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Some say it’s hot

In a previous lifetime I roofed houses for a living. I did it for four years and put myself through college with money made from roofing. It paid $8.50 an hour and I could work all the hours I wanted. I started this line of employment in July, spreading hot-tar on flat roofs on Murff […]

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Parks & Rec forms committee

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The Houston Parks and Recreation Department has formed a volunteer committee to help direct efforts to improve the program and named officers at a meeting Thursday night. A chairman, vice-chairman and secretary/treasurer were named and the committee is now seeking five volunteers to serve on the advisory board. […]

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EDITORIAL: Summer shopping season is here

This is the summer shopping season and the time of year when people shop for their home, school children and spend a little extra money on a night out or weekend get-together. And this is also the time of year when community-oriented newspapers urge you to shop at home. We all know the reason for […]

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Honor, patriotism, tradition

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – America is still a great country and there are still people who hold onto honor, pride, patriotism and tradition. More than two dozen adults and children gathered at Joe Brigance Park at 6 p.m., June 14 for a Flag Retirement ceremony where tattered and torn American Flags were […]

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Molly May competes in Miss Mississippi Pageant

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The 2016 Miss Mississippi Pageant begins today with Houston’s Molly May among 44 beautiful and talented young women seeking the crown. May was named a Top Finalist last year and was crowned Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen in 2012. May is one of four Miss Mississippi hopefuls from Monroe […]

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Summer fun and learning at Houlka

By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – To see an excellent use of your tax dollars, look no further than Houlka Attendance Center’s 12 days of Summer School, more formally known as the 21st Century Community Learning Center Summer Program. You can look quickly – the program ends June 16 – or […]

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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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Chickasaw nurse arrested for Medicaid fraud

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood announced today a Chickasaw County nurse is going to prison for Medicaid fraud and illegally taking controlled substances from three different patients. Cheryl Renee Hamblet, 42, of Houston, appeared before Choctaw County Circuit Court Judge Joseph H. Loper, Jr. Monday for sentencing […]

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Authorities upgrade charges to murder

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A Nettleton man saw charges of aggravated assault upgraded to murder Tuesday after the man he allegedly hurt died of injuries sustained in a May altercation. Terry Joe Hill, Jr., 33, of Nettleton, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault on Johnny Huffman following an incident at a […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Quality of life

We hear people talk about quality of life all the time. It’s one of those feel-good, abstract phrases that we all understand but it is hard to define. Think about it. What is quality of life? A person’s health is one factor when we are talking about an individual’s quality of life, as is how […]

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2016 All-Area Softball Team

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal Tony Donald knew exactly what to expect every day he came home from work. His young daughter, Hallie, would be sitting on the couch waiting for him. “She had her bat and was ready to go outside and hit,” Tony Donald said. Hallie Donald, the Daily Journal’s 2016 fast-pitch softball […]

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Winters named Houlka STAR Student

Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – has been named as a STAR (Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition) Student for the 2015-2016 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council M. B. Swayze Foundation, sponsor of the STAR program. The Houlka High School senior was honored during the STAR program at the annual Education Celebration on April 28 […]

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Getting ready to roll

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Solar car racers train year round but only get one chance to win the race. The Houston Solar Car Team has implemented a couple of minor technical changes to the 2016 car but realizes it all boils down to preparation, the competition and teamwork. “It’s never been the […]

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Johnson, McIntosh earn Wise Scholarship

Special to the Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – Houlka Shearer-Richardson Nursing Home is proud to announce the recipients of the Brenda G. Wise Scholarship for the 2016/17 School Year. Jermaine Johnson, a graduate of Houlka Attendance Center, and Latoysha McIntosh, a graduate of Okolona High School, were selected by the Shearer-Richardson Nursing Home Board of Trustees […]

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