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Sheriff’s deputies debut body camera

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Firearms, body armor and now body cameras protect Chickasaw County Sheriff’s deputies and the public. Chickasaw County patrol officers have been outfitted with body cameras in an effort to make officers safer and also to help the sheriff both train and discipline deputies. “Body cameras work both ways,” […]

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ICC offers manufacturing skills program

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Itawamba Community College will offer a six-week option for its Manufacturing Skills Basic Certification program beginning Oct. 17. The class will meet Mondays through Thursdays through Nov. 30 from 8 a.m.-noon. at the ICC Belden Center. The program is designed to upgrade workplace skills and knowledge in 90 hours. Class […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: It’s budget time

FLOYD INGRAM: It’s budget time I would love it at my house if just one time a year, Sara the boys and I sat down and hammered out a budget. We’d work on it for a month with each of my boys coming before Momma and me seeking funds for food, clothing, rent and of […]

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What color is homelessness?

A young man stood on a street corner in St. Paul, Minnesota last Sunday. He was holding up a sign describing his plight, “Homeless, hungry, need help.” He was across the street from a church were I was speaking. I stopped to talk to him and did give him a small donation. I asked him […]

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EMCC ranked No. 1, again

Special to the Chickasaw Journal For the fourth time in the last five years, East Mississippi Community College will kick off the football season as the nation’s No. 1-ranked juco team. The Lions enter this fall having won 52 of their last 55 games spanning back to 2011, including separate winning streaks of 25 and […]

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Lady Hilltoppers down East Webster

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – After back-to-back losses for the Lady Hilltoppers last week, they were back at it at home as they hosted the perineal powerhouse East Webster Lady Wolverines. And despite some late dramatics, thanks to some timely hits, the Lady Hilltoppers were able to defeat the Lady […]

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Tourism tax starts Sept. 1

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The check will soon be in the mail to fund tourism in Houston. Local restaurants and motels will collect the tax starting Thursday, submit those dollars to the Mississippi Department of Revenue in October and Houston will get its first check in November. “We have sent notifications to […]

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Dak may get his chance

It appears the Mississippi State rookie might be the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys in their Sept. 11 season-opening game against the New York Giants and QB Eli Manning, the veteran from Ole Miss who’s won two Super Bowls. Veteran Dallas QB Tony Romo is out with yet another back injury and it’s unknown […]

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Chieftains stopped by South Pontotoc

Special to the Chickasaw Journal SPRINGVILLE – South Pontotoc’s defense pitched a second-half shutout and caused four turnovers as the Cougars took down Okolona at home, 28-18, on Friday. “I’m extremely proud of these kids,” said coach Michael Bradley. “They made some plays tonight, and I was happy to see that when adversity hit us […]

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Topper “D”

By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It was a defensive showcase for the Hilltoppers Friday night at home against Calhoun City. Thanks to stifling, hard-hitting defense and an opportunistic offense, the Hilltoppers defeated a highly-ranked Wildcat team, 21-7. “The win was huge, my first,” said Houston coach Ty Hardin. “Last week […]

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Woman killed in Verona accident

Special to the Chickasaw Journal VERONA – A woman is dead after a one-vehicle accident Wednesday night. According to Verona Police Chief J.B. Long, a female was driving west on Carr Vista Road when she apparently hit a stop sign at a railroad crossing. The vehicle flipped and landed upside down in a large ditch, […]

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Vandalism shocks community

Tombstones smashed in Van Vleet cemetery. By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal VAN VLEET – The vandalism of tombstones in Asbury Cemetery has both law enforcement and the community shaking their heads. The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department is looking for the person or persons responsible for breaking and tipping over approximately 13 tombstones at Asbury Cemetery […]

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EDITORIAL: Vandalism must be stopped

Vandalism is a part of doing business with the world. It is sad to say there are people who get a certain amount or pleasure or entertainment out of tearing up public property. We find that a sad way to live life. We also understand it is a crime. This newspaper was called last week […]

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AP PREP POLL: 2A has East Webster 3rd, Calhoun City 4th

            Special to the Chickasaw Journal   (AP) – Here are Mississippi’s top high school football teams in each class as selected by a panel of Associated Press state sports writers. Class Overall 1. Brandon (10) (2-0) 133 — 2. Clinton (5) (2-0) 132 — 3. Starkville (1) (2-0) 103 […]

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