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Calhoun County School officials face charges

By Emma Crawford Kent Special to the Chickasaw Journal BRUCE – Three Calhoun County school district educators are being charged for failing to report alleged inappropriate contact between a teacher and a student. According to Bruce Police Chief Stan Evans, Bruce High School teacher and coach Loray Jordan, Jr., was charged on April 21 with […]

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EDITORIAL: Economic Fun

Do you like making a dollar? That’s a question every American can truthfully answer without one bit of guilt or shame. This country and this community was founded by capitalist who spotted an opportunity, put the wheels in motion and carried the proceeds from their labor to the bank. That opportunity comes to Houston this […]

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Okolona excluded from Chickasaw, Houston merger

By Bobby Harrison Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – The Okolona Municipal School District will not be merged with the Chickasaw County and Houston Municipal school districts under an agreement worked out by House and Senate leaders. The conference report was filed late Monday night to merge the Chickasaw and Houston districts, but […]

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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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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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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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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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POLICE ROUNDUP: Store robbed, woman dies in fire, Alcorn sheriff convicted

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Police are questioning one man and seeking others after the Sprint Mart on Highway 8 East was robbed Sunday night. Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles said two black males, dressed in black, entered the Sprint Mart about 9:20 Sunday night and jumped a female employee working in the […]

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Okolona tops Toppers

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was an intense night on the hardwood as the Okolona Chieftains traveled the short distance to Houston to face the Hilltoppers. In the first game the Lady Toppers were able to control the game and defeat the Lady Chieftains 72-12, but in the nightcap, […]

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Burn ban still in effect

HOUSTON – Despite rain last week and a forecast for rain Wednesday a burn ban remains in effect for most of Mississippi, including Chickasaw County. “Most people don’t realize how much of a rainfall deficit we have,” said Brighton Forester, Mississippi Forestry Commission public relations director. “While there is some more rain in the forecast […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: Stereotyping is never a good idea We often hear about the crimes and homicides that take place in Chicago and in particular the south side of Chicago. The murder and overall crime rate is frightening. I wouldn’t want to walk around the streets of Roseland, Englewood or a number of Chicago neighborhoods at […]

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BETTY ATKINSON: Celebrate Constitution Week

Dear Editor, America is celebrating the 229th anniversary of its most notable political accomplishment – the framing of the Constitution. The 55 delegates to the Constitution Convention in Philadelphia began their work in May of 1787 and completed in four months later on Sept. 17. The United States of America functions as a Republic, under […]

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ABC agents make alcohol bust, two drug arrests

Agents with the Mississippi Alcohol Beverage Control and local law enforcement arrested two men last week for possession of alcohol in a dry county. On Friday Aug. 19, 2016 agents with ABC and Chickasaw County Sheriff Department executed two search warrants in Chickasaw County for the sale of alcoholic beverages without a permit. Alcohol was […]

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Houston hammering out employee handbook

            By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The federal government has rules and regulation, the state and policy and procedures and Houston will soon have it’s handbook for employees. Aldermen met in a work session last week to look at several different handbooks from surrounding municipalities and wants to […]

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