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Houlka aldermen welcome Brown to board

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Houlka’s four aldermen met met earlier this month on the same night an election was under way to determine the board’s fifth member. The Houlka Board of Aldermen started the new year awaiting the swearing-in of the new alderman later this month, and has […]

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Houlka’s Hobson fills box score

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Houlka had a secret weapon last season, a young forward carrying the ball down the court, then posting up bigger defenders on the block. A year later, Madarius Hobson is out of the bag. “We don’t have any secrets any more,” Houlka coach Jimmy Guy McDonald said. “That’s who they’re […]

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Houlka Wildcats battle but get outmuscled in the end

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal ECRU – Houlka led West Lowndes twice in Saturday’s ninth annual North Pontotoc Shootout. Then two West Lowndes bigs made sure neither lead stuck. West Lowndes, a 1A contender in the South, beat No. 10 Houlka – a 1A contender in the North – 72-54. Six-foot-4 senior forward TyShun Spencer […]

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Chickasaw United Way needs are up

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – There are always people in need and that means Chickasaw County needs United Way now more than ever. United Way provided $106,000 of assistance to 30 agencies serving people from Chickasaw County last year and this year 27 agencies have requested roughly $130,175. Mike Mitchell, United Way […]

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County officials take the oath of office

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – They lifted their right hands and many placed them on a Bible held by a spouse or friends and promised to uphold the law of the State of Mississippi and the United State’s Constitution. A process that started about this time last year with 53 candidates qualifying […]

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Legislative session to start slowly

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – By design the 2016 session, which started Jan. 5, is supposed to get off to a slow start. The opening days of the session are filled with more pomp and circumstance, such as swearing-in ceremonies and speech-making, instead of actual legislating. That is why the first […]

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LATE COMEBACK: Wildcats rally from 13-point deficit in third

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal INGOMAR – Houlka was on the ropes Tuesday, down 13 points to Ingomar late in the third quarter. That’s when the Wildcats turned up the defense and sophomore forward Madarius Hobson turned on the offense. Hobson scored 18 points of his game-high 40 points down the stretch to lead Houlka […]

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MSU’s Jones declares for draft

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Chris Jones is ready to take his talents to the next level. The Houston native, a Mississippi State defensive tackle, has decided to pass up his final season in Starkville to declare for the 2016 NFL Draft. “After discussing it with my family, I will forgo my senior […]

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Houlka to see runoff in Alderman race

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The list of four candidates for a Houlka alderman’s post has been narrowed to two following a special election Dec. 15. Bonnie Burgess Brown and Jerry Turner were the two candidates getting the most votes in last week special election to choose a successor to long-time Alderman […]

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Hilltoppers play tough

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Tensions and pressure were high tonight as the Bruce Trojans came to challenge the Hilltoppers on Friday night in Topper Town. In a game that came down to the final seconds, the home team was defeated by the Bruce Trojans 53-48. A quick pace […]

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Houlka to host special election Tuesday

    By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal     HOULKA – Four candidates are running in a special election set Tuesday, Dec. 15 to choose a successor to long-time Alderman David Wiggs, 86, who died last October. According to town records, those seeking the office include: • Bonnie Burgess Brown, 69, a […]

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Storm topples downtown Okolona buildings

By William Moore Daily Journal OKOLONA – The storms that rolled through early Wednesday morning took their toll on downtown Okolona. Two century-old buildings in the 200 block of West Main Street were destroyed and a third was damaged. And officials are closely watching the buildings on either side. “(Around Nov. 7), we had some bricks […]

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Hobson leads dominant Wildcats

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal HAMILTON – Madarius Hobson outscored Smithville. The Houlka freshman’s 23 points: one more than the Seminoles in a less-than-dramatic 83-22 win in Thursday’s Division 4-1A semifinals. Who knows how far Houlka (23-4) will go, but Smithville and the rest of Class 1A knows the Wildcats are serious about the journey […]

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Legislature faces possible high-profile issues

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The 2015 session of the Mississippi Legislature, which starts Tuesday, will not be lacking for high-profile issues that could cause conflict and hard feelings this election year. Among the issues that could be contentious are: • A possible tax cut. • Additional funding for education. • […]

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