There is a simple story on Page 3A that we want you to read. It’s a quick story reminding parents that school attendance is mandatory and that truancy is a big problem in Chickasaw County. We’ve run similar stories in your Chickasaw Journal only to see it fall on deaf ears and uncaring eyes. Nothing […]
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Dear Editor, An introduction to faith at an early age, even if one stays away from it for a while, can provide the beginning of a good moral foundation, which is why the church’s emphasis on teaching children about Jesus is so important. I see all these children, women and a few men on these […]
Years ago I heard a story about a butterfly that was tirelessly working to break from its cocoon. A man observed the struggling butterfly for several minutes. Feeling sorry for the soon to be flying beautiful creature, he took his pocketknife and slit the cocoon to assist its freedom. The butterfly fell out of the […]
It’s cliché but today’s young people really are the future. Take a long hard look at today’s youth and you will quickly see what Chickasaw County, Mississippi and this country will look like in 10 or 15 years. It’s easy to get all riled up over kids that wear their pants too low or have […]
The Tanglefoot Trail officially opened in 2013 and has brought a steady flow of people walking, hiking and biking this path to and from Houston. Trail advocates estimated early on it could see up to 100,000 users each year enjoying some part of the trail between Houston and New Albany. That same study estimated the […]
The new medical insurance premium for my wife and I will be just a few dollars shy of $2,000 per month for 2017. This amounts to a total of $24,000 for the year. Should either of us have a serious illness or medical procedure then our out of pocket expense will be $11,000. Therefore we […]
The next time you call Houston a sleepy, little town, we ask you try to cross Madison or Jackson streets in sight of The Square on any given afternoon. Morning traffic as people walk from downtown businesses to the Post Office or local banks is not much better. We are asking city, county and state […]
By Ethan Turner Special to the Chickasaw Journal The first Wednesday in February is a holiday for some college football fans around the country. National Signing Day has come and gone once again and new college players hoping to make an impact next season have signed on with their college choice. For the Mississippi State […]
Dear Editor, Welcome to February, birth month of three great American Presidents: George Washington (February 22, 1732); Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809); and Ronald Reagan (February 6, 1911). These three American heros are drawn from the beginning, middle and contemporary history of our nation. There are many lessons to be learned from the past that […]
I was about four or five years old when I remember my mother locking the front door. She said something to my dad about people “out and about” on the road we lived on in the country. Our community was very safe but occasionally we heard about somebody wandering around that sounded creepy. She and […]
Jonquils are blooming on Martin Drive in Houston. I also went down to Morris Grocery in south America and watched a ground hog dig around in a cage looking for something to eat. I also watched a group of old men dig around in the dirt with the toe of their shoe and then go […]
Headlines out of Jackson often make us wonder what is exactly going on at the Capitol and what the future holds for Mississippi. Budget cuts for the Mississippi Department of Transportation, budget cuts for education, passage of a lottery bill, the loss of civil service protection for state employees and the flap over the stars-and-bars […]
I was raised in a military family and we lived on base at one time. Anyone who has ever donned a uniform knows you don’t walk on the grass. You don’t litter. You obey posted speed limits and stop for stop signs. And you do as you are told to do by those in authority. […]
Dear Editor, The liberal slant has hit in Tupelo… “Let’s do all we can to make President-elect Donald Trump look bad”…as in John Wage’s letter (Jan. 17 edition of the Daily Journal) stating/implying that the Tupelo High School band should not go to Washington, D.C. I give credit to Mr. Wage’s criticism of Mr. Trump’s […]
- Okolona tightens city policies April 18, 2017
- Man convicted in Okolona shooting April 21, 2017
- Lifecore book drive says thank you April 21, 2017
- GLENN MOLETTE: America and shooting back April 22, 2017
- TEACHER OF THE WEEK! April 22, 2017
- Senior citizen seminar set April 25, 2017
- Principal John Ellison honored by state April 24, 2017
- Houston correcting SPED complaints April 24, 2017
- Dollar General Ribbon Cutting April 23, 2017
- Certified Nurse Assistance Class seeks applicants April 23, 2017
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