Runoff races for Sheriff, Chancery and two Supervisors

  EDITOR’S NOTE: Click the “View Today’s Election Results” box at the top of this page to get complete Chicksasaw County, Northeast Mississippi and statewide election results.   By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Chuquatonchee Creek divides the county physically and Tuesday night election results show it divides it politically. Forty-seven percent of […]

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Bowens, Gladney lift in Las Vegas

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The USPA National Powerlifting Meet was held July 10-12, in Las Vegas, with Okolona lifters Barry Gladney and Sherrod Bowens competing in the event. Bowen, who lifts in the 242-pound class, competed Sunday July 12 for an overall complete total of 1,570.4. He had lifts of: SQUAT […]

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Back to School Calendar!

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – For several years the Chickasaw Journal has published a calendar for the school year for Houston, Houlka and Okolona and this year it is bigger and better than ever. In years past we have offered a calendar running from the beginning of the school year in August […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A hot political summer

Hot weather continues to dominate coffee shop conversation around here. But look for the political rhetoric to start heating up over the next week. People are talking about what political candidate spent money on what project and what county roads got paved or at least graveled nicely over the past four years. They are talking […]

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School immunization required

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Now is the time to make sure your children’s immunizations are up-to-date for the approaching school year. The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reminds parents that state law requires kids to be immunized against childhood diseases to enter school, Head Start or daycare. Chickasaw County […]

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2015-16 Back to School Supply lists for Houlka, Houston, Okolona

Special to the Chickasaw journal HOULKA Houlka K-4 Backpack, Sleeping mat (& blanket if desired), 2 plastic folders, 2 containers of Lysol/Clorox wipes, construction paper, jumbo pencils, jumbo crayons, 16 ct. crayons, 3 bags of dum-dum suckers, paper towels, 1 change of clothes to stay at school (seasonally appropriate), $25 fee for Graduation and party […]

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PERS retirees must stay vigilant

Dear Editor, Two years ago, a bill was introduced into legislature to make changes to the Public Employees Retirement System, know as “PERS.” This bill was sponsored by Senator Nancy Collins of Tupelo. The introduction of this bill had the support of some Republican senators and representatives as well as the leadership in both houses. […]

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Mayors takes issue with column

Dear Editor, I felt compelled to pen this letter because of the erroneous statement printed by this publication on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. In the column, written by Floyd Ingram, he alluded to the indictment of a Union County Circuit Clerk for voter fraud. The writer went on to suggest that there were “questionable” actions […]

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Wake up America, move forward

Dear Editor, Wake up America its high noon and high time to face reality, time to grasp those things that hinder us from moving forward. Those obstacle that cause us to stumble into a spider web, not knowing how to escape. Let me expound briefly on the ruling, on same sex marriage ordeal. It has […]

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NCAA charges Southern Miss, Tyndall

Special to the Chickasaw Journal The NCAA has outlined serious rules violations committed at Southern Mississippi, finding multiple infractions by the men’s basketball program during former coach Donnie Tyndall’s tenure. The charges, which include arranging fraudulent academic credit, impermissible financial aid and obstructing the governing body’s investigation, were outlined in a notice of allegations released […]

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Houlka aldermen updated on water, sewer issues

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA — The Houlka Board of Aldermen agreed to continue a water bill adjustment policy and took care of several other items of business during their meeting regular July meeting, according to a copy of the agenda and information provided by Mayor Jimmy Kelly and Town […]

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Man arrested following assault with knife

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – A man is in jail and another man was in critical condition in a Tupelo hospital following a stabbing at a home north of Houston Thursday night. Billy Brownlee, of Chickasaw County, was arrested for the alleged assault of Bruce Beaty, also of Chickasaw County, after […]

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Two charged in Calhoun County death

Special to the Chickasaw Journal PITTSBORO – Two Calhoun County residents have been arrested in connection with the death of Billy Covington. Frankie T. Jones, 26, of Pittsboro, was charged with first degree murder, and Ashley Hobson, 24, of Calhoun City, was charged with accessory after the fact. During their arraignments Friday, bond for Jones […]

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County elections are Tuesday, Aug. 4

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Voters head to the poll next week to pick their county and state leaders with 53 local candidates vying for 13 posts. The polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday and close 12-hours later at 7 p.m. with voters needing to bring voting identification. Race results will be posted […]

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