H OUSTON – It’s billed as “Girl’s Night Out,” but everyone is invited to the annual beauty review and music revue at Houston High School Nov. 16. The annual pageant for grades six through 12 incorporates music and dance to keep the evening fast-paced and entertaining. “There’s no down-time,” smiled Janet Coker who directs […]
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HOUSTON – Newspapers used as educational tools have a long history in the United States and schools in the local readership area already have their programs in place for the academic year. The Chickasaw Journal enlists the support of local businesses and individuals to help provide a copy of the weekly newspaper to fourth grade […]
Ann Beckett-Willis and Cortez Moss are caught on the Greenwood sideline catching up Nov. 8. Moss is a graduate of Calhoun City High School and currently teaches high school English in the Greenwood School district while Willis teaches English in Houston. Willis taught Moss during her tenure with the Calhoun County School district.
The Chieftains fell to West Bolivar, 6-13, Friday in the first round of playoffs, ending a season that some didn’t expect to happen. “We started behind schedule,” said first-year Chieftain coach Jack Clark. “And with a new coach.” The players didn’t seem to know they were behind as they put up a 3-2 record before […]
Although the Hilltoppers came up short against the Greenwood Bulldogs, coach William Cook wants the experience of another playoff season to provide a new mindset and lead to changed expectations. “We want to go from ‘it’s great when we make it’ to ‘this is what we do,’” Cook said. The Hilltoppers made history in 2012, […]
Lake Monroe, located north of Aberdeen, will be getting a facelift. Beginning in November, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) will begin the process of draining the lake in preparation for planned renovations. Lake Monroe was built in 1954, making it one of the oldest State Lakes managed by MDWFP. “Draining Lake […]
Fall tennis is well underway and the Tanglefoot Travelers scored another team win Oct. 28. The Travelers won 6-0 over Mooreville with Walt Harrington and Christopher Shands defeating Adam Pierce and Hunter Tate, 6-0, and Ezra Blissard and Lane Brandon beating Josh Rowland and Chance Curbow, 6-2, both in doubles play. In singles, Shands beat […]
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the creation of a softball program at Houston High School, former members of all ages hit the field for a fundraising alumni game filled with humor and good-natured ribbing. Prior to and during the game, the memories flowed from the original team members. “That bus broke down every […]
A new Pigskin Pickers champion was crowned following a close, ten-week competition. Sam Skelton, newest coach of the Sav-a-Lot team, had a challenge before him, as his team had won the championship in 2010 and 2011, placing second to the Houston Check Cashers team in 2012. Skelton and his stable rose to the occasion, posting […]
Doug Wilson knew this season would be a challenge. With five tough teams battling for four playoff positions, someone’s season was going to end too soon. “There was just no way to prevent a good team from missing the playoffs this year,” Wilson said following a 35-18 loss to Eupora that ended the season for […]
Several law enforcement agencies are currently searching for a subject connected to an armed robbery that occurred Wednesday morning at a local pet grooming business. According to Amory Police Chief Ronnie Bowen, a younger smaller stout black male who is approximately 5’6” used a box cutter to threaten an employee of Sassy Pups on Front […]
The Wildcats were a little off-balance last week but coach Adam Gentry said the overall outcome was positive despite some hurdles. The weather forced the Wildcats’ game against Coldwater to change date and location and injuries called for reorganization on the field but Gentry said the team responded well to both. “I am pleased with […]
CHICKASAW COUNTY – In a county that is divided by three school districts and multiple athletic teams, one factor joins the students of all three together. Spreading the message of Jesus Christ. Houston, Houlka and Okolona schools all have chapters of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and their members and sponsors agree the message of […]
Coach David Foster predicted a close game with the Calhoun Academy Cougars and his Hebron Eagles got one. “It was a defensive battle,” Foster said. An Eagles’ win put them in first place and clinched a playoff berth while a loss put them in a numbers game for second place. “All we had to do […]
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