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BETTY ATKINSON: Celebrate America!

  Can you name . . . The world famous gun control event that occurred in Massachusetts in 1975? Early on the morning of April 19th, 1775, our government sent nearly 1800 soldiers out of Boston Harbor into the Massachusetts countryside as far as Lexington and Concord. The army of our (then) government went into […]

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Rewarding hard work: PACE

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The gifts ranged from $100 and $50 bills to a free lunch and movie but the real reward was a smile and the satisfaction of a job well done. Houston High School and the PACE Foundation (Partners in Achieving Community Excellence) presented awards to more than […]

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ETHAN TURNER: A breath of fresh air for Dogs, Rebels

It’s a day with more twists and turns than a roller coaster and it has more drama than a daytime soap opera. National Signing day has come and gone, and with it high school athletes from all over the country signed their National Letters of Intent to play college football. And for the Ole Miss […]

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SONNY SCOTT: Midwinter’s night dream

  It’s that time of the year again: short days of pale light as the sun hugs the southern horizon, the drive homeward in darkness, flagging energy and with the onset of cool weather a semi-permanent chill in the extremities. Cataracts make reading by artificial light difficult, hearing disability renders conversation unsatisfactory and television is […]

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Schools in Chickasaw County face potential consolidation

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – A bill that proposes consolidation of the Houston, Chickasaw County and Okolona school districts has reached the House Education Committee in the Legislature. The bill would combine nine schools – Houlka Attendance Center, Houston High School, Houston Lower Elementary, Houston Upper Elementary, Houston Middle School, Houston Vocational […]

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Fire destroys Houston home

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Firefighters used hoses from two pumpers and even turned the water cannon on a Saturday morning, Feb. 6, fire that destroyed a home in north Houston. The Houston Fire Department responded to the call a t 8:53 a.m. and found the fire well underway at 108 […]

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Marble to play football at ICC

    HOUSTON – He’s smart, fast, a leader and he was an easy pick for the Itawamba Community College Indians. Houston Hilltopper Kevonte’ Marble signed his name to an National Letter of Intent last week at ceremonies held in the Commons area of Houston High School. Marble was listed as both a tight end […]

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Griggs files suit against county

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   CHICKASAW COUNTY – Lamon Griggs believes he was fired from his job because he would not drop out of the race for Chickasaw County Sheriff and has filed a lawsuit against the county. Griggs served as Solid Waste officer and grant writer for Chickasaw County until September […]

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Senior-led Hilltoppers dominate

      By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – It was senior night in Houston Friday as the Hilltoppers and Lady Toppers hosted the Wildcats from Louisville for the last regular season home game. Unfortunately, the Lady Hilltoppers struggled to get out of the starting blocks early and were defeated57-34 […]

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Bring on Spring!

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   ANCHOR – Forget Punxsutawney Phil, Chicksasaw JW says spring is on the way. The Old Folks Loafing Shed at Morris Grocery on Highway 15 South of Houston hosted the 7th Annual Groundhog Day forecast with a real groundhog, real judges and, well – a forecast. “It […]

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EDITORIAL: Sweeping our community

      This week’s Chickasaw Journal contains news about a major drug sweep on the regional level that reached into Chickasaw County. It is the first major, regional, significant bust in this community in several years. There is a new Sheriff in town and while he was not directly involved in this investigation, he […]

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Man arrested in Thorn shooting

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – One of two people sought for a shooting in Thorn on Thursday has been arrested. Rudy Flores, 18, of Tupelo and formerly of Houston, was arrested about 2 a.m. in a motel room in Holly Springs. Flores has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and […]

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Local agencies, individuals, officers honored by Crime Stoppers

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal TUPELO – Police, community and media working together can stop crime. Crime Stoppers of Northeast Mississippi celebrated its 10th Anniversary Wednesday and honored law officers, media and the members of the community at its annual awards banquet. And Chickasaw County was honored with multiple awards. “We’ve been doing this […]

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Myrtle football effort gets MHSAA approval

Special to the Chickasaw Journal It’s official. Myrtle will begin its football program this fall after the Mississippi High School Activities Association approved the request on Thursday. “Everybody is excited,” said Myrtle assistant principal Justin Hollis, who will serve as the Hawks’ coach. “The community is fired up, these kids can’t wait.” Myrtle – which […]

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