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NEMCC names honor students

Special to the Chickasaw Journal BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College has named local students to its President’s and Vice President’s List for the fall semester. One hundred and ninety-three Northeast Mississippi Community College students achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 4.0 scale for the 2016 fall semester and as a result, have […]

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BIRTH: Carson Grey Spencer

HOUSTON – Cody and Alisha Spencer are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Carson Grey Spencer. Carson was born at 7:13 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 at Tupelo Women’s Clinic. He tipped the scales at 7-pounds, 9-ounces and was 20-inches long. He is the maternal grandchild of Jimmy Huffman of Houlka and […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Throw your hat into the ring

January is the month you decide if you want to run for political office in the city of Houston, Okolona, Houlka and even Woodland this summer. And I do hope those who are still pondering a race for public office will realize if you haven’t made up your mind by now, you will probably only […]

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Girl Scout cookies are on sale

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal VAN VLEET – A simple fundraiser for Girl Scouts celebrates its 100th year this month with a special sale of Girl Scout cookies at the historic Girl Scout camp in Chickasaw County. A century ago, girls started participating in what would evolve into the largest entrepreneurial training program for girls […]

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Magda Aju inducted to Phi Kappa Phi

Special to the Chickasaw Journal BATON ROUGE, La. — Magda Aju, of Houston, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Aju was initiated at Mississippi State University. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of […]

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Hebron releases nine week honor roll

Special to the Chickasaw Journal PHEBA – Hebron Christian School has released their respective Honor Roll lists for the 2016-17 First Nine Weeks grading period for all classes. Students named to the A Honor Roll and A/B Honor Roll for the first nine weeks are: A HONOR ROLL Jackson Aldridge, Eli Aldridge, Kase Brooks, Steele […]

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Need money for college?

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Houston School of Career and Technology Education Center will host a Scholarship and Pell Grant Workshop Wednesday, Jan. 18, to introduce students to the paperwork and path of financial aid. The event starts at 8 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m. with college representatives available from 2 […]

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HLES names nine week honor roll

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Houston School District Superintendent Tony Cook and Houston Lower Elementary School Principal Robert Winters have released their respective lists for the 2016-17 First Nine Weeks grading period. Students named to the Superintendent’s List scored 93 or above and received all “A’s” on their first nine week report card. […]

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MHP Driver’s License hours The Mississippi Highway Patrol’s mobile Driver’s License office will be open in Houston at the WIN Job Center at 210 South Monroe Street the third Monday of each month. They also will be at the National Guard Armory on Highway 32 in Okolona the third Wednesday and the Courthouse in Pittsboro on […]

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Success based on good choices

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Buffy Coleman has never met anyone who set out to not be a success. But the nationally know motivational speaker told students at Houlka recently he has met many people who have not been successful in life. “My message is the decisions you make, the goals and aspirations […]

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BIRTH: Carson Grey Spencer

HOSUTON – Cody and Alisha Spencer are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Carson Grey Spencer. Carson was born at 7:23 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 at Tupelo Women’s Clinic. He tipped the scales at 7-pounds, 9-ounces and was 20-inches long. He is the maternal grandchild of Jimmy Huffman of Houlka and […]

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Okolona schools close this afternoon

TUPELO – Winter weather has hit portions of Northeast Mississippi resulting in various closings including the shuttering of Okolona schools in Chickasaw County. At this point the Okolona schools are the only schools in Chickasaw County closing Friday afternoon. Keep up with all ongoing closings and other winter weather updates right here: • Lafayette County […]

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Remembering with a wreath

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – They remembered those living veterans and those who have died at cemeteries all across America on Saturday and in Okolona, too. Wreaths Across America saw its Okolona ceremony begin at 11 a.m. sharp to coincide with the noon ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and more than 100 similar […]

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HISD reviews drug testing

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The goal is not to catch kids but to intervene and hopefully given them another reason to say no to illegal drugs. The Houston Board of Trustees has given a second review of a proposed drug testing policy that would screen students in extra curricular activities or those […]

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