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Getting a good start at school

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Families with children entering kindergarten through sixth grade were invited to a United Way Back 2 School Resource Fair at the Houston High School gym on Saturday, July 16 with hundreds showing up for the annual event. This was the third year that United Way has partnered with […]

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Sundancer crosses 2016 Solar Car Challenge finish line

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Sundancer crossed the finish line Saturday one minute before the race deadline and was the only car in the race to travel all the miles in the 2016 Solar Car Challenge under the time allotted. Sundancer, the Houston Solar Car, has unofficially won the Solar […]

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Please clean up the Carnegie Library

Dear Editor, I visited Houston July 1 for Homecoming weekend and on my first outing traveling Highway 8 past privately maintained First Baptist Church, with its attractive landscape of blooming crepe myrtles and caladiums, I approached the public maintained historical Carnegie Library and, my goodness, what a double look I had to do. The grass […]

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SONNY SCOTT: Real men rise above the status quo

“There were giants in the earth in those days…” Genesis 6:4 “A man oughta do what he thinks is best.” John Wayne in “Hondo” “Here’s to our prosperity. Our good health and happiness. And most important…To life, to life, I’chaim.” Traditional Hebrew toast to newly weds from “Fiddler on the Roof” It’s overcast, unseasonably cool […]

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Homegrown and Houston proud

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It is all grown in the good earth or made by the good people of Chickasaw County and that’s a fact. Houston’s Farmer’s Market became a certified home-grown produce exchange Saturday with the Mississippi Department of Agriculture giving its stamp of approval to the group that gathers on […]

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ICC registration underway

Special to the Chickasaw Journal It’s not too late to register for classes for the 2016 fall semester at Itawamba Community College. Registration will continue weekdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. through Aug. 5 in the Student Affairs office in the David C. Cole Student Services building at the Fulton Campus and in the Student Support […]

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Hebron honors hoop champions

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The season is over but the memories and the ring will last a lifetime. Hebron Christian School bestowed Mississippi Association of Independent School Basketball Championship rings to its players at a special awards ceremony Friday night at Parkway Baptist Church. “I am so proud of these teams,” said […]

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Houston, Houlka, Okolona districts get “C”

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – School district across Chickasaw County were rated “C” in a new set of scores released last week by the Mississippi Department of Education. The annual letter-grade scores are a critical test for how well districts and individual schools are educating students and are based on the state’s accountability […]

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EDITORIAL: Support for Solar Car

This newspaper has repeatedly said one of the things Houston does best is Solar Car. The Houston Solar Car team headed to Fort Worth, Texas last week and is in Manhattan, Kan., today on their way to the finish line in Minneapolis, Minn., on Saturday. And they proudly represent this community and this state every […]

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Houston’s Kinard honored by PTK

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Three Phi Theta Kappa advisors at Itawamba Community College have received the organization’s Horizon Award for Advisors. They include Jenny Bowers of Tupelo, Ira Lindsay McFarland Kinard of Houston, both advisors for the Beta Tau Sigma chapter at the Tupelo Campus, and Heather McCormick of Fulton, advisor for the Upsilon […]

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Solar Team trekking north in Solar Challenge 2016

  By Floyd Ingram Chicksasaw Journal FORT WORTH, Texas – Sundancer left Fort Worth Sunday and is smack-dab in the middle of the Good Ole U.S. of A. today, as they head north to the Solar Car Challenge finish line in Minneapolis, Minn., on Saturday. The Houston Solar Car team rolled out their car Sundancer […]

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ICC offers manufacturing program

Special to the Chickasaw Journal BELDEN – Itawamba Community College will offer two options for a Manufacturing Basic Skills Certification program, the first beginning in August at the Belden Center. The eight-week option will be Aug. 15-Oct. 4, and classes will meet Mondays through Thursdays from 6-9 p.m., and the six-week, Mondays through Thursdays, Oct. […]

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Samford names Herrod to Dean’s List

Special to the Chickasaw Journal BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Mary C. Herrod of Houston was named to the Spring 2016 Dean’s List at Samford University. Samford releases dean’s lists after the close of the fall and spring semesters each academic year. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade […]

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Okolona trustees fill posts

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA — The Okolona Municipal Separate School District held several meetings in June – in addition to their regularly scheduled monthly meeting – to deal with personnel changes and a variety of other topics. Here are the results of those meetings, according to board minutes. A Special […]

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