WEEK 3: High school football state rankings

Here are Mississippi’s top high school football teams in each class as selected by a panel of Associated Press state sports writers. Class Overall School W-L Pts Prv 1. Starkville (10) (3-0) 136 1(tie) 2. South Panola (4) (3-0) 128 1(tie) 3. Madison Central (3-0) 93 3 4. Tupelo (3-0) 79 5 5. Oxford (2-1) […]

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DARRICK WHITFIELD: I can’t imagine a life without Christ!

“But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey, and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance” (Luke 2:44)   There are some things in life that we all must have. Some say, “I must have water to keep me hydrated,” while some say, ” I must have food that can […]

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Parents urged to immunize

HOUSTON – Schools in Chickasaw County and the rest of the state are tough on childhood diseases. August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) wants to remind parents that vaccinating their child is one of the most important things a parent can do and it is the law. […]

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Jordan to speak at ICC

BELDEN – State senator and former Greenwood city councilman David L. Jordan will present “From the Mississippi Cotton Fields to the State Senate,” his memoir, at 2 p.m., Sept. 10, at the Itawamba Community College Belden Center. Admission is free. Jordan will recount his story which includes life as the youngest of five children in […]

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Storm Spotters train in Houlka

HOULKA – Bad weather can form quickly and getting accurate information on what’s happening in a given location allows the National Weather Service to issue the weather alerts that save lives. More than 25 Chickasaw County residents gathered at the Houlka Community Center last week to be trained as Storm Spotters for the National Oceanic […]

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RENEE CUNNINGHAM: Common Core’s influence has just begun

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been adopted by 42 states, most in the year 2010. The CCSS consists of lists of concepts and skills in language arts and mathematics that students are to master by the end of each grade level from kindergarten through 12th grade. They were written by teams of writers- […]

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BILLY McCORD: As I see it

   Greetings to each of you on a warm (more than warm) Sunday afternoon, Aug. 24, 2014. After contacting what my doctor said was a stomach virus my week-end became rather subdued but they naturally are subdued anyway. I did feel like getting up and going to Church this morning.  I feel better for having […]

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NANCY LOOME: Parents must support kids, schools

The Mississippi Department of Education has released the scores from the state MCT-2 assessments Mississippi students took last spring. However, because the tests measured a set of standards that most districts did not teach, those results are fairly meaningless. The test scores from one district to the next do not represent an apples-to-apples comparison. Some […]

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ICC names summer grads

FULTON – Several area residents were among those who earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degrees or certificates at the conclusion of the 2014 summer semester at Itawamba Community College. They include: Calhoun City – Jessica K. Holland, A.A.; Houlka – Wayne R. Carraway, A.A.S.; Brenda L. Wilkerson, A.A.; Houston – Haley […]

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WEEK THREE: High school football scores

AREA GAMES Thursday Ripley 64, Falkner 13 Friday Aberdeen 36, Amory 28 Baldwyn 30, Mooreville 14 Belmont 35, Tishomingo County 21 Benton County 54, Biggersville 0 Caledonia 46, Smithville 13 Calhoun Aca. 42, North Sunflower 12 Calhoun City 28, Water Valley 7 Coffeeville 36, Bruce 13 Corinth 45, Lewisburg 27 East Webster 28, Nettleton 7 […]

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Group files lawsuit for MAEP funding

TUPELO – Fourteen Mississippi school districts filed a lawsuit in Hinds County Chancery Court on Thursday demanding full funding of the state’s schools. The suit was filed by the MAEP Legal Group, which includes former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove. It seeks for those 14 districts – including Okolona, Prentiss County and Clay County in Northeast Mississippi […]

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Lady Hilltoppers best South Pontotoc

HOUSTON – In a sport where girls are going to hit the ball, defense is critical to win games. The South Pontotoc Lady Cougars fielded well but just seemed to be in the wrong places as the Houston Lady Hilltoppers used a big fourth inning to take a 3-0 victory in Houston, Thursday Aug. 28. […]

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Search called off for Willie Harries

HOUSTON – The formal search for an elderly Houston man who has been missing more than a week was called off Friday. Willie C. “Doc” Harries, 72, was last seen Saturday, Aug. 23, at 5 p.m. in the Wofford Drive area in Houston. He was on foot and wearing a multi-colored shirt and blue jeans. He […]

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Okolona passes $2 million school bond

OKOLONA – The election commission created for a special Okolona School Bond issue quickly counted 465 absentee ballots Wednesday and declared a $2 million school bond issue had passed. Final and official totals sent to the Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman reported 1,061 votes for the bond referendum and 634 against it, or 63 percent […]

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