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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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Houlka’s Buggs earns national honor

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   ATLANTA, Ga. – The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) has announced student Zachary Buggs of Houlka, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. The announcement was made by […]

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Trace prescribed burn set for Chickasaw County

Special to the Chickasaw Journal A prescribed burn is scheduled for Wednesday along the Natchez Trace Parkway. The controlled fire will be at the Hernando de Soto site in Chickasaw County, between mileposts 243.2 and 245.9. The Hernando de Soto interpretive pulloff and parking area will remain open during the burn. This prescribed burn will […]

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Extension art

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Erika McDaniel is helping Houlka Attendance Center students discover new worlds of creativity. And she’d like to help more students discover them through culture and art. McDaniel is a 4-H and Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent operating out of Houston who has […]

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Houlka police arrest woman outside City Hall

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – It started in court and will end up in court again, but in the mean time it makes for interesting video. A Houlka policeman has been charged with simple assault and a Houlka woman has been charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest following an incident […]

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Appointed superintendents bill appears to be nearing passage

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Legislation to make all superintendents in the state appointed, long advocated by various groups, appears to be on the verge of becoming a reality. On Friday, the House Education Committee passed without any debate a Senate bill that would replace the state’s elected superintendents. If the […]

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Prescribed burn scheduled along Trace this weekend

Daily Journal A prescribed burn is scheduled along the Natchez Trace Parkway in Chickasaw County this weekend. The fire will be at Hernando de Soto today and Saturday, between mile markers 243.2 and 245.9. The burn will help reduce hazardous fuel loadings and restore open woodlands that were historically present. There are no closures anticipated […]

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EDITORIAL: Public trust

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” First Amendment to the United States Constitution. It is the […]

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Houlka police arrest woman outside City Hall

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – It started in court and will end up in court again, but in the mean time it makes for interesting video. A Houlka policeman has been charged with simple assault and a Houlka woman has been charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest following an incident outside Houlka […]

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Consolidation passes House, Senate

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Bills to consolidate schools in Chickasaw County have passed both chambers and will now head to a conference committee that will hammer out changes. House Bill 991 passed the House 64-55 with Chickasaw County Representative Preston Sullivan (D-Okolona) voting against it. Sullivan offered a motion to […]

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Wildcats struggle in land of giants

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Quite simply, Houlka could not see the backboard Monday for the trees. West Lowndes used its superior height and power inside to pound the Wildcats into submission and claim a 70-55 victory in the MHSAA Class 1A state tournament semifinals. JaQuante Bell, at 6-foot-5, and TyShun Spencer, at […]

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MHSAA basketball semifinals tip off today

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Two Class 1A girls teams – Biggersville and Vardaman – are more than just happy to be here. They are focused on winning a gold ball. Biggersville (21-8), powered by senior Jada Tubbs, defeated West Lowndes 49-28 Thursday in the state tournament quarterfinals at Jackson State. She scored […]

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Changes made to consolidation bill

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – House Bill 991 that would consolidate Houston, Okolona and Houlka schools is headed to the House floor with major changes to the legislation made in committee. The bill passed the House Education Committee as local school officials traveled to Jackson Thursday, Feb. 19 to voice their […]

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Lady Wildcats end season at Coldwater

  By Ethan Turner Chickasaw Journal   COLDWATER – It was a tough night for the Lady Wildcats as they faced the Coldwater Lady Cougars Monday night in the first round of the north-half playoffs. Although holding a slim halftime lead, the Lady Wildcats (7-21, 2-3) fell behind late and couldn’t overcome the late deficit, […]

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