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Candidates qualify for city posts

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Good local government hinges on electing good candidates and voters around Chickasaw County will pick from a slate of candidates when municipal elections are held this spring. Qualifying for city posts closed at 5 p.m. Friday with a number of residents waiting until the last minute to […]

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House votes to merge all three Chickasaw districts

By Bobby Harrison Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Mississippi House, by a 62-43 vote, sent back to the Senate on Tuesday legislation that would merge the three Chickasaw County school districts – Houston, Okolona and Chickasaw. Earlier this session the Senate passed a bill to merge Chickasaw and Houston, but to exclude […]

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TEACHER OF THE WEEK: Elizabeth Harrison

Special to the Chickasaw Journal School: Houston High School Name: Elizabeth Harrison Graduated: 1988 Residence: Houston, Ms Occupation: French and Latin Teacher Education: Bachelor of Arts in French – Ole Miss, Master of Arts in Foreign Language, Ed.S in Secondary Education, and a Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction Community Activities: Member of Parkway Baptist Church […]

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Houlka to seek new principal

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Chickasaw County School Board has approved the resignation of Seth Burt as principal of Houlka Attendance Center effective June 30, 2017. Although Burt may soon not be principal, students, faculty and the community may not have seen the last of him. “I hope to […]

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County seeks jail cost solutions

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The state’s decision to cut the number of inmates at the Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility has dropped a major expense in the lap of Chickasaw County. Supervisors met last week with Chickasaw County Sheriff James Meyers and Warden Brand Huffman to figure out ways to handle a […]

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Okolona forced into consolidation

By Bobby Harrison Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Okolona School District will be merged with the Houston and Chickasaw County districts under legislation that passed the House Education Committee Tuesday morning. The bill passed the Senate earlier this session merging the Houston and Chickasaw districts, but leaving Okolona as a free-standing system. […]

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College Day at HCTEC

Special to the Chickasaw Journal College Day at HCTEC was a success with several colleges attending, including Itawamba Community College, The University of Mississippi, Mississippi State, Delta State, and many more. Students had the opportunity to meet with recruiters and talk about what they needed to do to get accepted to a college or university. […]

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Houlka moves forward with water works

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – New Houlka aldermen held a short meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Town Hall, and voted to continue a town worker’s temporary employment until early this spring. At the Jan. 23 meeting, aldermen continued Ty Russell’s employment in the Water Department until the board’s first meeting […]

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Building a future with CET

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal The Construction & Electrical Technology (CET) Program at Houston Career and Technology Education Center a two year skills program that teaches basic construction, wiring, welding, and safety in construction. Construction & Electrical Technology is an instructional program that prepares an individual for employment or continued education in the occupations […]

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A Day Without Immigrants felt in Vardaman

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal VARDAMAN – A national movement became a local reality for schools and at least one business in Vardaman Thursday. Billed as “A Day Without Immigrants” and calling for a national strike against President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, the national event seeks to call attention to the contributions of immigrants to […]

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Teacher Academy

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Teacher Academy is another new program at HCTEC. The Teacher Academy gives students an authentic look at becoming an educator. Beginning with classroom instruction on different learning styles and classroom methods, students will progress to working side by side with a teacher/mentor in the classroom. A significant component of the […]

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Extension gives out 1,800 trees

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A larger than usual crowd took part in Thursday’s annual Chickasaw County Soil and Water Conservation seedling giveaway last week. Volunteers and staff gave away more than 1,800 seedlings in eight different varieties at its annual event Feb. 16 at the Extension offices on Lee Horn Drive. The […]

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Growing our future with AEST

Special to the Chickasaw Journal The AEST Program includes all the Agriculture Science Classes which are: Concepts of Agriculture Science, Plant Science, Animal Science, Environmental Science, and Agribusiness. The AEST (Agriculture, Environmental Science and Technology) department prepares students for the future. Students taking AEST courses are prepared to apply gained knowledge to new experiences and […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Looking at the future

It’s cliché but today’s young people really are the future. Take a long hard look at today’s youth and you will quickly see what Chickasaw County, Mississippi and this country will look like in 10 or 15 years. It’s easy to get all riled up over kids that wear their pants too low or have […]

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