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FLOYD INGRAM: We have jobs! Let’s get to work

More than 5,000 jobs were created across the state last year and Mississippi economic development leaders wants that number to grow to 7,000 this year. So far, the numbers are looking pretty good. Nearly 3,900 jobs have been announced by business and industry planning to set up shop in the Magnolia State this year. And […]

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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 phrases that are loved by local, state and federal politicians when they want to say something good without really saying something at all. Think about it. What is quality of life? A person’s health is one factor when we […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Busy as a bee

I saw my first honey bee Saturday. No, it’s not quite spring, but the busy folk in this world were already out raking their yard, busting up a garden and getting ready for fair days ahead. There are hardworking people in this county. I have heard many describe Houston as blue-collar and since my daddy […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: You do have a voice

Consolidation, vouchers, appointed superintendents and charter schools were big news in Chickasaw County and across Mississippi this week. Let’s face it, we made ourselves a prime target for consolidation as well as the vouchers that will fund both charter schools and private schools with public dollars. Okolona schools have emerged from under state control and […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: How much do you know?

FLOYD INGRAM: How much do you know?   Now, now, everybody just settle down a little! There is a story on Page One about the Legislature wanting to consolidate Houston, Okolona and Houlka schools and call it Chickasaw County Consolidated School District. Please read it and ponder what it says, what might happen and how […]

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

I’ve been around the newspaper business for about 45 of my 55 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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FLOYD INGRAM: It’s beginning to look a lot . . .

        There is truly something special about Christmas. I’m not a preacher, so I’ll leave the True Reason for The Season to those paid professionals to explain what that special spirit truly is. But as a journalist of more than 30 years, I have always watched with awe as misers and malcontents […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A reason to be thankful

    Most of us will sit down to a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. Most of us do have so much to be thankful for. The holiday comes at the end of the harvest season. Spring and summer have been good and now is a time to reflect on that bounty as we face the […]

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Welcome home!

        By Emma Crawford Kent  Daily Journal HOUSTON – The high school students who make up the Houston Solar Car Team brought life lessons and plenty of memories back from its nearly three-week trip to Australia. The team took its car, Sundancer, to the World Solar Challenge, where it competed in a […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A man with a gun

        Deer season starts Saturday for the Ingrams. My youngest son James and I will spend the day, looking for Mr. Buck on the 88-acres of beautiful Mississippi hardwood that we have hunted for the past three years. We hope it is cold. We may not see a thing and we may […]

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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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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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FLOYD INGRAM: Electing leaders is choosing a future

This column is being written on Monday prior to Tuesday’s county and state elections. I hope the best candidates win. But after more than 25 years of covering elections, I’ve found it is rarely the best or worst who get elected – it’s the same ones year after year. That changed this year in Chickasaw […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: It’s time to consider your choices

FLOYD INGRAM: It’s time to consider your choices It’s the middle of summer and it’s too late to plant, too early to harvest and too early to start talking football. That means it’s the season to talk politics. County candidates planted seeds when they filed in the spring and most are busy fertilizing – or […]

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