HOUSTON – The City of Houston budgets a specific amount for each alderman to spend on capital improvement projects in their district each year. Some use the money for road repair, drainage projects or general upkeep and maintenance around town, but District 4 Alderman Willie Mae McKinney used hers to erect two new storm shelters […]
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HOUSTON – Don’t blame it on the Grinch or Houston aldermen, but rather on age, wear-and-tear and an effort to cut expenses for the city. The Houston Board of Aldermen voted last week to install the line of lights to the top of the Chickasaw County Courthouse, but will not put the lighted, white snowflakes […]
Dear Editor, I received the Chickasaw Journal today and what was the headline in the paper? Rating of the schools in Chickasaw County. Our school systems are failing us in this county. Look at Houston School. Their rating was not any better this year than last year. In fact it may be worse. It is disgraceful the […]
Dear Editor, This year our community wants to make a statement concerning the true meaning of Christmas. We want the Okolona Christmas Parade to be a spectacular event. It is possible some of the persons watching the parade have never connected the Christmas story of baby Jesus. People have come to think that Christmas is […]
AREA SCORES Friday Class 1A Playoffs (First round) Broad Street 47, Falkner 34 Shaw 39, Smithville 0 Class 2A Playoffs (Second round) East Webster 34, Baldwyn 7 Calhoun City 49, South Delta 0 Bruce 39, J.Z. George 6 Class 3A Playoffs (Second round) Aberdeen 66, North Pontotoc 30 Louisville 42, Mooreville 28 Charleston 35, Kossuth […]
I remember so clearly the last line of the Jaycee Creed: “We believe….that service to humanity is the best work of life.” Like the rest of the creed, those words became my mantra and my philosophy. As a young man, I watched those ahead of me in life to learn how and why they did […]
CHICKASAW COUNTY – There can never be enough homage paid to our veterans, whether by a parade, a flag, a monument or all of the above. However, I have chosen to honor those veterans from our county for whom there was no parade, no flag nor monument in their home county. These are the soldiers […]
HOULKA – William Bryant was a teenager when World War II began and a friend of his was badly cut up by the Japanese early in the war and returned to Houlka and told of the horror of war. “I hated the Japanese for a long time and even carried that hate with me when […]
HOUSTON – Incumbent Senator Thad Cochran may have won the election but he did not win Chickasaw County in mid-term elections last week and a three-man Houston School Board race will now see the top two vote-getters in a run off. Democratic Senatorial candidate Travis Childers, of Booneville, garnered 52.52 percent of the vote with […]
HOUSTON – Chickasaw County Supervisors were updated on the change of county ambulance services to a new company last week and Houston Aldermen also got a similar report. Both entities were told the switch from TransCare to MedStat Emergency Medical Services appears to have been a smooth transition, with entities who work with the new […]
OKOLONA – Houlka had a good first quarter, but a stronger and faster Smithville team came to town Thursday and left with their eyes on their next opponent and a possible state title. The Smithville Semioles (8-3, 6-2) were met with a stingy Wildcat defense but as the game wore on the Houlka (1-9, 1-7) […]
OXFORD — Turnovers and too many missed opportunities cost the Houston Hilltoppers a chance from moving on in the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs Friday night. Even though Houston forced four Lafayette turnovers in the first half, the Hilltoppers weren’t able to score enough to keep up with the Commodores. The end result was a 41-16 […]
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has confirmed two new Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) cases with one being diagnosed in Calhoun County. The two cases were reported earlier this month in young children, with the other one from Forrest County. A case was reported in a Hancock County child in late September. “There have been […]
HOUSTON – There are always lots of smiles at the annual Fall Fun and Games Day at the Chickasaw County Agri Center, because it is just that – fun. The 15th Annual 4-H Fall Fun and Games Day saw a host of local businesses, volunteers and special needs children and teachers gather at the Agri-Center […]
- Fewer snowflakes this Christmas November 17, 2014
- Volunteers need to answer the call November 20, 2014
- Listening to those who served November 21, 2014
- Helping Hands of Houlka November 21, 2014
- Hunting is part of my heritage November 21, 2014
- Houston ready for tipoff and tournament November 23, 2014
- A golfer’s tale November 23, 2014
- BILLY McCORD: As I see it November 23, 2014
- Brand, Wright honored by ICC November 22, 2014
- Mississippi jobless rate at 7.6 percent in October November 22, 2014
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