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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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Need work?

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Itawamba Community College’s Career Services will begin employment training immediately for 16- to 24-year-old individuals who need career counseling and are serious about exploring employment opportunities. Enrollments are currently being accepted for new training sessions in Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Monroe and Pontotoc counties. Potential applicants should apply at local WIN […]

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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 Oct. 10 through Oct. 14, 2016. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name. Third Grade Brock- Zauria Chandler McFarland- Jalen Frison Moss- Chloe Farr Newell- Kiely Hamilton Rimmer- Eric […]

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Chickasaw trustees seek construction green light

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Chickasaw County School Board – which received bids several months ago for construction of a new school building – is seeking a meeting with the district’s insurance company to facilitate construction of the building destroyed by fire in 2014. The district has sent a […]

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CARA CHISOLM: Let’s honor our vets

Dear Editor, This year, the Pilot Club is again joining with the Houston High School Student Council and Anchor Club in presenting a Veterans Day program at 9:45 a.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, in the Houston High School gymnasium. We would like for any and all veterans to attend so that we can give […]

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Houston addresses juvenile crime

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – There is a fine line between doing something effective about juvenile crime and just coming down hard on kids. The Houston Board of Aldermen discussed funding measures to address concerns about juvenile crime at their Nov. 1 meeting and will ask police, courts and parents to do everything […]

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Okolona trustees match preservation grant

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – It takes money to run a school district. The Okolona Municipal Separate School District Board of Trustees approved spending money for a grant application seeking funds for heritage preservation, band equipment, auto mechanics program, and approved spending district funds for educational consulting work, during its […]

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EDITORIAL: Red Ribbon Week

Houston schools are in the middle of Red Ribbon Week and we hope the community gets the message. Red Ribbon Week is aimed at students from kindergarten through fifth grade, and seeks to instill in them the facts that drug abuse is bad, drug abuse hurts people and drug abuse can kill you. Schools in […]

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Red Ribbon Week

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Kids know drugs are bad but the temptation to use illegal drugs is strong and they are learning this week how to overcome peer pressure and live life to the fullest without drugs. Students at Houston Middle School have decorated the doors to their classrooms with anti-drug messages […]

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Houlka reviews preliminary test scores

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 […]

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Okolona approves tutorial services, signs promissory note

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The Okolona Municipal Separate School District School Board trustees purchased a variety of classroom and professional services last month and also took on a revenue shortfall note of $49,000 at their Sept. 13 meeting. Trustees sought the additional instructional and professional services to make sure […]

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Wildcats prepare for visit to … Notre Dame

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Calhoun City’s defense took center stage in last week’s 18-14 win against Velma Jackson. The Wildcats, ranked No. 2 by the Journal in its small-school rankings, held the previously unbeaten Falcons out of the end zone on three red zone advances in the first half. In the second half, Calhoun […]

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BETTY ATKINSON: Celebrate Constitution Week

Dear Editor, America is celebrating the 229th anniversary of its most notable political accomplishment – the framing of the Constitution. The 55 delegates to the Constitution Convention in Philadelphia began their work in May of 1787 and completed in four months later on Sept. 17. The United States of America functions as a Republic, under […]

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