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Trustees silent on discipline issue

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – School trustees heard but made no decision last week on a disciplinary appeal of a parent whose child was punished for missing a scheduled high school band event. The Houston School Board went into executive session at their monthly board meeting Thursday, Oct. 15 […]

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Teachers to be allowed to paddle

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Allowing teachers to handle corporal in the classroom passed on a rare 3-2 vote of the Houston School Board of Trustees last week. The change in district policy will not circumvent those parents who sign forms saying they don’t want their child paddled by […]

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CHICKASAW COUNTY: Luther wins Circuit Judge, Pettit wins Houston trustee

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal Chickasaw County voters chose Kelly Luther as their next Circuit Court Judge and Hugh Pettit as their next Houston School Board Trustee in Tuesday’s November runoff election. Luther garnered 1,158 votes to Shirley C. Byers’ 760 ballots in Chickasaw County for the post of Circuit Court Judge District 3, Place […]

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Houston votes on prayer policy

  HOUSTON – After more than two months of study and deliberation the Houston Board of Trustees has voted to establish guidelines for prayer and religious activities at school. Trustees voted 4-0 to establish the rules and regulations under a policy heading of “student religious liberties,” at their Oct. 15 meeting. The motion was made […]

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Welcome Trustee Howell

He steps onto the board of the most important industry in our community next week and he will be partially responsible for the fashioning and development of the most important product of this town for years to come. Thomas Howell will take a seat on the Houston School Board July 8 and will be directly […]

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Howell named to school board

HOUSTON – Thomas Howell, a Houston High School graduate and battalion Executive Officer in the Mississippi Army National Guard, is the newest Houston School Board Trustee. The vote by the Houston Board of Alderman last week to appoint Howell to the city school post was 3-2 and not without controversy and lengthy discussion. The motion […]

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