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Okolona excluded from Chickasaw, Houston merger

By Bobby Harrison Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – The Okolona Municipal School District will not be merged with the Chickasaw County and Houston Municipal school districts under an agreement worked out by House and Senate leaders. The conference report was filed late Monday night to merge the Chickasaw and Houston districts, but […]

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Saturation operation in Monroe County nets dozens of arrests

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Multiple agencies converged on Aberdeen, Amory and parts of Monroe County Thursday in a tour de force to send a strong message to violators. “It sent the message that there are eyes watching. They’ll have to move to another county or another state because we’re not going to tolerate […]

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More suspects charged in Verona shooting

  By William Moore Daily Journal VERONA – The U.S. Marshals Service arrested the third and fourth suspects in connection with an afternoon shootout in Verona. All four were initially charged with aggravated assault. The charges could be upgraded when it is presented to the grand jury. According to Verona Police Chief J.B. Long, the […]

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Okolona man arrested for auto theft, 28 counts of auto burglary

Special to the Chickasaw Journal TUPELO — An Okolona man has been arrested in connection to a string of vehicle burglaries, and two more suspects are being sought. Deuntae Demarcus Randle, 21, of Okolona, was arrested in Lee County and charged with taking two motor vehicles – a felony – and 28 counts of burglary […]

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Okolona man in custody after high speed chase

              Special to the Chickasaw Journal   The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office apprehended an Okolona man Monday after he led law enforcement on a high-speed chase through parts of the county hours earlier, and authorities are searching for the whereabouts of another suspect. According to the MCSO, Darquazion Morrow, […]

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Accident in Egypt leaves one dead

EGYPT – A Monroe County man is dead after a single-vehicle accident Sunday morning. According to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley, John Frederick Moore, 42, of Egypt, died Sunday as a result of an accident on Egypt Road. Moore was driving east on Egypt Road in a 1993 Chevrolet Corvette convertible that belonged to his […]

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Houston eyes revenue sources

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The city hates to be Scrooge at this time of year, but there are businesses that owe taxes, have not paid their privilege license and people who owe fines in city court. The Houston Board of Aldermen looked at a list of businesses that owe […]

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High school state test scores released

By Chris Kieffer, Riley Manning and Zack Orsborn Daily Journal EDITOR’S NOTE: Local high school test scores can be found in today’s edition of the Chickasaw Journal in newstands around the county. TUPELO – Mississippi high schools received official results Thursday of the first tests their students took on the new, more rigorous, Mississippi College […]

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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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Huffman, Webb earn ICC scholarships

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOULKA – Scholarship recipients at Itawamba Community College for 2015 include Johnathon Huffman of Houlka, ACT Regular Incentive, Leadership; and Otempia Webb of Houlka, ACT Regular Incentive, Leadership. Huffman is a May 2015 graduate of Houlka Attendance Center, where participated in baseball, football, Beta Club (president) and […]

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GED Prep seeks students

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Registration is continuing for GED Prep and English Second Language classes in Itawamba Community College’s five-county district including the Chickasaw County WIN Center in Houston. The schedule will have the Houston WIN Center offer the classes, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., with instructor Julia […]

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Jobless rate creeps up

        CHICKASAW COUNTY – The local job market continues to offer work but Chickasaw County’s unemployment rates did creep up to 8.7 percent last month. Houston got news last month that Quality Iron was expanding and would soon add 40-50 fabrication jobs. United Furniture in Wren announced in July it was adding […]

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United Furniture adding another 100 jobs

  By Dennis Seid Special to the Chickasaw Jouranl VERONA – Five months after opening a new manufacturing plant in Verona, United Furniture Industries is adding another 100 employees. United has moved its distribution operations to the former Lane Furniture Industries distribution facility in Wren, the company said last week. Fifty employees will be hired […]

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Okolona man faces narcotics charge

Monroe Journal An Okolona man was arrested at a safety check point and faces a narcotics charge. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics Unit arrested Anthony T. McIntosh, 37. The arrest was the result of a safety check point at DeYoe Road and Highway 278 West. McIntosh is charged with possession of marijuana, felony amount. […]

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