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Two bodies found in Okolona motel

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The stench was horrendous and police were keeping the door closed after two bodies were discovered inside a room of a Chickasaw County motel Friday afternoon. Okolona Police Chief Willie Moore said police got a call from 911 about 4 p.m. Friday saying bodies were believed to […]

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Trash Bash!

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – They cleaned the streets of Houston Saturday and they need your help to keep them that way. Volunteers and Chickasaw County inmates fanned out across the community and picked up 168 bags of trash as part of the Chickasaw Development Foundation and Houston Downtown Association’s Trash Bash. […]

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State record yellow perch caught at Pickwick

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – On Monday, March 21, Wesley Cummings of Booneville was fishing in Mill Creek at Pickwick Lake near Iuka.  While crappie fishing using a small pink jig, Cummings hooked and landed a large yellow perch. The fish was positively identified by Tyler Stubbs, a fisheries biologist with the […]

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Bryant signs appointed superintendents into law

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Making all Mississippi school superintendents appointed, long supported by a wide array of groups ranging from the Mississippi Economic Council to the state Board of Education, was signed into law Monday morning by Gov. Phil Bryant. Of Mississippi’s 144 school districts, 55 are headed by elected […]

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Houlka officer cleared in arrest of woman

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – A probable cause hearing to determine if a policeman should be charged with assault following the arrest of a woman outside Houlka City Hall March 3, has determined the officer can not be charged. Chickasaw County Circuit Court Judge John Gregory has reviewed evidence and video […]

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Drug dogs sweep Houston schools

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Drugs dogs swept Houston High School and found just what they wanted to – nothing. Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles said two dogs were sent into the high school and sniffed cars in the parking lot, but no drugs, weapons or alcohol were found and no […]

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Ex-prisons chief co-defendant to withdraw plea

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – A co-defendant of former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps wants to withdraw his guilty plea in a bribery case, a lawyer said Monday. Epps had been scheduled for sentencing Monday after he pleaded guilty alongside Cecil McCrory to money laundering and filing false tax returns related to $1.47 […]

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CONSOLIDATION: The Commission

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The following is a brief synopsis of The Commission on Chickasaw County Consolidated School District Structure as proposed by an amendment to House Bill 991.   WHO: The commission shall be composed of ten members. One commissioner will be appointed by the State Superintendent of Education and […]

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HUES names 3rd nine week honor roll

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Houston School District Superintendent Tony Cook and Houston Upper Elementary School Principal John Ellison have released their respective lists for the third nine-week grading period of the 2015-16 school year. Students named to the Superintendent’s List scored 93 or above and received all “A’s” on their […]

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TEENA HORN: Lines Were Drawn

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – She was a teenager in high school and didn’t realize she was living through one of the most dramatics changes in Mississippi and the nation’s history. Houston dentist Dr. Teena Horn previewed her new book, Lines Were Drawn, that she edited with Alan Huffman, that tells […]

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Two bodies found in Okolona motel

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The stench was horrendous and police were keeping the door closed after two bodies were discovered inside a room of a Chickasaw County motel Friday afternoon. Okolona Police Chief Willie Moore said police got a call from 911 about 4 p.m. Friday saying bodies were believed […]

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Lady Toppers start clicking

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Coming off of a division win over Amory to close out the previous week, the Houston Lady Toppers were once again in division play as they hosted the Itawamba AHS Lady Indians Tuesday evening. With an impressive offensive showing and solid pitching and […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Tis spring and a young man’s thoughts turn to . . . baseball?

    Pardon the twist on Bill Shakespeare’s famous line, but one of the joys of this business is bending the words of The Bard to fit my fancy. The other real joy of this business is getting to cover baseball in the spring. I’ve covered the Ole Miss Rebels in Memphis, the MSU Bulldogs […]

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Houston cracks down on vandals

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – It’s not a new problem, but it is one that keeps Houston from having anything nice. Vandals have broken the glass artwork and the information sign at the Tanglefoot Trail gateway on Church Street. The big, new information sign had been up for about a month. […]

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