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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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Feds arrest 12 in four counties

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   CHICKASAW COUNTY – Federal, state and local authorities executed search warrants and made arrests Tuesday on people living in Chickasaw, Calhoun, Clay and Pontotoc counties on a variety of drug charges related to an alleged methamphetamine ring. The indictment came out of U.S. District Court in Oxford […]

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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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EDITORIAL: Volunteers need to answer the call

  Volunteer fire departments may be the best economic development tool ever created for rural communities. While there are many beautiful places to build houses in the country, banks are hesitant to loan money to construct a home unless the investment is covered by insurance. And while hardworking country folk can often afford the cost […]

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Basketball Scores for Tuesday, Jan. 26

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Scores from games played Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.   Please have your coach call in your team’s scores at 842-2611 after the game   Basketball (G) West Union 63, Falkner 37 (G) Tupelo 53, Columbus 48 (G) Senatobia 43, New Albany 39 (G) Biggersville 72, Wheeler 67, OT (G) […]

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Snow? Friday? Maybe?

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Conditions are setting up for a snowy Friday in Northeast Mississippi. “We anticipate snowfall accumulations,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Zach Maye. “It may be heavy at some locations.” On Thursday, forecasters are predicting only rain. But in the early morning hours Friday, temperatures are expected to start dropping. There […]

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Derma one of five Walmart Express’ to close

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal All five Walmart Express locations in Northeast Mississippi – Belmont, Derma, Mantachie, Nettleton and Walnut – will be closing, the company said. They were opened a little more than a year ago, in December 2014. In addition, a location in Sardis will be closed. The storeswill be closed by Jan. […]

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PARCC: Area test scores by school, grade

  The following are PARCC Test Scores for area schools for Math and English 2015. The data was released in mid December by the Mississippi Department of Education.   PARCC TEST SCORES – MATHMATICS GRADE 3 MATH School, 1 2 3 4 5 No. tested Aberdeen 12.9 42.6 25.7 17.8 1.0 101 Amory 4.4 20.6 […]

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Lady Rams go wire to wire

  By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal MOTLEY – Only 24 hours after Christmas, it was time to put away the decorations and presents and get back to basketball for the Vardaman Lady Rams. Because of timely defensive stops and offensive domination in the paint, the Lady Rams defeated the West Lowndes Lady […]

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Writing competition honors local students

        Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Several area high school students are among the winners in Itawamba Community College’s National Day on Writing. They include: Pontotoc High School – Shelby Cherry, honorable mention, poetry; Carmyn Barton, honorable mention, poetry; Will Dauler, first, short story; Karye Barton, honorable mention, essay; Shannon High […]

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Chickasaw notches 7.4 jobless rate

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Having a job means having a paycheck and the ability to pay the bills and enjoy life and therefore things apparently got better around here last month. Houston and Chickasaw County notched its lowest unemployment rate in years last month with a 7.4 percent jobless […]

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WEEK 12: High School Football Scores

AREA SCORES Special to the Chickasaw Journal The following are Mississippi high school football scores for the twelfth week of the 2015 high school football season. Friday Night PLAYOFFS Class 4A Greenwood 19, Ripley 14 Houston 31, Corinth 14 Kosciusko 35, Shannon 7 Lafayette 48, Gentry 7 Class 2A Baldwyn 31, Eupora 8 Calhoun City 55, […]

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THE PLAYOFFS: High School Football Preview

PLAYOFFS Belmont (3-8) at Aberdeen (8-3) Tonight THE PLAYERS Belmont: Peyton Reeves has rushed for 599 yards, 10 TDs. … Colin Peppers has two of Belmont’s seven INTs. … Sophomore Chad Stephens has 6 catches, 196 yards, 3 TDs. Aberdeen: QB Tramonte Prather is 115-for-204, 1,923 yards, 22 TDs. … Memphis commit Jerrick Orr has […]

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WEEK 11: High School Football Scores

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal The following are Mississippi high school football scores for the eleventh week of the 2015 high school football season. AREA SCORES Friday Aberdeen 46, Nettleton 7 Baldwyn 28, Mantachie 12 Belmont 25, Alcorn Cent. 17 Benton Aca. 35, Marshall 26 Benton County 44, New Site 0 Bruce 25, Okolona […]

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