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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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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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FLOYD INGRAM: My Chickasaw Journal job-jar

At my house we have a job-jar. It’s a jar filled with jobs Sara feels need tending to on the Ingram Plantation. We’ve had this system for the past 20-years. I wake up most Saturday mornings and pull out a job. When it’s finished I pull out another. The job-jar has never been empty. It’s […]

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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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FLOYD INGRAM: It’s the giving, not the gift . . .

I’ve been around the newspaper business for about 45 of my 55 years, having started out in this profession throwing papers at the tender age of ten in West Point. Delivering newspapers every afternoon five days a week and then trying to collect for your services on weekends will teach you a lot about business […]

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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 15: High School Football Scores

MHSAA PLAYOFFS North/South Finals Friday CLASS 6A North Starkville 28, Madison Central 20 South Petal 36, Meridian 28 CLASS 5A North Oxford 35, West Point 7 South Wayne County 55, Laurel 27 CLASS 4A North Noxubee County 14, Greenwood 7 South St. Stanislaus 62, Lawrence County 28 CLASS 3A North Charleston 37, Aberdeen 6 South […]

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WEEK 14: High School Football Capsules

NOVEMBER 20, 2015  PLAYOFF GAMES CLASS 1A Shaw (8-4) at Smithville (12-1) THE PLAYERS Shaw: QB Jermarquis Stimmage has rushed for 457 yards, 11 TDs on 58 carries. … QB Travelle Ware has rushed for 422 yards, 5 TDs on 81 carries. … DL Kuston Montgomery has 3 sacks. Smithville: QB Blake Comer has thrown […]

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MHSAA Football Playoff Schedule, Nov. 13

  Friday, Nov. 13   CLASS 1A Kennedy at Smithville Falkner at Shaw Coldwater at Simmons Brooks at West Lowndes Salem at Nanih Waiya French Camp at Lumberton Sebastopol at Resurrection Stringer at Noxapater   CLASS 2A Strayhorn at Calhoun City Baldwyn at J.Z. George O’Bannon at Winona East Webster at South Delta Amite County […]

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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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Friday night’s high school football capsules

TONIGHT’S FEATURED GAMES Amory (5-5, 3-1) at Corinth (7-3, 3-1) THE PLAYERS Amory: QB JJ Jernighan rushed for 121 yards and 2 TDs on seven carries in last week’s win over Tishomingo County. … Austin Carter has rushed for 866 yards, 9 TDs on 130 carries. … LB Marcus Glenn had 11 tackles against Tishomingo […]

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WEEK 10: High School Football Scores

The following are Mississippi high school football scores for the ninth week of the 2015 high school football season. AREA SCORES Friday Aberdeen 33, N. Pontotoc 28 Alcorn Central 13, New Site 6 Amory 49, Tishomingo Co. 18 Baldwyn 57, Walnut 0 Biggersville 30, Houlka 28 Booneville 41, Belmont 6 Calhoun Aca. 46, Strider 12 […]

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State, Chickasaw County under burn ban

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – You can rake those leaves into as high a pile as you want, but don’t put a match to them! Mississippi is still under a state-wide burn ban and that means anyone caught burning anything outside can be cited and fined up to $500. Despite recent rains the […]

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