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Calhoun County supervisor to plead guilty

By William Moore Daily Journal OXFORD – A Calhoun County elected official is ready to plead guilty to federal extortion charges in order to avoid jail time. District 1 Supervisor Ernest McKinnley Fox, 66, was indicted in December 2015 on two counts of interference with commerce by threat. The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Fox […]

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STATE DOLLARS: Chickasaw Health Dept. gets $100,000 from $249M budget

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Northeast Mississippi local governments garnered about $3 million in projects in a $249.6 million bond bill that passed both chambers of the state Legislature late Monday. Bond proceeds will be used to pay off the project over a period of years. The projects range from tourism-related […]

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Appointed superintendents bill heads to governor

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Eleven Northeast Mississippi superintendents are elected, but a bill on its way to Gov. Phil Bryant to be signed into law would change that. The bill, Senate Bill 2438, mandates that all school superintendents be appointed by their district’s school board. The majority of Mississippi school districts […]

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Towns with fewer than 500 residents could cut to 3 aldermen

JACKSON (AP) – Voters in some small Mississippi towns could choose to cut their municipal boards from five aldermen to three under a measure headed to Gov. Phil Bryant for him to sign or veto. The House voted 117-2 Monday to pass Senate Bill 2603, which would allow towns of 500 or fewer to choose […]

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Former Vardaman coach pleads to sex charge

OXFORD – A former high school softball coach will spend the next three years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday. Billy Joe Dill, 36, pleaded guilty to the enticement of a child. He was sentenced to 10 years, but the judge suspended seven years. He will also have to serve five years probation and he […]

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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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Wildcats’ 18-game winning streak comes to an end

By Laurence Hilliard Special to the Journal JACKSON – Coahoma AHS pulled away late for a 77-67 win over Calhoun City on Tuesday in the 2A semifinals, ending the Wildcats’ 18-game winning streak. Calhoun was within four at 68-64 with 1:55 left when Ladavious Draine made two free throws, but the Wildcats were outscored 9-3 […]

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Body found on Square in Bruce

BRUCE – Calhoun County officials are investigating an early morning shooting just off the square in Bruce. Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan said an officer on patrol spotted a car in the parking lot of a bait shop around 12:30 a.m. Friday. When the officer looked inside the car, he saw a body that had […]

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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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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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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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Region, Chickasaw record low jobless rate

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – For the fourth consecutive month and the fifth time this year, the unemployment rate in Northeast Mississippi was under 6 percent. That has never happened during the 10 years the Daily Journal has kept track of the jobless figures for the 16-county region. November’s unemployment rate was […]

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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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