It is not spring yet but it looks like the local economy is growing. Job market data in this week’s paper shows while we still have a lot of people out of work, the number of jobs in the county has grown. And while the most recent numbers indicate more people are claiming to be […]
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HOUSTON – All quilts tell a story and the one found by Becky Johnson on a rural road is no different. Johnson is co-owner of Silly Whispers in Houston and so when she passed a quilt on the side of the road recently she had to stop. She took the dirty old spread home, washed […]
Shortly after I moved to Houston I ran across a slogan that caught my eye: “Houston Proud!” It seems it was part of an initiative to spruce up the community in general and the Courthouse Square specifically. And the designation seems to have worked because there are plans to put Houston on the National Register […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Houston High School has released the honor rolls for the first semester. Ninth Grade Superintendent’s list Carley Bevels, Liza Boyer, Clay Faulkner, Tristen Laufenberg and Madison Mitchell. Principal’s list Katelyn Abrams, Ezra Billard, Madsison Bullard, Madeline Burdine, Lane Callahan, Alexis Doss, Victoria Gathings, J.C. Hare, Charlie […]
HOUSTON – Houston Middle School has released the honor rolls for the second nine weeks and the first semester. Sixth Grade: Superintendent’s list – Second nine weeks T’Kecia Beaty, Braylen Kennedy Burdine, Zachary Callahan, Mackenzie Adriana Criddle, Kevin Diaz, Katelyn Leanae Flake, Blaize Gann, Anthony Jorge Gonzalez, Tanner Gregory, Haley Grimes, Martha Keionna Hammond, […]
Deer season ended last week for the Ingrams. My youngest son James and I spend the last daylight hours of Jan. 17, 2013, looking for Mr. Buck on the 88-acres of beautiful Mississippi hardwood that we have hunted for the past two years. It had snowed that morning, but had warmed up tremendously by the […]
HOUSTON — When gas went to $4 a gallon, Roger Williams stopped buying it. Williams pedaled through Chickasaw County last week via the Natchez Trace and stopped in Houston to pick up supplies and spend the night. “When gasoline went to $4 the first time years ago, I just couldn’t believe it,” said Williams. “I […]
This week’s Chickasaw Journal newspaper has a fresher, cleaner, more colorful look, and there’s a reason. The newspaper delivered to your door this week is the first full edition of the Chickasaw Journal to come off a new printing press at the production facilities of the Chickasaw Journal in Tupelo. This multi-million dollar […]
Vandalism is a part of doing business with the world. It is sad to say there are people who get a certain amount or pleasure or entertainment out of tearing up public property. We find that a sad way to live life. We also understand it is a crime. A news article in last weeks […]
CHICKASAW COUNTY — Living in a small county often means local government does business with family and friends of city and county officials and can prompt a perceived conflict of interest. A lawsuit between Ausbern Construction and Chickasaw County for work on a county road last year may have led the county to vote unanimously […]
The Mississippi Legislature convened last week with 121 House members and 51 Senators raising their right hand and swearing to uphold the public trust and the laws of the State of Mississippi. We’ll see how long that oath lasts because they’ve got a lot of hard work ahead of them. Education is always a headliner […]
HOUSTON – A judge has ruled that Chickasaw County and engineer Edward Springer owe Ausbern Construction for work done on a county road, but how much and exactly who will pay it will be determined in court. A motion for partial summary judgment has been given by Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth saying he believes […]
Dore Program will be implemented as part of partnership with Mississippi State educators. HOUSTON – A cutting edge study implementing a new learning initiative and research study will begin in the Houston Upper Elementary School after the first of the year. Dore – an individualized, cerebellar development program – will be brought to Houston […]
Faith Outreach Free alcohol and drug rehabilitation assistance is offered at Faith Outreach Church, with meetings held at 7 p.m. each Monday and Thursday. For more details contact counselor Danny Owen at 610-5578. Faith Outreach is located at 272 McDonald Street (Highway 41 North) in Okolona and is led by Pastor Jimmy Bryan who can […]
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