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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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County contemplates paving project

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It may be one way to get roads paved in Chickasaw County. Thomas Barnett, owner of Stinkin’ Jims Campground and Horse Ranch, approached the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors last week seeking to get his road paved and he’s willing to pay the cost to have it done. […]

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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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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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Houston considers summer street projects

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The city was pleased with a recent project that resurfaced Stacie Street and aldermen have been asked to consider a list for work this summer. Houston Mayor Stacey Parker asked aldermen to start thinking about streets in their wards that need work and to have that list ready […]

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Cars burglarized in South Houston

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Thieves broke into several vehicles in South Houston Tuesday night or Wednesday morning and stole two rifles, change and a George Straits CD. Houston police and Chickasaw County sheriff’s deputies were called to Martin drive about 4 a.m. Wednesday after a rifle was reported stolen from a vehicle. […]

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EDITORIAL: Education maintenance

While state and federal lawmakers tell us how to educate our children, they don’t give one thin dime to housing them or to providing the facilities to give them a proper education. That’s our job. Lawmakers have put lots of limitations on accountability, school funding and the paying of educators but they won’t pay for […]

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Houston Trustees approve $847,000 maintenance project

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Trustees are spending big money that will hopefully fix a big problem at schools across the district. Houston school board trustees voted to accept the lowest and best bid of $847,000 from Ewing/Kessler for a project to replace heating and air conditioning units at or on top of […]

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ETHAN TURNER: Area teams prepare for stretch run

For the Houston Hilltoppers, the break came at a good time. Before Christmas, the Toppers suffered a tough loss to Lafayette and head coach Chris Pettit said his team was going to use the break to clean up some things and work to get better. In the second half of the season, coach Pettit and […]

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Wildcats control game against Bruce

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The game stood 14-13 at the end of the first quarter, but the Wildcats turned up the tempo and took control of the game to down Bruce, 83-51 Friday night at The Gym in Houlka. Houlka used smart shooting and grabbed a basket full of rebounds as they […]

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