Associated Press JACKSON – Commissions on consolidating school districts in Chickasaw County and Lumberton will start this week. A panel examining Chickasaw County, Houston and Okolona districts will meet Wednesday in Houlka. Lawmakers decided not to order those three districts’ consolidation, instead requiring a study with possible future action. A panel that will decide how […]
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JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi Legislature has concluded its 2016 session. The House of Representatives adjourned for a final time Thursday after meeting briefly and disposing of a procedural block on one bill. That measure allows people in designated districts in certain places to carry alcoholic beverages outside the location it was served. In […]
By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – With a charter school expansion officially signed into law by Gov. Phil Bryant this week, local school district leaders are trying to determine how the changes will impact their schools and students. The amendments to the Mississippi Charter School Act of 2013 allow students in any C, […]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Mississippi House, working late on Good Friday, voted to allow executions to be carried out by firing squad if the drugs needed to carry out lethal injections could not be obtained. Freshman Rep. Robert Foster, R-DeSoto, offered the amendment to allow firing squads to be […]
By Dennis Seid Daily Journal DERMA – When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. opened its 12,000-square-foot Walmart Express store here 13 months ago, the local newspaper had a photo of a company representative giving a $500 check to the Derma Fire Department. “The next time Wal-Mart was in the paper, they were announcing they were closing,” said […]
By Michaela Gibson Morris Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Chickasaw County honored two mental health advocates Friday for decades of service to mental health across Northeast Mississippi. Lifecore, formally Region III Mental Health Services, unveiled plaque recognizing the contributions of the late Chickasaw County Chancery Clerk Derwood McCullough and the late […]
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Sen. Russell Jolly, D-Houston, unsuccessfully offered a proposal to require each of the 82 counties in the state to have a single school district. Jolly offered his amendment as a way to voice objections to a Senate bill that merges the Okolona, Houston and Chickasaw County […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal STARKVILLE — High school juniors in Chickasaw County considering medical careers in their home state have the opportunity to take part in an intense and revealing summer program at Mississippi State University. The five-week Rural Medical Scholars summer program at MSU aims to identify the state’s future […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Federal, state and local authorities executed search warrants and made arrests Tuesday on people living in Chickasaw, Calhoun, Clay and Pontotoc counties on a variety of drug charges related to an alleged methamphetamine ring. The indictment came out of U.S. District Court in Oxford […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – One of two people sought for a shooting in Thorn on Thursday has been arrested and authorities hope to make a second arrest in the shooting today. Rudy Flores, 18, of Tupelo and formerly of Houston, was arrested about 2 a.m. in a motel room in Holly […]
At my house we have a job-jar. It’s a jar filled with jobs Sara feels need tending to on the Ingram Plantation. We’ve had this system for the past 20-years. I wake up most Saturday mornings and pull out a job. When it’s finished I pull out another. The job-jar has never been empty. It’s […]
A long look at Chickasaw County shows we have several good things going on around here that we hope will bear much fruit in the coming year. The city’s effort to develop infrastructure, Tanglefoot Trail, rising sales taxes and falling unemployment are just a few of the headlines we saw last month. So let’s take […]
By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY — Chickasaw and Okolona school district officials said they were satisfied with the recently-released Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test results, but added they are continuing to seek improvement. Third to eighth grade students took the language and math tests […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Having a job means having a paycheck and the ability to pay the bills and enjoy life and therefore things apparently got better around here last month. Houston and Chickasaw County notched its lowest unemployment rate in years last month with a 7.4 percent jobless […]
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