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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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TORNADO WATCH: Storms expected this evening

Special to the Chickasaw Journal A tornado watch is in effect until 7 p.m. for the Northeast Mississippi area. The National Weather Service in Memphis issued the watch for 22 counties in Mississippi and 10 counties in east Arkansas. Northeast Mississippi counties falling under the watch include Alcorn, Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Marshall, […]

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Basketball Scores for Tuesday, Jan. 26

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Scores from games played Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.   Please have your coach call in your team’s scores at 842-2611 after the game   Basketball (G) West Union 63, Falkner 37 (G) Tupelo 53, Columbus 48 (G) Senatobia 43, New Albany 39 (G) Biggersville 72, Wheeler 67, OT (G) […]

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Calhoun County man arrrested for domestic violence

Special to the Chickasaw Journal OXFORD – A Calhoun County man was arrested in Oxford on Thursday on felony domestic violence charges. According to the Oxford Police Department, officers responded to a call Thursday where a female said she had been assaulted and strangled. Investigators arrested Eric Armstrong, 26, of Bruce and charged him with […]

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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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Lady Rams go wire to wire

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal MOTLEY – Only 24 hours after Christmas, it was time to put away the decorations and presents and get back to basketball for the Vardaman Lady Rams. Because of timely defensive stops and offensive domination in the paint, the Lady Rams defeated the West Lowndes Lady […]

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POLICE ROUNDUP: Supervisor indicted, principal charged, two arrested for murder

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal OXFORD – A Calhoun County supervisor faces federal charges that he solicited bribes from timber haulers. Earnest M. Fox of Bruce was indicted Friday on two counts of interference with commerce by extortion. FBI agents arrested Fox on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Neither Fox nor the FBI could be reached […]

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Hilltoppers play tough

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Tensions and pressure were high tonight as the Bruce Trojans came to challenge the Hilltoppers on Friday night in Topper Town. In a game that came down to the final seconds, the home team was defeated by the Bruce Trojans 53-48. A quick pace […]

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Calhoun supervisor indicted for seeking bribes

OXFORD (AP) – A Calhoun County supervisor faces federal charges that he solicited bribes from timber haulers. Earnest M. Fox of Bruce was indicted Friday on two counts of interference with commerce by extortion. WCBI-TV reports that FBI agents arrested Fox on Wednesday. Neither Fox nor the FBI could immediately be reached for comment. Fox […]

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Chickasaw notches 7.4 jobless rate

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Having a job means having a paycheck and the ability to pay the bills and enjoy life and therefore things apparently got better around here last month. Houston and Chickasaw County notched its lowest unemployment rate in years last month with a 7.4 percent jobless […]

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