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ETHAN TURNER: Chickasaw County sports on the rise

  When started with the Chickasaw Journal two years ago, I was venturing into the unknown. Although I am from Aberdeen, Chickasaw County was new to me on the sports side. My initial hope was I would be able to see some good sports teams and help relay their success to you. I did not […]

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Young Lady Wolverines bow out

By Gene Phelps Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – Only two players remained from East Webster’s 2015 state championship team – Adryana Bell and Jennah Pate. This season, as seniors, they led a team of 17 freshmen and sophomores to the Big House, but the road to the title game ended in Friday’s 43-37 […]

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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 Jan. 23 through Jan. 27, 2017. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name. Third Grade Brock- Joshua Parker McFarland- Janiya Walker Moss- Brand Garner Newell- Braxton Gonzalez Rimmer- Jacey […]

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Okolona forced into consolidation

By Bobby Harrison Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Okolona School District will be merged with the Houston and Chickasaw County districts under legislation that passed the House Education Committee Tuesday morning. The bill passed the Senate earlier this session merging the Houston and Chickasaw districts, but leaving Okolona as a free-standing system. […]

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Building a future with CET

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal The Construction & Electrical Technology (CET) Program at Houston Career and Technology Education Center a two year skills program that teaches basic construction, wiring, welding, and safety in construction. Construction & Electrical Technology is an instructional program that prepares an individual for employment or continued education in the occupations […]

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Lady Hilltoppers ready for more

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Lady Hilltoppers are looking to carry the team a little further this spring. “We went to the third round of the playoffs last year and while we lost some key players, I’m excited,” said Houston softball coach Derick Kirby. “Yes, we’re young, but I’m optimistic.” The Lady […]

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A Day Without Immigrants felt in Vardaman

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal VARDAMAN – A national movement became a local reality for schools and at least one business in Vardaman Thursday. Billed as “A Day Without Immigrants” and calling for a national strike against President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, the national event seeks to call attention to the contributions of immigrants to […]

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Hilltoppers are ready to roll

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Hilltopper baseball coach Scott Gann knows better than to make promises in the competitive Mississippi High School baseball world, but he is pleased with what he has to work with this spring. Houston is the defending State 4A Baseball Champs and roared through the playoffs last year to […]

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Teacher Academy

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Teacher Academy is another new program at HCTEC. The Teacher Academy gives students an authentic look at becoming an educator. Beginning with classroom instruction on different learning styles and classroom methods, students will progress to working side by side with a teacher/mentor in the classroom. A significant component of the […]

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Gann named NFHS State Coach of Year

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Hilltopper baseball coach Scott Gann of Houston High School has been named NFHS State Baseball Coach of the Year in Mississippi for the 2015-16 school year. Gann was nominated for the honor by the Mississippi High School Activities Association after the 2015-16 Hilltopper baseball team rolled through the […]

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Growing our future with AEST

Special to the Chickasaw Journal The AEST Program includes all the Agriculture Science Classes which are: Concepts of Agriculture Science, Plant Science, Animal Science, Environmental Science, and Agribusiness. The AEST (Agriculture, Environmental Science and Technology) department prepares students for the future. Students taking AEST courses are prepared to apply gained knowledge to new experiences and […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Looking at the future

It’s cliché but today’s young people really are the future. Take a long hard look at today’s youth and you will quickly see what Chickasaw County, Mississippi and this country will look like in 10 or 15 years. It’s easy to get all riled up over kids that wear their pants too low or have […]

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“Dream Big”

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Sundancer was featured in a documentary film that debuted last week at cinemas around the country and part of that rollout saw her put on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Houston Solar Car team members also headed out to Washington, Chattanooga, Birmingham and Huntsville Ala., […]

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Sirens to go off Wednesday for statwide tornado drill

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Chickasaw County will take part in the statewide tornado drill Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 beginning at 9:15 a.m. Tornado sirens will be activated and we encourage everyone to practice tornado drills at this time. That means it is the perfect reminder that you and every member of your family […]

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