About Floyd Ingram

Author Archive | Floyd Ingram

Welcome Trustee Pettit

He stepped onto the board of the most important industry in our community Monday night and he will be partially responsible for the fashioning and development of the most important product in this town for years to come. Hugh Pettit took his seat on the Houston School Board this week and will be directly involved […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Sweeney, Simmons say they won’t run

HOUSTON – Incumbent Chancery Clerk Wanda Sweeney and Sheriff Jimmy Simmons have said they will not seek another term in their respective offices. Candidates began qualifying for county posts last week and the decision by Sweeney and Simmons will see someone new holding these two high profile county offices at this time next year. Longtime […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Prescott returning to MSU for senior year

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State received a jolt heading into the offseason, as junior quarterback Dak Prescott announced he would be returning for his senior campaign. Prescott held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to make his decision public. “I looked at some of the NFL quarterbacks like Peyton Manning and Andrew […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Houlka’s Hobson shines against Vardaman

By Gene Phelps Special to the Chickasaw Journal VARDAMAN – Madarius Hobson hit a little bit of everything in his offensive arsenal Tuesday, but he was still held under his 23-points-per-game average. Houlka’s multi-talented 6-foot-1 freshman guard scored all 21 of his points in a lopsided first quarter to lead the Wildcats (15-4, 1-0) to […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Mississippi lawmakers propose making Bible the state book

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi is the birthplace of William Faulkner, Richard Wright and recent U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey. However, some lawmakers say they want to look beyond the secular literary world and designate the Bible as the state book. At least two bills are being filed during this state […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Traffic citation scam reported Houston

HOUSTON – Police Chief Billy Voyles is a little old fashioned, so if you get an Email saying you owe the Houston Police Department for a a traffic citation, don’t believe it. Voyles said his department has received two calls from Houston residents who have gotten Emails saying a traffic citation has been issued on […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Watch out for deer

CHICKASAW COUNTY – Deer movement increases during the fall and winter months, meaning the importance of driving defensively and staying alert, especially at dawn and dusk, also increases. “Over the past five years, Mississippi has averaged 3,058 deer-related crashes per year,” said MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath. “The increase in vehicle-deer crashes in the fall […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

BUCK SHOT: Lane Washington

(Courtesy Photo) Lane Washington is shown with this this nice 8-point buck killed on Christmas Day in Chickasaw County.

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

BUCK SHOT: Zack Poteete

(Courtesy Photo) While out for Christmas break, Houston High School junior Zack Poteete spent much of his time deer hunting. He and his dad were hunting on the Chicasaw WMA New Year’s Day when Zack killed this nice 7-point buck chasing a doe. This year the “Rut” fell just right for Christmas break. Poteete said […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

BUCK SHOT: James Myers

(Courtesy Photo) James Myers had a good morning on New Year’s Day as he harvested this thick-antlered, 8-point typical. Myers, who is also Chief Deputy for the Chicksasaw County Sheriff’s Department, said he “caught one slipping this morning,” sometime before 10 a.m. Jan. 1.

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

BUCK SHOT: Jody Collier

(Courtesy Photo) Jody Collier, of Nettleton, has two nice deer on the wall but dropped this 8-point recently. Collier is a member of both Shiloh and Cold Springs hunting club and won’t say which one this big buck came off of. Collier and his wife Stephanie have three daughters and they have been raised hunting […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Davis named top employee

TUPELO – Houston native Matt Davis was recently selected Employee of the Quarter for North Mississippi State Hospital (NMSH) in Tupelo. Davis has worked at NMSH for ten years in the maintenance department and has risen to his current position of Facilities Maintenance Superintendent. He was instrumental in assuring that NMSH receiving no engineering deficiencies […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Moving up

HOUSTON – At a time of year when many promise to do better, Tequila Ivy is making good on a resolution she made to herself that has changed her life. Two years ago Ivy was a ninth grader at Houston High School and in danger of dropping out and being cast out into the world. […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Smoke reported in Vardaman school

VARDAMAN – A heater coil over-heated and smoked up Vardaman Elementary School after school hours Thursday afternoon. Vardaman Elementary School Principal Dee Dee Lee said smoke was smelled in a hall about 3:30 p.m. and the fire department was called to check it out. She said students had already dismissed for the day and the […]

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }