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Students chosen for Who’s Who at ICC

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Sixty-three Itawamba Community College students have been selected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior/Community Colleges with 22 from the Chickasaw Journal readership area They include:             Aberdeen – Tucker Robbins;             Amory – Abby C. Cantrell, Kanisha R. Howard, Adrian Moffett, Yen N. Nguyen;             Ecru – Bailey […]

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Christmas parades are next week

Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The holiday season is here and Christmas parades are being planned for various locations in the readership area. Houston, Okolona, Houlka and Vardaman all have parades lined up for their downtown areas and Woodland will once again host a Christmas lights show. Parade attendees are urged to get to […]

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HUES names Students of the Week

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The following children were chosen Student of the Week at Houston Upper Elementary School for Nov. 7 through Nov. 11, 2016. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name. Third Grade Brock- Betsy Lopez McFarland- Chyna King Moss- Madison Buckley Newell- Luis Vazquez Rimmer- Mia […]

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Community gives thanks

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – People gathered at Houston High School last week to corporately give thanks for the past year. The Community Thanksgiving Service saw churches from around Houston come sing, pray, give and listen to a message of thanksgiving hosted by the Greater Houston Ministerial Alliance and the Salvation Army. “We […]

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EDITORIAL: Shop local

This is the time of year when people shop and this is also the time of year when community-oriented newspapers urge you to shop at home. We all know the reason for shopping at home when you spend money locally it strengthens the local economy. But do you really know the numbers? For every $100 […]

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Petitt looks to rebuild Houston hoops

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It’s a new era for Houston Hilltopper basketball. After coaching changes in the offseason for both girls and guys team, Chris Petitt from North Pontotoc has stepped in to lead the program. The first goal Petitt has for both of his teams is to learn […]

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MHSAA reclassifications announced

Special to the Chickasaw Journal The Mississippi High School Activities Association executive committee last week approved the reclassification and division moves for the 2017-19 school years. The new alignment are based on high school student population and both Houston and Okolona moved down a division. Okolona dropped from 2A to 1A and Houston dropped from […]

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HHS Track Team

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Houston FFA earns One Star Chapter award

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Houston FFA chapter at Houston High School has been recognized in the 2016 National Chapter Award Program from the National FFA Organization as a One Star Chapter. The program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters from throughout the country that successfully complete an annual set of required activities that […]

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Police Grads

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TOPPER PRIDE: Houston High School PTO forms, host fundraiser.

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Deep pockets solve lots of problems and Houston High School’s newly formed PTO has a fundraiser aimed at raising dollars and showing a little Topper Pride. Local businesses and the school are selling car tags sporting either the Houston Topper Pride or Topper Nation logos in maroon and […]

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Maroon clinches Maroon/White World Series

STARKVILLE – Maroon used a two-run third inning to take Game Three of Mississippi State’s Maroon/White World Series, winning 3-1-0 against Digi Camo and Gray at Dudy Noble Field on Saturday. With the victory, Maroon claimed the three-team series by a total score of 8-4-2. Sophomore Hunter Stovall’s 3-for-5 day played a big role in […]

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Houston aldermen hire city clerk

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Aldermen voted 5-0 last week to fill the top post at City Hall and picked Lisa L. Sanford as Houston’s next city clerk. Sanford was one of two finalist for the city’s chief administrator job and is expected to fill the post in early December. “She has an […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A reason to be thankful

Most of us will sit down to a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. Most of us do have so much to be thankful for. The holiday comes at the end of the harvest season. Spring and summer have been good and now is a time to reflect on that bounty as we face the cold gray […]

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