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Winter weather heads our way

Freezing temperatures and precipitation will be moving down over Oxford and Tupelo a little after midnight with a 100 percent chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS expects less than a quarter inch of freezing rain and sleet accumulation, but has issued a winter weather advisory for Tishomingo, Prentiss, Pontotoc, Lee, […]

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Our Sons, Our Future

Our Sons, Our Future, Our Story “Embracing Young Males of Color” program will be held on Satuday at the Okolona City Auditorium from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Reverend Lesley Mabry. For more information, please contact at 662-447-5040. Related articles Native Son Questions: February 24th Jessie Gate Morning Prayer 2.25.14: John […]

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Wanda Snow

GULFPORT – Wanda Carter Snow died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Gulfport. She was the daughter of Willie Lee Carter and Georgia Anna Buchanan. She was a factory worker and a graduate of Aberdeen High School. She was a Baptist and a member of Pilgrim Rest Church. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March […]

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Houlka/Okolona consolidation bill dies

  CHICKSAW COUNTY – A bill to consolidate Chickasaw County Schools in Houlka and Okolona schools was killed in committee in the Mississippi Legislature this month, but the idea, which popped up last year, is far from dead. Mississippi lawmakers were asked to consider administrative school consolidations in several counties this session. The bill affecting […]

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Thousands attend Battle of Okolona

  PLEASANT MOUND – Tourism, history, entertainment and fellowship were all wrapped up in the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Okolona in this past weekend. The three-day event saw cannons boom, rifles fire, cavalry charge and thousands of people show up to watch it all unfold on a little spot of ground in Northeast […]

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LOCAL FOCUS: Denver’s Closet

Denver’s Closet can almost guarantee something new for fashion-oriented shoppers every time they come in the new store in Okolona The consignment boutique prides itself in a new and unique selection of items that owners’ Tony and Martha DeVargas try to bring to the business every week. “I can almost promise you will not see […]

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DOCKET: Circuit Court in Okolona

OKOLONA – The February term of Chickasaw County Circuit Court saw the Okolona docket drop from 105 cases in October to 67 this month, with judges disposing of 25 cases last term. Circuit Court Judges Robert Elliott, John A. Gregory and Andrew Howorth accepted 18 guilty pleas, retired five cases to the files, dismissed one […]

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Billy Hendrix

OXFORD – Billy John Hendrix, 74, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at his niece’s home in Oxford. He was born Oct. 28, 1939, to James Walter Hendrix and Gladys Holmes Hendrix. He was married to Peggy Lewis Hendrix, who preceded him in death. He worked for Futorian Furniture in Okolona for 40 years. Services will […]

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EDITORIAL: Tourism community

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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Wanda Snow

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 […]

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Tickets issued for dogs in Okolona

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 […]

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Mike Carter

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 […]

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VOTECH: More than classroom education

  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 […]

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Billie Griffin

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 […]

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