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ICC names All-American Band selectees

  Several area residents, who will be incoming freshmen at Itawamba Community College, have been selected as members of the All-American Band for 2015-16. They include: Columbus – Jessica Lewis; Houston – Jessica Hernandez; Pontotoc – Lindsey Lewis; Shannon – Dominique Stanfield; Tupelo – Samantha Turba, Victoria Witherspoon; and Verona – Danielle Simmons.

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ICC names freshmen band members

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Incoming freshmen who will be members of the Itawamba Community College All-American Band for 2015-16 include several area residents.             They are: Amory – Locke Burrell, Dalton Garcia, Jordan Ginn, Elizabeth Higgins, Yen Nguyen, Hannah Schmoock; Calhoun City – Stacy Brown; Gore Springs – Nicholas McClain; Houlka – McKenzie Morris; […]

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Houston seeks band instruments

HOUSTON – You can’t play baseball without bats, football without helmets or basketball without a goal. Its the same way with band and band instruments. The Houston Board of Trustees were approached earlier this month about a long-range plan to purchase instruments for the Topper Pride Marching Band. “Marching band instruments are expensive and while […]

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Band Booster seafood fundraiser underway

The Houston Band is having a catfish/chicken dinner fundraiser on March 6 and the community urged to by their tickets now. Seafood Junction will serve up hot plates for $12 each with the choice of chicken or fish. Both plates will include meat, fries, slaw and hush puppies. Pick up will be at Houston Middle […]

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Houston band shines at festival

HOUSTON – Jim Stites is a sticker for detail and that suits him well as band director for the Houston High School band program. Stites is in his second year a band director and carried the Topper Pride Marching Band to Tupelo recently for the MHSAA Region 1 Marching Band Festival where they competed against […]

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STEVE COKER: Sap’s arising!

One of my very favorite trees in this area is the “River Birch.” It is cherished because of the beautiful flakey white bark that it exhibits year ’round and because its leaf foliage is of such a nature that grass will grow under it. The other day as I tipped several limbs that were too […]

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Fish fry fundraiser for the band

Houston Topper Pride Band will host a Seafood Junction dinner Feb. 7 as a fund raising event for the band programs. The cost is $12 per plate for fish or chicken,  with fries, slaw and hush puppies. Meals are take-out only. Plates will be available at the Houston Middle School cafeteria. Advance tickets can be […]

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Okolona parade fills Main Street

OKOLONA – The weather was perfect Monday night as more than 50 units took part in the Okolona Christmas Parade. The theme of this year’s parade was “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and saw a variety of floats, walking troops, car clubs and two bands march down Main Street. “I thought the crowd was good […]

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WEEK 8: Friday, Oct. 11 Football Preview

KEY GAMES Calhoun City (4-3, 1-0) at East Webster (6-1, 0-1) THE BUZZ: Division 4-2A game. … Last played in 2010, a Calhoun City win. … Calhoun City RB Lavorious Varnado rushed for 69 yards and 2 TDs in a win at Bruce. … East Webster QB Jack Wilson rushed for 1 TD and threw […]

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Houston tops district foe Caledonia, 13-0

HOUSTON – It was a tough week for the Hilltoppers but they pulled it all together Friday night to beat division foe Caledonia, 13-0. Houston (1-6, 1-0) used a strong defense to hold the Confederates (2-4, 0-1) scoreless and to also put points on the board. All of the game’s scoring came in the second […]

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Houston names new teachers, coaches

HOUSTON – They are the people who teach in the classrooms, coach on the field and handle administrative duties in the office and they are the most important people in the Houston School District. The Houston School Board has hired teachers and approved resignations and changes in schools around the district in preparation for the […]

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HMS band awards

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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Band members awarded at banquet

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Houston High School Topper Pride band was honored with their annual banquet April 23 at the Civic Center. The band competed at the Mississippi High School Activities Association/Mississippi Bandmaster’s Concert band evaluation in February where they were the only 4A school to score a superior rating in […]

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Band Booster fish fry

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The Houston Band Boosters will host their annual fish fry fundraiser on March 8 and is asking the community to purchase their tickets as soon as possible. The Friday night event will see Seafood Junction once again cook up to-go plates at Houston Middle School from 4 […]

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