Dear Editor, The State leadership and the supermajority have boldly stepped into the broad daylight with their calculated plan to kill public schools and funnel tax dollars to campaign donors and private academies. Following private little meetings in secret little rooms, your leadership and supermajority hired Rebecca Sibilia (next post) and a private, out-of-state, 100-percent […]
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Dear Editor, Today, Speaker Gunn and Lt. Governor Reeves announced at a press conference that they have hired a firm, EdBuild, to “examine” our state’s school funding formula, the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), saying, “More tax dollars are needed in the classroom…” We agree that the state has done a poor job of providing for […]
By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – It was the first event of the year for Houlka seniors who gathered with their parents on Aug. 29 at Houlka Attendance Center school cafeteria for a senior assembly. Everyone enjoyed light refreshments as they listened to presentations by Superintendent Dr. Betsy Collums, Principal Seth […]
AREA SCORES Thursday’s Games East Union 42, Potts Camp 0 Kossuth 49, Benton Co. 16 Friday’s Games Alcorn Central 47, New Site 16 Amory 48, Tishomingo Co. 0 Baldwyn 52, Walnut 8 Biggersville 38, Houlka 12 Booneville 34, Belmont 18 Calhoun Academy 38, Strider 20 Calhoun City 44, Eupora 20 Deer Creek School 28, Oak […]
A young man stood on a street corner in St. Paul, Minnesota last Sunday. He was holding up a sign describing his plight, “Homeless, hungry, need help.” He was across the street from a church were I was speaking. I stopped to talk to him and did give him a small donation. I asked him […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON — A Chickasaw County man is facing aggravated DUI death charges following a wreck on Highway 15 south of Houston after the woman riding in his car died of her injuries in a Tupelo hospital. Sheriff Jim Meyers says investigators believe Johnny Baskin, of Houston, was under the influence of narcotics […]
FEATURED GAMES (All kickoffs at 7 p.m.) Tupelo (8-0) at DeSoto Central (6-3) Tupelo: QB Ray Sandroni has completed 31 of 52 passes for 399 yards, 1 TD. … QB Stephon McGlaun (injured) has passed for 609 yards, rushed for 288 yards and accounted for 12 TDs. … RB Jaquerrious Williams has rushed for 679 […]
By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The state is preparing to release school accountability scores and Houlka trustees received a brief preview at Chickasaw County School Board meeting Oct. 4. State accountability grades – like report cards for kids – are a key indicator on both the success and achievement of […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Hilltoppers made it look fun and easy, but they had to work at it. Houston downed Leake Central 42-14 in a district matchup that saw the Toppers get on top early and keep the pressure on a strong group of visiting Gators. “This was a very physical […]
By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – If you want to see kids smile, the Chickasaw County Agri-Center is the place to be Friday morning for the 17th Annual Fall Fun & Games Day for special needs children. Students from area schools along with volunteers and businesses from around the county will gather at the […]
State school grades for our three school districts will come out in the next week or two. At this writing this newspaper does not know what kind of grade Houston, Houlka or Okolona will get. We will take this opportunity to say the marks local schools get is a very important measure. As any parent […]
Daily Journal CALHOUN CITY – Officials are looking into what appears to be an accidental fatal shooting west of Pittsboro. Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan said deputies responded to a home on County Road 900 around 9:30 Tuesday night and found William Eacholes, 27, with a fatal gunshot wound. Witnesses said Eacholes was handling the […]
By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – A few strong storms with gusty winds and small hail are expected in Northeast Mississippi late Thursday morning and throughout the evening hour. Zach Maye, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Memphis, said a front in the area will bring the chance of showers, but it’s not […]
By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – With the regular season in the books, it’s playoff time and it’s win or go home. The Houston Lady Hilltoppers began their playoff run last week at home against the Tishomingo County Lady Braves and although the series wasn’t easy – the Lady Toppers trailed […]
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