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School board qualifying begins

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The country will elect a president, the state will elect representatives and local school boards will elect trustees. Qualifying for school boards in Houston, Okolona and Houlka has begun and Chickasaw County Circuit Clerk Cassandra Pulliam said prospective candidates have until Sept. 9 to qualify. “Registering […]

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EDITORIAL: Poor graduation rates

  This newspaper strives very hard to present our community in a positive light, but drop-out numbers at local schools have us very concerned. Yes, this paper has been filled with the photos and stories of those who have proudly taken part in graduation ceremonies over the past two weeks. We wish we could have […]

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Nurses graduate ICC

      Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Several area residents participated in a commencement ceremony for the licensed practical nursing program at Itawamba Community College, July 15, at the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium at the Fulton Campus. They include Amanda Duncan and Brittany Schrock, both of Aberdeen; Tracey Fausz of Amory; […]

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Houlka approves coaching, sponsor supplements

    By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Coaching and serving as an extra curricular sponsor is not a 9-to-5 job and it doesn’t pay that way either.   Trustees with the Chickasaw County School Board approved the following coaching assignments and coaching supplements, according to district records and voted […]

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Griffin earns 2015 Manny Davis Award

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Teachers at Houlka and Houston schools were welcomed back to school last week with the Chicksasaw Development Foundation providing a meal and door prizes and the naming of the Manny Davis Award at Houston.   Donna Griffin, Career Pathways Experience teacher at the Houston […]

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RAYBURN PARKS: ICC invests in your community

  The Itawamba Community College Foundation is committed to providing financial support to Itawamba Community College to keep pace with the ever-changing world of education and technology, as well as to maintain its position as the premier community college in Mississippi. ICC was awarded the distinction of being listed as the sixth best Community College […]

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ICC offers GED prep classes

        Special to the Chickasaw Journal GED prep classes are set to begin in Itawamba Community College’s five-county district the week of Aug. 15. The schedule includes: • Chickasaw County – Houston WIN Center, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-noon, 1-4:30 p.m., 5:30-8:30 p.m.; EXCEL Commons, TBA. • Itawamba County – Bethel Baptist […]

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Houlka trustees address school replacement costs

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA — The Chickasaw County School Board held a recessed meeting at the County Superintendent’s Office recently and received details and an overview of a proposed building to replace one destroyed by fire almost two years ago. The fire destroyed part of Houlka Attendance Center […]

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Welcome home Sundancer!

                    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Imagine winning the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500 or even the Boston Marathon 15 years in a row. It just doesn’t happen in the competitive world of racing – except for a race team from Houston Mississippi. The […]

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EDITORIAL: Slow Down!

Classes begin across Chickasaw County last week and if you drive a vehicle we expect you to slow down and be ever mindful that kids are back in school. Those big yellow school buses are painted that color for a reason and even a glimpse of that shade should shout caution to any responsible driver. […]

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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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