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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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Faith can be fun

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Catarina Gomez, 16, says her faith is fun. Gomez was one of 28 youth from St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Savage, Minn., who made the 997-mile trip to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Houston for their annual mission trip and Vacation Bible School. […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: It’s almost tomato time

I’ve always been told it takes 60 days from the time you plant a tomato to the time you can start harvesting fruit. If you do the math that means those of you that planted the end of April should be serving bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches this week. Yes, I know some of you […]

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  July 18 Neighbors Helping Neighbors is having a political rally on July 18 at B’s Recreation Center on Hwy 47 North between Trebloc and Buena Vista. All state and local candidates are invited. Food, drinks, and activities for children will be provided. A Memorial Service in Honor of Benjamin Neal, Sr. will be held […]

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Okolona moving on bond construction

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Okolona School District’s $2 million bond issue, passed last year, is fueling construction of many large and small projects designed to upgrade the school district from the ground beneath students’ feet to the roofs over their heads, District Superintendent Dexter Green said this week. […]

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Still got that swing

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Few things in this world are more satisfying than hitting a home run. The Houston Hilltoppers hosted their annual Home Run Derby last week with the team and alumni urged to step into the batter’s box and give it their best shot – for a fee. The […]

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Tanglefoot seeks to meet its neighbors

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Tanglefoot Trail opened in October 2013 and while other communities along the trail have been quick to capitalize on the new tourism asset, Houston has not seen anything built to enhance the Trail. Officials with the Chickasaw Development Foundation and the Carl Small Town Center at […]

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Vandalism in your park

Vandalism is a part of doing business with the world. It is sad to say there are people who get a certain amount or pleasure or entertainment out of tearing up public property. We find that a sad way to live life. We also understand it is a crime. This newspaper was called this week […]

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ICC athletes earn MACJC Academic honors

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal FULTON — A school record 32 ICC student-athletes from all 10 intercollegiate athletic programs have earn MACJC Academic All-State honors. “We take a lot of pride in our student-athlete’s academic and athletic success,” said Ball-Williamson. “Academics have been and always be our top priority here at ICC.” Nine student-athletes […]

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GARDEN PARTY: Floy Dyer residents grow some fun

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Music, flowers and smiles bloomed at the Floy Dyer Manor open house and garden party Saturday. The Houston home saw residents debut their handbell choir and then open the doors to their flower and vegetable garden adjacent to the community room. “We came up with this idea […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Ready, Aim, Fireworks!

This nation was shaped by gunpowder. That daring American spirit that fostered this country’s independence is the same one that prompts most of us to own a firearm and shoot fireworks. Shooting fireworks inside the city limits of Houston on July 4 is the only form of civil disobedience tolerated at the Ingram household and […]

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Vernon Fortner: July 4, 1950

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – July 4, 1950 was Vernon Fortner’s second day of combat and many more would follow until he was wounded and evacuated four months later. The Chickasaw County native said very few days go by that he does not think of his buddies and the experiences they shared […]

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Houlka is back in the black

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Tighter financial management and the sale of a building have helped the town of Houlka recover from a $100,000 shortfall discovered late last year the town mayor and city clerk said last week. “We’re solvent now and the budget we’re now operating under is balanced,” […]

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Roberts is Miss Mississippi, Molly May a finalist

Roberts is Miss Mississippi, Molly May a finalist By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal VICKSBURG – Hannah Roberts won the Miss Mississippi pageant and will compete for the crown of Miss America in September. The 21-year-old Roberts represented Miss University of Southern Mississippi in the competition Saturday night in Vicksburg and earned a $10,000 scholarship. Roberts […]

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