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Rams looking for continued improvement

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal VARDAMAN – With a new basketball season upon us, the Vardaman Rams are looking for continued success coming off of last year. While not notching many wins, head coach Tim Vaughan saw improvement throughout last season and hopes that it will continue this season. “We improved a […]

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MHSAA reclassifications announced

Special to the Chickasaw Journal The Mississippi High School Activities Association executive committee last week approved the reclassification and division moves for the 2017-19 school years. The new alignment are based on high school student population and both Houston and Okolona moved down a division. Okolona dropped from 2A to 1A and Houston dropped from […]

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Burn ban still in effect

HOUSTON – Despite rain last week and a forecast for rain Wednesday a burn ban remains in effect for most of Mississippi, including Chickasaw County. “Most people don’t realize how much of a rainfall deficit we have,” said Brighton Forester, Mississippi Forestry Commission public relations director. “While there is some more rain in the forecast […]

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Locals named ICC Foundation scholars

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Several area students are the recipients of Foundation scholarships at Itawamba Community College. ICC Foundation scholarships are provided and funded for ICC students by individuals, businesses, industries or organizations. They include Amory – Russell Applewhite, Land Bank of North Mississippi; Katilyn Mask, Dorothy Hobson “Pass Along” Scholarship; Houston – Ramsey […]

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PLAYOFF QUARTERFINALS: Tonight’s high school football game previews

TONIGHT’S PLAYOFF GAMES (All kickoffs at 7 p.m.) CLASS 6A Madison Central (9-3-1) at Tupelo (12-0) Madison Central: QB Jack Walker has completed 167 of 279 passes for 1,918 yards, 15 TDs, 8 INTs. … RB Gabe Short has rushed for 952 yards, 8 TDs. … RB Tyshaun White has rushed for 571 yards, 6 […]

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No injuries in Vardaman explosion

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   VARDAMAN – A Tuesday afternoon fire and explosion at a Vardaman plant resulted in no injuries. According to Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan, the fire at Furniture Wood Inc. started in a dust collection system behind the plant. “They pipe the sawdust out of the building and into three […]

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PLAYOFFS: High school football scores

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Tupelo 45, NW Rankin 28 East Side 40, Kossuth 7 Baldwyn 34, South Delta 6 Armory 20, Cleveland 14 Pontotoc 35, Greenwood 14 Oxford 34, Grenada 16 West Point 41, Holmes County Central 7 Lafayette 24, Louisville 7 North Pontotoc 22, Independence 19 East Webster 44, Strayhorn 13 Calhoun City 35, […]

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East Webster, Vardaman eye playoffs

Special to the Chickasaw Journal The Wolverines blew open a close game by outscoring Leflore 23-8 in the second half. East Webster (10-2) scored two touchdowns in the first quarter, the first on a 45-yard interception return by Isaac Patterson, the second on Qua Evans’ 1-yard run. The Wolverines led 16-8 at halftime but asserted […]

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WEEK 12: High School Football Scores

MHSAA STATE PLAYOFFS First Round Friday 4A North Pontotoc 43, Ripley 0 Noxubee County 47, Gentry 0 Senatobia 34, Itawamba AHS 15 Amory 29, New Albany 18 Cleveland 21, Houston 19 Lafayette 44, Shannon 0 Louisville 35, Raymond 6 Greenwood 34, Caledonia 28 4A South Poplarville 63, Pass Christian 21 Quitman 28, Lawrence County 15 […]

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Collision kills two near Vardaman

Special to the Chickasaw Journal VARDAMAN – The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a head-on collision that has resulted in the death of two people. The accident occurred about 6:40 p.m. Thursday on Highway 341 north of Vardaman. Sergeant Criss Turnipseed, spokesman for the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, said Paul W. McGraw, 53, of Houston […]

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Smithville rolls over Vardaman

Special to the Chickasaw Journal SMITHVILLE – The Smithville Seminoles didn’t officially clinch their second straight Division 1-1A football title, but they took a big step on Friday night. Smithville (7-2, 5-0) rode momentum in the second quarter to a 54-30 win over Vardaman (6-4, 4-2). “We’ve had a tough stretch of games lately that’s […]

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WEEK 10: High School Football Scores

AREA SCORES Thursday’s Games East Union 42, Potts Camp 0 Kossuth 49, Benton Co. 16 Friday’s Games Alcorn Central 47, New Site 16 Amory 48, Tishomingo Co. 0 Baldwyn 52, Walnut 8 Biggersville 38, Houlka 12 Booneville 34, Belmont 18 Calhoun Academy 38, Strider 20 Calhoun City 44, Eupora 20 Deer Creek School 28, Oak […]

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WEEK 10: High School Football Previews

FEATURED GAMES (All kickoffs at 7 p.m.) Tupelo (8-0) at DeSoto Central (6-3) Tupelo: QB Ray Sandroni has completed 31 of 52 passes for 399 yards, 1 TD. … QB Stephon McGlaun (injured) has passed for 609 yards, rushed for 288 yards and accounted for 12 TDs. … RB Jaquerrious Williams has rushed for 679 […]

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Few storms, small hail expected tonight and Thursday

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – A few strong storms with gusty winds and small hail are expected in Northeast Mississippi late Thursday morning and throughout the evening hour. Zach Maye, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Memphis, said a front in the area will bring the chance of showers, but it’s not […]

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