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Coleman to speak at LWB

August 4, 2017 by Daily Times Leader

Daily Times LeaderHe was a graduate of Okolona High School; He continued his education and obtained a BBA degree from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and the Juris Doctorate from Cumberland School of Law of Sanford University. He served as District Attorney for ...

#HSFT17: Stop No. 9 – Okolona Chieftains

June 27, 2017 by WCBI

WCBIThe Chieftains drop down to class 1A and there's a new man leading the football program. Head coach LaMart Harvey takes over for former coach Jack Clark. Harvey comes over from Thrasher high school after spending 10 years with the Rebels.

Clark County Chronicles

April 7, 2017 by Gurdon Times

Gurdon TimesIn about 1890, Okolona High School was built across town from the original academy. Later, as schools began to consolidate in the mid-twentieth century, Okolona became the center of a geographically large school district. In 1969 Simmons High School (a ...

The benefit of experience: Okolona man's life filled with lessons learned

February 6, 2017 by Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

The Egypt native and Okolona resident admits there were times in his younger days when his anger got the better of him. Some lessons have been harder to learn than others, but he found out people were willing to help as long as he was willing to put in ...

Eagles set to open region play against visiting Okolona

September 29, 2016 by Webster Progress Times

Webster Progress TimesOkolona's 1-5 record isn't fooling second-year Eupora High School head football coach Stephen Edwards. Not even for a second. “Everybody in this league (Region 4-2A) can beat you,” Edwards said. “There are no weak links.” The 4-2 Eagles of Eupora ...

In Focus: Okolona College

March 7, 2016 by Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Northeast Mississippi Daily JournalThe Okolona Normal and Industrial School was founded in 1902 by Dr. Wallace A. Battle. It educated African-Americans through high school and provided industrial training for young adults. At its peak, it had an enrollment of more than 200 students. The ...

Lawmakers Look to Consolidate at Least 10 School Districts

February 18, 2016 by Jackson Free Press

(AP) — Mississippi lawmakers want to abolish two school districts and consolidate at least eight others, part of a renewed push to pare down the state's 144 school districts to increase efficiency. #The Senate Education Committee voted Thursday to ...

Okolona school district notches academic marks

October 5, 2015 by Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Northeast Mississippi Daily JournalThey're as tangible as the increasing numbers of students “walking” in graduation ceremonies, roofing improvements at Okolona Elementary, Okolona High School and the Okolona Vocational Center, heating and air conditioning upgrades at Okolona ...

2015 High School Football Tour – Stop #54: Okolona

August 14, 2015 by WCBI

WCBIOKOLONA, Miss. (WCBI) — Okolona wants to take the next step towards being a powerhouse in 2A. They certainly have the talent and speed to do it. Head coach Jack Clark returns for the Chieftains as this year's team, more than most, has the potential to ...

Seniors give 2A Bay Springs its first state title

March 14, 2015 by Jackson Clarion Ledger

Jackson Clarion LedgerThe eighth-year coach said he'll frame the suit to preserve history after his Bay Springs Bulldogs defeated Okolona 74-58 in the MHSAA Class 2A boys finals at the Mississippi Coliseum. "My wife bought this suit on Thursday," Mackey said. "First state ...

Deep South justice in Ferguson

November 29, 2014 by Washington Post

Washington PostMy 102-year-old mother-in-law, Henryne Walker Stewart Goode, whom we buried a week ago at the Walker family cemetery in Okolona, Miss., often told an unforgettable story at our kitchen table. ... But the white farmer who owned the dog retaliated ...

Charles 'CJ' McClendon

September 27, 2014 by Beloit Daily News

Beloit Daily NewsHe was a graduate of Chickasaw Consolidated High School in Houston, MS. He attended Okolona College in Okolona, MS., prior to his being drafted into the U.S. Army on September 27, 1967. CJ was a Vietnam War veteran having fought in Vietnam until his ...

State Takeovers: A Fix for Failing School Districts?

March 26, 2014 by Jackson Free Press

Jackson Free PressThe release cited Okolona's progress: the district met all but three state accreditation standards and every senior at Okolona High School was set to graduate that month. #But one year after the state left, 73 percent of students in the district ...

Are state takeovers fixing Mississippi's failing districts?

March 26, 2014 by The Hechinger Report

The Hechinger ReportHAZLEHURST, Miss. — When the state took control of the Hazlehurst City school district in 2008, the small rural district was in chaos and suffering from abysmal academic performance. Student folders had gaps where grades and attendance records should ...

Mississippi State student dies in car accident

May 8, 2012 by The Commercial Dispatch

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University lost one of its happiest students, her classmates said. Katherine Elizabeth "Katie Beth" Carruth, 21, died Friday evening in a single-car accident just south of Okolona, as she was returning to her home in ...

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