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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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SCORES: Thursday, April 28 softball and baseball

BASEBALL (MHSAA Playoffs, Second Round) Class 1A Myrtle 6, Smithville 3 TCPS 12, Vardaman 1 West Union 9, Houlka 0 Class 2A East Union 14, Potts Camp 0 East Webster 45, O’Bannon 0 Ingomar 8, Strayhorn 7 Class 3A Mooreville 5, Hatley 4 Alcorn Central 7, North Pontotoc 2 Nettleton 2, Water Valley 1 Class […]

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BASEBALL BRACKETS: Playoffs April 22-23, 2016

    Baseball Playoffs   FRIDAY’S GAMES Class 1A Hickory Flat at TCPS Biggersville at Pine Grove West Union at Falkner Thrasher at Myrtle Broad Street at Hamilton Houlka at Shaw Vardaman at Simmons JFK at Smithville Class 2A West Bolivar at Strayhorn Bruce at Ingomar J.Z. George at Leland Walnut at Calhoun City Winona […]

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Lady Wildcats triumph over Lady Rebels

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – the Houlka Lady Wildcats don’t hold grudges, but they always look for a chance to settle the score. The Houlka Lady Wildcats took to the diamond last week against the Hickory Flat Lady Rebels for the second time this season looking to avenge an early […]

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Bryant signs appointed superintendents into law

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Making all Mississippi school superintendents appointed, long supported by a wide array of groups ranging from the Mississippi Economic Council to the state Board of Education, was signed into law Monday morning by Gov. Phil Bryant. Of Mississippi’s 144 school districts, 55 are headed by elected […]

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Houlka officer cleared in arrest of woman

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – A probable cause hearing to determine if a policeman should be charged with assault following the arrest of a woman outside Houlka City Hall March 3, has determined the officer can not be charged. Chickasaw County Circuit Court Judge John Gregory has reviewed evidence and video […]

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CONSOLIDATION: The Commission

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The following is a brief synopsis of The Commission on Chickasaw County Consolidated School District Structure as proposed by an amendment to House Bill 991.   WHO: The commission shall be composed of ten members. One commissioner will be appointed by the State Superintendent of Education and […]

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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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Houlka man charged with animal cruelty

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – A dog has been rescued and a local man faces animal cruelty charges after he allegedly dragged the dog behind a vehicle last week. Willie Davis, 70, of Houlka, was charged with animal cruelty after a dog named Champ was shown on social video being pulled behind […]

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Chickasaw consolidation likely headed to study commission

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The merger of the three school districts in Chickasaw County will be delayed for at least a year under legislation that is pending before the House. In the coming days, the House can send the proposal to Gov. Phil Bryant or invite a conference committee with […]

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Houlka officer cleared in arrest of woman

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – A probable cause hearing to determine if a policeman should be charged with assault following the arrest of a woman outside Houlka City Hall March 3, has determined the officer can not be charged. Chickasaw County Circuit Court Judge John Gregory has reviewed evidence and video […]

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Appointed superintendents bill heads to governor

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Eleven Northeast Mississippi superintendents are elected, but a bill on its way to Gov. Phil Bryant to be signed into law would change that. The bill, Senate Bill 2438, mandates that all school superintendents be appointed by their district’s school board. The majority of Mississippi school districts […]

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Towns with fewer than 500 residents could cut to 3 aldermen

JACKSON (AP) – Voters in some small Mississippi towns could choose to cut their municipal boards from five aldermen to three under a measure headed to Gov. Phil Bryant for him to sign or veto. The House voted 117-2 Monday to pass Senate Bill 2603, which would allow towns of 500 or fewer to choose […]

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Houlka cashes in on privilege tax

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – During its Tuesday March 1 meeting, the Houlka Board of Aldermen learned the town has received an overdue privilege license tax, approved sending Police Chief Ray Laney to an FBI school, and finalized plans for a plaque honoring late aldermen David Wiggs. The topics […]

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