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Houston tourism tax discussed

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Plans are being made for another tourism tax vote for Houston and community leaders are gathering facts and friends for the next campaign. Chickasaw Development Foundation members and city leaders met at the Houston Civic Center last week to discuss how they missed an opportunity last summer […]

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EDITORIAL: Volunteers need to answer the call

  Volunteer fire departments may be the best economic development tool ever created for rural communities. While there are many beautiful places to build houses in the country, banks are hesitant to loan money to construct a home unless the investment is covered by insurance. And while hardworking country folk can often afford the cost […]

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More storm shelters on the way

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved nearly $50,000 in grant requests from Houston, Okolona and Chickasaw County for construction of storm shelters at nine locations, County Emergency Management Agency Director Linda Griffin said this week. Based on a per-shelter capacity of 30 […]

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Wal-Mart closures to impact 180 jobs

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will close six Walmart Express stores in north Mississippi, impacting nearly 180 workers. But the company said it will offer those employees jobs elsewhere if available. “Our goal is to place as many associates as possible who would like to continue with the company at […]

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Mission Mississippi re-activates Okolona chapter

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Mission Mississippi was in town on Martin Luther King Day seeking to further King’s ultimate goal – racial reconciliation. Mission Mississippi representatives met at Okolona City Auditorium to re-activate its Okolona Chapter with Mission Mississippi President Neddie Winters traveling from his home in Clinton to help in […]

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Houlka aldermen welcome Brown to board

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Houlka’s four aldermen met met earlier this month on the same night an election was under way to determine the board’s fifth member. The Houlka Board of Aldermen started the new year awaiting the swearing-in of the new alderman later this month, and has […]

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Solar ambassadors for Houston

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – They’ve won the National Solar Car Challenge 14-years in a row, have just gotten back from Australia where they raced more solar car miles than any high school team in World Solar Car Challenge history and now they are spreading the news about their team and Houston. […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A man with a gun

Deer season ends today for the Ingrams. My youngest son James and I will spend the last daylight hours of Jan. 20, 2015, looking for Mr. Buck on the 88-acres of beautiful Mississippi hardwood that we have hunted for the past three years. It snowed this week and the forecast calls for rain today, but […]

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EMA urges residents to number their house

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – In an emergency, seconds count and precious time can be wasted trying to locate an unmarked house. The Chickasaw County Emergency Management Agency is urging homeowners, renters and landlords to take a minute and help local emergency service providers by displaying your house number. In […]

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TRIO SIGN: Burdine, Hillhouse, McQuary

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Friday was a good day for Hilltoppers, Houston High School and the community. Madeline Burdine signed a national letter of intent to play at Northeast, Clay Hillhouse inked with Mississippi Delta and Denver McQuary signed to play at Mississippi State. The trio smiled as they signed on […]

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Houston trustees discuss test scores

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Superintendent Tony Cook spoke frankly with the Houston School Board of Trustees last week and said while he was pleased with some recent test score, there is room for improvement. Test scores for English/language arts and math were released in mid November and Cook said he and […]

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Investigation results in several drug-related arrests

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department has executed two search warrants and arrested four people on drug charges following information provided by the public. Robert Wall, 38, of Okolona, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine on Tuesday, Jan. 19 after a search of his residence turned up […]

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Houlka plays in 25th Annual Hotbed Classic

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   NEW ALBANY — J.O. Johnson had a bad opening game in November’s Lighthouse Classic. The Jags made up for it the following day, providing what coach Jack Doss called “Johnson Entertainment.” J.O. is headed back to Mississippi for Saturday’s Hotbed. John Petty, the nation’s No. 5 junior, and company […]

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Snow? Friday? Maybe?

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Conditions are setting up for a snowy Friday in Northeast Mississippi. “We anticipate snowfall accumulations,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Zach Maye. “It may be heavy at some locations.” On Thursday, forecasters are predicting only rain. But in the early morning hours Friday, temperatures are expected to start dropping. There […]

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