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Highway 15 fatal accident reported

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA — A man has died in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 15 north of Houlka this morning. Chickasaw County Chief Deputy James Meyers said a southbound Chevrolet Z-71 pickup apparently left the road and turned over, ejecting Jarvis Elzie, 22, of Pontotoc from the truck. “We are not sure […]

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Cornbread Fest is Oct. 10

      By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – If you enjoy campaign speakings, good music, dominoes, and of course lip-smackin’ cornbread, you need to be in Houlka early in October. Houlka’s third annual Cornbread Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 10. There’s no rain date.   Although the Miss […]

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Houlka to raise sewer rates

    By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – The New Houlka Board of Aldermen unanimously approved raising sewer rates at their September meeting to help pay the present and future costs of improvements to the town lagoon and sewer system. The increase was one of several items of business transacted […]

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WEEK 5: High School Football Scores

AREA SCORES Friday Amory 22, Center Hill 17 Baldwyn 33, Saltillo 23 Booneville 42, Tishomingo County 25 Bruce 41, South Pontotoc 0 Calhoun City 50, Velma Jackson 30 Coffeeville 42, Hamilton 0 Corinth 45, New Albany 20 East Union 68, Alcorn Central 36 East Webster 49, Ray Brooks 6 Holly Springs 26, Coahoma County 6 […]

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WEEK 5: High School Football Capsules

TONIGHT’S FEATURED GAMES Aberdeen (3-1) at Itawamba AHS (3-0) THE PLAYERS Aberdeen: QB Tramonte Prather is 58 for 96 for 868 yards, 8 TDs, 5 INTs. … Memphis commit Jerrick Orr has caught 25 passes for 443 yards and 3 TDs. … LB Tay Carothers has 11 tackles for loss. Itawamba AHS: QB Vijay Miller […]

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Raise your hand and volunteer

    Last week’s Chickasaw Journal featured a photo of two women from a local dentist office holding four silly piggy banks and seeking donations for the Tanglefoot Trail. Today we have a story about the Houston Civitan Club conducting a contest to name the theme for the Houston Christmas Parade – an event they […]

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ICC names hometown graduates

      Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Several area residents were among those who earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degrees or certificates at the conclusion of the 2015 summer semester at Itawamba Community College. They include Aberdeen – RyKieta S. Bell, A.A.; Alexus J. Calvert, A.A.; Jalisa S. Walker, […]

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Houlka trustee seek insurance check

      By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Chickasaw County school trustees need a check from the insurance company to begin work on building their new school. Trustees heard an update on the rebuilding project from consultant Warren Bowen at their Sept. 1 meeting at the Chickasaw County Administration Building. […]

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Arrests made for alleged stolen gun, drug possession

      By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Houlka police and the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man and woman for possession of marijuana and a stolen firearm Thursday night as the couple was moving into a residence in Houlka, Police Chief Ray Laney said Friday morning. Tray […]

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A 21st Century Community Learning Center

          By Hank Wiesner HOULKA — Houlka Attendance Center is starting the fifth and final year of a federal grant that makes the school the site of a 21st Century Community Learning Center. “The 21st Century Community Learning Center is a valuable source of funding that provides tutorial services at many […]

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BIRTH: Jordan Kelise Tittle

          Jordan Kelise Tittle was born at 4:23 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2015 to her proud parents Sharon and James Tittle of Houlka. Jordan tipped the scales at 7-pounds, 11.4-ounces and was 20-inches long. Jordan was welcomed home by a brother James and a sister Jayla. She is the maternal granddaughter […]

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Growing the world’s best

      PONTOTOC — Sweet potato producers, researchers, industry representatives and crop consultants exchanged information on growing the little tubers and successfully navigating a oftentimes prickly thicket of federal farm labor laws during a field day Thursday Aug. 27. Among those attending was Jamie Earp, who runs a large sweet potato farm just outside […]

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Luck of the draw

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – When Josh Russell saw the Number 2 his heart sank, but when Tina Pullen saw the Number 1 she knew it was over. Russell was named the GOP nominee for the District 4 Supervisor’s post Thursday, after he and Pullen tied in the number of votes earned […]

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Dems pick Clerk, Sheriff, Supervisors

        By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   Chickasaw County voters turned out for a Runoff Election last week that decided which Democratic candidates will now move on to the November General Election to face Republican and independent candidates. The election saw 4,870 ballots cast from the county’s 12,043 registered voters with candidates […]

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