9 hrs ago
Okolona $2M school bond vote successful
The election commission created for a special Okolona School Bond issue quickly counted 465 absentee ballots Wednesday and declared a $2 million school bond issue had passed.
13 hrs ago
Supervisors discuss ambulance service
Chickasaw County is glad to answer a call for help, but supervisors have asked the local ambulance service to make sure Chickasaw taxpayers are covered first.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Houston considers tax increase
The Houston Board of Aldermen is considering its first tax increase since 2006 as it eyes next year's proposed budget.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Okolona bond vote undecided
A $2 million school bond election appears to have passed 812-414, but there are approximately 500 absentee and affidavit to be counted Wednesday morning.
Flywheel Festival set for Sept. 26-27
After more than three decades, organizers of the Flywheel Festival have found what people like and they have learned to have fun, too.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Houston trustees meet with lawyers, again
The Houston School Board of Trustees held a two-hour executive session and met with attorneys, before coming back out in public and saying it was taking no action.
Okolona briefed on Trace Regional changes
The closing of Trace Regional Hospital's emergency room and the opening of a seven-day clinic were explained to the Okolona Board of Aldermen last week.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Silver Alert: Willie C. "Doc" Harries
Local and state authorities are looking for a Houston man that has not been seen for the past 18 hours.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Mobile Vet Center coming to Houston
Many veterans traveled far away to serve their country, but their country is making an effort to come to them with new services.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
CDF lands Carl Small Town Center help
When Chickasaw County community leaders contacted Mississippi State University's Carl Small Town Center, they wanted to discuss ways to connect the Tanglefoot Trail to downtown Houston and the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
City changes procedures for Parks & Rec cash receipts
The Mississippi Department of Investigation is looking into the disappearance of several thousand dollars in Houston Parks and Recreation Department funds that were reported missing last month.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Driver's License office opens in Houston
The Mississippi Highway Patrol opened a Driver's License office in Houston last week.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Floyd Ingram: Good morning Chickasaw County
In this day and age of immediate electronic media and 24-hour news it's still neat to sit down at a keyboard and talk with the people who read the Chickasaw Journal.
School bells ring at Houlka
The school bell rang sharply at 8 a.m. Wednesday and children filed into classrooms at Chickasaw County Schools exactly one week after fire destroyed classrooms for fifth and sixth graders.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
District seeks to upgrade facilities
Residents of the Okolona School District will head to the polls Aug. 26 to vote on a $2 million bond issue that will renovate facilities across the district in Eastern Chickasaw County.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Classes begin across Chickasaw County next week and if you drive a vehicle we expect you to slow down and be ever mindful that kids are back on the street.
Fire guts Houlka school
The historic Houlka Attendance Center was destroyed last week in one of the largest fires in Chickasaw County in recent history.
School bond issue before Okolona voters
The Okolona Board of Trustees voted to issue bonds to repairs at facilities across the district.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Chickasaw trustees seek architect
Trustees have begun work on rebuilding the Houlka Attendance Center that was destroyed by fire last week, and the clock is ticking.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Circuit Court docket set in Okolona
The July term of Chickasaw County Circuit Court had 47 cases set on the docket with drug cases and burglary/robbery charges dominating the list.