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Derma one of many towns waiting to hear from Wal-Mart

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal DERMA – When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. opened its 12,000-square-foot Walmart Express store here 13 months ago, the local newspaper had a photo of a company representative giving a $500 check to the Derma Fire Department. “The next time Wal-Mart was in the paper, they were announcing they were closing,” said […]

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Wal-Mart closures to impact 180 jobs

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will close six Walmart Express stores in north Mississippi, impacting nearly 180 workers. But the company said it will offer those employees jobs elsewhere if available. “Our goal is to place as many associates as possible who would like to continue with the company at […]

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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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Walmart to hire seasonal employees

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Walmart will hire nearly 1,000 seasonal workers in Mississippi for the upcoming holiday season. The world’s largest  retailer has 82 stores in the Magnolia State, and it said the workers will be paid $9 an hour. Minimum wage is $7.25. The company is hiring cashiers and stockers for the holidays, […]

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Assessed home values rise in 2015

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Property values in Chickasaw County went up slightly last year and while that will prompt a slight increase in homeowner taxes paid, it also means your house probably increased in value. The new tax rolls for Chickasaw County were presented to Supervisors last week and showed […]

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Houston WalMart target of bomb scare

HOUSTON – A bomb scare at the local WalMart was apparently part of a wider scam to extort money from businesses across Northeast Mississippi Wednesday afternoon. The Houston store was contacted by phone about 2 p.m. and told to wire money to a “green money card” or a bomb would be detonated in the store. […]

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RELAY FOR LIFE: Walking the Walk

HOUSTON — They walked, they talked and they raised money to find a cure for cancer. Hundreds of people packed Joe Brigance Park Friday night to celebrate the 2014 Chickasaw County Relay for Life and raise money to fight cancer. “We had good crowds, good participation and perfect weather,” said Rick Huffman, spokesman for the […]

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Relay rolls tonight at Joe Brigance

HOUSTON – Cancer touches everybody’s lives. The American Cancer Society estimates one-in-four people will be diagnosed with some type of cancer during their lifetime and Chickasaw County Relay for Life is asking the community to come to Joe Brignance Park Friday night and help them bring that number down. “If you have not been touched […]

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Ople Henry

OKOLONA – Ople Katherine O’Barr Henry, 69, died Friday, April 4th, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice Unit following an extended illness. She was born Aug. 17, 1944, to Jessie O’Barr and Annie Kate O’Barr. She worked at Walmart on West Main in Tupelo for 10 plus years and was a homemaker, enjoying arts […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Tis the season . . .

The boys will be home this weekend. My two oldest will make the trek home from college Friday night. Sara has been planning for their arrival for more than a month. Special foods have been bought, the house has been decorated, Christmas gifts are ready and she has lined up a “schedule of events” to […]

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Eva Marter

GORE SPRINGS – Eva Barbara Williams Marter, 82, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Grace Health and Rehab in Grenada. She was born April 9, 1931, in Bolivar County to Douglas Williams and Etosian Allday Williams. She was a retired Walmart receptionist and a member of Gore Springs Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Sheri […]

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Bells will be ringing!

The Salvation Army Kettle campaign kicks off in Houston Nov. 25 at Grocer’s Pride and Nov. 29 at Walmart 411. Volunteers are needed to ring the bells for two-hour shifts at both local stores to help the less fortunate. Funds raised during the Kettle Campaign help the Salvation Army provide assistance to local residents throughout […]

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Bobbie H. Sizemore

PHEBA – Bobbie Lou Harpole Sizemore, 78, passed away, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home in Calhoun City. She was born Dec. 19, 1934, in Hatcher to Jeffie Henry Harpole and Robert Harpole. She was a beautician and had worked for Monte Glove, Moody Trailer, West Point Coca Cola and […]

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LETTER TO EDITOR: Walter Chandler

Kind people made my day on a recent Tupelo trip Dear Editor, After attending church services at the Okolona First Baptist Church on July 28, I drove to Tupelo to do my grocery shopping. Upon arriving in Tupelo, I stopped at the Thomas Street post office to mail some letters. As I was leaving the […]

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