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William Hurst

BRUCE – William Ottis Hurst, 79, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was born Sept. 27, 1934, in Pontotoc County. He was retired from Memphis Hardwood in Bruce after 35 years. He was a member of Bruce United Methodist Church. A 1954 graduate […]

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LISA VOYLES: Lazy, hazy days?

You would think now that school baseball and softball, tennis, golf and track have wrapped up, things would slow down a little bit in the Sports department of the good, old Chickasaw Journal. You would be wrong. I used to think that, too. We spend so much time covering events at and related to our […]

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COTY COX: What does it mean to be a winner?

When I was hired in July of 2008, I was a hotheaded 23-year-old who thought he had the answer to that question. I am the son of a coach, raised on the field of a highly successful football program. Becoming a winner or better yet, a champion, could only be done one way; through commitment, […]

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STEVE COKER: Sap’s arising!

One of my very favorite trees in this area is the “River Birch.” It is cherished because of the beautiful flakey white bark that it exhibits year ’round and because its leaf foliage is of such a nature that grass will grow under it. The other day as I tipped several limbs that were too […]

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BILLY McCORD: As I See It

I hope you were able to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather on Easter Sunday. I went by the Bruce Square and watched while the egg hunt was in progress. My problem with an egg hunt was that I never could find any eggs. From the streets next to the square I could see […]

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Chris Jones improving after impressive freshman year

By David Brandt AP Sports Writer STARKVILLE – As a freshman, Chris Jones was arguably Mississippi State’s best defensive football player. The scary part for opponents is he didn’t really know what he was doing. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound defensive tackle from nearby Houston used his sheer talent to finish with 32 tackles, including seven tackles […]

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EDITORIAL: School Consolidation

News last week that the one of the first major deadlines in the Mississippi Legislature had killed a bill that would consolidate Houlka and Okolona School has been met with cheers and jeers by folks across this community. Senator Russell Jolly’s comment that joining a failing school district with a passing school district is not […]

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Wildcat Field put on hold

  HOULKA – The Chickasaw County School Board has repeatedly looked at ways to build a football field for the Wildcats and looked close to having a home field for Houlka this fall. But costs to build a field and finding property big enough and close enough to the school to handle the venue have […]

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MHSAA Championship Game Schedule

MHSAA FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS Veterans Memorial Stadium, Jackson Friday, Dec. 6 Class 1A: Smithville (11-3) vs. French Camp (10-5), 11 a.m. Class 2A: Calhoun City (12-3) vs. Bassfield (14-1), 3 p.m. Class 6A: Tupelo (13-1) vs. Oak Grove (13-1), 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 Class 3A: Louisville (15-0) vs. Hazlehurst (14-1), 11 a.m. Class 4A: […]

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Tight fit for field

HOULKA – The Chickasaw County School Board wants a football field but may not have the room to expand as the program grows. Trustees discussed how the proposed football field behind the city’s baseball field off of Highway 32 may not be big enough for a field house, football field and practice field. “You usually […]

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FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SCORES: Friday, Nov 15, 2013

Class 6A   North   South Panola 45, NW Rankin 3 Starkville 14, Grenada 7 Madison Central 35, DeSoto Central 13 Tupelo 20, Warren Central 17   South   Brandon 44, Harrison Central 17 Meridian 49, Gulfport 46 Oak Grove 38, Hattiesburg 6 Petal 28, D’Iberville 21   Class 5A   North   Oxford 50, […]

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FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Friday, Nov. 15 football capsules

Class 1A Hamilton (8-3) at Mound Bayou JFK (8-3) THE BUZZ: Mound Bayou ended Hamilton’s season in this round last year, a 40-10 win at Mound Bayou in Class 2A. … Mound Bayou RB Carnez Gant has rushed for 1,095 yards and 11 TDs. … Hamilton RB Pallas Fair had a tough 29 yards on […]

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FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Highschool games Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

Daily Journal reports Top-seed Corinth picked a bad night to play a bad game, losing 15-10 against visiting Byhalia (4-6) in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs. The Journal’s No. 1-ranked Warriors gave up a 72-yard hail mary on fourth-and-17 with 11 seconds left in the game. “We picked a bad night to […]

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FOOTBALL SCORES: Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

AREA SCORES 4A Playoffs Byhalia 15, Corinth 10 Greenwood 52, Houston 7 Lafayette 24, Itawamba AHS 12 Ripley 31, Pontotoc 0 Rosa Fort 29, Shannon 7 3A Playoffs Aberdeen 48, Humphreys County 12 Charleston 41, Belmont 0 East Side 42, Nettleton 13 North Panola 52, Booneville 48 North Pontotoc 47, Independence 21 Water Valley 47, […]

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