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Extension gives out 1,800 trees

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A larger than usual crowd took part in Thursday’s annual Chickasaw County Soil and Water Conservation seedling giveaway last week. Volunteers and staff gave away more than 1,800 seedlings in eight different varieties at its annual event Feb. 16 at the Extension offices on Lee Horn Drive. The […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Looking at the future

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 […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Lucky number seven

Today marks my seventh year at the Chickasaw Journal. It was March 15, 2010 when I started down this path on a career that has spanned more than 30 years. My first reporting job was in Starkville in 1984, I got married and then it was off to Vicksburg, Columbus, West Point, Dyersburg, Tenn. and […]

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ETHAN TURNER: Bulldogs, Rebels fill the gaps

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 […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: Lock the door, please knock politely

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 […]

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EDITORIAL: Make the call

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 […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Thanking those who rescue and protect

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. […]

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Inauguration isn’t be about Republicans, Democrats

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 […]

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Raise your hand and volunteer

This newspaper repeatedly has people call and say “We need to do something about _________!” You can fill in the blank. But this Editorial is not about what’s wrong with our community. It’s about solutions. One of the key ingredients in any successful community are those willing to work together for a common good for […]

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Balancing act

The boss of any organization or business will tell you it is tough at the top. Nowhere is that more evident than the post of school superintendent. Almost half of Northeast Mississippi’s superintendent posts are filled by new faces this year. And 75 percent of the current superintendents have been in their current job less […]

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EDITORIAL: Who deserves your vote?

We inaugurate a new President this week, but this is not about that decision or ceremony. That choice has been made. Let’s be positive and look to the future. Page One of today’s Chickasaw Journal has the first story we will bring you this spring of city officials who have qualified for city posts across […]

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EDITORIAL: A happy, new year

Economic news across the country looks good heading into 2017. We hope that news will be good for Mississippi and Chickasaw County this year. Nationally, U.S. Commerce Department numbers showed new orders for factory goods rebounded in October, rising 2.7 percent. That was the largest gain in almost three years and the fourth straight month […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: It’s the giving, not the gift . . .

I’ve been around the newspaper business for about 46 of my 56 years, having started out in this profession throwing papers at the tender age of ten in West Point. Delivering newspapers every afternoon five days a week and then trying to collect for your services on weekends will teach you a lot about business […]

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EDITORIAL: Good News

This Christmas, as you hustle and bustle about the house and community, we want you to reflect on a news event that happened over 2,000 years ago. There is a phrase on the front of this newspaper that states “A locally owned newspaper dedicated to the service of God and mankind.” We take those words […]

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