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Opposing teams avoid McQuary

    By Brandon Speck Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Houston senior DB Denver McQuary is two interceptions away from tying the state record of 30. Teams are going to have to throw it toward him if he has a chance. McQuary has two regular season games left and is still chasing the mark […]

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Former MSU great Goode dies at 76

    By Logan Lowery Daily Journal   WEST POINT – Mississippi lost one of its greatest gridiron ambassadors on Thursday. Hall of Famer Tom Goode passed away at 76, leaving behind a legacy that will live on throughout the Magnolia State. Goode was a standout at West Point High School before moving on to […]

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McClain invites friends to Troy

      By Hank Wiesner   Special to the Chickasaw Journal     TROY, ALA. – Houlka nativeJeremy McClain , who was recently appointed Troy University’s Athletics Director, knows firsthand that it take a village to raise a child.   McClain and the Trojans will be coming from the next village over, in Troy, Ala., […]

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WEDDING: Byrne / Blissard

      Special to the Chickasaw Journal   STARKVILLE – The Chapel of Memories on Mississippi State University campus was the setting for a celebration of the marriage of Reagan Colleen Byrne and James Kellan Blissard on July 18th at six o’clock in the evening. Rev. Jimmy Harrington officiated the ceremony, Reagan is the […]

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MSU offers online high school credit

        Special to the Chickasaw Journal   STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is offering online high school courses for credit, giving a helping hand to students trying to get ahead or catch up on graduation requirements. Health, economics, geometry, Mississippi studies, U.S. government, U.S. history, advanced world geography and two English classes […]

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EDITORIAL: Local Terror

  The Chickasaw Journal has always found it providential how events at the local level reflect even bigger events at the state, national and world level. So when the alert went out last week of a shooter on the campus of Mississippi State University, we reflected on our own “shooter in a local school” training […]

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Jones eyes breakout season

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal STARKVILLE – He was the state’s most highly recruited football player and the No. 2 prospect in the nation in 2012 and in his third year at Mississippi State, Chris Jones wants this to be the season he and the Bulldogs once again take the national spotlight. Jones played […]

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Prescott named to Manning Award watch list

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   STARKVILLE – Mississippi State senior quarterback Dak Prescott was one of 30 signal callers nationally named to the Manning Award watch list, the Allstate Sugar Bowl announced Thursday. The award is the only national quarterback award which includes candidates’ bowl performances in its balloting. Prescott was a finalist […]

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Hobson, Woodard team up for Da House.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal One cousin is at one place, one cousin is at another. Both are stars. Despite rumors that will continue to surface, likely for three more years, Robert Woodard will play basketball for Columbus and Ma’Darius Hobson will play for Houlka. For now, anyway. But for AAU team Da House, the […]

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Preseason honors pile up for Jones

  STARKVILLE – Preseason accolades continue to pile up for Mississippi State football defensive lineman Chris Jones, with the two-year letterman and Houston native named to the watch list for the Nagurski Trophy and the Outland Trophy. The Football Writers Association of America announced Friday that Jones and defensive back Will Redmond were on the […]

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5 THINGS TO KNOW: MSU seeks to regain national spotlight

  STARKVILLE – Bulldog football starts in 59 days. The Mississippi State University team that claimed a spot at No. 1 last year will snap it on this fall to prove that ranking was not a fluke. But college football is a game of change and new coaches, new faces and new plays will make […]

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Young Hancock getting noticed

  By Brandon Speck Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO – Mississippi State associate head baseball coach Butch Thompson was at Tupelo Christian on Thursday. With TCPS baseball coach Will Lowrey hosting the Mississippi Elite Underclassmen Showcase, there was plenty to see, including Class of 2018 Houston catcher Luke Hancock. Hancock (5-foot-11, 170 pounds) has […]

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Bats go cold in Bulldogs’ first loss

Staff reports STARKVILLE – Andre Davis drew a bases-loaded walk in the top of the eighth inning to give Arkansas Pine Bluff the lead and the Golden Lions dealt Mississippi State its first loss of the season, 3-2, at a rain-soaked Dudy Noble Field. The Bulldogs had opened the season by winning their first 13 […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Tis Spring . . .

Tis spring and a young man’s thoughts turn to . . . baseball Pardon the twist on Bill Shakespeare’s famous line, but one of the joys of this business is bending the words of The Bard to fit my fancy. The other real joy of this business is watching baseball in the spring. I’ve covered […]

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