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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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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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EDITORIAL: The Power of Pink

The Chickasaw Journal and newspapers across Northeast Mississippi that are part of Journal Publishing Inc., are highlighting Breast Cancer Awareness this month. The Chickasaw Journal will publish a special page 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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DAILY JOURNAL Rankings, Sept. 12: Houston is No. 5

LARGE SCHOOLS 1. Starkville 6A (3-0): Open date. This week: at Meridian 2. Tupelo 6A (4-0): Beat Brandon 14-13. This week: Open date. 3. West Point 5A (2-1): Beat Columbus 17-13. This week: Hosts Noxubee Co. 4. Pontotoc 4A (4-0): Beat Water Valley 57-14. This week: At North Pontotoc. 5. Houston 4A (3-1): Beat East […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Supporting the home team

    As I have said before, football is not my favorite game to play or to cover. Football hurts as a player, they play outside in the cold and rain as a reporter. And football is a game of emotion. It’s the only sport where I’ve seen high school boys – no high school […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Tis spring and a young man’s thoughts turn to . . . baseball?

    Pardon the twist on Bill Shakespeare’s famous line, but one of the joys of this business is bending the words of The Bard to fit my fancy. The other real joy of this business is getting to cover baseball in the spring. I’ve covered the Ole Miss Rebels in Memphis, the MSU Bulldogs […]

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Trent Harmon wins last ‘American Idol’

    By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal AMORY – The end of a 15-season era that launched huge musical careers and attracted billions of viewers came down to two Mississippians Thursday, and a 25-year-old from Amory with a dream of giving people a piece of music came out the winner. Since the season premiere […]

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EDITORIAL: Public trust

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” First Amendment to the United States Constitution. It is the […]

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Big rewards!

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – They were the first school in Chickasaw County to implement rewards for high scores on state tests and they continue to lead the way. Houston Upper Elementary School scored well on the most recent battery of state accountability tests and Principal John Ellison is quick to lay […]

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