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Houston’s Scott receives NSHSS honor

HOUSTON – The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) has announced Houston High School student Robert L Scott from Woodland, MS, has been selected to become a member of the organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman […]

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CUNNINGHAM: Common Core linked to federal dollars

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in a series of columns explaining Common Core State Standards and how they came about.   The fastest way to get action is to offer up some dollars. This is true even when the usually slow running cogs of government are involved. And, this is what happened when the […]

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Hands of Hope

HOUSTON – It was simple gifts of soap, shampoo and reading material, but to inmates at the Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility it was a hand of hope. Hands of Hope, a national ministry aimed at jails and prisons, delivered a truckload of those supplies to the Houston facility earlier this month with the goal […]

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BRASSFIELD: Thank you Chickasaw County!

Dear Editor, I would like to thank everybody who came out to my benefit at the Thorn Community Center on Saturday, Aug. 16. Your love and words of encouragement meant so much to me. I will never forget it. Please continue to pray for me as I go on with this. May God bless each […]

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Jori Abi Boston

TRUMANN, Ark. – Jori Abi Boston was born Aug. 4, 2014 to George and Crystal Boston at St. Bernard Hospital Birth Center in Jonesboro. She weighed 8-pounds, 15-ounces and was 21-1/4-inches long. She was welcomed by her six-year-old sister, Jena. Jori is the granddaughter or George and Vernie Boston of Houston; J.D. and Doris Stallings […]

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THOMPSON: Paying at the pump

Dear Editor, I applaud your efforts in last week’s Chickasaw Journal and in the past to do something to help with the extravagant prices that the good folks in Houston must pay for gas. It is an old story, one that Lisa Voyles tried to fight at one time before you arrived on the scene. […]

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Lady Tigers accept ALS challenge.

BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College’s softball program took part in a popular sensation that is sweeping its way across the nation to help bring more attention to a dreadful illness. The Tigers completed the Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit research for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, on […]

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Volunteer and make a difference

On Page One of this week’s Chickasaw Journal you will find photos and a story about the Color Run held at Joe Brigance Park on Saturday. The community gathered to run and be dusted with colored powder and approximately $10 of their $40 entry fee was allocated one of eight local charities. A quick read […]

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This is the way we roll!

HOUSTON – Of the approximately 1,800 students in the Houston School District almost 1,600 ride a bus to school at least once a day. The addition of seven new Thomas school buses to the district’s fleet was a big expenditure, but one that will make transportation of students more reliable, safer and ultimately save money, […]

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Color Run fun

HOUSTON – It was hot, but who cared? Houston held its first Color Run Saturday morning with the community showing up to donate a portion of their entry fee to eight regional charities. “I felt things went well,” said Will Montgomery, event organizer. “We had good participation and it was all about the charities. We […]

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INGRAM: Dove season makes my trigger-finger itch

My hunting season begins Monday when we head to the dove field. I hope your first shot hits the mark, too. I can’t tell you the first time I went dove hunting. I didn’t get to shoot, but I did get to pick up the birds. It was grand fun to take to the field […]

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Supervisors discuss ambulance service

OKOLONA – 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. The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors met with Sheriff deputies and 911 dispatchers last week to discuss ambulance service coverage for the community. “We got a call […]

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Houston considers tax increase

HOUSTON – The Houston Board of Aldermen is considering its first tax increase since 2006 as it eyes next year’s proposed budget. The city will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2, at City Hall to explain a proposed 6.11-mill increase in its ad valorem levy on property in the city limits. While […]

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Okolona bond vote undecided

OKOLONA – 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. Voters in Okolona went to the polls Tuesday to vote on a bond issues aimed at repairing roofs, fixing heating and air conditioning systems and improving athletic facilities. This […]

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