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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: School board seeks community input

Dear Editor, As the Houston School District Board of Education begins the search for a new superintendent, we would love to encourage the input of the community, our district staff, and the families of our students. We have set up two ways to hear from you. First, we encourage everyone to fill out a survey […]

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Houlka school “footprint” unveiled

HOULKA – No one ever doubted Chickasaw County Schools would rise from the ashes of a devastating fire that destroyed the historic Houlka High School this summer, the question was just when and what the new building would look like. Chicksasaw County School Board Trustees have not finalized a timeline for building and getting back […]

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Smoke reported in Vardaman school

VARDAMAN – A heater coil over-heated and smoked up Vardaman Elementary School after school hours Thursday afternoon. Vardaman Elementary School Principal Dee Dee Lee said smoke was smelled in a hall about 3:30 p.m. and the fire department was called to check it out. She said students had already dismissed for the day and the […]

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Board hears report on HUES

HOUSTON – Positive re-enforcement and strong directions from teachers, aides and administrators have prompted positive results at Houston Upper Elementary School. Houston trustees heard a report from Houston Upper Elementary principal John Ellison Monday, Dec. 8, that the school for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders has cut it discipline referral rate in half and is working […]

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Houston superintendent’s contract not renewed

HOUSTON – The Houston School board voted unanimously not to renew the contract of long-time Houston School District Superintendent Dr. Steve Coker at a special called meeting Tuesday night. On a motion by Trustee Carol Byrne and a second by Trustee Marvin Beard the voted 5-0 with Board President Daniel Herringa, outgoing trustee Bart Munlin […]

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Okolona releases first 9 week honor roll

The following students have been named to the Superintendent’s and Principal List at Okolona High School for the first nine-week testing period. Students named to the Superintendent’s List had all A’s while students named to the Principal’s list has all B’s or higher. Students are listed by grade, list and alphabetically by name. Okolona High […]

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Houlka Attendance Center honor roll

Superintendent’s List 1st Bianca Cooper, Landen Forman, Denver McCoy, Daultin Mitchem, Greyson Prestage, Presley Reeves, Brylee Snow, Holly Tallant, Richara Walker, Sha’qera Wilson, Joshua Reed 2nd James Allred, Roland Aron, Joseph Clark, Elizabeth Coker, Hunter Duncan, Hunter Earnest, Molly Earnest, Cade Griggs, Rossi Holladay, Jacqueline Jamison, Braylin Johnson, Austin Kellum, Emma Langston, Madison Martin, Mychael […]

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HLES names first nine-week scholars

First Grade Superintendent’s List Devin Buchanan, Abby Harrington, Mykel Johnson, Matthew Merriman, Miley Naron, Willion Richardson, Ella Cate Alford, Madison Buckley, Alden Edwards, Lillian Houk, Nela Jones, Cara Pearson, Kylan Chandler, Brand Garner, Jacob Brassfield, Audrey Clark, Kaley Myatt, Kimoree Randle, Keely Wright, Brayden Childress, Carson Crowley, Chloe Guin, Nathan Heair, Betsy Lopez, Tatum McWhirter, […]

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HUES 1st nine weeks honor roll

Third Grade Superintendent’s List Dawson Black, David Boykin, Ivette Gonzalez, Alyssa Murphree, Kennedy Pearson Principal’s List Nevaeh Brinker, Jordan Earrey, Aimee Buckly, Zariyia Moore, Victoria Price, Benjamin Bevels, Lara Hollingsworth, Anthony McGregory, Jonathan Murphree, Graylon Pulliam, Gabriel Torres, Jalen Washington, Jahiem Brownlee, James Cousin, Rylee James, Braxton Porter, Markerra Williams, Corley Carter, Gavin Duncan, Michael […]

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Houston Middle School honor roll

Sixth Grade Superintendent’s List Zalexus Actkinson, Cali Barnett, Jay Cruse, Annabelle Hood, Jaden Johns, Paige Kilgore, Jonathan Kyle, Jaiden Linley, Jacob Mchann, Lindzee Mixon, Mariyah Morgan, Kaitlynn Murphree, Auzie Myatt and Grace Tate. Principal’s List Hayden Abrams, Frances Allen, Nickolas Barfield, Janesa Bingham, Abbigale Blansett, Allison Blansett, Zachary Boren, Makenzie Brooks, Johnathan Brown, David Bun, […]

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Houston High honor roll announced

Twelfth Grade Senior Superintendent’s List Charlsi Allen, Diana Bedolla, Brennan Byrne, Hannah Grimes, Kristen Marsh, Caysi Mitchell, Kardazia Murry, Robert Scott and Mary Kansas Sullivan. Senior Principal’s List Leslie Bigby, Taylor Brand, Naylet Bustos, Teyeira Calvert, Reid Carter, Abigail Cliett, Chasity Criddle, Ramsey Earnest, Talaja Echoles, Damien Fields, Lauren Floyd, Tori Ford, J’lynn Gordillo, Breanna […]

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Area school grades/ratings reviewed

CHICKASAW COUNTY – Teachers and school officials understand tests and realize their value in education to mark progress, recognize deficiencies and plan for improvements. The Mississippi Department of Education released letter-grade rankings in mid October for the state’s schools and districts with most schools in Chickasaw County showing slight improvements and none failing. The grades […]

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Childers takes Chickasaw, runoff for Houston trustees

HOUSTON – Incumbent Senator Thad Cochran may have won the election but he did not win Chickasaw County in mid-term elections last night and a three-man Houston School Board race will see the top two vote-getters in a run off. Democratic Senatorial candidate Travis Childers, of Booneville, garnered 52.40 percent of the vote with 2,140 […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Sticks and stones . . .

She came in our office the other day and I love her to death. She watched me grow up and remembers when I threw papers in a sleepy little Southern town called West Point. She was the first person to call me by my nick-name and welcome me to Houston. But she was mad as […]

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