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HUES names Students of the Week

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The following children were chosen Student of the Week at Houston Upper Elementary School for Nov. 7 through Nov. 11, 2016. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name. Third Grade Brock- Betsy Lopez McFarland- Chyna King Moss- Madison Buckley Newell- Luis Vazquez Rimmer- Mia […]

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Community gives thanks

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – People gathered at Houston High School last week to corporately give thanks for the past year. The Community Thanksgiving Service saw churches from around Houston come sing, pray, give and listen to a message of thanksgiving hosted by the Greater Houston Ministerial Alliance and the Salvation Army. “We […]

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EDITORIAL: Shop local

This is the time of year when people shop and this is also the time of year when community-oriented newspapers urge you to shop at home. We all know the reason for shopping at home when you spend money locally it strengthens the local economy. But do you really know the numbers? For every $100 […]

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Houlka leaning on veteran leadership

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – It was a magical season for the Houlka Wildcats last season on the court as the Wildcats won their division and made a run in Jackson. For head coach Jimmy Guy McDonald, despite losing a number of seniors that played valuable minutes from last year’s […]

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Egg Bowl notebook 2016

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram sat out the final game of his career in street clothes with an injured hamstring. Engram, the nation’s leader among active tight ends with 2,320 career receiving yards, set Ole Miss records for career catches, receiving yards and touchdowns by a tight […]

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Rams looking for continued improvement

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal VARDAMAN – With a new basketball season upon us, the Vardaman Rams are looking for continued success coming off of last year. While not notching many wins, head coach Tim Vaughan saw improvement throughout last season and hopes that it will continue this season. “We improved a […]

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Bulldogs run wild on Ole Miss

By Parrish Alford Special to the Chickasaw Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss issued a news release shortly before the Egg Bowl kick off announcing the retirement of defensive coordinator Dave Wommack and citing his success in a 38-year career. Minutes later, Mississippi State’s ground game delivered a painful reminder of the things that haven’t gone […]

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Okolona working to be the best

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The Chieftains had a good basketball team last year and we’ll have to see what they’ve got this year. Okolona got bounced out of the state basketball tournament early last year and made it to the MHSAA Championship game two years ago only to lose to Bay Springs. […]

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AG, governor have same goal on internet sales

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, often at odds over legal issues, find themselves on the same side of a legal fight – to allow states to collect sales tax on internet purchases. Earlier this month, Hood, Mississippi’s lone statewide elected Democrat, […]

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Petitt looks to rebuild Houston hoops

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It’s a new era for Houston Hilltopper basketball. After coaching changes in the offseason for both girls and guys team, Chris Petitt from North Pontotoc has stepped in to lead the program. The first goal Petitt has for both of his teams is to learn […]

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MHSAA reclassifications announced

Special to the Chickasaw Journal The Mississippi High School Activities Association executive committee last week approved the reclassification and division moves for the 2017-19 school years. The new alignment are based on high school student population and both Houston and Okolona moved down a division. Okolona dropped from 2A to 1A and Houston dropped from […]

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HHS Track Team

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Houston FFA earns One Star Chapter award

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Houston FFA chapter at Houston High School has been recognized in the 2016 National Chapter Award Program from the National FFA Organization as a One Star Chapter. The program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters from throughout the country that successfully complete an annual set of required activities that […]

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Police Grads

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