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Four arrested on drug charges

ABERDEEN – The Monroe County Narcotics Unit arrested four people in two separate incidents Monday. A traffic stop on Highway 41 resulted in the arrest of Gayla Marie Blansett, 49, of Okolona. She was charged with possession of ICE, a concentrated form of methamphetamine. Later that day, officers served a search warrant on Hurt Martin […]

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Hot rods roll through Okolona

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Bill Gregory was proud to ride through his hometown of Okolona last week. Gregory was one of more than 2,000 classic cars and hotrods who motored from Memphis, down Highway 41 through Okolona and on to Birmingham Tuesday as part of the 2015 Hot Rods Tour from […]

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Okolona man charged in break-in, shooting into dwelling

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mitchell Clay Inmon, 21, of Okolona, on Monday on the charges of breaking and entering of a dwelling and shooting in a dwelling. According to Sheriff Cecil Cantrell, no one was injured in the shooting. Inmon appeared before Monroe County Justice Court Judge Robert Fowlkes on Thursday, and bond […]

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Changes to inmate program will hurt cities

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – They are used for everything from trimming city property and digging into drainage problem to picking up trash along county roads and general labor at community events. Changes to the Mississippi Department of Corrections policy of sending state inmates to county facilities have local supervisors and mayors […]

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Hold ’em and pat ’em

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   OKOLONA – Okolona Elementary School youngsters received a firsthand nature lesson Thursday morning at the school, enjoying a hands-on, “hold ‘em and pat ‘em” experience with a menagerie of assorted critters from around the world. A taxidermy display also gave the children a view of […]

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Hot rods to roll through Okolona

  Hot Rod Tours is traveling from Wisconsin to New Orleans this summer with more than 2,000 classic cars and hotrods and will motor through Okolona on Highway 41 on Wednesday, June 10. The community is urged to spruce up and welcome these motorists/tourist to town. For more information about how you or your business […]

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Your business can Thrive online

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – There are dollars to be made on the Internet but only if your business has the right connections, right approach and right market in mind. Thrive Marketing will host a digital marketing workshop for area businesses on Tuesday, June 9 at the Houston Civic Center in Joe Brigance […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: The best we can produce

Hundreds of our young men and women from Houston, Okolona and Houlka graduated from high school this week. They lined up in their caps and gown and strolled across the floor or field to pick up their high school diploma as their full name was called over the public address system. While parents and grandparents […]

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Learning to give

  By W. Derek Russell Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO – Nonprofits thrive upon donations from their communities to stay afloat, and the Northeast Mississippi Youth Foundation continues to aid these local organizations where needed. The NEMYF, made up of 42 high school juniors and seniors from 17 different counties under the CREATE Foundation, […]

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MDEQ awards solid waste grant to Chickasaw County

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) awarded Chickasaw County a solid waste assistance grant of $11,717 that will be used by the county for clean up of illegal dumping sites. “The Solid Waste Assistance Grants support a variety of useful solid waste management activities for cities and counties, and this […]

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Looking at the future

  It’s cliché but today’s young people really are the future. Take a long hard look at today’s youth and you will quickly see what Chickasaw County, Mississippi and this country will look like in 10 or 15 years. It’s easy to get all riled up over kids that wear their pants too low or […]

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Okolona graduates urged to excel

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – They strolled across the stage, shook their superintendent’s hand and took their diplomas as graduates of Okolona High School. The Okolona High School Class of 2015 saw 42 students participate in commencement exercises on the new Okolona Football Field Friday night, with parents, family and friends cheering each […]

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HELP WANTED: Mentors, volunteers sought for COPES

Special to the Chickasaw Journal COPES has been a part of the community in Chickasaw County for years and has repeatedly helped youth and families who have fallen on hard times or between the cracks of traditional human service program. And COPES is always looking for volunteers or those with resources – financial, educational or […]

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Wooten graduates basic training

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Army Pvt. Rachel E. Wooten has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training. Wooten also learned […]

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