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Houlka misses beloved coach

HOULKA – The Houlka gymnasium was filled to capacity Jan. 18 as faculty, staff and students of Houlka High School, along with family members and friends, said goodbye to Coach Jimbo Byars. Byars, 47, died Jan. 15 after a brief battle with cancer, leaving his wife, children and many family members as survivors, but those […]

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Sweet potato imagination

Use your imagination   Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Third and fourth grade students in Mrs. Lysbeth Parker’s and Mrs. Sharon Vance’s classes participated in the 2012 Sweet Potato Imagination contest as part of the week-long Sweet Potato Festival held in Vardaman. The students used sweet potatoes decorated to show their imaginative creations […]

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Houlka school board elects new leaders

HOULKA – Trustees on the Chickasaw County School Board have not changed but their positions around the table have. Ruby Hollin was named the Chickasaw County School Board President for 2013. Michelle Collums is the vice-chairman and Jamie Earp was appointed secretary. Hollin replaced 2012 president Kenneth Linton. “I think we had a pretty good […]

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ICC awards scholarships to local students

Special to the Chickasaw Journal FULTON – Scholarship recipients at Itawamba Community College for 2013 include Briana Michelle Wright of Vardaman, Leadership’ Sabrina Jones of Houlka, Leadership; and Jasmyne Tally of Houston, Academic, Leadership. Wright will be a 2013 graduate of Vardaman High School, where her activities have included varsity cheerleader to softball, Beta Club, […]

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JOHN STANDFIELD: We open doors to education

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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Showing their spirit

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 […]

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Chickasaw students receive UM scholarships

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 […]

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Wyatt guests at HHS Leadoff banquet

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. […]

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Charter passes Senate, 31-17; Jolly votes against it

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 […]

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WEDDING: Corbett/Hardin

 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 […]

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Chickasaw schools delays and closings

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 […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Lawmakers head to Jackson

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 […]

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Chiefs pick up district win

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 […]

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Wildcats overpower Rams

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 […]

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