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Okolona trustees approve summer programs

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The Okolona Municipal Separate School District School Board recognized several outstanding teachers and approved personnel for several federally-funded education and motivation programs during its May meeting. The programs will address dropout prevention, drug/ alcohol awareness, bullying, parental involvement and ways to help children. Trustees approved […]

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Houlka’s Tyreque Reed name Legion MVP

By David Wheeler Special to the Journal TUPELO – A year ago, an epic championship day left the Pontotoc Red Sox on the losing end of a 33-run title game. On Sunday in the finals of the Senior American Legion State Baseball Tournament, Pontotoc found a way to survive the heat and be on the […]

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Mississippi Showcase features local baseball talent

By Blake Morgan Daily Journal It’s one of the top baseball talent events in the Southeast and four Hilltoppers have made the squad. The Houston quartet will take to the diamond in front of coaches and scouts from across the nation and that is what it’s all about for Tupelo Christian baseball head coach Will […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Solar racers make us Houston proud

The Houston Solar team has won the Solar Car Challenge! Did you see the exclamation point I put at the end of that sentence. It’s a big deal for those kids, our schools, this town and this state. They raced more miles, won more daily trophies and incurred no penalties in this year’s road race […]

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Dr. Darrick Whitfield: Don’t be a slacker!

Proverbs 18:9 (NIV) One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. Have you done some kind of work this week? Yard work, homework, job-related work? Outside or Inside work? Even if you are a student, a homemaker, or retired, you still have to work. Work is profitable for us not […]

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Sundancer finishes first, again

Houston Solar Team winner of 2016 Solar Car Challenge. 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 […]

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EDITORIAL: Testing our schoolsEDITORIAL: Testing our schools

Teachers and professional educators understand tests. Tests are an assessment intended to measure the respondents’ knowledge or other abilities. With that said, we look with mixed emotions on the test scores of Chickasaw County School District, Okolona School District and Houston School District. All of us have been handed back a test and the grade […]

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Weston Reed Foundation to offer free physicals

Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO — Area students in grade 6 or above are encouraged to take advantage of free physicals offered by the Weston Reed Foundation from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Police Athletic League, 204 Douglas St. Parking is available behind the Police Athletic League building or next door at […]

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ETHAN TURNER: A note to the fans

As July crawls by and the heat wears on all of us, there is good news. Football season is almost here. And as a former player, I reminisce on the summer months, waiting and longing for the Friday night lights. So on behalf of the players, the coaches and everyone involved, my request is simple: […]

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Shearer-Richardson announces expansion

. Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) announces the issuance of a Certificate of Need (CON) for Phase Three Shearer-Richardson Memorial Nursing Home in Okolona. Shearer-Richardson memorial Nursing Home received CON authority for Phase III renovations and additions to the facility. The proposed project will include the […]

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Authorities seek suspects in two shootings

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Both the Houston Police Department and Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department found themselves investigating separate shooting over the weekend. The first occurred about noon Sunday on Airport Road in front of Chickasaw Village with police still looking for the alleged shooter. “We are looking for Cynthia Ellis, 25, […]

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Culinary arts teacher opens up new world for students

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal HOUSTON – Joan Young Parks graduated from Mississippi State University in the 1980s with a degree in home economics, but she wasn’t ready just yet to put those skills to use. Instead, she moved to Virginia, where she stayed for 12 years. “I moved to Virginia because I’d always wanted […]

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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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Please clean up the Carnegie Library

Dear Editor, I visited Houston July 1 for Homecoming weekend and on my first outing traveling Highway 8 past privately maintained First Baptist Church, with its attractive landscape of blooming crepe myrtles and caladiums, I approached the public maintained historical Carnegie Library and, my goodness, what a double look I had to do. The grass […]

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