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Houlka bids for school construction rejected

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Chickasaw County School Board, who received bids earlier this year for construction of a new school building to replace one destroyed by fire several years ago, voted to reject the bids at its Monday, Dec. 5 meeting. The board acted because the bids were […]

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Okolona tops Toppers

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was an intense night on the hardwood as the Okolona Chieftains traveled the short distance to Houston to face the Hilltoppers. In the first game the Lady Toppers were able to control the game and defeat the Lady Chieftains 72-12, but in the nightcap, […]

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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. 14 through Nov. 18, 2016. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name. Third Grade Brock- Cara Pearson McFarland- Ella Martin Moss- Tyson Alford Newell- Shajuantis Bingham Rimmer- Jontavis […]

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SPORTS ROUNDUP: Prescott earns NCAA honor

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Dak Prescott’s days at Mississippi State might be done but the current Dallas Cowboys quarterback continues to win awards for his collegiate accolades. Prescott is one of only 10 former student-athletes to receive a 2017 Today’s Top 10 Award from the NCAA, which highlights their success on the field, in […]

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Spencer named HHS Student of Month

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Charles Wayne Spencer, a senior, is the September Student of the Month at Houston High School. Upon graduation, Spencer plans to attend Ole Miss and pursue a career in pharmacy. Spencer plays wide receiver for the HHS Football Team and is an infielder for the 2016 4A State Championship Hilltopper […]

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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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