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Moss Point man sentenced in federal court for gun possession in Chickasaw County.

ABERDEEN – A Moss Point man was sentenced to 10 years in jail after pleading guilty to a pair of firearms charges in federal court. Last month, Miles Lloyd Taylor, 31, entered guilty pleas on the charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug […]

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Holiday safety checkpoints

Houston police were busy Wednesday afternoon conducting a series of rolling road blocks. “These were just random road blocks on Jackson Street and around town,” said Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles. “We were checking driver’s licenses and vehicle safety regulations.” Voyles said the police were conducting these safety checks as part of a desire to […]

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Civitan set for seasons of service

HOUSTON – The Houston PLUS Civitan Club is at work helping people year round, but as they head into the holiday season of service they are urging the community help them help others in Chickasaw County. In the short time the club has been organized they have become the sponsor of the Houston Christmas Parade, […]

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Three killed in wrecks over Thanksgiving weekend

Special to the Chickaaw Journal Three fatalities on Northeast Mississippi highways were all the traffic deaths reported across the state for the four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The latest fatality was Bobbie Malone, 70, of Houston, who died in a two-vehicle crash Sunday on Highway 15 in Chickasaw County. On Thanksgiving Day, a two vehicle crash […]

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Houston Christmas Parade is Dec. 2

The Annual Houston Christmas Parade will be held at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday in December. Churches, clubs, schools, businesses and civic organizations are urged to enter a float or walking unit in the parade. The parade will stage on Starkville Road and floats and trailers are urged to come off of Woodland Circle to […]

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Fire!

HOUSTON – The recent spate of cold weather often sparks a series of house fires as residents try to keep warm. The Houston Fire Department urges residents to take a little extra precaution to prevent a fire this winter and especially during the holiday season. “There are a lot of things that come together at […]

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Okolona Christmas Parade is Dec. 1

The Okolona Christmas Parade will be held Monday, Dec. 1 in downtown Okololona and local churches, civic clubs, walking units and businesses are urged to get involved. The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. with parade staging in front of the Okolona Elementary School starting at 5:30. The parade will end with a float celebrating […]

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Sending love in a shoebox

HOUSTON – Many children in many locations will have a merrier Christmas thanks to the generosity of residents of Houston and surrounding areas. Well over 870 shoeboxes of gifts were delivered to Cornerstone Church last week as part of Operation Shoebox, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. “Cornerstone is just a collection spot and while our […]

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WEEK 15: High school football playoff scores

STATE PLAYOFFS Class 6A North Final South Panola 36, Starkville 26 South Final Oak Grove 36, Brandon 35 ––––– Class 5A North Final Oxford 48, Pearl 7 South Final Laurel 34, Wayne County 30 ––––– Class 4A North Final Noxubee County 21, Greenwood 0 South Final Saint Stanislaus 48, Purvis 14 ––––– Class 3A North […]

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ICC Ensemble hosts concert

Itawamba Community College’s Small Ensembles presented a concert at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 11, at the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium at the Fulton Campus. The concert featured the Saxophone Quartet, Brass Ensemble and the Steel Drum Band, and the program included Caribbean, Ragtime, Classical and Christmas music. Members of the Saxophone Quartet are Courtney […]

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Who’s No. 1!

HOUSTON – Who’s No. 1? Houston Middle School! Houston Middle School students and teacher put a new spin on the Mississippi State/Ole Miss Egg Bowl last week with student taking their first benchmark assessment of the year, given a chance to put their score behind their favorite team. With their first benchmark assessment coming up, […]

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Solar farm shines in Chickasaw County

CHICKASAW COUNTY – It was a sunny day Wednesday in Chickasaw County as dirt was turned on a new 30-acre, $9 million solar farm south of Okolona. State and local officials gathered Nov. 19 for a groundbreaking for Commodore Solar Farm that will see 9,804 solar panels track the Sun and glean enough energy from […]

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A reason to be thankful

Most of us will sit down to a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. Most of us do have so much to be thankful for. The holiday comes at the end of the harvest season. Spring and summer have been good and now is a time to reflect on that bounty as we face the cold gray […]

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Davis Lake bridge bids opened

HOUSTON – Repairs to the Davis Lake Bridge is the top work project for Chickasaw County this fall but the bids for the work have come in over budget. Chickasaw County Supervisors opened bids last week at their meeting at the Chickasaw County Courthouse in Houston but the low bid of $357,962.88 was $82,362.88 over […]

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