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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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Okolona falls to Bruce in wild finish

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal BRUCE – In the game of football, sometimes breaks go a team’s way and suddenly they can go the other team’s way. That was the case on Friday night. In a game that featured two teams striving desperately for a win, the Bruce Trojans held off […]

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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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