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Four arrested at jail

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – It would be sort of funny except four people now face felony charges of trying to smuggle something into a correctional facility. The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department arrested four people last week after they attempted to throw a sack filled with tobacco and cell phones into […]

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High school basketball resumes on Monday

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal High school basketball shifts into a new playoff format this week with the two opening rounds of MHSAA state tournament played on school courts. Girls play begins Monday with 38 teams from the Journal’s coverage area in action, led by top-ranked Booneville. Monday’s winners advance to games on Friday […]

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Bill to merge Chickasaw County schools passes committee

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Educators from Okolona, Houston and Chickasaw County met with legislators Thursday to try to halt proposals designed to merge the three school districts. Hours before the education officials were meeting with House members, the Senate Education Committee was passing legislation to consolidate the three districts. Senate […]

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Bill filed to consolidate Houston, Okolona, Houlka schools

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Legislation that would combine the administration, school board and some services of three Chickasaw County schools is making its way around the Capitol in Jackson. House Bill 991 would consolidate portions of Houston, Okolona and Houlka schools, dissolve current school boards and elect five new trustees […]

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TOURNAMENT TIME: Scores from Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

Basketball scores from around the state for Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 games, with games with local teams at top.   Division 4-4A at Louisville (G) Houston 59, Noxubee Co. 57, OT (B) Caledonia 63, Houston 55 (G) Louisville 37, Caledonia 23 (B) Louisville 75, Noxubee Co. 64   Division 4-2A at Winona (G) East Webster […]

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Houston teacher’s assistant charged

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A Houston teacher’s assistant has been charged with sexual battery of a high school student following a probable cause hearing on Wednesday. George French, 22, a Houston Middle School teacher’s assistant, was brought before Circuit Court Judge Kelly Luther for a probable cause hearing this […]

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A clean glass of water

  In a previous lifetime I roofed houses, worked the oil fields of South Texas and of course grew up on stifling hot summer days in the sultry South. I learned early in life to appreciate a cool, clean glass of water. Most of us get up every morning and head to the – how […]

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Rewarding hard work: PACE

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The gifts ranged from $100 and $50 bills to a free lunch and movie but the real reward was a smile and the satisfaction of a job well done. Houston High School and the PACE Foundation (Partners in Achieving Community Excellence) presented awards to more than […]

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Schools in Chickasaw County face potential consolidation

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – A bill that proposes consolidation of the Houston, Chickasaw County and Okolona school districts has reached the House Education Committee in the Legislature. The bill would combine nine schools – Houlka Attendance Center, Houston High School, Houston Lower Elementary, Houston Upper Elementary, Houston Middle School, Houston Vocational […]

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Senior-led Hilltoppers dominate

      By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – It was senior night in Houston Friday as the Hilltoppers and Lady Toppers hosted the Wildcats from Louisville for the last regular season home game. Unfortunately, the Lady Hilltoppers struggled to get out of the starting blocks early and were defeated57-34 […]

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Man arrested in Thorn shooting

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – One of two people sought for a shooting in Thorn on Thursday has been arrested. Rudy Flores, 18, of Tupelo and formerly of Houston, was arrested about 2 a.m. in a motel room in Holly Springs. Flores has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and […]

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Local agencies, individuals, officers honored by Crime Stoppers

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal TUPELO – Police, community and media working together can stop crime. Crime Stoppers of Northeast Mississippi celebrated its 10th Anniversary Wednesday and honored law officers, media and the members of the community at its annual awards banquet. And Chickasaw County was honored with multiple awards. “We’ve been doing this […]

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MSU grant helps students pursue medical dreams

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   STARKVILLE — High school juniors in Chickasaw County considering medical careers in their home state have the opportunity to take part in an intense and revealing summer program at Mississippi State University. The five-week Rural Medical Scholars summer program at MSU aims to identify the state’s future […]

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HMS girls have perfect season

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – In sports there is no higher honor than to have a perfect, undefeated season. And Houston Middle School has double the reason to celebrate as both the seventh and eighth grade girls basketball teams notch undefeated 15-0 records this year. The seventh grade girls outscored their opponents […]

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