By John Stanfield Guest Columnist A community says a lot about itself by the way it takes care of its children. Okolona is saying good things lately with its response to Okolona Community Dollars for Scholars. The group, only eight-years-old, last summer gave out five $1,500 scholarships and twenty-two $500 scholarships to Okolona High [...]
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HOUSTON – Plenty of people travel during the holidays and several members of the Houston High School cheer squad joined in on their way to select events in Orlando, Fla., and London, England. Cristin Cook serves as HHS mascot “Harley the Hilltopper” and was invited to participate in the All-American mascot clinic in Orlando following [...]
OXFORD – The following University of Mississippi freshmen were awarded scholarship packages for the 2012-2013 academic year based on criteria that included academic and leadership credentials: Megan Renee Lewis of Okolona received a Ramzy Scholarship for $2,000, a Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarship for $1,000, and Academic Excellence Scholarship for $3,000, and a Bledsoe Scholarship for $1,500. Nathan Eugene Bailey of Okolona [...]
HHS Leadoff banquet will be held Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Houston High School Commons area with guest speaker, Matt Wyatt. Wyatt is a former SEC quarterback from Mississippi State University and is a Color Analyst from the MSU football broadcast crew. He is also the co-host of HeadtoHead, a sport-centered radio program. [...]
by Bobby Harrison NEMS Daily Journal JACKSON – Senate Education Chairman Gray Tollison, R-Oxford, and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday’s passage of charter school legislation is the first of several steps they plan to make this session in an effort to improve the state’s schools. Moments after charter school legislation passed the Senate by [...]
Mr. and Mrs. Creig Corbett of Tupelo announce the engagement of their daughter, Keeley Marie Corbett, to Thomas Jeffrey “Ty” Hardin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Hardin of Houston. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ms. Addie Paslay of Tupelo, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cole of Baldwyn, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Corbett of Baldwyn [...]
Chickasaw County Schools are closed Houston Schools are closed Calhoun County Schools have two hour delay this morning. Teachers report at 9:30. Immanuel Christian School will start at 10 a.m. Staff report at 9:45 a.m. Columbus Schools: Elementary starts at 9 a.m., Middle, High School, Alternative starts at 10 a.m. Buses will run at 9:15 [...]
The Mississippi Legislature convened last week with 121 House members and 51 Senators raising their right hand and swearing to uphold the public trust and the laws of the State of Mississippi. We’ll see how long that oath lasts because they’ve got a lot of hard work ahead of them. Education is always a headliner [...]
OKOLONA – The Chiefs have battled injuries and shooting trouble in the early season, but came together to make short work of the Hamilton Lions in district play Jan. 8. The Chiefs took a 21-13 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, leading all four frames and dominating in the fourth again for [...]
VARDAMAN – The Houlka Wildcats made a short trip across the county line to Vardaman Jan. 8 for a rematch with the Rams and came away with a win, but had to work out of a first quarter slump to do it. The Wildcats and Rams both started slow and battled shooting problems resulting in [...]
by Bobby Harrison NEMS Daily Journal Djournal.Com JACKSON – As expected, the Senate Education Committee passed charter school legislation Tuesday. A section allowing virtual charter schools was removed from the bill in committee, but the bill will allow charter schools in C, D and F accredited districts without the approval of the local school boards. [...]
The Houston Hilltoppers snagged their first district win on the road Jan. 11, defeating Caledonia 80-53. Anquan Russell led for the Toppers with 21 points, followed by Sharone Wright with 19. Chris Jones had 16 and Caleb Morgan posted 12 in the win. Lafayette tops Toppers ECRU – Montreal Nabors and Brandon Mack’s 15 points [...]
By Bobby Harrison NEMS Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Numerous Northeast Mississippi legislators, both Republicans and Democrats, are not completely sold on charter schools as a tool to help improve the state’s educational outcomes. In interviews during the opening week of the 2013 session with 20 Northeast Mississippi legislators, a majority said they [...]
HOUSTON – The Houston Board of Aldermen named Daniel Heeringa as its 2013 appointment to the Houston School Board of Trustees last week. Heeringa will now fill out a full term and be up for re-appointment to his post on the Houston School Board in February 2018. Heeringa had been appointed by the city in [...]
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