to MSU for senior year

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State received a jolt heading into the offseason, as junior quarterback Dak Prescott announced he would be returning for his senior campaign. Prescott held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to make his decision public. “I looked at some of the NFL quarterbacks like Peyton Manning and Andrew […]

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Traffic citation scam reported Houston

HOUSTON – Police Chief Billy Voyles is a little old fashioned, so if you get an Email saying you owe the Houston Police Department for a a traffic citation, don’t believe it. Voyles said his department has received two calls from Houston residents who have gotten Emails saying a traffic citation has been issued on […]

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BUCK SHOT: Lane Washington

(Courtesy Photo) Lane Washington is shown with this this nice 8-point buck killed on Christmas Day in Chickasaw County.

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BUCK SHOT: Zack Poteete

(Courtesy Photo) While out for Christmas break, Houston High School junior Zack Poteete spent much of his time deer hunting. He and his dad were hunting on the Chicasaw WMA New Year’s Day when Zack killed this nice 7-point buck chasing a doe. This year the “Rut” fell just right for Christmas break. Poteete said […]

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BUCK SHOT: James Myers

(Courtesy Photo) James Myers had a good morning on New Year’s Day as he harvested this thick-antlered, 8-point typical. Myers, who is also Chief Deputy for the Chicksasaw County Sheriff’s Department, said he “caught one slipping this morning,” sometime before 10 a.m. Jan. 1.

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BUCK SHOT: Jody Collier

(Courtesy Photo) Jody Collier, of Nettleton, has two nice deer on the wall but dropped this 8-point recently. Collier is a member of both Shiloh and Cold Springs hunting club and won’t say which one this big buck came off of. Collier and his wife Stephanie have three daughters and they have been raised hunting […]

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Davis named top employee

TUPELO – Houston native Matt Davis was recently selected Employee of the Quarter for North Mississippi State Hospital (NMSH) in Tupelo. Davis has worked at NMSH for ten years in the maintenance department and has risen to his current position of Facilities Maintenance Superintendent. He was instrumental in assuring that NMSH receiving no engineering deficiencies […]

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The last casualty?

CHICKASAW COUNTY – At the close of any war, one can only imagine the logistics involved in ending conflict, returning soldiers, sailors and marines to the homeland, resolving myriad questions about what to do with this or that piece of equipment. But another more crucial question or situation would be deciding who was the last […]

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