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FLOYD INGRAM: Just say “Thanks”

      Halloween is over and that means the next stop is Thanksgiving. I notice several churches in the area are doing a variety of food pantry/food drives on the way to Nov. 26. Chickasaw County has some of the poorest people living in the poorest state in the nation. They need our help. […]

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Fall fun!

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – It was Rachel Reed’s first time to work as a volunteer at the Chickasaw County 4-H Fall Fun & Games Day, it won’t be her last. More than 60 local special needs children from area schools, along with adult special needs kids from the community, […]

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Supervisors discuss unpaid fines

        By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   OKOLONA – If there was an easy way to collect unpaid fines owed across Mississippi someone would have figured it out long ago. Chickasaw County Supervisors called in Justice Court judges, constables and sheriff’s deputies recently seeking ways to collect a portion of the $1.8 […]

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EDITORIAL: No. 1

There has been 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 110, No. 1. Your Chickasaw Journal – or actually the Houston Times and later the […]

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Sheriff races will draw voters to polls

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Several sheriff’s races across the region are already settled, but at least three counties will have new top lawmen. The sheriffs in Alcorn and Chickasaw counties decided not to run again. Tishomingo County incumbent Glen Whitlock was defeated by John Dennis Daugherty in the Democratic runoff on Aug. […]

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Who deserves your vote?

      This is the final week of county elections and we hope people have already studied the candidates, made their decision and can wisely and confidently walk into the voting booth on Tuesday, Nov. 3, and make the right choice. Chickasaw County will be a very different place under the leadership of these […]

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LETTER TO EDITOR: Jack Reed

Dear Editor, Lisa and I will be voting FOR Initiative 42 on Tuesday. For these 4 reasons: • We believe Mississippi’s most powerful enemy is poverty. • We believe that a good public education system – pre-K thru 12th grade – is our most valuable resource to help our citizens become self-sufficient Mississippians. • Given their consistent past […]

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Local lodge seeks past Masters

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – They are men whose history has dimmed for some, but who heritage a group of local Masons wants to revive. Houston Masonic Lodge No. 67 is seeking family photos of Past Masters from the community in an effort to get 111 portraits on a wall […]

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TAMMY PRICE: Please explain your executive session decision

    Dear Editor, I am aware of a decision made by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday Sept. 22, 2015, which became public knowledge after a closed executive board meeting. So, I feel it will be okay to ask for some of you to please help me make sense of the decision […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: At our very best

    The Houston Solar Car is racing in Australia, the Hilltopper football team has clinched a playoff spot, we have a couple of new restaurants in town and there is talk of a furniture factory reopening in a old building in the county. The news out of Chickasaw County this week is good. Yes, […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: This game called football

      I grew up a “Greenie” and played football for the West Point Greenwave. Well, maybe I should clarify that. I practiced a lot more football at olde West Point High than I ever played. There were about 80 boys on our team in 1976 and 1977 and I was the third smallest. […]

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EMILY KNIGHT: I support fully funding education

    Dear Editor, When it comes to the future of my children and your children and grandchildren, the choice is easy: I’m voting for Initiative 42. Passage of Initiative 42 is the only way our schools will finally received the funding the promised 18 years ago. It’s outrageous that we’ve had to wait this […]

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EDITORIAL: The Power of Pink

  The Chickasaw Journal and newspapers across Northeast Mississippi that are part of Journal Publishing Inc., is highlighting Breast Cancer Awareness this month. Your Chickasaw Journal is publishing pages with breast cancer news and information every Wednesday this month in an effort to highlight a disease that will be diagnosed in 207,090 women for the […]

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Breast Cancer Facts & Resources

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Below are some facts about the American Cancer Society and breast cancer. We encourage you to send them to friends and family. These facts demonstrate the work the American Cancer Society has accomplished with other organizations and remind us that together we can create a world with […]

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