Recent events have prompted many to ask ‘why’ people do evil things. Those who murder others are evil, especially those who murder the defenseless and innocent among us. Edmund Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Albert Einstein said, “The world is a […]
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By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The prettiest guys and gals in the world have roots in Chickasaw County. The 2015 Houston Fall Flywheel Festival will host the Miss Flywheel Pageant at this year’s celebration, with the winner of the event not only earning a crown but serving as […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal The Mississippi Highway Patrol and local emergency crews and enforcement were called to a motor vehicle crash on Highway 15 Bypass just south of Houston Thursday afternoon that resulted in a death. Sergeant Criss Turnipseed, spokesman for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, said the crash happened around 3:20 p.m. near County Road […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A nice and nifty gateway is needed for the Tanglefoot Trail in Houston and Dr. Teena Horn and the staff of Chickasaw Dental Group have stepped up with a plan to help. Horn and the city have teamed up for a workday on Saturday Oct. 3 and […]
By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – In a game that included lead changes, clutch hits and late-inning dramatics, the Houston Lady Hilltoppers softball team fell to the Mooreville Lady Troopers 8-7 Tuesday night in Houston. The Troopers started scoring in the first inning by plating one run, […]
By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Chickasaw County school trustees need a check from the insurance company to begin work on building their new school. Trustees heard an update on the rebuilding project from consultant Warren Bowen at their Sept. 1 meeting at the Chickasaw County Administration Building. […]
Dear Editor, Passage of Initiative 42 is crucial to Mississippi’s economic survival. How do we get off the bottom unless all our children have good educations to qualify for skilled jobs? Initiative 42 proposes to change our constitution to ensure that our lawmakers financially support our 150 or so public school districts […]
By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Houlka police and the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man and woman for possession of marijuana and a stolen firearm Thursday night as the couple was moving into a residence in Houlka, Police Chief Ray Laney said Friday morning. Tray […]
By Hank Wiesner HOULKA — Houlka Attendance Center is starting the fifth and final year of a federal grant that makes the school the site of a 21st Century Community Learning Center. “The 21st Century Community Learning Center is a valuable source of funding that provides tutorial services at many […]
HOUSTON – You can rake your leaves to the street but you have to put them in a bag once they get there. The Houston Board of Aldermen voted last week to enact an ordinance defining what types of brush, leaves and clippings it will pick up this fall in an effort […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Hilltoppers grabbed the first of they trophies they want this year with a 52-6 victory over Okolona in the Battle of the Creek. Now it is on to winning the Region 4-4A District crown and north state 4A championship. “I know how good […]
HOUSTON – The Pilot Club of Houston gathered at Bridges-Hall recently to reminisce about the past year in Pilot and to celebrate the new incoming year. Cara Chisolm officiated the ceremony to install the 2015-2016 Pilot officers with Terri Whitlock named President; Stacey Chapman, President Elect; Dorajean Sanderson, Vice President; Talitha […]
CHICKASAW COUNTY – The local job market continues to offer work but Chickasaw County’s unemployment rates did creep up to 8.7 percent last month. Houston got news last month that Quality Iron was expanding and would soon add 40-50 fabrication jobs. United Furniture in Wren announced in July it was adding […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The state hands out money to pave major roads every four years and the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors is looking to repave Old Highway 15 north and south of Houston as its newest project. Supervisors voted last month to put Old Highway […]
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