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Feds give $20.3 million in airport upgrade grants

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON (AP) – Mississippi’s two U.S. senators say 19 of the state’s airports will benefit from $20.3 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Airport Improvement Program grants include $13.8 million approved for runway work at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport […]

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Court gets involved in legislative bill reading

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – A Hinds County circuit judge ordered Wednesday the House leadership slow down the speed by which they read bills. Circuit Judge Winston Kidd issued the order, requested by Rep. Jay Hughes, D-Oxford, who maintained the leadership was having the bills read on the House floor at […]

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EDITORIAL: Public trust

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” First Amendment to the United States Constitution. It is the […]

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MHSAA basketball semifinals tip off today

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal JACKSON – Two Class 1A girls teams – Biggersville and Vardaman – are more than just happy to be here. They are focused on winning a gold ball. Biggersville (21-8), powered by senior Jada Tubbs, defeated West Lowndes 49-28 Thursday in the state tournament quarterfinals at Jackson State. She scored […]

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HUES: Students of the Week

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The following children were chosen Student of the Week at Houston Upper Elementary School for Dec. 14 through Dec. 18, 2015. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name. Third Grade Brock Damien Parks McFarland Bryanna Ward Moss Gavin Smith Owens Langley Smith Rimmer […]

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Feds arrest 12 in four counties

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   CHICKASAW COUNTY – Federal, state and local authorities executed search warrants and made arrests Tuesday on people living in Chickasaw, Calhoun, Clay and Pontotoc counties on a variety of drug charges related to an alleged methamphetamine ring. The indictment came out of U.S. District Court in Oxford […]

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Terry mayor sentenced to prison

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – Roderick Nicholson, Former Mayor of Terry, was sentenced last week to serve 40 years in custody of Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC), with 10 to serve. He was also ordered to pay restitution and court costs in the amount of $7,629.12. Nicholson pled guilty to […]

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BUSINESS NOTES: Soybean forum set for Stoneville

      Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Mississippi State University’s Delta Research and Extension Center will be hosting the Tri-State Soybean Forum on Jan. 8, in the Capps Entrepreneurial Center on the Stoneville campus. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the program at 8:30 a.m. The Forum is a collaborative effort between land-grant […]

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AG Hood warns of spoofing scams

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – Mississippians are being urged to be on the lookout for a phone scam that challenges even the most savvy consumer. Attorney General Jim Hood issued a statement Friday warning residents of the scam. “Scammers realize that consumers are much wiser and more likely to reject […]

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BUSINESS NOTES: Farm Bureau to host 94th annual meeting

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – Mississippi Farm Bureau delegates will meet in Jackson Dec. 5 to 7 to set policy for the upcoming year. The main item on the agenda is adopting the organization’s policy book, which lays out the bureau’s direction for the next year. The annual meeting begins […]

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Three Rivers, CDF, LINK honored

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   PONTOTOC – Three Rivers Planning and Development District (TRPDD) is among three Northeast Mississippi economic development agencies to be named tops in the state by a leading business and development magazine. TRPDD, along with Community Development Foundation in Tupelo and the Golden Triangle Development LINK in Columbus, […]

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Window tint must be legal

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The law is vague, police are cautious and Mississippi’s window tint law is – well, dark and confusing. Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles is reminding drivers with tinted windows that the state requires them to have their car inspected and the windows deemed legally tinted. […]

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State, federal duck stamps available online

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON — Thanks to our abundance of waterfowl and habitat, hunting and viewing are very popular in Mississippi, and witnessing the teal migration and hunting season in September is a great start to the fall. One of the most important steps in preparing for the waterfowl season […]

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LETTER TO EDITOR: Peggy Peterson

    Dear Editor,   Passage of Initiative 42 is crucial to Mississippi’s economic survival. How do we get off the bottom unless all our children have good educations to qualify for skilled jobs? Initiative 42 proposes to change our constitution to ensure that our lawmakers financially support our 150 or so public school districts […]

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