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MSU’s Jones was destined for the spotlight

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Chris Jones knew he was destined to be a star long before recruiting services placed five of them beside his name. Jones missed part of his junior season at Houston after transferring in from Nettleton and it wasn’t until the summer before his senior year that he started […]

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High school state test scores released

By Chris Kieffer, Riley Manning and Zack Orsborn Daily Journal EDITOR’S NOTE: Local high school test scores can be found in today’s edition of the Chickasaw Journal in newstands around the county. TUPELO – Mississippi high schools received official results Thursday of the first tests their students took on the new, more rigorous, Mississippi College […]

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MSU florist to tell arranging secrets

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and the Chickasaw County Extension Service and Master Gardeners want to help you decorate your home, office or yard. Lynette McDougald, the florist at Mississippi State University, will  be in Houston Tuesday night Nov. 17, to show […]

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Bryant wants flag vote on 2016 ballot

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant expressed support for placing a referendum on whether to change Mississippi’s embattled state flag on the 2016 presidential ballot. He said voting during a presidential year would ensure a large turnout. “The more people vote, the better off we will be,” said Bryant […]

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Eyes and ears

      By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Houlka Police Chief Ray Laney may not run radar in the small northern Chickasaw County town, but he’s got a radar screen nonetheless. Chief Laney’s personal radar screen is composed of things that catch his attention – things that ought not […]

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Sundancer wins World Solar Challenge

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal ADELAIDE, Australia – It is the Superbowl of world solar car racing and it has been won by a little team from Houston, Mississippi racing a car called Sundancer. The Houston Solar Car team cross the finish line of the 1,800 mile World Solar Car Challenge at 4:10 p.m. Australian […]

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Sundancer heads to finish line

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal COOBER PEDY, Australia – The Sun has not gone down on Sundancer. A mix-up on the part of the World Solar Car Challenge judges initially showed, Sundancer, the Houston Solar Car was out of the race across Australia the middle of this week. “We were never out of the race,” […]

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Opposing teams avoiding McQuary

By Brandon Speck Daily 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 four players own, including NFL great […]

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Sundancer rolls across Australian Outback

(Courtesy Photo) The Houston Solar Car is lifted in to its truck to be hauled to its campsite after rolling up to a World Solar Car Challenge checkpoint in Australia. The length of the car requires orchestrated teamwork by the 14-person crew to hoist Sundancer in and out of the truck. By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw […]

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State, Chickasaw County under burn ban

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – You can rake those leaves into as high a pile as you want, but don’t put a match to them! Mississippi is still under a state-wide burn ban and that means anyone caught burning anything outside can be cited and fined up to $500. Despite recent rains the […]

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State, federal duck stamps available online

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON — Thanks to our abundance of waterfowl and habitat, hunting and viewing are very popular in Mississippi, and witnessing the teal migration and hunting season in September is a great start to the fall. One of the most important steps in preparing for the waterfowl season […]

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Chasing the Sun

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal DARWIN, Australia – The Houston Solar Car team raced out of the starting gate and down the Stuart Highway on its way across the Outback and the Australian continent Sunday. The car ran like a top but an electronics problem fried a wire draining the team’s state-of-the-art batteries and […]

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EMILY KNIGHT: I support fully funding education

    Dear Editor, When it comes to the future of my children and your children and grandchildren, the choice is easy: I’m voting for Initiative 42. Passage of Initiative 42 is the only way our schools will finally received the funding the promised 18 years ago. It’s outrageous that we’ve had to wait this […]

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Most of Louisiana, much of Mississippi in severe drought

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The National Drought Mitigation Center says Louisiana and Mississippi are short of water, with severe to exceptional drought over most of Louisiana and much of Mississippi. The drought is severe or worse in 57 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes, and in 56 of Mississippi’s 82 counties. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says […]

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