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Houlka struggles to rebuild school

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Houlka School District is moving closer to cleaning the site of a fire that destroyed part of Houlka Attendance Center – the district’s only school — in July, 2014, but it’s been a process mired in red tape, Superintendent Betsy Collums said recently. […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Three big decisions this summer

I do like politics, but 25-plus years of watching it with a pen in my hand has taught me not to get too close or too involved. My father said something once about you can’t stir that pot without getting some of it on you. As usual, he was right. We’ve watched the campaigns this […]

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Let’s hear it for EARS!

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A community concerned about a new state requirement that all third graders must be able to read at a third grade level or fail has prompted Houston to graduate 52 kids from a summer reading program. EARS (Educational Awareness Resource Service) hosted its second annual graduation ceremonies […]

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Houston hosts baseball tourney

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The baseball boys came to town last week and stayed five days playing 27 games in the Dizzy Dean South State 10-Year-Old Tournament. The 12 teams from around the area also brought their families and fans to town with some staying overnight in Houston hotels and most eating […]

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Homecoming in Houston

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The weather was hot, but the music was great and fireworks lit up the night sky, so who cared if Homecoming was one week late? The annual community celebration on The Square in downtown Houston saw a good crowd turn out for an afternoon of food and […]

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Assessed home values rise in 2015

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Property values in Chickasaw County went up slightly last year and while that will prompt a slight increase in homeowner taxes paid, it also means your house probably increased in value. The new tax rolls for Chickasaw County were presented to Supervisors last week and showed […]

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Body found in on CR 308 in Calhoun County

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal BIG CREEK – The body of a man found dead in a ditch Saturday morning has been identified. Billy Covington, 26, of Big Creek, was found along County Road 308 around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The body was discovered as two people were traveling east on CR 308 and noticed […]

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Tourism tax numbers change

  By Floyd Ingram HOUSTON – The numbers for proposed tourism tax rose dramatically last week when Houston Mayor Stacey Parker said the revenue could bring in up to $60,000. City officials had estimated the 1 percent tax on restaurant food and lodging would raise about $10,000 but figures obtained by Chickasaw Development Foundation’s Joyce […]

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5 THINGS TO KNOW: Ole Miss wants chance at national crown

  OXFORD – Ole Miss fans think this year’s team is better than last year. The Rebels chased rival Mississippi State in the polls all season last year then strolled into the annual Egg Bowl to spank the Bulldogs, 31-17. Ole Miss and coach Hugh Freeze still have a few questions to answer at key […]

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United Furniture adding another 100 jobs

  By Dennis Seid Special to the Chickasaw Jouranl VERONA – Five months after opening a new manufacturing plant in Verona, United Furniture Industries is adding another 100 employees. United has moved its distribution operations to the former Lane Furniture Industries distribution facility in Wren, the company said last week. Fifty employees will be hired […]

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5 THINGS TO KNOW: MSU seeks to regain national spotlight

  STARKVILLE – Bulldog football starts in 59 days. The Mississippi State University team that claimed a spot at No. 1 last year will snap it on this fall to prove that ranking was not a fluke. But college football is a game of change and new coaches, new faces and new plays will make […]

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Old and new grace Criddle Place

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It’s an older home with a grand magnolia tree, mature crepe myrtle, carefully groomed shrubs and a well established lawn of St. Augustine grass. Janice Moore lives in her parent’s home at 346 East Church Street and her yard was recently named the Prettiest Place in Houston […]

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Posters plant seeds of knowledge

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal Artists choose their subject matter with careful consideration but most would agree that there’s not a prettier canvas than a nature’s own landscape painted with trees. A group of fifth grade students across the 4-County Electric Power Association service area explored that observation firsthand recently by participating in the […]

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Youth dies from injuries

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A boy seriously hurt riding a four-wheeler in Houston, June 3 has died in a Memphis Hospital of his injuries. Local authorities were informed Sunday night the 12-year-old, whose name has not been released, passed away from head injuries he received when the ATV he was riding hit […]

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