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Region’s jobless rate lowest in 10 years

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO – Even with an increase in the unemployment rate in December, the overall jobless rate for all of Northeast Mississippi in 2015 was 6.5 percent. That’s the lowest rate in the 10 years the Daily Journal has compiled the figures, with information provided by the Mississippi Department […]

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Houston trustees discuss test scores

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Superintendent Tony Cook spoke frankly with the Houston School Board of Trustees last week and said while he was pleased with some recent test score, there is room for improvement. Test scores for English/language arts and math were released in mid November and Cook said he and […]

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Snow? Friday? Maybe?

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Conditions are setting up for a snowy Friday in Northeast Mississippi. “We anticipate snowfall accumulations,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Zach Maye. “It may be heavy at some locations.” On Thursday, forecasters are predicting only rain. But in the early morning hours Friday, temperatures are expected to start dropping. There […]

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Winter fishing forecast for Northeast Mississippi lakes

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists are excited about the fall fishing season in Northeast Mississippi. Fishing has started to improve with gradually decreasing water temperatures. “In the fall, fish start feeding more in preparation for the winter months,” said MDWFP Fisheries Biologist, […]

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Derma one of five Walmart Express’ to close

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal All five Walmart Express locations in Northeast Mississippi – Belmont, Derma, Mantachie, Nettleton and Walnut – will be closing, the company said. They were opened a little more than a year ago, in December 2014. In addition, a location in Sardis will be closed. The storeswill be closed by Jan. […]

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PARCC: Area test scores by school, grade

  The following are PARCC Test Scores for area schools for Math and English 2015. The data was released in mid December by the Mississippi Department of Education.   PARCC TEST SCORES – MATHMATICS GRADE 3 MATH School, 1 2 3 4 5 No. tested Aberdeen 12.9 42.6 25.7 17.8 1.0 101 Amory 4.4 20.6 […]

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Chieftains roll over the Panthers

      By Ethan Turner Special to the Chicksaw Journal   OKOLONA – If the tired cliché “defense wins championships” does hold true, based on the way the Okolona Chieftains played Friday night, they may be on their way to a special season. With tough defense, and great shooting from the floor, the Okolona […]

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FIRST ROUND: MHSAA Football Playoffs

First Round, Nov. 6 CLASS 2A North Eupora at Baldwyn JZ George at Leflore County East Union at Calhoun City West Bolivar at Strayhorn West Tallahatchie at O’Bannon Winona at Mantachie South Delta at Coahoma AHS Walnut at East Webster South North Forrest at Bay Springs Pisgah at Amite County Heidelberg at Mize Prentiss at […]

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WEEK 11: High School Football Scores

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal The following are Mississippi high school football scores for the eleventh week of the 2015 high school football season. AREA SCORES Friday Aberdeen 46, Nettleton 7 Baldwyn 28, Mantachie 12 Belmont 25, Alcorn Cent. 17 Benton Aca. 35, Marshall 26 Benton County 44, New Site 0 Bruce 25, Okolona […]

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Friday night’s high school football capsules

TONIGHT’S FEATURED GAMES Amory (5-5, 3-1) at Corinth (7-3, 3-1) THE PLAYERS Amory: QB JJ Jernighan rushed for 121 yards and 2 TDs on seven carries in last week’s win over Tishomingo County. … Austin Carter has rushed for 866 yards, 9 TDs on 130 carries. … LB Marcus Glenn had 11 tackles against Tishomingo […]

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WEEK 10: High School Football Scores

The following are Mississippi high school football scores for the ninth week of the 2015 high school football season. AREA SCORES Friday Aberdeen 33, N. Pontotoc 28 Alcorn Central 13, New Site 6 Amory 49, Tishomingo Co. 18 Baldwyn 57, Walnut 0 Biggersville 30, Houlka 28 Booneville 41, Belmont 6 Calhoun Aca. 46, Strider 12 […]

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State, Chickasaw County under burn ban

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – You can rake those leaves into as high a pile as you want, but don’t put a match to them! Mississippi is still under a state-wide burn ban and that means anyone caught burning anything outside can be cited and fined up to $500. Despite recent rains the […]

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WEEK 9: Mississippi High School Football Scores

  The following are Mississippi high school football scores for the ninth week of the 2015 high school football season. AREA SCORES Thursday West Lowndes 38, Vardaman 21 Friday Aberdeen 48, S. Pontotoc 3 Baldwyn 55, East Union 6 Belmont 54, New Site 0 Biggersville 33, Thrasher 18 Booneville 16, Benton Co. 8 Calhoun City […]

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WEEK 9: High School Football previews

FRIDAY NIGHT’S FEATURED GAMES Amory (4-4, 2-0) at Shannon (4-3, 1-1) THE PLAYERS Amory: Austin Carter has 728 yards, 8 TDs on 113 carries. … Monzavier Latham has rushed for 347 yards, 4 TDs on 62 carries. … T.J. Fields has rushed for 337 yards, 5 TDs on 55 carries. … LBs Marcus Glenn and James […]

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