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Okolona Trustees updated on construction

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   OKOLONA — The Okolona School Board received a short update on construction of a new fieldhouse, and took a series of personnel actions as part of the following items of business at their regular board meeting Feb. 9. The board was approached by Nathaniel Cunningham, […]

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Top Toppers honored

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The 2015 Hilltopper football season was a stellar year for the team and individual players and the Houston Touchdown Club, fans and parents honored those achievements at their annual banquet. “Every year and every team is different but this was a special bunch,” said Houston football coach […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: America’s nest, time for some to fly

    Flying never happens until the bird leaves the nest. President Johnson’s Great Society is just over 50 years old. During this very long period America’s great society nest has become huge and yet crowded. President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty in January 1964. He then needed a poster child for his new […]

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Houston tourism tax discussed

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Plans are being made for another tourism tax vote for Houston and community leaders are gathering facts and friends for the next campaign. Chickasaw Development Foundation members and city leaders met at the Houston Civic Center last week to discuss how they missed an opportunity last summer […]

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Forget the snow! It will be hot at the Hotbed Classic

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal There is a predicted low of 21 degrees Saturday in New Albany and possibly for some leftover snow and ice from today. That is outside. Inside New Albany Middle School’s Memorial Gym for Saturday’s 25th Annual Hotbed Classic: “It’s going to be hot in the Hotbed,”tournament chairman David Goode said. […]

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Houlka plays in 25th Annual Hotbed Classic

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   NEW ALBANY — J.O. Johnson had a bad opening game in November’s Lighthouse Classic. The Jags made up for it the following day, providing what coach Jack Doss called “Johnson Entertainment.” J.O. is headed back to Mississippi for Saturday’s Hotbed. John Petty, the nation’s No. 5 junior, and company […]

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Hot hoops on a cold night

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was a cold, dreary night in Houston on Saturday, but the basketball action at Hilltopper Gym provided plenty of excitement. In two games which saw each school win a game over the other, the Lady Hilltoppers defeated theLady Chieftains 49-18 , and in […]

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Writing competition honors local students

        Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Several area high school students are among the winners in Itawamba Community College’s National Day on Writing. They include: Pontotoc High School – Shelby Cherry, honorable mention, poetry; Carmyn Barton, honorable mention, poetry; Will Dauler, first, short story; Karye Barton, honorable mention, essay; Shannon High […]

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Houston trounces South Pontotoc at Oxford Jamboree

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OXFORD – Houston looked good Saturday afternoon. The Hilltoppers scored four times and shut out South Pontotoc, 28-0, in a two-quarter scrimmage as part of the Oxford Jamboree Aug. 17. And Houston got better as the game developed. The Hilltopper scored on two long, grinding drives, a long pass play […]

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Secret drug sweep leads to numerous arrests

Daily Journal TUPELO – A secret drug sweep of south Lee County on Monday afternoon led to a number of felony arrests. According to Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson, deputies and agents with the North Mississippi Narcotics Unit presented evidence during the March term of a Lee County grand jury. That led to search warrants […]

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Okolona man in custody and charged with murder

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – A woman is dead and her nephew is in custody and facing murder charges following a family dispute that ended in a shooting an standoff with authorities Monday afternoon. The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call on Highway 41 north of Okolona at 5:04 p.m. […]

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Missing truck driver returns home, investigation continues

By Adam Armour Itawamba County Times Officials with the Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department say they have located a Fulton truck driver who had been missing since mid-March, although the details surrounding his disappearance are still hazy. On Friday, an anonymous tipster reported to authorities that Danny Wilson, 46, a driver with Cooley Trucking, was at […]

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Garcia charged with burglaries in Lee County

Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO – An Okolona man was formally charged Thursday with two counts of burglary in Lee County. Officials in Itawamba, Pontotoc, Marshall, Tippah and Union counties could add charges later. Garcia, 39, is accused of breaking into houses in the northeast and northwest portions of the county. He was arrested […]

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Deputies raid underage party in Mooreville, adult charged

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The Friday night raid of a party in Mooreville uncovered more than 70 underage individuals, the presence of drugs and alcohol, and led to the arrest of both adults and minors. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said his office first learned of the party from callers who alerted […]

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