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Week 10 High School Football Capsules

October 20, 2017 by Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Okolona: QB Jacob Buchannan has completed 29 of 62 passes for 556 yards, 9 TDs, 4 INTs. He has rushed for 171 yards and 6 TDs on 45 carries. … RB Jacorrius Standfield has rushed for 765 yards and 9 TDs on 75 carries. … WR Antonio Buchannan has ...

Week 7 High School Football Rewind

October 1, 2017 by Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

... • Okolona took control in Division 1-1A with a 33-20 win over Smithville. That, coupled with Biggersville's loss to Thrasher, leaves Okolona as the lone unbeaten team in division play. • Shannon won its fourth straight game, rolling Caledonia 64-6 ...

Week 7 High School Football Capsules

September 29, 2017 by Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Northeast Mississippi Daily JournalOkolona: QB Jacob Buchannan has completed 20 of 42 passes for 438 yards, 7 TDs and 3 INTs. He has rushed for 85 yards and 4 TDs. … ATH Jacorrius Standfield has rushed for 760 yards and 9 TDs on 72 carries. He has 6 catches for 69 yards and 1 TD.

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 JournalIt 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 school became affiliated with the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi in 1921 and a ...

Changes for the better: Okolona woman beats the odds, follows her dreams

February 22, 2016 by Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Northeast Mississippi Daily JournalIn 2000, a restless Boatman moved to Atlanta. Two years later, she started school to become a medical assistant, working in a pediatric clinic to help pay for her education. She married a police officer, Brett Bousquet, and thought her fairy-tale life ...

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 ...

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 PostNovember 28, 2014. My 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 ...

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 ...

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