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Vardaman youngsters participate in Lady Tiger hoop camp

BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College’s women’s hoops program concluded another successful summer with its annual Lady Tiger Basketball Camp for future hard-court star being held June 25-27 at legendary Bonner Arnold Coliseum. The three-day event was open to any girl in the fifth through eighth grades. Several experienced area coaches aided Northeast head coach […]

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Roselene Johnson

P ONTOTOC – Roselene Johnson died Monday, June 9, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Sept. 3, 1940, to Virgil and Martha Johnson.   She professed her life in Christ at an early age at Ecru Baptist Church. She attended Pontotoc High School and continued her education at Okolona College, […]

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LISA VOYLES: Lazy, hazy days?

You would think now that school baseball and softball, tennis, golf and track have wrapped up, things would slow down a little bit in the Sports department of the good, old Chickasaw Journal. You would be wrong. I used to think that, too. We spend so much time covering events at and related to our […]

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WEDDING: Murphy/Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Murphy of Hernando, Miss. announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Brooke Murphy, to Bryant Chase Smith of Vicksburg. Mr. Smith is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kent Smith. Miss Murphy is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Spivey of Vicksburg, Mr. and Mrs. Frankie Murphy of Iuka, Miss. […]

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Globetrotters fun for all kids

  HOUSTON – They danced to the tune “Sweet Georgia Brown,” they laughed at the antics of the team and there was a pizza at Chuck E. Cheeses thrown in to boot. Houston Special Education students were treated to an evening with the Harlem Globetrotters who came to BancorpSouth Arena Feb. 26 and learned a […]

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Jimmie Wilder

ECRU – Jimmie “Tut” Wilder, 83, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at his residence. He was a member of Ecru Baptist Church. He retired from Landmark Furniture Factory in 1997, after working in the cutting department of several furniture factories for 55 years. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren play basketball, watching car races, working in […]

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SCORES: Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

Basketball   Scores from Friday, Dec. 13 games GIRLS (G) East Webster 46, Caledonia 20 (G) Tupelo 55, West Point 25 (G) Marshall 57 West Memphis 38 (G) Kossuth 73,  Jumpertown 40 (G) Calhoun City 73, Bruce 30 (G) Hickory Flat 69, Blue Mountain 48 (G) New Site 57, Booneville 45 (G) Lafayette 45, Senatobia […]

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Debra Ann Thompson

OKOLONA – Debra Ann Thompson, 50, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at River Region Hospital in Vicksburg. She was born on July 6, 1963, in Okolona. She was a faithful and very active loving member of First United Methodist Church, former board member of the Chamber of Commerce, member of the American Paint Horse Association […]

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JOHN GRAVATT: Get in the game, for kid’s sake

The City of Houston Park and Recreation department is offering youth basketball this winter and P&R Director, John Gravat, shared his thoughts on the program and supporting quality youth programs in the area. First, I just want to thank God for allowing me to be part of our city and county’s youth and also thank […]

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Lighthouse Hoops heads to Corinth

CORINTH – Welcome to the national high school basketball spotlight. On Nov. 29-30, the Lighthouse Foundation of Corinth welcomes 19 teams to Crossroads Arena for the Inaugural Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic. This isn’t your father’s tournament. “I’ll tell you what. I don’t think there’s been a tournament with the lineup that’s coming in, in this state, […]

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Early season roundup

With most area teams just wrapping up football season, the action on the hard court is in the very early season. But several local teams have scored wins and the action is heating up daily heading into winter. The East Webster Lady Wolverines took a big 61-18 win over Montgomery County on Nov. 12 while […]

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Chiefs top Nettleton to start season

The Okolona Chieftains opened the 2013-14 season on a positive note, taking a 76-73 win over the Nettleton Tigers in a battle all four quarters. Nettleton scored first as Kaleb Gilbert connected on two from the line and Dre Sharp took a steal to the hole. After trailing 0-6, the Chieftains regrouped with Zack Stevens […]

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Hershel Coggins

WHEELER – Herschel Conwell Coggins, “”Coach Coggins,”” 80 died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at his residence in the Wheeler community where he had lived most of this life. He was born Feb. 8, 1933, to Essie Hill Coggins and Herman Coggins. He married Marilyn Miller Coggins on July 25, 1952. He graduated from Wheeler High […]

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Hoops, membership rules on MHSAA docket

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal   The Mississippi High School Activities Association’s legislative council is expected to vote Thursday on a proposal that would expand the state basketball tournament from four teams to as many as eight for the 2014-15 school year. Another proposal being considered is the expulsion of 13 private schools – including […]

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