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$1.6 billion Powerball jackpot goes to 3 winners in 3 states

By Andrew Dalton Associated Press LOS ANGELES – An eye-popping and unprecedented Powerball jackpot whose rise to $1.6 billion became a national fascination will be split three ways. The winners’ identities remain a mystery, but they bought their tickets in Florida, Tennessee and a Los Angeles suburb where even lottery losers were celebrating Thursday that […]

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4H to offer Sports Fishing

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – You don’t really need to teach kids how to fish, but you do need to teach them how to fish safely and the best techniques that will catch fish. Chickasaw County 4H will offer a Sports Fishing program this spring and summer for youngsters and parents wanting […]

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Okolona trustees check into hoop music lyrics

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal     OKOLONA – The Okolona School Board dismissed a complaint of inappropriate music at home basketball games, hired a series of substitute tutors for the 21st Century program, and approved quotes for boiler repairs and lighting during its meeting Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. […]

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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 Nov. 30 through Dec. 4, 2015. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name.   Third Grade Brock – Tracy Neal McFarland – Ajiani Virges Moss – Alan Camacho-Hernandez […]

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JENNIFER PRATT: Where learning is our priority

Dear Editor, Recently, I read an article about a disgruntled waiter/server and thought it was a great share that could be applied to many aspects of life. Thus, being a teacher, I choose to apply my thoughts toward education and educating our students. Tidbits of the article compelled me to reflect upon our very own Mission […]

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Houston trustees briefed on district test scores

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Houston school trustees were given a brief snapshot of school test scores and will soon receive detailed information on how the district did on state tests. Houston Superintendent Tony Cook said the district did well in some areas but needs to improve in others and plans are […]

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Playing to get better

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal     HOUSTON – If you want to beat the best you have to play the best. Ezra Blissard is doing just that, having recently competed in the Association of Tennis Professionals Futures event in Destin, Fla. Blissard, 17, of Houston High School was matched with Vinicio Hadlich, […]

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Season of love and light

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – In this season of love and light, a group of high school students are bringing a little of both on Houston. The Electricity Class at the Houston School of Science and Technology is reworking more than 60 snowflakes that are a longtime Christmas tradition in this […]

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Parents reminded that school attendance is mandatory

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   CHICKASAW COUNTY – Education is the only chance some kids get in life and they can’t get an education if they are not in school. As the 2015 school year begins the trek to graduation in May the Mississippi Department of Education reminds parents there are […]

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High school state test scores released

By Chris Kieffer, Riley Manning and Zack Orsborn Daily Journal EDITOR’S NOTE: Local high school test scores can be found in today’s edition of the Chickasaw Journal in newstands around the county. TUPELO – Mississippi high schools received official results Thursday of the first tests their students took on the new, more rigorous, Mississippi College […]

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Houlka trustees discuss construction changes

      By Hank Wiesner   Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA — The Chickasaw County School District School Board discussed several changes to a proposed new school building during its regular monthly meeting in October, then held a special meeting the next night to approve the changes so final decisions could be […]

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LETTER TO EDITOR: Jack Reed

Dear Editor, Lisa and I will be voting FOR Initiative 42 on Tuesday. For these 4 reasons: • We believe Mississippi’s most powerful enemy is poverty. • We believe that a good public education system – pre-K thru 12th grade – is our most valuable resource to help our citizens become self-sufficient Mississippians. • Given their consistent past […]

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Chasing the Sun

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal DARWIN, Australia – The Houston Solar Car team raced out of the starting gate and down the Stuart Highway on its way across the Outback and the Australian continent Sunday. The car ran like a top but an electronics problem fried a wire draining the team’s state-of-the-art batteries and […]

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OUR OPINION: Houston Solar Car representing region from across the world

In less than a week, members of the Houston Solar Car Team will embark on an epic adventure in Australia, representing Northeast Mississippi halfway across the globe. Fourteen students departed last week for the first leg of a trip that has them chasing the sun west to Australia to compete in the World Solar Car […]

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