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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Pleasing Mother was my goal in life. She wanted me to play basketball, so I suffered six years of basketball. She wanted me to go to college – no passion of mine, but I wanted to please, so I entered college in 1965 – the first in my family to do so. My high […]
We have all seen them. The visuals are striking, choreography and music memorable, puppies and children fetching. Seems as if these TV commercials will become classics, but within days they’re gone—Madison Avenue misfires. Why? Their imagery is too vivid and the viewer fails to connect the commercial with the product—the sine qua non of […]
The dirty little secret of so-called “higher education” is that a substantial part of a typical course of instruction in American colleges is almost or nearly worthless. The demands of the marketplace are such that the college must hurry their customers (a more apt term than “students”) through with a degree […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The weather was hot, but the music was great and fireworks lit up the night sky, so who cared if Homecoming was one week late? The annual community celebration on The Square in downtown Houston saw a good crowd turn out for an afternoon of food and […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The third time was a charm for the Chickasaw County Instrumental Music Festival that drew crowds from daylight till dark to The Square in Houston Saturday. The Chickasaw County Instrumental Music Festival kicked off its third year this past weekend with crowds gathering on The Square in […]
By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – The Friday night raid of a party in Mooreville uncovered more than 70 underage individuals, the presence of drugs and alcohol, and led to the arrest of both adults and minors. Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said his office first learned of the party from callers who alerted […]
Brian Free and his group Assurance will be at Macedonia Methodist Church, on CR 418, at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 17 for an evening of praise and worship. The event is free and a love offering will be taken. Since 1982, Free has been at the forefront of southern gospel music since first joining Gold […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bradley and Chadley Brassfield, sons of Chester and Robbie Brassfield of Houston, made the move to Nashville, Tenn., four years ago to pursue careers as recording artists in country music. They teamed up with singer/songwriter Aly Cutter and together they formed the harmonious trio Brassfield Aly. They’re currently produced by hit-songwriter Kenny […]
HOUSTON – Jermaine Morgan’s hometown is known for the Flywheel Festival and the Solar Car team and he wants it to also become know for creating musicians. The Chickasaw County Instrumental Music Festival kicked off its second year this past weekend with crowds gathering in Joe Brigance Park to listen to Jazz, blues, pop and […]
HOUSTON – It all started in Chickasaw County for Brenda Whitlock and she brought her latest songs back for the people who know her music best. Whitlock sang “Not Gonna Let Nobody Take My Crown” and also sang “Double Dose (of the Holy Ghost)” to the delight of the crowd in attendance at Live in […]
UNA – Perfect weather made for a perfect weekend at the Una Fun Fest Friday night and Saturday morning. “We got a cool breeze Friday night and the Lord just blessed our Gospel singing,” said Sandra Wofford, secretary for Una Fun Fest. “It was hot Saturday, but there was plenty of shade and our booths […]
FULTON – Members of CenterStage, Itawamba Community College’s pop show group, have been selected for 2014-15. They include vocalists Marilyn Ramirez and Kelli Aurell, both of Ackerman; Madison Eldridge of Saltillo; Sydney Harrell and Molly May, both of Houston; Sierra Richardson of Mooreville; Saydee Moss of Houlka; Mary Elizabeth Smith of Smithville; Matthew Kelly and […]
HOUSTON – We would call it the hottest music ticket in Northeast Mississippi this weekend, but it’s free. Houston will host the Chickasaw County Instrumental Music Festival Friday and Saturday with a list of top-notch instrumentalist and vocal performers set to hit the stage at Joe Brigance Park Friday night and Saturday morning. Event organizer […]
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