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FLOYD INGRAM: Throw your hat into the ring

January is the month you decide if you want to run for political office in the city of Houston, Okolona, Houlka and even Woodland this summer. And I do hope those who are still pondering a race for public office will realize if you haven’t made up your mind by now, you will probably only […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A new beginning for Chickasaw County

This is the time of year when we take a look back at 2016 and at the same time look forward to 2017. It’s a bittersweet time of year. There have been weddings and funerals, cars bought and trucks crashed, profits and losses, good times and sad times. I try not to dwell too much […]

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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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FLOYD INGRAM: A letter to Santa

They say the two most widely read sections of a newspaper are obituaries and letters to the editor. And in this season of goodwill I want you to know I would rather see your name at the end of a Letter to the Editor rather than the top of an Obituary. But this newspaper also […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Tis the season . . .

Sara put up the tree this past weekend. And it is artificial. As a Clay County country boy I grew up with live trees in my house. Momma’s house had 12-foot ceilings and some of those trees were monsters. The Blue House on the Ingram Plantation has 10-foot ceilings and a perfect corner in our […]

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County discusses CCRCC contract

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Allegations of no contract and the paying of more than $485,000 to a company linked to a Mississippi Department of Corrections bribery scandal were discussed at last week’s Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors meeting. Margaret Futral questioned supervisors about their contract with Mississippi Correctional Management (MCM) that saw […]

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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 cold gray […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Can you give me a quote?

I love a good quote. As a man who makes a living picking up the words and sentences that fall out of people’s mouths, I’ve learned to appreciate intellect and statesmanship and cry over ignorance and pettiness. Since we have just finished a gruesome Presidential elections, let me help you wash your brains out with […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Let’s vote and move on

I lost an election one time. It was the fourth grade and Rocky McGarity and I were running for class president. Of the 27 ballots cast 16 went to Rocky, well you do the math. I remember making little red construction paper fish the night before the election that said “Floyd is fishing for your […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Finally time for fall fun

It’s about time cool weather got here. I don’t want to hear about how dry it is, but I do want to see the leaves change, start to fall and my breath condense on a cool morning as I head out to work. We had the Fall Flywheel Festival in a heatwave last month, I […]

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Girls, Girls, Girls

Columbus newspaper publisher Birney Imes Jr. once told me to put pretty girls and puppy dogs on the Front Page and watch papers sell. Well, your Chickasaw Journal has seven pretty young ladies and one grinning homecoming escort on the Front Page this week. Tayla Young was crowned Houston Homecoming Queen by 2015 Queen Madeline […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A place called Houston

We still have people call this newspaper the Houston Times Post. I don’t take offense even though we have been the Chickasaw Journal for over 10 years. When I hear someone call it the Times Post I know they have been reading a paper in Houston for more than 10 years and that’s good for […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: It’s budget time

FLOYD INGRAM: It’s budget time I would love it at my house if just one time a year, Sara the boys and I sat down and hammered out a budget. We’d work on it for a month with each of my boys coming before Momma and me seeking funds for food, clothing, rent and of […]

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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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