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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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Okolona aldermen address downtown buildings

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   OKOLONA – The Mayor and City Council held a public hearing at 6 p.m. at Rockwell-Green City Auditorium Tuesday, April 5, to discuss three privately-owned blighted properties located alongside each other on West Main Street in Okolona. No action was taken following the hearing, which […]

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EDIT: Vandalism in your park

Vandalism is a part of doing business with the world. It is sad to say there are people who get a certain amount or pleasure or entertainment out of tearing up public property. We find that a sad way to live life. We also understand it is a crime. This newspaper was called this week […]

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STATE DOLLARS: Chickasaw Health Dept. gets $100,000 from $249M budget

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Northeast Mississippi local governments garnered about $3 million in projects in a $249.6 million bond bill that passed both chambers of the state Legislature late Monday. Bond proceeds will be used to pay off the project over a period of years. The projects range from tourism-related […]

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Supervisors names new county administrator

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   OKOLONA – The person who will handle the day-to-day operations for Chickasaw County was hired last week by the board of supervisors. Norman Griffin, Jr., 52, started work last week and will be the first point of contact for individuals, businesses and government agencies wanting something from Chickasaw […]

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School chiefs mull impact of charter expansion

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – With a charter school expansion officially signed into law by Gov. Phil Bryant this week, local school district leaders are trying to determine how the changes will impact their schools and students. The amendments to the Mississippi Charter School Act of 2013 allow students in any C, […]

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Fire death reported near Woodland

WOODLAND – An autopsy is being performed on the man whose body was found in a burned mobile home Sunday night April 5, in Woodland. The victim has been identified as 78-year-old Joe Cephas Johnson, who lived in the home on County Road 419. Firefighters were called to the trailer at 7:55 p.m. Sunday after […]

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Schools get consolidation reprieve

  By Bobby Harrison Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – Chickasaw County school districts consolidation, which looked to be a certainty at one point during the 2016 legislative session, will be delayed until at least 2017. The House, by a 100-16 vote Wednesday, sent to Gov. Phil Bryant legislation to establish a 10-member […]

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Students sought for Health Academy

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   TUPELO – North Mississippi Medical Center will host its annual Summer Health Academy from 8 a.m.-noon June 6-10. Students who are interested in pursuing a health career and have completed the seventh or eighth grade are eligible. Participation is limited to 25 students who will be selected on […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: Choose Life – It’s a brief experience

Life is an opportunity to spend a brief period of time in this world. During this minimal space of time we are fortunate to enjoy what most others cannot do. Most of the people who have ever lived are dead. Therefore we are in a very rare state of existence. We are in the land […]

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