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Solar farm eyed for Chickasaw County

HOUSTON – Things are happening in business and industrial development and Chickasaw County economic developer Josh West said he hopes to formally announce a major project soon. Speaking at the Chickasaw Development Foundation annual banquet, West, Regional Economic Developer for Pontotoc, Union and Chickasaw counties, said he is working with TVA to bring a 35-acre […]

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Helen Frank

BAKER, La. – Helen R. Frank, 96, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary, La. She was a native of the Egypt community. She enjoyed gardening, baking and sewing. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her son, Richard […]

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Claude Johnson

OKOLONA – Claude C. Johnson, 59, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born July 1, 1954, to Rachael Johnson and the late Gladist Johnson. He was a former employee of Whites Manufacturing and Rose Hill. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Mt. Calvary Outreach Ministries […]

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Winter weather heads our way

Freezing temperatures and precipitation will be moving down over Oxford and Tupelo a little after midnight with a 100 percent chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS expects less than a quarter inch of freezing rain and sleet accumulation, but has issued a winter weather advisory for Tishomingo, Prentiss, Pontotoc, Lee, […]

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Wanda Snow

GULFPORT – Wanda Carter Snow died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Gulfport. She was the daughter of Willie Lee Carter and Georgia Anna Buchanan. She was a factory worker and a graduate of Aberdeen High School. She was a Baptist and a member of Pilgrim Rest Church. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March […]

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Cynthia Gordon

ABERDEEN – Cynthia Terrell Gordon, 78, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. She was born March 5, 1935, to the late Mex Terrell and Willie Jackson. She lived in Chicago for 15 years before returning home to Aberdeen. She was a Mother at Zion Temple Church of God of Prophecy […]

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School consolidation bill eyes Okolona/Chickasaw

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau   JACKSON – Four Northeast Mississippi school districts would be consolidated under legislation proposed by Rep. Brad Mayo, R-Oxford. Amory and Aberdeen would be merged, while the Okolona and Chickasaw County districts would be consolidated in Mayo’s proposal, which consolidates 21 districts into 11. He conceded Tuesday the […]

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Jessie Reel

ABERDEEN – Jessie Mae Reel died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was born July 1, 1957, in Attala County to L.D. and Josie Rockett Anderson. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at an early age and joined Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Goodman. She later joined Robbs Chapel […]

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Jessie Reel

  HOUSTON – Jessie M. Reel, 56, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.  

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Anna Townsend

OKOLONA – Anna Thelma Green Townsend, 84, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at the Aberdeen Care Center. She was born March 30, 1928, to Joe Green and Alice Word Green. She was a lifelong member of Zion Spring M.B. Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and a choir member. She served in the […]

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O.C. Tedford

CALHOUN CITY – O.C. Tedford, 84, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Calhoun Health Services. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen.

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Glendora Houston

ABERDEEN – Glendora Boland Houston died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at her residence in Aberdeen. She was born in Big Creek to Kelly Boland and Susan B. Boland. She was the first school nurse in the state of Mississippi. She was the organizer and director of Aberdeen Main Street Association for 20 years. She was […]

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Evenlyn Gates

ABERDEEN –Evenlyn Walker Gates, 59, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at her home in Aberdeen. She was born Oct. 13, 1954, to Chester Walker Jr. and Mary Lillie Blanchard Walker. She received her education from the Okolona and Aberdeen schools. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at Charity Full Gospel Church in […]

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Mary Walker

ABERDEEN – Mary L. Walker, 83, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at her home. Services were at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Belle Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Lenoir Plantation Family cemetery in Prairie. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday […]

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