Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Eight members of the Houston Middle School band were awarded for achievement following the HMS spring concert. The band is under the direction of William Shirey and Josh Robinson and is comprised of sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. Students who received awards include: Beginning band most improved [...]
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HOULKA – Elaine Brown was born May 2, 1913, in Chickasaw County to Doyle and Mattie Kirkpatrick and was one of nine children. She has lived in Houlka for her entire life. She married Elon Brown in 1935. They had two daughters, Barbara Ann Boutwell and Martha Collums. Her husband passed away in 1969. She [...]
OKOLONA – Okolona’s race for mayor came down to the wire, with absentee ballots determing the winner in a close contest. At the close of voting, former Mayor Sherman Carouthers led incumbent Mayor Louise Cole, 455-450, but once absentees and affadavits were counted and certified, Cole had retained her seat by a margin of 507-477. [...]
HOUSTON – As voters filed into the civic center in Houston to cast their ballots, they had to chose a party affiliation and then locate their ward. The civic center was filled with tables designating wards and plenty of poll workers were on hand to assist. This year, several new faces were in place as [...]
By Lisa Voyles and Lisa Bryant Chickasaw Journal PHEBA – “God has a plan for us all,” said Chloe Tapley as she addressed her classmates at Hebron Christian School one last time. Tapley served as Valedictorian for the Class of 2013 during graduation ceremonies held May 10 at the school in Pheba. she reminded [...]
HOUSTON – The Lady Toppers started looking toward a repeat trip to Jackson ever since they left as champions in May 2012. And now, they’ll get their chance. The Lady Toppers took three games to finish their best-of-three series with Corinth for North Half, but they got the two wins they needed to secure their [...]
The municipal primary elections have concluded. For residents of Houston, a General Election will be held to determine two alderman positions. In Okolona, a run-off is necessary to fill a seat on the city council. However, for most of the candidates qualified for local elections, the race is over. The ballots have been counted, winners [...]
VARDAMAN – The Lady Rams battled through their season and into playoffs but came up just short of their goal of a trip to Jackson this year. The Vardaman girls closed out their season in quarterfinals, one game away from making North Half. The Lady Rams went three games in the play-in round, finally passing [...]
Mother’s Day was Sunday and I got a double whammy as it was my birthday, too. “And wasn’t that so nice of me to plan it that way for you,” was my own mother’s joking comment. My son wished me a happy combined birthday/Mother’s day by hanging some mini-blinds and promising more physical labor to [...]
HOUSTON – In recognition for his ten years of coaching softball at Houston High School, Keith Jernigan was awarded Coach of the Year status by the National Federation of High School awards. Representatives of the Mississippi High School Activities Association presented the honor to Jernigan in Clinton recently. Jernigan left the grocery business and returned [...]
HOUSTON – Students at Houston High School gained some extra instructional materials thanks to a grant from Discover Card. Patricia Ellison applied for the grant in January but didn’t hear anything and assumed it went elsewhere. She was informed recently that the school did receive the funding of over $14,000 for materials to include books, [...]
Houston jamboree When: May 17 What time: Begins at 5:30 p.m. Who: Houston, New Albany and Shannon Where: Topper Field in Houston How Much: $5 admission Format: Two regulation quarters versus each team; no special team or kicking except PAT with no rush. Okolona jamboree When: May 10 Where: Charles Faulkner Field in Okolona Who: [...]
Tennis finishes regular season strong By Brett Bailey Chickasaw Journal CUMBERLAND- East Webster had an extreamly great season this year, as the Wolverine netters finished 7-1 on the year and won their district. They then defeated Union 5-2 in the first round of the State playoffs. Sadly, the Wovlerines lost 6-1 to the four-time defending [...]
Houston tennis players head to Jackson Thursday By Lisa Voyles Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Houston High School tennis team just completed a ver positive season and five players aren’t finished yet. The Toppers were undefeated in district team play and clinched their district championship title. Although they did not make it past the first [...]
- HMS band awards May 22, 2013
- Brown celebrates a century May 19, 2013
- Houston falls to Newton County in two May 19, 2013
- East Webster Lady Wolves win championship after Hill’s heroics May 19, 2013
- Habitat seeking application for new home May 19, 2013
- HMS band awards May 22, 2013
- Cherry Word May 22, 2013
- Bill McQuary May 22, 2013
- Edith Clement May 22, 2013
- Okolona students take safe driving lessons May 22, 2013
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