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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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NFL DRAFT: Tunsil falls to Miami in coach pay scandal, Jones misses 1st Round

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal CHICAGO – Laremy Tunsil says he took money from an Ole Miss football coach – the biggest story on what was supposed to be a huge night for the Rebels’ program. Once projected as the No. 1 pick in the draft, Tunsil slid to No. 13 where he was taken […]

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Magazine available to community

From Staff Reports   It may be the finest product the Chickasaw Journal publishes, it certainly is the most polished. “Come Home to Chickasaw County,” a magazine produced by your hometown newspaper, can be found in offices, city and county offices throughout the community this week. The cover shows a few of  those things we […]

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Drug disposal day is Saturday

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – You could have a potential drug overdose or drug related crime quietly waiting in your medicine cabinet. The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department will host Drug Disposal Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Old Jail behind the Houston Fire Department in downtown […]

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Lady Toppers tripped by Lady Wolverines

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – It was senior night for the Houston Lady Hilltoppers, and as they celebrated the two seniors, they also faced a tough opponent with the undefeated East Webster Lady Wolverines in town. Despite a good showing by Houston, the Lady Wolverines were able to […]

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A perfect festival

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw County   HOUSTON – Flywheel organizers said the 35th Annual Houston Flywheel Festival may not have been the biggest ever, but it may have been the best. Perfect weather had people filling Joe Brigance Park on Friday and the crowds were back on Saturday to enjoy food, fun and flywheels […]

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EDITORIAL: Collecting old fines, collecting on promises

A lot of political bluster was made before the most recent county election about collecting more than $1.8 million in fines owed Chickasaw County. We have yet to see county supervisors or anyone else do anything major to collect that money. Most of us have probably “run afoul of the law” and been given a […]

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Hamby recognized for driving safety

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – Stan Hamby, of Houston, has been recognized by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) for 30 years of safe, accident-free driving of a commercial tractor-trailer. The OOIDA Safe Driving Award Program is sponsored by Shell Rotella and is designed to recognize and reward OOIDA […]

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