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Parade Magazine Announces 2011 All-America Boy's Basketball Team

Jun 21, 2011 • Get In The Game Saint Louis Magazine
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Okolona's Willie Tucker Raspberry dies at 108

Feb 2, 2015 • Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Raspberry, the widow of noted educator James Raspberry, who died in 1991, had been a longtime teacher in the Okolona public schools and at Okolona College, a high school and community college affiliated with the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi, that ... More

Okolona school bond vote is Tuesday

Aug 25, 2014 • WTVA
The bulk of the money will be spent at the Old Okolona High School that now houses administration offices and on heating and air conditioning repairs at Okolona Elementary School. Superintendent Dexter Green says some money will also go to enhance a ... More

Graduation comes early in Okolona

Nov 6, 2014 • WTVA
OKOLONA, Miss. (WTVA) -- Graduation comes early for a group of Okolona High School students. Forty-five students are the first in this area to become Jobs For Mississippi graduates. The program which began at the beginning of the school year teaches ... More

Montgomery terminated as Thompson football coach

Nov 4, 2014 • Alabaster Reporter
Montgomery played collegiately at Mississippi State University from 1989-1992 after graduating from Okolona High School in Okolona, Miss. He took over the Thompson football program after back-to-back one-year coaching stints by Bruce Hill in 2010 and ... More

State Takeovers: A Fix for Failing School Districts?

Mar 26, 2014 • Jackson Free Press
#HAZLEHURST, 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 ... More

School leaders push bond issue for better heating and cooling system

Jul 25, 2014 • WTVA
OKOLONA, Miss. (WTVA)-- Okolona school leaders hope the passage of a bond issue next month will give their students better cooling and heating conditions. That's just one of the problems they hope money will help solve. The outside of the old Okolona ... More

Former JCPS board member Cochrane turns 100

Aug 15, 2014 • The Courier-Journal
The majority of his teaching career was spent at Okolona High School — now Southern High School — until he left teaching in 1952. "My former students still get together and have reunions," he said. "You'd be surprised how many of them come and how ... More

Lee County hires Okolona principal at Shannon Middle

Jul 16, 2013 • Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Okolona High School's Quality of Distribution Index – a formula based on test scores – rose by 35 points under Woods' leadership, Weeks said. Woods, 50, enters his 20th year as an educator. During his first 14 years, he taught sixth grade at Okolona ... More

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