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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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Welcome home Sundancer!

                    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Imagine winning the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500 or even the Boston Marathon 15 years in a row. It just doesn’t happen in the competitive world of racing – except for a race team from Houston Mississippi. The […]

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Solar Team trekking north in Solar Challenge 2016

  By Floyd Ingram Chicksasaw Journal FORT WORTH, Texas – Sundancer left Fort Worth Sunday and is smack-dab in the middle of the Good Ole U.S. of A. today, as they head north to the Solar Car Challenge finish line in Minneapolis, Minn., on Saturday. The Houston Solar Car team rolled out their car Sundancer […]

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Chickasaw United Way needs are up

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – There are always people in need and that means Chickasaw County needs United Way now more than ever. United Way provided $106,000 of assistance to 30 agencies serving people from Chickasaw County last year and this year 27 agencies have requested roughly $130,175. Mike Mitchell, United Way […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: My Chickasaw Journal job-jar

At my house we have a job-jar. It’s a jar filled with jobs Sara feels need tending to on the Ingram Plantation. We’ve had this system for the past 20-years. I wake up most Saturday mornings and pull out a job. When it’s finished I pull out another. The job-jar has never been empty. It’s […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Good start to a new year

A long look at Chickasaw County shows we have several good things going on around here that we hope will bear much fruit in the coming year. The city’s effort to develop infrastructure, Tanglefoot Trail, rising sales taxes and falling unemployment are just a few of the headlines we saw last month. So let’s take […]

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