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Population: Retail Trade Area approximately 14,828
Area Code: 662
Zip Code: 38860
Estimated median house Value: $68,150

Okolona Facts:

  • Location:   Okolona is located in Northeast Mississippi, 123 miles from Memphis, TN, 140 miles from Birmingham, AL, and 149 miles from Jackson, MS, and is only 20 miles from Tupelo, MS.
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  • Climate:   Normal temperature in January is 40 degrees and in July is 79 degrees. The normal rainfall is 54.88 inches per year. The average elevation is 320 feet.
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  • Recreation:   Auditoriums - 2 (1 School/1 City); Ball Fields - 2; Local Parks - 2; Swimming Pools - 2; Golf Course - 1; Tennis Courts - 3; Mini Parks - 1
  • Major Highways Serving The Okolona Area:   Highway 45 (a limited access four-lane highway, Highway 245, State Highway 41/32
  • Railroads:   South Rail Corporation.
  • Parcel Service:   United Parcel Service, Purolator, Federal Express.
  • Motor Freight Carriers:   Okolona is served by 16 major freight carriers.
  • Air Service:   Nearest Commercial Airport is the Tupelo Regional Airport (TUP) in Tupelo, MS, a distance of 25 miles, runway length 4200 feet.  Local airport is owned by city of Okolona. Golden Triangle Airport, Columbus, MS, 50 miles
  • Waterways:   Okolona is located 13 miles from the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway.
  • Newspapers:   Okolona Messenger - Weekly Subscription; Chickasaw Journal – Weekly Subscription; Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - Daily.
  • Cable TV:   Comcast Cablevision; Direct TV
  • Telephone Service:   AT&T
  • Telegraph Service:   Western Union
  • Churches:   Protestant - 14; Catholic - 1
  • Health Care:   Clinics (3), Dentist
  • Motel:   Okolona Motel has 18 rooms.
  • Municipal Government:   Type - Mayor and City Council (Special Charter). The city has adopted Zoning Regulations and has a Planning Commission.
  • Police Department:   10 full-time officers and 6 patrol vehicles.
  • Fire Department:   5 full-time officers and 15 volunteer firemen. Fire Department Equipment includes 2 pumper trucks, 1 tanker, 2 brush trucks, and 1 emergency vehicle. Fire insurance rating is 7th class. The City of Okolona does provide fire protection outside the corporate limits.
  • Utilities and Services:
    Electricity - Tennessee Valley Authority - Local distributor: City of Okolona
    Water - Local distributor: City of Okolona
    Capacity: 700,000 gallons per day
    Average consumption: 400,000 gallons per day
    Sanitary Sewer - The City of Okolona has a treatment plant sanitary sewer system with a present load of 50%.
    Garbage Control - Sanitary Landfill. Residential pickup two times per week.

CITY OF OKOLONA MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL, COURT OFFICIALS

CITY OF OKOLONA
215 West Main
P.O. Box 111
Okolona, MS 38860
662-447-5461 voice
662-447-3956 fax

COUNCIL MEMBERS:
Ward 1   Kenneth McVay
Ward 2   Bennett Moore
Ward 3   Eldridge Lowe
Ward 4   Regina Pickens
Ward 5   Mary Gates
Ward 6   Anthony Floyd

MAYOR: Louise Cole
CITY CLERK: Kim Collins

CITY ATTORNEY: Gene Barton
CITY JUDGE: Honorable Sumeka Thomas


Education:

Okolona Municipal Separate Public School District. The Elementary School has 19 teachers and the Secondary School has 31 teachers.

Mission Statement: Okolona Municipal Separate School District strives to provide quality and challenging instructional programs with a highly trained staff in a safe environment; using all available resources in a manner that will set expectations for our students to excel academically, technologically, artistically, and athletically in order to become lifelong learners and to be prepared for a changing society.


Central Office
411 West Main
Okolona, MS 38860
Telephone: 662-447-2353
Fax: 662-447-9955
Website: http://okolona.k12.ms.us

Okolona Elementary School
Principal: Ms Lashanda Hoskins
411 West Main Street
Okolona, MS 38860
Telephone: 662-447-5406
Fax: 662-447-2700

Okolona High School
Principal: Christopher Hill
404 Howard Gunn Street 
Okolona, MS 38860
Telephone: 662-447-2362
Fax: 662-447-3306

Okolona Vocational Complex
Director: Amy Anderson
605 North Church Street
Okolona, MS 38860
Telephone: 662-447-3331
Fax: 662-447-3331


 CITY SERVICES:


Abandoned Vehicles 662-447-5427 Accident Reports 662-447-5427
Accounts Payable 662-447-5461 Airport Service 662-447-5461
Alarm Equipment 662-447-5427 Ambulance Transport 662-447-3311
Annexation Info 662-447-5461 Building Inspections 662-447-2553
Building Permits 662-447-2828 Burning Information 662-447-5427
Cable 662-447-5399 Cemetery Maint. 662-447-5761
Cemetery Plots 662-447-2828 City Council 662-447-5461
City Hall 662-447-5461 Complaints 662-447-5461
Dog/Animal Control 662-447-2828 Electricity 662-447-5482
Emergency 911 Engineering 662-842-7381
Fire 911 or 662-447-5427 Gas 662-256-5891
Health Department 662-447-5492 Hospital 662-447-3311
Library 662-447-2401 Municipal Court 662-447-5461
Noise Complaints 662-447-5427 Nursing Home 662-447-5463
Personnel/Hiring 662-447-5461 Police 911 or 662-447-5427
Post Office 662-447-2338 Purchasing 662-447-5461
Records/County 662-447-2092 Records/Municipal 662-447-5461
Records/Police 662-447-5427 Sewer Billing 662-447-2828
Sewer-Service 662-447-2828 Sheriff 662-456-2339
Street & Water 662-447-2828 Telephone 662-557-6111
Utilities-New Service 662-447-2828 Water Billing 662-447-2828
Water-Service 662-447-2828 Zone Changes 662-447-5461
Copyright © Okolona Area Chamber of Commerce • Okolona, MS • All Rights Reserved • A Mississippi Main Street Community
Telephone: 662-447-5913 • Fax: 662-447-0254
Sponsors: Bank of OkolonaRenasant BankUnited Furniture
Cook Coggin Engineers, Inc.Okolona Electric DepartmentFood Giant
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