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Trent Harmon wins last ‘American Idol’

    By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal AMORY – The end of a 15-season era that launched huge musical careers and attracted billions of viewers came down to two Mississippians Thursday, and a 25-year-old from Amory with a dream of giving people a piece of music came out the winner. Since the season premiere […]

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Houlka falls to hard hitting Hamilton

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   It has been a tough week for the Houlka Wildcats baseball team as the dropped two games to a tough Hamilton Lions crew. After being defeated by the Hamilton Lions on Tuesday, 19-1, the two teams primed for a rematch Friday evening. Unfortunately for the […]

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Deja vu, all over again

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   OXFORD – After defeating the Oxford Chargers in walk-off fashion last week, the Houston Hilltoppers traveled to Oxford Saturday for an anticipated rematch but this time got the short end of the stick. The game was tight throughout, but because of some late-inning mistakes, the […]

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Chickasaw districts get consolidation reprieve

    By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Chickasaw County school districts consolidation, which looked to be a certainty at one point during the 2016 legislative session, will be delayed until at least 2017. The House, by a 100-16 vote Wednesday, sent to Gov. Phil Bryant legislation to establish a 10-member Commission […]

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School board revamps VoTech

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The jobs that many first graders will want in 15 years are not part of the Houston School of Science and Technology class offering and Houston School Board Trustees voted last week to change that. The School of Science and Technology – formally known as the […]

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EDITORIAL: Ordinance enforcement

People who choose to live in town give up some choices when they move inside the city limits. Laws and ordinances let us know what the rules are and are designed to protect the quality of life for the thousands of people – young and old, rich and poor, black and white — who live […]

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‘American Idol’ finale is all Mississippi

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal Like celebrity judge Jennifer Lopez predicted weeks ago, Amory musician Trent Harmon will join fellow Mississippian La’Porsha Renae Thursday for the “American Idol” series finale. Dallas musician Dalton Rapattoni was eliminated. In a night of three songs to determine who will be named the last “American Idol” Wednesday, Harmon […]

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Snow is teacher intern at MUW

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   COLUMBUS – Latericka Snow of Okolona is getting her first taste of teaching as a teacher intern at Mississippi University for Women. The teacher internship, formerly referred to as student teaching, is a major phase of a developing cumulative series of academic and professional courses and laboratory experiences […]

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Flywheel calls for vendors

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – It’s the premier Spring festival in Houston with good food, good crafts and good entertainment drawing a crowd to the Flywheel Festival each year. Event organizers saw record crowds of more than 4,000 people pack Joe Brigance Park for two days of food, fun and entertainment […]

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It’s quick, it’s easy and it could save your life

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – It was Rebecca Brown’s birthday and the perfect time for her to get her annual mammogram. Brown was one of 65 women screened for breast cancer by North Mississippi Medical Center’s mobile mammography bus Tuesday, March 22 at Franklin Corporation. “A lot of it depends on your […]

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ICC MOST BEAUTIFUL 2016

 

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Houston Homecoming set for July 2

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasw Journal   HOUSTON – The music for Houston Homecoming is being planned, vendors are signing up and the fireworks have been ordered for the community’s annual July 4th celebration on The Square downtown. As always, Homecoming will be the first Saturday in July, which fall on July 2 and the […]

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JAY HUGHES: Rule of law suffers in bully-run House

Dear Editor, I filed for an emergency restraining order in Hinds County Circuit Court to require the Mississippi Constitution be followed in the Mississippi House of Representatives. Why? Because Article 4, Section 59 of the state constitution requires all bills be read before they are voted upon. Historically, the clerk has read each bill aloud. […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: Education requires using our heads

Bernie Sanders wants to give Americans free college education. This sounds good to any parent who has three or four college age children. Such an idea would have to have huge boundaries. Schools such as Harvard, Baylor, Notre Dame or even Universities like Southern California, Indiana University or the University of Miami are not going to […]

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