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Bryant could call Tuesday session to deal with budget gap

JACKSON (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant says he’s considering calling a special legislative session Tuesday to deal with a shortfall as Mississippi’s 2016 budget year comes to a close. Bryant spokesman Clay Chandler said Friday that Bryant will decide Monday morning after reviewing updated revenue figures whether lawmakers need to be called to Jackson for […]

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Gunn gets vote on flag as Baptist church messenger

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, who surprisingly broke with the majority of the state’s Republican leadership last summer when he endorsed changing the Mississippi flag, got to vote on the issue recently. Gunn was a “messenger” for his church, Morrison Heights Baptist Church in Clinton, to […]

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GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

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Some say it’s hot

In a previous lifetime I roofed houses for a living. I did it for four years and put myself through college with money made from roofing. It paid $8.50 an hour and I could work all the hours I wanted. I started this line of employment in July, spreading hot-tar on flat roofs on Murff […]

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Walker finds success at Big Oaks

By Kyle Alford Special to the Chickasaw Journal SALTILLO – Brandon Walker survived the heat and found success Monday, June 6 at Big Oaks Golf Club. The Vardaman High School golfer shot a 1-over-par 73 to win the age 16-18 division in the third stop on the North Mississippi Coca-Cola Junior Golf Tour. “Keeping it […]

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Hood hints at lawsuit over budget woes

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says a lawsuit may be filed if his official opinions are ignored and there are efforts “to sweep up” special funds designated for specific purposes to prop up a cash-depleted state budget. “I just want them to follow what they wrote,” […]

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Parks & Rec forms committee

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Houston Parks and Recreation Department has formed a volunteer committee to help direct efforts to improve the program and named officers at a meeting Thursday night. A chairman, vice-chairman and secretary/treasurer were named and the committee is now seeking five volunteers to serve on the advisory board. […]

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EDITORIAL: Summer shopping season is here

This is the summer shopping season and the time of year when people shop for their home, school children and spend a little extra money on a night out or weekend get-together. And this is also the time of year when community-oriented newspapers urge you to shop at home. We all know the reason for […]

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Honor, patriotism, tradition

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – America is still a great country and there are still people who hold onto honor, pride, patriotism and tradition. More than two dozen adults and children gathered at Joe Brigance Park at 6 p.m., June 14 for a Flag Retirement ceremony where tattered and torn American Flags were […]

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Molly May competes in Miss Mississippi Pageant

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The 2016 Miss Mississippi Pageant begins today with Houston’s Molly May among 44 beautiful and talented young women seeking the crown. May was named a Top Finalist last year and was crowned Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen in 2012. May is one of four Miss Mississippi hopefuls from Monroe […]

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Cousins graduates Basic Training

Special to the Chickasaw Journal FT. SILL, Okola. — Mississippi National Guardsman and Army Reservist Private Xavier Cousins recently completed his basic training with the 434th Field Artillery Brigade at Fort Sill, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction […]

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Summer fun and learning at Houlka

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – To see an excellent use of your tax dollars, look no further than Houlka Attendance Center’s 12 days of Summer School, more formally known as the 21st Century Community Learning Center Summer Program. You can look quickly – the program ends June 16 – or […]

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Houston passes tourism tax

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Initial election results Tuesday night indicate a tourism tax vote has passed by a roughly 50-vote margin. Houston voters cast 435 ballots for the proposed 2-percent tax and 196 voted against it for a 68.93-percent margin for the measure. The revenue referendum needed 60-percent approval to pass. […]

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Chickasaw nurse arrested for Medicaid fraud

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood announced today a Chickasaw County nurse is going to prison for Medicaid fraud and illegally taking controlled substances from three different patients. Cheryl Renee Hamblet, 42, of Houston, appeared before Choctaw County Circuit Court Judge Joseph H. Loper, Jr. Monday for sentencing […]

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