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Blissard to play tennis at ICC

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The Itawamba Community College tennis team wanted Houston’s Ezra Blissard and one of the state’s top high school tennis players was glad to sign on. Blissard, the 2015 State 4A Singles Champion, inked the dotted line last week and will play his college ball with Itawamba […]

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Baseball playoffs begin today

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal The season that really counts for Mississippi high school baseball teams is scheduled to begin today, and 39 area schools still have the dream. Best 2-out-of-3 series in all six classifications have their first pitch of the postseason today, with the goal to reach the state championship series […]

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Group digruntled by principal change

By Floyd Ingram Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – A group of African-Americans approached the Houston School Board of Trustees last week concerned that Houston will no longer have a black principal at a Houston school. Warren Cousin and four other African-American men said they were concerned that Tony Horton, who is black, […]

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BASEBALL BRACKETS: Playoffs April 22-23, 2016

    Baseball Playoffs   FRIDAY’S GAMES Class 1A Hickory Flat at TCPS Biggersville at Pine Grove West Union at Falkner Thrasher at Myrtle Broad Street at Hamilton Houlka at Shaw Vardaman at Simmons JFK at Smithville Class 2A West Bolivar at Strayhorn Bruce at Ingomar J.Z. George at Leland Walnut at Calhoun City Winona […]

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SOFTBALL BRACKETS: Playoffs April 22-23, 2016

      Softball Playoffs Play-in Series FRIDAY’S GAMES Class 1A Myrtle at Hamilton, 5 p.m. Vardaman at Pine Grove, 5:30 p.m. Byes: Biggersville, Falkner, Smithville, West Union, Wheeler Class 2A O’Bannon at Walnut, 5 p.m. East Union at Leland Potts Camp at Winona, 1 p.m. Byes: Mantachie, Riverside, Strayhorn Class 3A Amanda Elzy at […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Three big days of Spring

In a day and age when our lives are ruled by the clock and in a business filled with deadlines, I have to sometimes step back and look at the bigger picture.   April 15   Hope you paid your taxes. It’s the law and if you didn’t Uncle Sam tends to get upset and […]

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Flywheel set to spin this weekend

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The plans are in place for the 35th Annual Mississippi Valley Flywheel Spring Festival and everyone is welcome. Houston’s down-home festival showcasing an age-gone-by will be held Friday and Saturday April 22-23 at Joe Brigance Park and will see all the regular events and activities that […]

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Hamilton inches past Vardaman Rams

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   As the sun fell on Tuesday evening, the Vardaman Rams took the diamond and faced off against the Hamilton Lions in a game that helped decide second place in division 1A. The Rams got on the board first and held a lead for most of […]

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Mississippi Legislature adjourns 2016 session

  JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi Legislature has concluded its 2016 session. The House of Representatives adjourned for a final time Thursday after meeting briefly and disposing of a procedural block on one bill. That measure allows people in designated districts in certain places to carry alcoholic beverages outside the location it was served. In […]

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Powerball!

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   NEW HOPE – There is power at the plate for Houston – and the pitching isn’t bad either – at the Hilltoppers head into the final week of the regular season. But Scott Gann’s Hilltoppers are keeping a level head as they trounced a good New […]

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Houston makes administrative changes

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Superintendent Tony Cook and the Houston school board reshuffled the deck at Houston school with several changes in school administration. The moves are not without concerns for some but have been prompted by moves of central office staff out of the district and poor test scores […]

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EDITORIAL: Economic Fun

  Do you like making a dollar? That’s a question every American can truthfully answer without one bit of guilt or shame. This country and this community was founded by capitalist who spotted an opportunity, put the wheels in motion and carried the proceeds from their labor to the bank. That opportunity come to Houston […]

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HUES names Students of the Week

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The following children were chosen Student of the Week at Houston Upper Elementary School for Feb. 8 through Feb. 12, 2016. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name.   Third Grade Brock               Miracle Morgan McFarland       Denasia McGregory Moss                Shanyyh Buford Owens             Omarion Hammond […]

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MAEP changes never materialize

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Efforts to make major revisions to the pivotal Mississippi Education Program, which provides the state’s share of the basic funding to operate local school districts, were unsuccessful during the rapidly ending 2016 session. Whether those efforts were unsuccessful because of a lack of will to make […]

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