FLOYD INGRAM: Houston isn’t a bad place to live

I have noticed a lot of toilet paper in the trees around Houston this fall. The paper is way up high in some of those trees and probably couldn’t have blown up there. The lower branches are heavily draped and it’s obvious that paper didn’t simply fall from the sky My guess is birds flying […]

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Trustees, Senator, judges on ballot

CHICKASAW COUNTY – Voters will head to the polls the first Tuesday in November to elect their Senator, Representative, judges and school board trustees. All ballots will have voting for federal posts of U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative, Mississippi Court of Appeals, Chancery Judge and Circuit Court Judge in addition to school board positions in […]

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MOLLY MAY NAMED ICC HOMECOMING QUEEN

MOLLY MAY NAMED ICC HOMECOMING QUEEN (Courtesy photo Photo by Kim Wiygul Williams) The 2014 Itawamba Community College Homecoming Court includes, from left, Laura Coker of Fulton, Fulton Campus Sophomore Maid; Toni Byars of Saltillo, Tupelo Campus Freshman Maid; Brittany Allen of Aberdeen, Tupelo Campus Sophomore Maid; Lauren Collier of Mantachie, Fulton Campus Freshman Maid; […]

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Number 1

There will be a tiny little change to your Chickasaw Journal next week. Today, under the Chickasaw Journal banner and mission statement “A locally owned newspaper dedicated to the service of God and mankind,” you will find the lines Volume 108, No. 52. Next week the Volume will change to 109 and the number will […]

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Sweater drive underway

HOUSTON – The first hint of fall has leaves turning and many children and elderly pondering what they will do when cold weather gets here in a few short weeks. New Hope United Methodist Church in Houston, will be holding its Second Annual Coat and Sweater Drive and the church and community are urged to […]

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DAR: Patriotism, God and country

HOUSTON – The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) are ladies who have a direct ancestor who was a part of the American Revolution in its quest for independence. The emphasis for this national organization is patriotism, God and country. There have been chapters founded in Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, […]

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McClain earns Sonic’s Hall of Fame award

OKLAHOMA CITY – Sonic Drive-In, the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, presented the Troy Smith Hall of Fame Award to respected franchisee Buddy McClain, chief executive officer of MVP Sonics at the 2014 Sonic National Convention in New Orleans. Ronald McClain is a native of Houston, Miss., and has won numerous Sonic awards starting […]

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Art in the Park

HOUSTON – Candace Stephenson has made friends in Houston with her art and attitude on life. Stephenson was at the mini park next to City Hall in downtown Houston Friday for Art in the Park, the annual event that sees artists from the TK Martin Center for Technology and Disability at Mississippi State University exhibit […]

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Thank you friends of education

Dear Editor: Special thanks to your region’s public school superintendents, teachers, district staff, parents and community friends for their splendid support and help with gathering more than 200,000 signatures for the Better Schools, Better Jobs constitutional amendment to require full state funding for our kindergarten through Grade 12 education system, without new taxes. Frankly, we […]

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Cooper gets tough with cancer

Don’t let the gentleness of Jan Cooper fool you. Her will is strong. Jan’s story is so like others who have had breast cancer and yet, on the other hand, it is so unlike others’ story. You see, Jan had ‘cancer in the breast,’ she did not have ‘breast cancer’ as we normally think of […]

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Megasite opportunity

The announcement last year that Chickasaw County is developing a 959-acre megasite industrial park is an incredible opportunity for all of us and all of Northeast Mississippi. The announcement of this economic development windfall at the Okolona Chamber Banquet brought smiles to all those gathered. With this part of North Mississippi sporting double-digit unemployment, the […]

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Rogers/Inman

Jeffery Chance Inman of Bruce and Abigail Payne Rogers of Okolona are announcing their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Miss Rogers is the daughter of Nora Davis Rogers and the late Roy Hansel Rogers. She is the granddaughter of Travis and Thelma Davis, Margaret Davis and Hansel Rogers Sr. She is a 2011 graduate of Houlka […]

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Cruzin’ Houston shines on The Square

HOUSTON – You heard them before you saw them on The Square in downtown Houston this weekend. Local hot rod and antique enthusiasts motored into Houston from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, for the first Cruzin’ Houston held on the Square, with vehicles of all descriptions makes and models on display to the public. “I […]

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STEVE COKER: The Wisdom of Potatoes

Years ago I heard how Dad and his father would fill the back of the old pick-up truck with Irish potatoes for market. On the way to town, which was thirty miles away, they would take the longest, roughest road to get there. By the time they got to market, the potatoes had sorted themselves […]

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