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EDITORIAL: Working together

In this season when the city and county start putting together budgets, we were pleased to see the City of Houston and Chickasaw County working together to cut costs for street construction. The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors has been approached by the City of Houston about the use of county equipment and personnel to […]

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Dress codes for area schools

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Dress and grooming codes are based upon certain sound foundations; they are not just arbitrarily selected and dictatorially enforced for no cause. Laws surrounding indecent exposure, conditions necessitating safety and personal well being, health and sanitation are some of the basic fundamentals. Conditions conducive to learning must not be impaired […]

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Okolona Trustees handle summer business

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA — The Okolona Municipal Separate School District School Board discussed slow payment of some contractors who have worked on the football field house project, and took steps to get them paid, during the board meeting recently.   Board members also approved issuing a $480,000 note to […]

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NFSHSA seeks to protect arms

By Hank Kurz Jr. Associated Press The National Federation of State High School Associations has directed its members to regulate the number of pitches a high school player can throw in a game amid growing concerns about overworking young arms. The federation did not proscribe a specific number, but a limit must be established by […]

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Molly May to help with Miss Mississippi trunk show

Special to the Chickasaw Journal The Miss Mississippi Local Directors association in conjunction with the Miss Mississippi pageant will be having a trunk show, fashion show and luncheon at noon Aug. 20, 2016 at the Vicksburg City Auditorium. The fashion show will feature Miss Mississippi modeling her selections for Miss America in Atlantic City on […]

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Houlka man shines briefly in ‘I Saw the Light’

By M. Scott Morris Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The big time is the big time, no matter how small it is. Todd Barnett, 38, of Houlka, appears in the opening scene of “I Saw the Light,” a biopic about Hank Williams that played recently at the Malco in Tupelo. On Halloween day […]

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Houston School trustees propose 2016-17 budget

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Creating a budget is one of the four duties of a school board member and Houston trustees proposed their 2016-17 budget last week and will formally adopt it next month. The Houston School Board met July 21 and held their budget hearing, with district Business Manager Sarah Juckes […]

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Tending to business

HOUSTON – Brittany Fields and Amber McFarland had a blast at Ole Miss, but they also tended to business. The two Chickasaw County students were among an elite 76 University of Mississippi students to receive a 2016 Marcus Elvis Taylor Memorial Medal, the university’s highest academic award. The students were recognized during UM’s 73rd annual […]

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Praying for peace and unity

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Events in Dallas, Baton Rouge, Minneapolis and even Tupelo prompted this community to gather last week and pray for peace, peace officers and unity. More than 290 people gathered almost spontaneously at the stage in Joe Brigance Park Monday, July 18, to pray for police and sheriff’s deputies, […]

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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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