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Trustees reject bill from lawyer

HOUSTON – The Houston school board voted last week to reject a bill from an attorney hired by the district to help fix a leaking roof in and who was later dismissed. Trustees rejected the bill from lawyer Bill Murphree and Superintendent Dr. Steve Coker said the decision was made on the grounds the attorney […]

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ICC art competition deadline is Friday

Students in high school art classes in Itawamba Community College’s five-county district are invited to participate in its 2014 High School Arts Competition. Deadline for the competition is Feb. 14, and students can submit two works each in the following categories: drawing, painting, print making, photography, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media. Works should not exceed […]

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MSU Extension launches sweet potato challenge

By Keri Collins Lewis MSU Ag Communications PITTSBORO – What will be the next innovative sweet potato product found on grocery shelves across the county? Perhaps something invented by students at Mississippi State University. Gary Jackson, director of the MSU Extension Service, launched the Sweet Potato Innovation Challenge at the Sweet Potato Council’s annual meeting […]

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Okolona High School honor roll

OKOLONA – Okolona High School has released their honor roll for the first semester.   Fifth Grade Superintendent’s List Jakialla Netaysha Ivy Principal’s List Taylor B Chapman, Jalariyon Darnell Collins, Addison McKenzie Floyd, Makayla Kiara Hodges, Valencia Elizabeth Hughes and Darrick Ahmad Whitfield, Jr.   Sixth Grade Principal’s List Caltasia Tashay Baker, Jacobren Christopher Juawan […]

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Houston High School honor roll

HOUSTON – Houston High School has released the honor roll for the first semester. Ninth grade Superintendent’s List Sandy Garner, Rodrigo Hernandez, Malik Lawrence and Alex Springer. Principal’s List Bryan Brassfield, Caroline Blankenship, Takeya Davdson, Lawrence Everett, Maggie Flatt, Tori Graves, Trey Griggs, Kayla Mims, Andrew Mitchell, Harley Nabors, Hayden Powell, Megan Reed, Anekein Rish, […]

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School attendance is mandatory

CHICKASAW COUNTY – Education is the only chance some kids get in life and they can’t get an education if they are not in school. As the second semester begins for most local schools the Mississippi Department of Education reminds parents there are laws governing school attendance and they can be enforced on the parents […]

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LISA VOYLES: Shine the light

During my tenure here at the Chickasaw Journal, I’ve had the opportunity to meet some interesting people and attend some really cool events. I’ve even said, more than once, “That was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen.” But this time – it really is. Last week, students from Houston, Houlka and Okolona carried a cross […]

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Houston considers prayer policy

HOUSTON – Prayer at Houston athletic events is as much a part of the game as popcorn, cokes and the National Anthem, but a new state law requires schools that pray to follow a state-mandated policy on school prayer. The Houston School District Board of Trustees held their first reading Aug. 12, of a new […]

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Blanton scholarships presented at Floy Dyer Manor

By Omega Blanton HOUSTON – No drum rolls, no clash of cymbals, no resplendent strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” rang through the halls of Floy Dyer Manor on Friday, April 29, 2013, as four Houston High School graduates entered room 440 at 3 p.m. to receive their “Legacy of Love” scholarships in the amount of […]

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District hires lawyers to review roof

HOUSTON – The Houston School Board has hired two Tupelo lawyers to review their case and handle litigation to get leaks stopped at the School of Science and Technology. Trustees met in executive session for one hour Friday and then voted to hire attorneys Gary Carnathan and Bill Murphree to gather data and information from […]

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Lesson for life

OHS seniors complete semester projects OKOLONA – For seniors at Okolona High School, the last semester of school was no time to slack off in Ms. Genevieve Turkett’s class. Turkett, in her first year at OHS, assigned a semester-long senior project and students showed off their creations and the results of their reserach May 8 […]

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HMS band awards

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Eight members of the Houston Middle School band were awarded for achievement following the HMS spring concert. The band is under the direction of William Shirey and Josh Robinson and is comprised of sixth, seventh and eighth grade students. Students who received awards include: Beginning band most improved […]

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Woodland forms Mayor’s Youth Council

WOODLAND – There is a saying in politics that wise leaders gather young people around you because youth doesn’t know it can’t be done. The village of Woodland has formed a Mayor’s Youth Council that recently attended the Mississippi Municipal League Statewide Youth Leadership Summit held March 1-2 in Hattiesburg and has returned home looking […]

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The Wisdom of Potatoes

Years ago, I heard how Dad and his father would fill the back of the old pick-up truck with Irish potatoes for market.  On the way to town, which was 30 miles away, they would take the longest, roughest road to get there.  By the time they got to market, the potatoes had sorted themselves […]

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