Two big community events took place this weekend in Chickasaw County. Okolona hosted the Battle of Okolona on the 150th Anniversary of this historic Civil War engagement. The Houston Community Theatre hosted “Hello, Dolly,” the ninth production for this local acting troupe. Both events drew people to their respective communities and both events showed we […]
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GULFPORT – Wanda Carter Snow, 47, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Gulfport. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona. Related articles Cynthia Gordon Velma Williams Veola Jones Cooperwood Second suspect in Gulfport slaying behind bars- For Sale: Gulfport Historic Post Office Obituaries October 31, 2013 Video: The […]
OKOLONA – Melvin Burks was hired to do a job and he was before Okolona Aldermen last week warning them about political fallout from the tickets he is writing. Aldermen met with Burks as they added language to their ordinance that will allow Burks to collect fees at the city pound and return dogs to […]
TUPELO – John Michael “Mike” Carter, 57, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice House following an extended illness. He was born in Okolona on Nov. 22, 1956, to John Melvin Carter and Ruby Gaines Colston. He was a graduate of Tupelo High School and continued his education at Itawamba Community College. He was […]
OKOLONA – In addition to hands-on skilled and technical training, the Okolona Vocational Center offers students an extra opportunity to interact with community members. During the first semester, students participated in a safety awareness program. Members of the Okolona Fire Department visited the complex to demonstrate the propler use of fire extinguishers by creating […]
OKOLONA – Billie Mack Griffin, 70, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Union Grove United Methodist Church in Wren. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be […]
ABERDEEN – Cynthia Terrell Gordon, 78, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. She was born March 5, 1935, to the late Mex Terrell and Willie Jackson. She lived in Chicago for 15 years before returning home to Aberdeen. She was a Mother at Zion Temple Church of God of Prophecy […]
TUPELO – William Douglas “”Doug”” Eaton, 70, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born in Okolona on May 13, 1943, to Cleo and Christine Brent Eaton. A U.S. Marine Corp veteran of Vietnam, he served for 20 years, retiring in 1981. He achieved the rank […]
Breaking the cycle takes education, responsibility, concern CHICKASAW COUNTY – While the number of teen pregnancies nationwide is dropping, Chickasaw County still has one of the highest rates in the country. In 2011, the last year for complete numbers, the state reported 29 births to teen mothers in Chickasaw County, […]
TUPELO – Audrey Pearl Westmoreland, 86, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Countrywood Manor after an extended illness. She was born Dec. 25, 1927, in Itawamba County, the daughter of Bernice and Katie Southern Fowler. She was a longtime employee of Lane Furniture, from 1973 until she retired in 1993. She was a faithful member […]
Your Chickasaw Journal wraps up a five-week series today on teen pregnancy so the headline of this column has double meaning. I am a firm believer that words have power. A person’s name, a curse or something sweet whispered in someone’s ear. Words make things happen. We hope you have been reading these articles. […]
OKOLONA – Billie M. Griffin, 70, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen. Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday and a wake from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
There have been several stories in your Chickasaw Journal over the past few weeks reporting on crime. The latest internet scam, auto burglaries, arson and a crackdown on juveniles in the City of Houston have grabbed the headlines. We want to point out Houston is not in the midst of a crime wave. Okolona, […]
HOUSTON – “We make bad parents,” said Shelia Nabors of the Department of Human Services. “It is not our mission to take children away from their parents.” Nabors is the Community Educator for the region and said the role of DHS is often misunderstood. “People look at DHS as the bad guys,” Nabors said. “But […]
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