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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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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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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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Chickasaw consolidation panel meeting set

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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Hood hints at lawsuit over budget woes

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says a lawsuit may be filed if his official opinions are ignored and there are efforts “to sweep up” special funds designated for specific purposes to prop up a cash-depleted state budget. “I just want them to follow what they wrote,” […]

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4-H Riding & Roping

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Zack Edington, 11, and his horse Cupcake, work to secure his stock at the 4-H District Horse Show held at the Chickasaw County Agri Center Saturday, June 4. Edington, the son of Larry and Jessie Edington, of Chickasaw County, was one of more than 200 people in town for the […]

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Okolona hiring staff for fall

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Okolona School District youngsters will be seeing some new faces and some familiar ones, following action by the Okolona Municipal Separate School District School Board during its May meeting. The board recognized several outstanding teachers, and made a number of personnel changes, during its meeting […]

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Freeze speaks up, owning ‘success’ and ‘failures’

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal Ole Miss officials have had very little to say about the NCAA investigation into the school’s football program. Rebels coach Hugh Freeze broke that silence in a big way Tuesday in Destin, Florida, at the SEC’s spring business meetings. He talked about owning mistakes, about his faith in his coaches […]

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Tunsil says he took money from an Ole Miss coach

    By Parrish Alford Daily Journal CHICAGO – Laremy Tunsil says he took money from an Ole Miss football coach. Once projected the No. 1 pick in the draft, Tunsil slid to No. 13 where he was taken by the Miami Dolphins. Minutes before the draft a video showing Tunsil smoking something and using […]

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NFL DRAFT: Tunsil falls to Miami in coach pay scandal, Jones misses 1st Round

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal CHICAGO – Laremy Tunsil says he took money from an Ole Miss football coach – the biggest story on what was supposed to be a huge night for the Rebels’ program. Once projected as the No. 1 pick in the draft, Tunsil slid to No. 13 where he was taken […]

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Pellet gun prompts Middle School lockdown

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Houston Police picked up two Houston Middle School students Thursday and have charged them with bringing a weapon to school. They were released to the custody of their parents. “It appears the two brought a pellet gun to school and it was spotted by another student,” said […]

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Mississippi Legislature adjourns 2016 session

  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 […]

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MAEP changes never materialize

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Efforts to make major revisions to the pivotal Mississippi Education Program, which provides the state’s share of the basic funding to operate local school districts, were unsuccessful during the rapidly ending 2016 session. Whether those efforts were unsuccessful because of a lack of will to make […]

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Bryant signs appointed superintendents into law

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Making all Mississippi school superintendents appointed, long supported by a wide array of groups ranging from the Mississippi Economic Council to the state Board of Education, was signed into law Monday morning by Gov. Phil Bryant. Of Mississippi’s 144 school districts, 55 are headed by elected […]

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