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Houlka Wildcats mangle Ingomar

HOULKA – On one side of the court they were building a lead, on the other, well let’s just say they kept it competitive. Houlka Wildcats hosted Ingomar Falcons on Saturday afternoon at Houlka gym with a good crowd on hand to watch good basketball. The Houlka Boys team is on a tear, winning the […]

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Attorneys general, others support Google investigation

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – With representatives of the electronics industry saying Mississippi’s attempt to investigate Google should be blocked by federal law, 11 other state attorneys general and other groups are taking the opposite position. They’re weighing in on the side of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, saying he has the power […]

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Houlka nine week honor roll released

HOULKA – Chickasaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Betsy Collum, Houlka Elementary School Principal Emily Snelling and Houlka Attendance Center Principal Sid Burts have released their respective lists for the Second Nine Weeks grading period. Students named to the Superintendent’s List scored 93 or above and received all “A’s” on their second nine week report […]

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Congressman Nunnelee dies at home

Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO – Congressman Alan Nunnelee, who battled brain cancer and the effects of a stroke for eight months, died today at his home, surrounded by family members. The 56-year-old Nunnelee had been in home hospice care since Jan. 26, when he returned home from North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo […]

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Wildcats win games first, take names later

HOULKA – Basketball has always been a key part of the Houlka community and the hometeam did their town proud Friday night with easy wins of the Smithville Seminoles. The Houlka boys are now 19-4 overall and have clinched the district title at 5-0. The Lady Wildcats stand 11-11 on the season and are 3-1 […]

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Traffic stops net seven arrests in Monroe County

Monroe Journal The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics Unit arrested seven individuals Wednesday resulting from traffic stops. • Michael Langley, 44, of Mooreville, was stopped on Highway 278 and charged with possession of a controlled substance. • April Dawn Roye, 30, of Houlka, was charged with possession of a controlled substance after being stopped on […]

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Houlka man dies in auto accident

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – An automobile accident west of Houlka in northern Chickasaw County has claimed the life of a 25-year-old man. Evin Taylor Chrestman, of Houlka, died as the result of a single car accident on County Road 408 about 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Chrestman was the lone occupant of the vehicle […]

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Chickasaw DARE graduates stand ready

HOULKA/OKOLONA – This is the fifth year for Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department DARE Officer Keith Roberson to teach fifth graders in Houlka and Okolona. A career law enforcement officer, Roberson tells kids drugs will steal their dreams, drugs will scar their family and drugs will ruin their health and uses DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) […]

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Wildcats nip Chiefs

OKOLONA – Chieftain basketball coach Arteria Clifton liked everything about the game against Houlka except the score. Okolona fell to Houlka, 74-71, in a fiercely contested cross-county match-up that was anybody’s game until the final few seconds. “I was proud of the ways our guys played and we could have won it,” said Clifton. “We […]

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MSU class crafts image for Chickasaw farm

MISSISSIPPI STATE — Jamie Earp operates a successful sweet potato farm in Chickasaw County, but he chose to work with a graphic design class at Mississippi State University to develop a new brand image. Fifteen graphic art students in Suzanne Powney’s advanced print production class got to work with an actual client as they learned […]

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Houlka school “footprint” unveiled

HOULKA – No one ever doubted Chickasaw County Schools would rise from the ashes of a devastating fire that destroyed the historic Houlka High School this summer, the question was just when and what the new building would look like. Chicksasaw County School Board Trustees have not finalized a timeline for building and getting back […]

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Houlka’s Hobson shines against Vardaman

By Gene Phelps Special to the Chickasaw Journal VARDAMAN – Madarius Hobson hit a little bit of everything in his offensive arsenal Tuesday, but he was still held under his 23-points-per-game average. Houlka’s multi-talented 6-foot-1 freshman guard scored all 21 of his points in a lopsided first quarter to lead the Wildcats (15-4, 1-0) to […]

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ICC names fall scholars

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   FULTON – Officials at Itawamba Community College have released the honors list for the 2014 fall semester. Named to the president’s list, which includes those students with a 3.8-4.0 grade point average were: Bruce – Laken L. Shankle; Calhoun City – Celia J. Hodge; Ecru – Cory Gene Bailey, […]

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Chickasaw unemployment rate hits six year low

HOUSTON – Chickasaw County’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.9 percent, the lowest in more than six years, according to figures provided by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. The low jobless rate was attributed to a strong demand for manufactured goods – specifically upholstered furniture, a late harvest season and modest gains in the retail […]

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