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Civil rights pioneer lauds King at service

By Ginna Parsons Daily Journal TUPELO – A full house turned out Sunday afternoon at the Tupelo Civic Auditorium for a commemorative service honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood served as the master of ceremonies for the two-hour event. “I’m unworthy to be the MC of this, but […]

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Scotland, Liverpool and Wimbledon

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It started as a simple trip to hone their tennis skills. It turned into a trip to play tennis in England. Ezra Blissard and Walt Harrington have been picked to play for the John Newcombe Tennis Academy summer touring team and will travel to England this summer […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: My Chickasaw Journal job-jar

At my house we have a job-jar. It’s a jar filled with jobs Sara feels need tending to on the Ingram Plantation. We’ve had this system for the past 20-years. I wake up most Saturday mornings and pull out a job. When it’s finished I pull out another. The job-jar has never been empty. It’s […]

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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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4H to offer Sports Fishing

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – You don’t really need to teach kids how to fish, but you do need to teach them how to fish safely and the best techniques that will catch fish. Chickasaw County 4H will offer a Sports Fishing program this spring and summer for youngsters and parents wanting […]

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REPORT: State foster care getting worse

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – A new report finds that Mississippi’s child welfare system continues to deteriorate, raising the stakes for state government’s effort to stave off a federal judge from taking over the system. The report, covering the year that ended June 30, is the second in a row to find the […]

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Okolona trustees check into hoop music lyrics

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal     OKOLONA – The Okolona School Board dismissed a complaint of inappropriate music at home basketball games, hired a series of substitute tutors for the 21st Century program, and approved quotes for boiler repairs and lighting during its meeting Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. […]

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Region, Chickasaw record low jobless rate

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – For the fourth consecutive month and the fifth time this year, the unemployment rate in Northeast Mississippi was under 6 percent. That has never happened during the 10 years the Daily Journal has kept track of the jobless figures for the 16-county region. November’s unemployment rate was […]

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FINAL PICK: McQuary gets interception at All-Star game

  By Gene Phelps Daily Journal GULFPORT – Houston’s Denver McQuary knows a little something about intercepting passes. The Daily Journal’s Defensive Player of the Year, who intercepted a state-record 33 during his four seasons with the Hilltoppers, got his 34th in Saturday’s 67th annual Bernard Blackwell North/South All-Star Football Game at Milner Stadium. McQuary’s […]

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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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Green chosen for Superintendents’ Academy

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   OKOLONA – Okolona Superintendent Dexter Green has been chosen as a participant in the second class of the Mississippi Department of Education Superintendents’ Academy, an advanced leadership training program to assist district leaders in their efforts to improve student outcomes. “I’m proud to have been […]

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Attorney General Hood warns of U.S. Office of Personnel data breach

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Division has recently received numerous calls regarding a recent data breach reported by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management potentially impacting more than 21 million people nationwide whose personal information was stolen in a cyber-breach of government security-clearance files, announced Attorney […]

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Houston trustees briefed on district test scores

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Houston school trustees were given a brief snapshot of school test scores and will soon receive detailed information on how the district did on state tests. Houston Superintendent Tony Cook said the district did well in some areas but needs to improve in others and plans are […]

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Playing to get better

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal     HOUSTON – If you want to beat the best you have to play the best. Ezra Blissard is doing just that, having recently competed in the Association of Tennis Professionals Futures event in Destin, Fla. Blissard, 17, of Houston High School was matched with Vinicio Hadlich, […]

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