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Fast moving front rattles Chickasaw County

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A fast moving storm front swooped down on a rural area north of Houston and west of Houlka, knocking down trees, but causing no injuries Friday afternoon. The storm began shortly before 3 p.m. with dark clouds coming out of the north and bringing torrential rain and strong […]

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Chickasaw County no longer under tornado warning

The National Weather Service has canceled its tornado warning for Chickasaw County. “The only reports of damage at this time are reports of trees down in Houlka and west of Houlka,” said Linda Griffin, Chickasaw County EMA director. “There are no reports of any injuries at this time.”  

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JIM HOOD: Ignoring needs is not good government

The lieutenant governor of Mississippi has decided that huge tax cuts in the face of equally large reductions in a dwindling state budget make sense for our citizens. And yet, nothing could be more irresponsible. To essentially ignore the health, education and public safety of nearly three million people for political gain is a lesson […]

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Tunsil says he took money from an Ole Miss coach

    By Parrish Alford Daily Journal CHICAGO – Laremy Tunsil says he took money from an Ole Miss football coach. Once projected the No. 1 pick in the draft, Tunsil slid to No. 13 where he was taken by the Miami Dolphins. Minutes before the draft a video showing Tunsil smoking something and using […]

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NFL DRAFT: Tunsil falls to Miami in coach pay scandal, Jones misses 1st Round

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal CHICAGO – Laremy Tunsil says he took money from an Ole Miss football coach – the biggest story on what was supposed to be a huge night for the Rebels’ program. Once projected as the No. 1 pick in the draft, Tunsil slid to No. 13 where he was taken […]

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Magazine available to community

From Staff Reports   It may be the finest product the Chickasaw Journal publishes, it certainly is the most polished. “Come Home to Chickasaw County,” a magazine produced by your hometown newspaper, can be found in offices, city and county offices throughout the community this week. The cover shows a few of  those things we […]

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SCORES: Thursday, April 28 softball and baseball

BASEBALL (MHSAA Playoffs, Second Round) Class 1A Myrtle 6, Smithville 3 TCPS 12, Vardaman 1 West Union 9, Houlka 0 Class 2A East Union 14, Potts Camp 0 East Webster 45, O’Bannon 0 Ingomar 8, Strayhorn 7 Class 3A Mooreville 5, Hatley 4 Alcorn Central 7, North Pontotoc 2 Nettleton 2, Water Valley 1 Class […]

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Drug disposal day is Saturday

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – You could have a potential drug overdose or drug related crime quietly waiting in your medicine cabinet. The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department will host Drug Disposal Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Old Jail behind the Houston Fire Department in downtown […]

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Rams fall short on Senior Night

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   VARDAMAN – After rain postponed the second game between the Hamilton Lions and the Vardaman Rams, the two teams met on Monday evening April 18, for a make-up game that would decide second place in the division. And although the Rams played the Lions close […]

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Lady Toppers tripped by Lady Wolverines

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – It was senior night for the Houston Lady Hilltoppers, and as they celebrated the two seniors, they also faced a tough opponent with the undefeated East Webster Lady Wolverines in town. Despite a good showing by Houston, the Lady Wolverines were able to […]

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A perfect festival

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw County   HOUSTON – Flywheel organizers said the 35th Annual Houston Flywheel Festival may not have been the biggest ever, but it may have been the best. Perfect weather had people filling Joe Brigance Park on Friday and the crowds were back on Saturday to enjoy food, fun and flywheels […]

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EDITORIAL: Collecting old fines, collecting on promises

A lot of political bluster was made before the most recent county election about collecting more than $1.8 million in fines owed Chickasaw County. We have yet to see county supervisors or anyone else do anything major to collect that money. Most of us have probably “run afoul of the law” and been given a […]

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Lady Hilltoppers crush Yazoo

  (James Ingram / Buy at photos.chickasawjournal.com) Houston’s Scarlett Doss (17) played the game at the plate in addition to her pitching performance against Yazoo City in the first round of the 4A Softball Playoffs Friday in Houston. By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The pitching was there, the hits were there and the […]

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FAFSA Fridays

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Itawamba Community College’s Financial Aid offices have scheduled FAFSA Fridays to assist prospective students with the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. ICC staff members will be available to assist with completion of the online form as well as to answer any questions at both […]

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