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FLOYD INGRAM: Dove season makes my trigger-finger itch

      My hunting season begins this weekend when we head to the dove field. I hope your first shot hits the mark, too. I can’t tell you the first time I went dove hunting. I didn’t get to shoot, but I did get to pick up the birds. It was grand fun to […]

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MDWFP offering dove hunting opportunity in Webster County

        Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – As part of its Private Lands Dove Field Program, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) has prepared a dove field in Webster County and is offering a limited number of hunting permits for purchase. The 65-acre browntop millet field is […]

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EDITORIAL: Local Terror

  The Chickasaw Journal has always found it providential how events at the local level reflect even bigger events at the state, national and world level. So when the alert went out last week of a shooter on the campus of Mississippi State University, we reflected on our own “shooter in a local school” training […]

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  Dear Editor, I am totally appalled by the fact that someone who is not even a resident of the town of Houston persuaded many voters in our town to vote against the tourism tax! False information was given to many voters who voted against this 1 percent tax that would have brought in a […]

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DANIEL GARDNER: Show business over substance

The media is all abuzz about The Donald and last week’s debates on FOX. Calling the prime time event a “debate” is akin to calling a three-ring circus a serious inquiry into the origins of life. The earlier debate with the seven lower polling candidates in the GOP presidential race was much more informative. FOX’s […]

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EDITORIAL: Support for Solar Car

This is normally the time of year this newspaper is bringing you headlines, stories and photos of the Houston Solar Car coming back from some part of this great country with another National Solar Challenge Trophy. But this year the Houston Solar Car will be traveling to Australia to compete in the World Solar Car […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sherry Key Prophette

Dear Editor, It is with sincere regret that I feel I must write this letter to inform the community regarding the unprofessional and discourteous treatment I received after my child was turned down for medical care at the Trace Regional After Hours Clinic located here in Houston. On Tuesday July 7, 2015, my husband and […]

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BOB SCOTT: Look at the numbers

BOB SCOTT: Look at the numbers Dear Editor, Much has been said about the upcoming Tourist Tax Election on Aug. 11, 2015. Some are saying that this is a 14-percent tax that will be used for street improvements or any other purpose that the city board decides. This is completely wrong! Actually it is a […]

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ROBERT TOMEY: Tourism tax needs clarity

Dear Editor, It seems that people are not really clear about the upcoming tourist tax vote. I hope, with my ad, I have been able to shed some light on this tax. I do not believe the public had been fully informed, as it should have been. Thanks to Mr. Jolly for getting this issue […]

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LEE NABORS: I support Tourism Tax

LEE NABORS: I support Tourism Tax Dear Editor, Please vote yes for the tourism tax on August 11. As a business owner when I here the word tax, I usually get concerned. This one-percent tourism tax is different because it is fair, reasonable and necessary for a town like Houston to prosper and grow. I […]

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JAMES BLACK: Candidate responds to column

JAMES BLACK: Candidate responds to column Dear Editor, In response to the article on page 4a on 7/22/15 about local candidates flying a plane. I know several people in Chickasaw Co. that can fly a plane. Some are self taught and some are taught in the armed services and other in school. They have to […]

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Runoff races for Sheriff, Chancery and two Supervisors

  EDITOR’S NOTE: Click the “View Today’s Election Results” box at the top of this page to get complete Chickasaw County, Northeast Mississippi and statewide election results.   By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Chuquatonchee Creek divides the county physically and Tuesday night election results show it divides it politically. Forty-seven percent of […]

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PERS retirees must stay vigilant

Dear Editor, Two years ago, a bill was introduced into legislature to make changes to the Public Employees Retirement System, know as “PERS.” This bill was sponsored by Senator Nancy Collins of Tupelo. The introduction of this bill had the support of some Republican senators and representatives as well as the leadership in both houses. […]

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Mayors takes issue with column

Dear Editor, I felt compelled to pen this letter because of the erroneous statement printed by this publication on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. In the column, written by Floyd Ingram, he alluded to the indictment of a Union County Circuit Clerk for voter fraud. The writer went on to suggest that there were “questionable” actions […]

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