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Houston passes tourism tax

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Initial election results Tuesday night indicate a tourism tax vote has passed by a roughly 50-vote margin. Houston voters cast 435 ballots for the proposed 2-percent tax and 196 voted against it for a 68.93-percent margin for the measure. The revenue referendum needed 60-percent approval to pass. […]

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Early voting abuse concerns Secretary of State, lawmakers

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi lawmakers this year rejected a proposal to stop making liars of their fellow citizens, at least when it comes to early voting. Current state law allows any registered voter who is disabled or at least 65 years old to cast an absentee ballot before election day. […]

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Calhoun County supervisor to plead guilty

By William Moore Daily Journal OXFORD – A Calhoun County elected official is ready to plead guilty to federal extortion charges in order to avoid jail time. District 1 Supervisor Ernest McKinnley Fox, 66, was indicted in December 2015 on two counts of interference with commerce by threat. The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Fox […]

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Chickasaw picks Trump, Clinton, Kelly

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Voter turnout for the Chickasaw County Presidential Primary election last week was modest, but nothing to write home about. The county saw 3,888 votes cast in the Tuesday, March 8 primary election with voters picking Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald J. Trump for president and Trent Kelly […]

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PRIMARY ELECTION: Tuesday’s ballot includes Congressional race

By Caleb Bedillion Daily Journal TUPELO – Tuesday’s primary has most people talking presidential politics, but voters in North Mississippi also have the opportunity to cast a ballot for the state’s 1st Congressional District. Republican incumbent Trent Kelly faces challenger Paul Clever, a political newcomer, for the Congressional seat. The winner of the Republican primary […]

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HOSEMAN: Mississippi ready for next step in elections

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said Monday Mississippi has overcome its long history of voter discrimination and disenfranchisement and is now ready for a complete overhaul of its election laws. Hosemann, the third-term Republican, outlined during a speech at a luncheon meeting of the Mississippi State […]

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Houlka to see runoff in Alderman race

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The list of four candidates for a Houlka alderman’s post has been narrowed to two following a special election Dec. 15. Bonnie Burgess Brown and Jerry Turner were the two candidates getting the most votes in last week special election to choose a successor to long-time Alderman […]

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Houlka to host special election Tuesday

    By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal     HOULKA – Four candidates are running in a special election set Tuesday, Dec. 15 to choose a successor to long-time Alderman David Wiggs, 86, who died last October. According to town records, those seeking the office include: • Bonnie Burgess Brown, 69, a […]

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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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FLOYD INGRAM: A look at us

Elections tell us a lot about us. Houston had two over two weeks, with one of those being county-wide elections and the second a tourism tax vote. I had a wise man explain to me that elections are a one-day snapshot of our community. He added the results of the vote change the dynamics and […]

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THE NUMBERS: Tourism tax vote fails

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – An exhaustive recount Wednesday morning Aug. 12, saw a proposed tourism tax vote go from a one-vote lead on Tuesday night to a two-vote loss on Wednesday afternoon. Complete but unapproved totals show 335 ballots cast for the 1-percent tax to 229 voting against it. A total […]

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Runoff races for Sheriff, Chancery and two Supervisors

EDITOR’S NOTE: Precinct by precinct results can be found in this week’s edition of the Chickasaw Journal found at newstands around Chickasaw County. By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Chuquatonchee Creek divides the county physically and Tuesday night election results show it divides it politically. “Candidates have three weeks until the primary runoff,” […]

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Tourism tax holds one vote edge

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Initial election results Tuesday night indicate a hotly contested tourism tax vote has passed by one vote. Houston’s proposed tourism tax referendum saw 339 ballots for the 1-percent tax and 225 against it in an election that was fiercely contested by restaurants in the city this summer. The […]

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EDIORIAL: Did you vote?

Voter turnout Tuesday in Chickasaw County was modest for a county election. Roughly 46 percent went to the poll and cast a ballot. We are proud for that. But we do want to look around and try to find a reason why the majority of this community and county didn’t take the 10-minutes necessary to […]

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