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Hilltoppers dominate Commodores

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The Hilltoppers get another bite of the apple as they swept the Lafayette Commodores, 12-3 in the first game and 3-1 Saturday. Houston plays the winner of the Cleveland/Corinth series that was delayed this past weekend by rain. Houston will host the first game […]

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Lady Toppers down Senatobia

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON –  As the second round of the playoffs began, the Houston Lady Hilltoppers met the Senatobia  Lady Warriors for a game in Houston on Tuesday and then hit the road to take two games and advance to the next round of the 4A Softball Playoffs. […]

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Jones to play in NFL with with Kansas City

  By Parrish Alford Daily Journal   CHICAGO – Houston’s Chris Jones didn’t have to wait long to hear his name called on the second day of the NFL draft. Jones had hoped to get a call in the Thursday’s first round. Many analysts had him going in the first 31 picks, and it was […]

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EDITORIAL: Balancing act

The boss of any organization or business will tell you it is tough at the top. Nowhere is that more evident than the post of school superintendent. Almost half of Northeast Mississippi’s superintendent posts are filled by new faces this year. And 75 percent of the current superintendents have been in their current job less […]

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Mississippi black bears are on the move

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – In recent weeks, several areas across Mississippi have experienced higher than normal black bear activity. During spring and summer, after a few months of inactivity, these bears resume their normal life cycle and begin roaming in search of food. This seasonal nomadic activity is what is responsible […]

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Okolona aldermen address downtown buildings

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   OKOLONA – The Mayor and City Council held a public hearing at 6 p.m. at Rockwell-Green City Auditorium Tuesday, April 5, to discuss three privately-owned blighted properties located alongside each other on West Main Street in Okolona. No action was taken following the hearing, which […]

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Houlka names consolidation commissioners

By Hank Wiesner   Special to the Chickasaw Journal     HOULKA  — The Chickasaw County School Board earlier in April appointed two senior district officials to a commission studying consolidation of Chickasaw County’s three districts, and updated plans to construct a replacement building for one destroyed by fire about nearly two years ago.   […]

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Southeast moves closer to fire district

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   OKOLONA – The paperwork is moving through channels to bring a fire district to residents of southeastern Chickasaw County. The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors have approved the legal description, board and held a public hearing last week to notify the community of its plans to seek a […]

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CARA CHISM: Let’s work together for community

Dear Editor, Most of us would agree that Houston’s Schools are important and we are concerned about the looming consolidation facing Chickasaw County. It’s up to us as a community to do everything possible to provide the best environment and education for every student. The Time has come in this school year for state testing […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: The Square

There is a place in Houston that is unique to this world. The Square, with our stately Chickasaw County Courthouse, green lawn, wide streets and businesses, is distinctively Houston. There may be other places that have more shops, a bigger courthouse and maybe even a little more pizzazz, but none that say Houston like The […]

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Murder/suicide ruled in Okolona Motel deaths

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   OKOLONA – Two bodies found at the Okolona Motel earlier this month appear to be a murder/suicide following a preliminary autopsy report from the State Crime Lab. Authorities were called to the Okolona Motel on Highway 145 in Okolona after hotel owners reported a foul smell coming from […]

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Fast moving front rattles Chickasaw County

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A fast moving storm front swooped down on a rural area north of Houston and west of Houlka, knocking down trees, but causing no injuries Friday afternoon. The storm began shortly before 3 p.m. with dark clouds coming out of the north and bringing torrential rain and strong […]

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JIM HOOD: Ignoring needs is not good government

The lieutenant governor of Mississippi has decided that huge tax cuts in the face of equally large reductions in a dwindling state budget make sense for our citizens. And yet, nothing could be more irresponsible. To essentially ignore the health, education and public safety of nearly three million people for political gain is a lesson […]

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Tunsil says he took money from an Ole Miss coach

    By Parrish Alford Daily Journal CHICAGO – Laremy Tunsil says he took money from an Ole Miss football coach. Once projected the No. 1 pick in the draft, Tunsil slid to No. 13 where he was taken by the Miami Dolphins. Minutes before the draft a video showing Tunsil smoking something and using […]

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