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BILLY McCORD: As I See It

Thanks to those of you who have asked about my health. Thanks to some good doctors and a good hospital I am now doing much better. My blood volume is now what it should be and I hope it stays there. Thank you for your prayers. I appreciate every one that was lifted up for […]

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Houlka trustees pushing grades

HOULKA – Chickasaw County School Board trustees took a long hard look at student test scores and have set goals to bring them up. Houlka Attendance Center was ranked a “D” in the 2013 statewide accountability rankings and this grade prompted staff and trustees to immediately begin strategic planning to bring that score up. “We […]

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STEVE COKER: Sounds of silence

I always loved the Bible story in Genesis when God confronts Adam in the garden concerning his absence and hiding from Him. It seems that afternoon Adam and Eve failed to show up at their regular “coffee break” and fellowship. God asked Adam, “Where are you?” Adam obediently replied, “I heard the sound of Thee […]

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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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Wipe your paws

Grandmother was a wise old sage, but often could be a bit eccentric. One of the joys of her life was a peke-a-poo dog named Harry. That was an appropriate name because Harry was just that, “hairy.” He had long, smooth hair from his nose to his tail and that was the problem. Harry had […]

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Vardaman High School honor roll

VARDAMAN – Vardaman High School has released the honor roll for the second nine weeks.   Seventh grade Regular Honor Roll Hunter Boyette, Mary Grace Davis, Ethan Edmondson, Alberto Flores, Andrew Griffin, Marisol Lopez, Clay Miller, Maria Pina, Hayden Ross, Devin Stafford, Layne Tedder and Karina Torres Principal’s Honor Roll Oakley Edington, Jackson Harrell, Carlie […]

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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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HMS honor roll

HOUSTON – Houston Middle School has released the honor roll for the first semester.   Sixth Grade Superintendent’s List Abby Kate Boyer, Emma Brassfield, Kamryn Cooper, Jermaya Davenport, Destiny Fields, Haley Nicole Makamson, Makiya McCoy, Emily Lauren Pettit, Christian Rimmer, Tramon Robinson, Jasmine Rogers, Nathan Shoemaker, Kiley Smith, Bo Springer, Monterrian Swing, Zykerein Welch and […]

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Lawmakers eye elected school superintendents

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – School districts with elected superintendents would vote this November on whether to switch to an appointed superintendent under legislation passed Thursday by the House Education Committee. The effort is the latest attempt to change the governance structure of Mississippi’s public school districts. The state currently has […]

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STEVE COKER: “For the millionth time”

Even before the elevator opened, I could hear the discussion. As the doors slid back, there was a little girl of about six. One hand on her hip and the other hand pointed, arm, hand and finger, at a large man over six-feet tall. The look on his face was grim as I heard her […]

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Clark tapped for scholarship

HOULKA – Each spring, Superintendents around the state have the opportunity to nominate one senior for a Mississippi Association of Superintent’s Scholarship. Chickasaw County Superintendent Dr. Betsy Collums submitted her nomination and found out this summer the award would go to 2013 graduate Kaylyn Clark. “At the MASS summer convention in July, I found out […]

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Watch out for the yellow dog!

Now that school has gotten firmly in the groove, it is common to see our yellow buses, or as they are affectionately called, “the yellow dogs,” on the road morning and afternoon. Our district transports over 1,500 of our 2,000 students twice each day. The drivers crank up early each morning around 5:30 a.m. in […]

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School in the summer

A  guy drives into a ditch, but luckily, a farmer is there to help. He hitches his horse, Buddy, up to the car and yells, “Pull, Nellie, pull!” Buddy doesn’t move. “Pull, Buster, pull!” Buddy doesn’t budge. “Pull, Coco, pull!” Nothing. Then the farmer says, “Pull, Buddy, pull!” And the horse drags the car out […]

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Houston High School honor rolls

HOUSTON – Houston High School has released the honor rolls for the academic year. Ninth Grade Superintendent’s list Carley Bevels, Liza Boyer, Clay Faulkner, Justin Hardin and Madison Mitchell Principal’s list Katlyn Abrams, Ezra Blissard, Madison Bullard, Madeline Burdine, Lane Callahan, Alexis Doss, Gabriel Haire, J.C. Hare, Charlie Hopson, Victoria Kilgore, Tristen Laufenberg, Kevonte’ Marble, […]

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