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“Dream Big”

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Sundancer was featured in a documentary film that debuted last week at cinemas around the country and part of that rollout saw her put on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Houston Solar Car team members also headed out to Washington, Chattanooga, Birmingham and Huntsville Ala., […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Lucky number seven

Today marks my seventh year at the Chickasaw Journal. It was March 15, 2010 when I started down this path on a career that has spanned more than 30 years. My first reporting job was in Starkville in 1984, I got married and then it was off to Vicksburg, Columbus, West Point, Dyersburg, Tenn. and […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Spring, headlines, our Superbowl

Jonquils are blooming on Martin Drive in Houston. I also went down to Morris Grocery in south America and watched a ground hog dig around in a cage looking for something to eat. I also watched a group of old men dig around in the dirt with the toe of their shoe and then go […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Thanking those who rescue and protect

I was raised in a military family and we lived on base at one time. Anyone who has ever donned a uniform knows you don’t walk on the grass. You don’t litter. You obey posted speed limits and stop for stop signs. And you do as you are told to do by those in authority. […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Time for a change

Change is news and that is my stock to trade. It’s how I make a living. The world will change when Donald Trump become the 45th President of the United States of America on Friday, Jan. 20, 2016. But the world changed when Barack Obama became president. The same was true of George Bush – […]

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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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