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FLOYD INGRAM: Can you give me a quote?

I love a good quote. As a man who makes a living picking up the words and sentences that fall out of people’s mouths, I’ve learned to appreciate intellect and statesmanship and cry over ignorance and pettiness. Since we have just finished a gruesome Presidential elections, let me help you wash your brains out with […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: Stereotyping is never a good idea We often hear about the crimes and homicides that take place in Chicago and in particular the south side of Chicago. The murder and overall crime rate is frightening. I wouldn’t want to walk around the streets of Roseland, Englewood or a number of Chicago neighborhoods at […]

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“The Point” debuts in Houston

By Floyd Ingram HOUSTON – It’s the classic boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl, boy-gets-girl back – well, maybe. You’ll have to read the book to find out. Houston author Lori Harrington will debut her first book “The Point” this week after more than five years of editing and working to make the ending turn out just like she […]

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Houston addresses juvenile crime

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – There is a fine line between doing something effective about juvenile crime and just coming down hard on kids. The Houston Board of Aldermen discussed funding measures to address concerns about juvenile crime at their Nov. 1 meeting and will ask police, courts and parents to do everything […]

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EDITORIAL: Red Ribbon Week

Area schools concluded Red Ribbon Week recently and we hope the community got the message. Red Ribbon Week is aimed at students from kindergarten through fifth grade, and seeks to instill in them the facts that drug abuse is bad, drug abuse hurts people and drug abuse can kill you. Schools in Houston, Okolona and […]

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ETHAN TURNER: Football, family and the South

Our touchdown celebration was always the same. After the Rebels would score, I’d turn to mom for a high-five, and then I’d turn to dad for another high-five. Then my dad and I would dissect the play as to why it worked and how successful it was. I will always remember those days. I lost […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Let’s vote and move on

I lost an election one time. It was the fourth grade and Rocky McGarity and I were running for class president. Of the 27 ballots cast 16 went to Rocky, well you do the math. I remember making little red construction paper fish the night before the election that said “Floyd is fishing for your […]

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CARA CHISOLM: Let’s take a close look at state testing

Dear Editor, Your article on the release of school rankings based on the results of last May’s state testing was an excellent start for an extremely important conversation. I am looking forward to future articles; however, I believe the scope needs to be expanded. You focused on the parties most closely related – administrators, teachers, […]

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LAVERN WHITE: Hillary and abortion

Dear Editor, This is to Hillary Clinton and supporters. You stand up there and say you believe in “murder”? That’s exactly what abortion is, murder in the first degree. Men and women of America, wake up! To kill a child inside of the womb is the same as if it is playing in your yard. […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: Living and dying in America

We are fortunate to live and die in America. Billions of people have died from starvation in third world countries. Millions have died in war torn places and never knew a moment of real peace during their lives. So many live and die in harsh nations where daily life is mere survival. We are blessed […]

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Superintendents comment on school grades

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Educators understand tests, grades and their value as a measure of learning. The grades Chickasaw County’s three school districts and individual school scores came out recently and Houston, Okolona and Houlka superintendents have each been asked to comment on those scores, tell what they mean and what plans […]

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EDITORIAL: Number 1

There is a tiny little change to your Chickasaw Journal this week. Today, under the Chickasaw Journal banner and mission statement “A locally owned newspaper dedicated to the service of God and mankind,” you will find the lines Volume 111, No. 1. Your Chickasaw Journal – or actually the Houston Times and later the Houston […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Finally time for fall fun

It’s about time cool weather got here. I don’t want to hear about how dry it is, but I do want to see the leaves change, start to fall and my breath condense on a cool morning as I head out to work. We had the Fall Flywheel Festival in a heatwave last month, I […]

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Show your pastor you appreciate him

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Churches love to love on their pastor and anyone who has been in the ministry very long will say that it is the those little things that come at just the right time that keep them focused and serving. October is Pastor Appreciation Month and here are a […]

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