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Griffin earns 2015 Manny Davis Award

      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 […]

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Houston teacher’s assistant charged

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A Houston teacher’s assistant has been charged with sexual battery of a high school student following a probable cause hearing on Wednesday. George French, 22, , of Houston, and a Houston Middle School teacher’s assistant, was brought before Circuit Court Judge Kelly Luther for a probable cause […]

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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. 30 through Dec. 4, 2015. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name.   Third Grade Brock – Tracy Neal McFarland – Ajiani Virges Moss – Alan Camacho-Hernandez […]

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JENNIFER PRATT: Where learning is our priority

Dear Editor, Recently, I read an article about a disgruntled waiter/server and thought it was a great share that could be applied to many aspects of life. Thus, being a teacher, I choose to apply my thoughts toward education and educating our students. Tidbits of the article compelled me to reflect upon our very own Mission […]

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Potential + Effort = Success

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA -Arteria Clifton, a 7-8th grade science teacher and coach, has an equation that helps students decide which way the ball is going to bounce for them on the court, in the classroom, and in the neighborhood. That equation: Potential plus effort equal success. In other words, […]

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2015-16 Back to School Supply lists for Houlka, Houston, Okolona

Special to the Chickasaw journal HOULKA Houlka K-4 Backpack, Sleeping mat (& blanket if desired), 2 plastic folders, 2 containers of Lysol/Clorox wipes, construction paper, jumbo pencils, jumbo crayons, 16 ct. crayons, 3 bags of dum-dum suckers, paper towels, 1 change of clothes to stay at school (seasonally appropriate), $25 fee for Graduation and party […]

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Calling all STAR Teachers, Students

JACKSON – Over the past 49 years, more than 10,000 of Mississippi’s top high school seniors have been honored by the M. B. Swayze Foundation Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program. In celebration the 50th Anniversary of the STAR Program, the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) and the STAR Program are looking for all former STAR […]

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Vardaman softball coach arrested

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal PITTSBORO – A Vardaman coach was formally charged and arrested Wednesday morning after allegations of inappropriate contact with a student were reported last week to authorities. Billy Joe Dill, Jr., 36, a softball coach at Vardaman High School, was charged with fondling, sexual battery and enticement of a child in […]

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SONNY SCOTT: The trouble with education . . .

It is comforting to have a cultural anchor giving a sense of continuity with the past. Give thanks, Dear Hearts, here in Mississippi we have our legislature. We may ridicule it, but perhaps we underestimate it. They have their moments—none more shining than the recent dispensation of the “Common Core” controversy. “You don’t like Common […]

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Circuit Clerk Sandra Willis dies Sunday

HOUSTON – Chickasaw County Circuit Clerk Sandra Willis died Sunday after a bout with cancer and is being remembered by the community as a firm, caring teacher and efficient county official. A special moment of silence was held on the opening day of Circuit Court at the Chickasaw County Courthouse in Houston Monday morning where […]

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Best of Houston

HOUSTON – It is one of the highest honors that can be given to a Houston school teacher and it comes with a $500 check. Five teachers in the Houston School District received an annual award for excellence in their profession with one, Tyrell Davis, receiving the Manny Davis Teacher of the Year award as […]

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BILLY McCORD: As I see it

Many of my readers continually ask if I had it to do over again would I enter the field of education as my profession. My answer has always been and is “You bet.” The 31 years in education were wonderful years. I have always believed they were planned for me by God. After all it […]

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BILLY McCORD: As I see it

Most of you know that DeSoto County is my second home and the first home of my wife, Ann. When I went to DeSoto County for my first teaching job, I found myself at Horn Lake High School. Not knowing anyone on staff, I was in the same shape as many first year teachers – […]

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WEDDING: Phillips-Wallis

Allyson Leitner of Starkville and Todd Phillips of Ingomar announce the engagement of their daughter, Allie Marie Phillips, to Benjamin Allen Wallis, son of Regina and Benny Wallis of Ripley. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Barbara and Lamar Phillips of Van Vleet and the late Allie Mae Anglin of Houston. Miss Phillips is a […]

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