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House approves execution by firing squad

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Mississippi House, working late on Good Friday, voted to allow executions to be carried out by firing squad if the drugs needed to carry out lethal injections could not be obtained. Freshman Rep. Robert Foster, R-DeSoto, offered the amendment to allow firing squads to be […]

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Attorney General warns of IRS scammers

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – It’s an old scam with new victims. Attorney General Jim Hood wants to remind Mississippi consumers to remain cautious of tax-related phone scams. Meredith Aldridge, Director of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division said, “These scammers continue to search for their next victim before, during and […]

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Houlka aldermen welcome Brown to board

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Houlka’s four aldermen met met earlier this month on the same night an election was under way to determine the board’s fifth member. The Houlka Board of Aldermen started the new year awaiting the swearing-in of the new alderman later this month, and has […]

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Houston trustees discuss test scores

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Superintendent Tony Cook spoke frankly with the Houston School Board of Trustees last week and said while he was pleased with some recent test score, there is room for improvement. Test scores for English/language arts and math were released in mid November and Cook said he and […]

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Houlka hears tobacco free request

      By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal     HOULKA – The Houlka Board of Aldermen heard a request to make the town tobacco-free, and renewed a contract with the town’s recordkeeper BBI, during  aldermen’s meeting Tuesday, Dec. 1. The board was approached by Stephanie Collier, who is the Chickasaw County […]

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Sundancer heads to finish line

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal COOBER PEDY, Australia – The Sun has not gone down on Sundancer. A mix-up on the part of the World Solar Car Challenge judges initially showed, Sundancer, the Houston Solar Car was out of the race across Australia the middle of this week. “We were never out of the race,” […]

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Chasing the Sun

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal DARWIN, Australia – The Houston Solar Car team raced out of the starting gate and down the Stuart Highway on its way across the Outback and the Australian continent Sunday. The car ran like a top but an electronics problem fried a wire draining the team’s state-of-the-art batteries and […]

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Chasing the Sun

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Fourteen students stepped onto a big yellow school bus Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 7, for the first leg of a trip that had them chasing the Sun west to Australia to compete in the World Solar Car Challenge. The Houston Solar Car has won 14 national solar car […]

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CHASING THE SUN: Houston Solar Car team heads west to Australia

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Fourteen students stepped onto a big yellow school bus Wednesday afternoon for the first leg of a trip that has them chasing the sun west to Australia to compete in the World Solar Car Challenge. The Houston Solar Car has won 14 national solar car races in a […]

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Hood, Hurst spar over corruption investigation of ex-chief

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Republican challenger Mike Hurst says he thinks Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood’s office leaked information years ago to a police chief who was the target of a corruption investigation. But, Democrat Hood’s campaign manager says Hurst “has manufactured a complete lie using a defeated sheriff as a […]

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Houlka ponders water system changes

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA — The New Houlka Board of Aldermen looked over changes to the city’s water system and pondered how the state’s new policy for inmate labor will affect the city at a half-hour meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 4 at the Town Hall. The Houlka […]

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Suspicious mailers sent before Primary Election  

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON —Suspicious campaign mailers sent a week before the election drew the attention of Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and the State Attorney General’s Office.   “Sending campaign hit pieces a week before the election without disclosing who is sending the mailer is not only gutless, it’s illegal,” […]

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State wants drug supplier’s name kept secret during appeal

JACKSON (AP) – Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to keep secret the identity of the state’s execution drug supplier while he appeals a state judge’s order that the name be released. Hinds County Chancery Judge Denise Owens ruled last month that the state’s public records law requires officials to release […]

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GOP federal prosecutor to challenge Hood for AG

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Mike Hurst, stepping down from his role as a federal prosecutor, is running as a Republican against Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood. The 39-year-old Madison resident qualified Friday to seek the Republican nomination, saying Mississippi’s attorney general should be more active in fighting public corruption and should do […]

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