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Moore signs with Miss. Delta CC

By Floyd Ingram  Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Hunter B. Moore signed on the dotted line to continue his education and his baseball career last week as family and friends looked on. Moore signed a National Letter of Intent with Mississippi Delta Community College and will attend classes this fall and play ball with the Trojans […]

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Houlka presents summer programs

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Educating and helping students does not stop at Houlka Attendance Center during the summer. The Chickasaw County School Board approved times and personnel for the Special Education extended school year, 21st Century summer learning program and Summer Feeding Program during its meeting May meeting. Trustees […]

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CARA CHISOLM: There is a reason for Memorial Day

May brings thoughts of many things; but when I reflect on Memorial Day, it is always associated with visions of red poppies. Participation in the selling the Red Poppies made by disabled veterans during days preceding Memorial Day to raise money for the veterans made a lasting impact on this young Tupelo girl many years […]

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Houston Solar Car honored by Legislature

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Houston Solar Car Team was recently honored by the Mississippi Legislature for promoting the good name of Houston, Chickasaw County and the State of Mississippi. The Houston “Sundancer” Solar Race Car Team of the Houston Vocational Center in Houston, was recognized on Thursday, April 14, 2016, with […]

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NANCY LOOME: Flat appropriations hurt schools

Dear Editor, Politicians boast about providing “level funding” to schools, but that term is deceiving. All school districts are going into an ever-deeper budget hole, as flat state appropriations do not cover legislatively mandated cost increases that occur each year, such as the “step” salary increase state law provides teachers for each additional year of service. When each teacher’s salary […]

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BIRTH: John Wyatt Parker

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Mr. and Mrs. John Wesley Parker, III are pleased to announce the arrival of their son, John Wyatt Parker. He was born on March 11, 2016 at Oktibbeha County Hospital. John Wyatt weighed 6-pounds, 14-ounces and was 20-1/2-inches long. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Alford of Houston. Maternal […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: The best we can produce

Hundreds of our young men and women from Houston, Okolona, Houlka, Hebron and Vardaman graduated from high school this month. They lined up in their caps and gown and strolled across the stage to pick up their high school diploma as their full name was called over the public address system. While parents and grandparents […]

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Vardaman packs gym for graduation

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal VARDAMAN – There was standing room only in the Vardaman Gymnasium as family, friends and the community came together to watch the Vardaman High School class of 2016 get their diplomas. Students in Ram Royal Blue filed in with caps, gowns, honor stoles and big smiles to listen to speakers […]

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Hebron clinches MAIS championship

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal PHEBA – After a dominating win over Humphreys Academy in Game One of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools 1A Baseball Championship the Hebron Eagles returned home to try and close out the series and claim the state championship after belting Humphreys 17-3 in Game One on […]

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Toppers’ Smith shuts out Newton

PEARL – Houston’s Tanner Smith pitched a shutout and carried his season record to 11-0 to give the Hilltoppers a Game One win in the 4A Baseball Championship. With a couple of key runs and a dominating performance by Smith, the Hilltoppers were able to defeat the Newton Cougars 2-0 in Game One to take […]

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EDITORIAL: Helping those who help us

There have been several stories in your Chickasaw Journal over the past few weeks reporting on crime. An arrest for fraud, a home burglary and auto theft charges have grabbed the headlines recently week. We want to point out Houston, Okolona and Vardaman are not in the midst of a crime wave. Houlka and even […]

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NEWS BRIEFS: Feeding program, driver’s license and county election commissioners

The Chickasaw County School District is once again participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children free of charge. Meals will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Meals will be served at the Houlka School Cafeteria each weekday from 7:50 to 8:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 […]

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Pugh earns WBC Business Award

Special to the Chickasaw Journal WALNUT RIDGE, Ark – Brennan Pugh, of Houston, has been presented the 2016 Business Award at Williams Baptist College. Pugh was selected for the award by the business faculty at WBC based on his academic achievement in the field. The honor was presented at WBC’s Academic Awards Banquet on April […]

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JAY HUGHES: Threats and promises from lawmakers

Dear Editor, It ALL starts with education! Myth vs. Reality: Initiative 42 = Threats and Promises THREAT: Vote against Initiative OR ELSE these really bad things will happen: 1. Tax dollars for your schools will go to other districts; 2. Funding will have to be cut for things like mental health and regional centers; 3. […]

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