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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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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 vehicle […]

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TOURNAMENT TIME: Scores from Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

Basketball scores from around the state for Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 games, with games with local teams at top.   Division 4-4A at Louisville (G) Houston 59, Noxubee Co. 57, OT (B) Caledonia 63, Houston 55 (G) Louisville 37, Caledonia 23 (B) Louisville 75, Noxubee Co. 64   Division 4-2A at Winona (G) East Webster […]

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Harlem Ambassadors come to Okolona

      OKOLONA – Bobby Ford knows a thing or two about basketball. The former Chieftain coached more than 800 high school basketball games, won a state championship and coached basketball for more than 30 years. He’s looking forward to the Harlem Ambassadors coming to town. The Ambassadors bring their family-style basketball show to […]

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Schools in Chickasaw County face potential consolidation

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – A bill that proposes consolidation of the Houston, Chickasaw County and Okolona school districts has reached the House Education Committee in the Legislature. The bill would combine nine schools – Houlka Attendance Center, Houston High School, Houston Lower Elementary, Houston Upper Elementary, Houston Middle School, Houston Vocational […]

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MSU grant helps students pursue medical dreams

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   STARKVILLE — High school juniors in Chickasaw County considering medical careers in their home state have the opportunity to take part in an intense and revealing summer program at Mississippi State University. The five-week Rural Medical Scholars summer program at MSU aims to identify the state’s future […]

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Search warrants lead to drug arrests

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department has executed two search warrants and arrested four people on drug charges following information provided by the public. Robert Wall, 38, of Okolona, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine on Tuesday after a search of his residence turned up […]

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Chieftains slam door on Wolverines

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   OKOLONA – As the Okolona Lady Chieftains and Chieftains took the floor again host East Webster, both teams were looking secure a win and valuable momentum as the season heads down the home stretch. Although the Lady Chieftains were defeated in game one, 59-9, the […]

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Okolona extends Superintendent’s contact

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal     OKOLONA — Okolona Municipal Separate School District School Board extended the superintendent’s contract for three year and approved his salary. Trustees approved a three-year contract agreement with Dexter Green to serve as Superintendent of Education in the Okolona Municipal Separate School District commencing on […]

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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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EDITORIAL: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

If a community has jobs it can solve most of its problems. Northeast Mississippi’s unemployment statistics released this week offer an encouraging statement about the region’s economy, perhaps the strongest affirmation so far of a comeback after the Great Recession late in the first decade of the century. Northeast Mississippi had a 6.5 percent unemployment […]

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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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Hail to the Chief

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Okolona Fire Chief Terry Tucker was elected President of the Mississippi Fire Chief’s Association at the 78th annual Mississippi Fire Chiefs’ and Mississippi Fire Fighters’ conference held in Tupelo, last spring. The conference was attended by about 250 Fire Chiefs and Firefighters from around the State of […]

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