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Lady Hilltoppers fall to Kosciusko

    By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Houston Lady Hilltoppers continued their playoff run Tuesday, May 3 as they hosted Kosciusko in game one of the series. Despite having the lead late in the game, the Lady Toppers were unable to finish the game, as Kosciusko stormed back to […]

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Lady Hilltoppers crush Yazoo

  (James Ingram / Buy at photos.chickasawjournal.com) Houston’s Scarlett Doss (17) played the game at the plate in addition to her pitching performance against Yazoo City in the first round of the 4A Softball Playoffs Friday in Houston. By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The pitching was there, the hits were there and the […]

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Houston makes softball playoffs

  Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was senior night for the Houston Lady Hilltoppers, and as they celebrated the two seniors, they also faced a tough opponent with the undefeated East Webster Lady Wolverines in town. Despite a good showing by Houston, the Lady Wolverines were able to pull away, […]

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TRIO SIGN: Burdine, Hillhouse, McQuary

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Friday was a good day for Hilltoppers, Houston High School and the community. Madeline Burdine signed a national letter of intent to play at Northeast, Clay Hillhouse inked with Mississippi Delta and Denver McQuary signed to play at Mississippi State. The trio smiled as they signed on […]

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Lady Toppers shine on Senior Night

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was senior night at Lady Topper field on Tuesday and the Lady Toppers wanted to send their seniors out with a win. So that’s just what they did. With an offensive flurry in the fourth and fifth inning, the Lady Toppers took down […]

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Lady Hilltoppers overpower Raiders

By Ethan Turner Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – There were fireworks last week in Houston. They came from the Houston Hilltopper offense as the softball team defeated the Shannon Red Raiders 15-0 in three innings in front of the home crowd. The Hilltopper have now moved into a three-game road trip that has carried them to […]

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Runoff races for Sheriff, Chancery and two Supervisors

EDITOR’S NOTE: Precinct by precinct results can be found in this week’s edition of the Chickasaw Journal found at newstands around Chickasaw County. By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Chuquatonchee Creek divides the county physically and Tuesday night election results show it divides it politically. “Candidates have three weeks until the primary runoff,” […]

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Safari for success

HOUSTON – Houston Lower Elementary School presented its final assembly, “HLES is on a Safari for Success,” featuring a total of four homerooms in   kindergarten to second grade. Special class teachers, Emily Peel, Christy Watkins and Ann Weaver created and directed these shows, which displayed students’ talents and increased their skills in public speaking […]

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Houston delays property cleanup

HOUSTON – Aldermen want to “draw a line” and enforce Houston ordinances and building codes, but not this month. The Houston Board of Aldermen scheduled five property clean-up hearings Tuesday night and discussed the need to improve the quality of life in Houston by improving the quality and appearance of neighborhoods through code enforcement. They […]

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City denies zoning change

HOUSTON – Two mobile homes on one lot at the gateway of the Tanglefoot Trail will not get a zoning variance to allow for a utility hookup. The Houston Board of Aldermen voted 3-2 last week to deny Randy Kirby a variance to legally allow city water and sewer service to a second second trailer […]

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EDITORIAL: Tidy up the Trail

Tanglefoot Trail will officially open in September with a steady flow of people walking, hiking and biking this path to and from Houston. Trail advocates have estimated it could see up to 100,000 users each year as word of this tourism draw spreads. That same study estimates Tanglefoot Trail could have an estimated economic impact […]

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City accepts mowing bids

HOUSTON – The grass grows quick, tall and in a lot of places in city parks and Aldermen have let the bid to keep it neat and trimmed. A-1 Lawn Care and Jeff Gravatt was the low bidder for the mowing contract for city parks and the city cemetery let by the Houston Board of […]

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