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Chickasaw consolidation bill moves through Senate

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Sen. Russell Jolly, D-Houston, unsuccessfully offered a proposal to require each of the 82 counties in the state to have a single school district. Jolly offered his amendment as a way to voice objections to a Senate bill that merges the Okolona, Houston and Chickasaw County […]

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POLICE ROUNDUP: Fire destroys Okolona garage

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   OKOLONA – An early morning fire burned up a car inside a local garage, firefighters put it out and then the vehicle rekindled and burned down the building. The Okolona Fire Department was called to Jacob’s Garage, 653 North Church Street, at about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday and found a […]

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United Furniture becomes TFM’s largest exhibitor

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Unprecedented growth has forced United Furniture Industries to expand its presence at the Tupelo Furniture Market. The company hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Building VI of the market Thursday to mark the official opening of another 6,000-square-foot space. United now has nearly 23,000-square feet at the market, enough […]

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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE: MHSAA Playoff Games Friday, Saturday

Friday GIRLS Class 1A Coldwater at Biggersville Hamilton at West Union Myrtle at Vardaman Pine Grove at Shaw Class 2A Baldwyn at Leland Coahoma County at Calhoun City East Webster at West Tallahatchie West Bolivar at Ingomar Class 3A Humphreys County at Booneville Amanda Elzy at Holly Springs New Site at Velma Jackson Yazoo County […]

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Okolona wins one, loses one

  By Floyd Ingram Chicksaw Journal   WINONA – Okolona and Calhoun City could meet once again in the Mississippi High School basketball tournament. These two teams have met three times this year and Calhoun City won both in the regular season – 86-84 and 78-71. City also won the opening round championship with a, […]

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Okolona superintendent concerned over consolidation

  By Hank Wiesner   Special to the Chickasaw Journal     OKOLONA – Okolona Superintendent Dexter Green said this week he and hundreds of patrons of the Okolona School District are opposed to consolidating with the other two school districts in Chickasaw County to form a single countywide school system.   Green also said […]

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TOURNAMENT SCORES: Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 games

Okolona, Houlka, Calhoun City, Pontotoc and Shannon all notched wins on a cold rainy night in gyms across Northeast Misssissippi Tuesday. The First Round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association basketball tournament is over and team move on to the second round this weekend. Houlka plays Myrtle at home in the friendly confines of […]

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SCORES/SCHEDULES: MHSAA 2016 Basketball Tournament

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Scores from Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 games GIRLS Gentry 65, Houston 49 Coldwater 51, Houlka 45 Vardaman 62, Ray Brooks 49 Calhoun City 69, Riverside 52 East Webster 57, Leflore Co. 40 Leland 57, Bruce 40 Pontotoc 59, Ripley 32 New Site 69, Water Valley 29 West Point 65, Lewisburg […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: How much do you know?

FLOYD INGRAM: How much do you know?   Now, now, everybody just settle down a little! There is a story on Page One about the Legislature wanting to consolidate Houston, Okolona and Houlka schools and call it Chickasaw County Consolidated School District. Please read it and ponder what it says, what might happen and how […]

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High school basketball resumes on Monday

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal High school basketball shifts into a new playoff format this week with the two opening rounds of MHSAA state tournament played on school courts. Girls play begins Monday with 38 teams from the Journal’s coverage area in action, led by top-ranked Booneville. Monday’s winners advance to games on Friday […]

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TOURNAMENT SCORES: Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

Division 4-2A at Winona Consolation (G) Winona def. Bruce (B) Winona def. Eupora Championship (G) Calhoun City 54, E. Webster 52 (B) Calhoun City 80, Okolona 77   Division 4-1A at Houlka Friday Consolation (G) Tremont 27, Houlka 23 (B) Smithville 62, Tremont 54 Championship (G) Vardaman 51, Hamilton 37 (B) Houlka 47, Coffeeville 46 […]

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Bill to merge Chickasaw County schools passes committee

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Educators from Okolona, Houston and Chickasaw County met with legislators Thursday to try to halt proposals designed to merge the three school districts. Hours before the education officials were meeting with House members, the Senate Education Committee was passing legislation to consolidate the three districts. Senate […]

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Chieftains roll Bruce, 87-56

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   BRUCE – As the Okolona Chieftains and Lady Chieftains took the floor Friday in Bruce, both teams were looking gain momentum heading into tournament play. Although the Lady Chieftains fought late, they were defeated 56-27, but the Chieftains got a big win over the Trojans […]

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Bill filed to consolidate Houston, Okolona, Houlka schools

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Legislation that would combine the administration, school board and some services of three Chickasaw County schools is making its way around the Capitol in Jackson. House Bill 991 would consolidate portions of Houston, Okolona and Houlka schools, dissolve current school boards and elect five new trustees […]

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