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Sanders awarded annual Franklin scholarship

HOUSTON – Houston High School graduate, Haleigh Sanders, can add one more honor to her list from graduation – the annual Franklin Corporation scholarship. Sanders is a 2013 graduate, ranking 14th in her class and earning honors distinction. She is also a member of the HHS Anchor Club and Beta Club. Sanders is the recipient […]

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LOCAL FOCUS: Dixieland Furniture Mfg.

There are lots of furniture factories in Chickasaw County but few that have been around since 1976. Dixieland Furniture Manufacturing opened 37 years ago making sofas, loveseats and chairs and has found their niche in a industry with lots of ups and downs. The company continues to make upholstered furniture at the factory east of […]

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Road work

HOUSTON – Chickasaw County closed one of the main roads in the community last week to install culverts under the thoroughfare west of town. County Road 405 – also known at Houston-Thorn Road and Pittsboro Street – is one of the most heavily traveled roads in the community after Highways 15 and 8. Supervisors closed […]

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New fire truck delivered

HOUSTON – Smaller can be better and in the case of a new fire truck for Houston, it will be much more reliable. The Houston Fire Department took delivery of a new mini-pump Friday with the vehicle replacing the city’s 1988 Dodge brush-truck immediately. “The old truck served a lot of years, but it got […]

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Journal newspaper delivery late today

Delivery of the Chickasaw Journal and the Daily Journal newspapers will be much later than normal today. We’re sorry for the delay and we are working to get newspapers to customers as soon as possible. Chickasaw Journal customers can always call 456-3771 if they do not receive their paper.

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288th welcome home is Sunday

HOUSTON — The Sappers wants to say thank you to Houston The 288th Engineer Company of the 223rd Battalion of the Mississippi National Guard has invited the community to a welcome home ceremony set for 2 p.m. Sunday at Houston High School. “This will be our first weekend drill since we returned from deployment,” said […]

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City seeks to name overpass for Bowles

HOUSTON – William E. “Billy” Bowles built a lot of bridges between different factions in the Mississippi Legislature. And with that in mind local government officials are seeking to have the Highway 15 overpass bridge at Highway 8 named in memory and honor of Bowles. Houston Aldermen passed a resolution last week asking the Mississippi […]

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Batter up!

HOULKA/HOUSTON – Although the calendar still says it’s winter, spring sports are just around the corner and organizers of youth sports in Houston and Houlka are already preparing for baseball and softball season. Houlka and Houston are both opening registration periods for their respective programs with Houston’s open now and Houlka’s set to open the […]

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New press to improve print quality

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 […]

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Supervisors replace Ausbern with interim attorney

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 […]

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Inner healing conference is this weekend

An Inner Healing Conference at New Wine Fellowship in Houston will be held Jan. 18-20 for teaching and ministering to those who need emotional healing. Pastor Tommy Kelly and Pastor Scott Free invite those who have been abused sexually, physically, emotionally are invited to attend services at  7 p.m. Friday and Saturday with personal ministry […]

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NTEPA wrapping up digital meter project

HOUSTON – Residents of Houston and surrounding counties get used to receiving electricity from Natchez Trace Electric Power Association, but many may not know how far the cooperatives reach is or what their latest improvement projects are. NTEPA General Manager Norma Kilgore, along with System Engineer Shaun Edmondson and Substation Supervisor James Pettit, gave an […]

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Firefighters honored

HOUSTON – Chickasaw County volunteer firefighters took a break from their busy schedules of work and assisting the community for the annual banquet and awards ceremony Dec. 13. Several members of the VFD were awarded for their service and dedication to the community. Jonathan Gill was a double-award winner, receiving plaques as both the Most […]

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2012: Chickasaw Journal news in review

January The City of Okolona began drafting new zoning ordinances to regulate the locations of clubs and bars that sell alcohol.   Final architect’s plans for rebuilding East Webster High School following the 2011 tornado were approved. Seven scouts in BSA Troop 19 were honored Jan. 29 for achieving the rank of Eagle. Receiving their […]

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