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GLENN MOLLETTE: Medical insurance is too expensive

  I felt like my insurance company wanted me out of healthcare when I received my new premium information for 2016. I paid over $1,600 a month for my wife and I to have medical insurance in 2015. Last fall I learned my current policy would increase to over $1,950 per month.  I had the […]

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Derma one of five Walmart Express’ to close

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal All five Walmart Express locations in Northeast Mississippi – Belmont, Derma, Mantachie, Nettleton and Walnut – will be closing, the company said. They were opened a little more than a year ago, in December 2014. In addition, a location in Sardis will be closed. The storeswill be closed by Jan. […]

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County officials take the oath of office

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – They lifted their right hands and many placed them on a Bible held by a spouse or friends and promised to uphold the law of the State of Mississippi and the United State’s Constitution. A process that started about this time last year with 53 candidates qualifying […]

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4H to offer Sports Fishing

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – You don’t really need to teach kids how to fish, but you do need to teach them how to fish safely and the best techniques that will catch fish. Chickasaw County 4H will offer a Sports Fishing program this spring and summer for youngsters and parents wanting […]

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City to revamp fire loop

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A $2.5 million project approved by the city will help lower insurance premiums on eight industries and boost water pressure to residents living in north Houston. The Houston Board of Aldermen voted unanimously last week to obtain a $2.58 million U.S. Economic Development grant with the city […]

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REPORT: State foster care getting worse

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – A new report finds that Mississippi’s child welfare system continues to deteriorate, raising the stakes for state government’s effort to stave off a federal judge from taking over the system. The report, covering the year that ended June 30, is the second in a row to find the […]

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Okolona trustees check into hoop music lyrics

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal     OKOLONA – The Okolona School Board dismissed a complaint of inappropriate music at home basketball games, hired a series of substitute tutors for the 21st Century program, and approved quotes for boiler repairs and lighting during its meeting Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. […]

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Region, Chickasaw record low jobless rate

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – For the fourth consecutive month and the fifth time this year, the unemployment rate in Northeast Mississippi was under 6 percent. That has never happened during the 10 years the Daily Journal has kept track of the jobless figures for the 16-county region. November’s unemployment rate was […]

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Pugh named to President’s List

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. — Williams Baptist College has released the names of students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2015 fall semester. Making the President’s List from Mississippi this fall included Brennan Pugh of Houston. The President’s List includes those full-time students who achieved a perfect 4.0 […]

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SONNY SCOTT: Leading by example takes energy, intellect

Gave up on sleep about 1:30 this morning and retired to my version of a Man Cave – an out-building equipped with computer, 50 years’ collection of books, memorabilia and a DVD player. Not being of a mood to engage in heavy thinking, I chose a “Trains Magazine” DVD production on coal trains of the […]

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Search and rescue

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – It was a scary story with a happy ending. A 2-year-old who went missing Thursday morning, Dec. 31 was found crying and clinging to a powerline pole after the call went out to respond to a report of a missing child who had wandered off with […]

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ICC Adult Learners named

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal Recipients of Adult Learner Incentive scholarships at Itawamba Community College for the 2015 fall semester include several area students. They are: Amory – Lacey Bridges, Brooklyn Cantrell, Kasey Carter, James Cruse, Laquesha Dobbs, Emily McCollum, Gari Metcalf, Laura Myatt, Vickie Renfro, Kristina Stanford, Nicholas Taylor, Emily Tubb; Bruce – […]

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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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MSU’s Jones declares for draft

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Chris Jones is ready to take his talents to the next level. The Houston native, a Mississippi State defensive tackle, has decided to pass up his final season in Starkville to declare for the 2016 NFL Draft. “After discussing it with my family, I will forgo my senior […]

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