Special to the Chickasaw Journal The Mississippi Department of Transportation began a pair of maintenance projects in Pontotoc and Union Counties on Monday, Aug. 15. The project in Pontotoc County will be a mill and overlay of approximately 10 miles of State Route 15, from the Chickasaw County line […]
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When I was sixteen years old I drove my old 64 Chevelle about 70 mph to school one morning and ended up over a steep bank which resulted in a two week hospital stay. I am fortunate I lived. I was young and careless. Most of us have been young and careless. […]
As I have said before, football is not my favorite game to play or to cover. Football hurts as a player, they play outside in the cold and rain as a reporter. And football is a game of emotion. It’s the only sport where I’ve seen high school boys – no high school […]
By Hank Weisner Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Things are moving toward the construction of a new school in Houlka with trustees slated to open bids Aug. 25 to replace the building that burned June 30, 2014. Trustees will open bids from contractors and construction companies at 2 p.m. that Thursday. Trustees, their […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Greater Houlka Community Fund President Tina Pullen said this week the group has set Saturday, Oct. 8 as the date for this year’s Cornbread Festival. And the group is seeking more volunteers to help with the festivities. “We’re asking anyone interested in […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Police have to watch constantly for danger when they pull someone over and tinted windows don’t help. The Houston Police Department is warning residents the state tint law is 28-percent and tinting on the front windows has definite limits. “Traffic stops are one of […]
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 […]
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 […]
Special to the Chickasaw Journal BELDEN – Itawamba Community College will offer two options for a Manufacturing Basic Skills Certification program, the first beginning in August at the Belden Center. The eight-week option will be Aug. 15-Oct. 5, and classes will meet Mondays through Thursdays from 6-9 p.m., and the six-week, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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