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Volunteer and make a difference

On Page One of this week’s Chickasaw Journal you will find photos and a story about the Color Run held at Joe Brigance Park on Saturday. The community gathered to run and be dusted with colored powder and approximately $10 of their $40 entry fee was allocated one of eight local charities. A quick read […]

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INGRAM: Dove season makes my trigger-finger itch

My hunting season begins Monday 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 take to the field […]

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MCCORD: As I see it

Greetings: Hope you  have  had a nice week-end.  We enjoyed the cool weather last week but it sure seems the heat is on again. I find myself thinking and saying, “I can’t wait until winter and then I think of the frigid temperatures we had last winter.  I guess, no I know, I am hard […]

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WHITFIELD: What’s in your backpack?

What’s in your backpack? “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” (Matthew 11:29)     Everyday, we all have to carry something. As I watch my son get out of the car, I notice even he has […]

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LETTER TO EDITOR: Sonny Scott

Dear Editor, Can’t fault the board for its concerns, nor the Journal’s comment, but . . . (There’s always a “but,” isn’t it?) . . . the town needs to remove the beam from its own eye. For example: How long has that hole in the sidewalk surrounded by orange netting on North Jackson been […]

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CUNNINGHAM: Developing Common Core standards

As stated last week, we learned that state departments of education, in Mississippi, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) provides teachers with lists of standards, the information, skills and concepts students should know by the end of the year. Teachers develop the curriculum, or the lessons, homework, field trips, and projects that help students learn […]

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BROWN: LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor, In order to thrive, a community needs a strong school system children and young adults are entitled to an education that opens the future for them; one that nourishes intellectual competence at each one’s level of potential and prepares students academically for whatever their chosen future. But our students also need to learn […]

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INGRAM: Paying the price at the pump

I took driver’s education at West Point Junior High in 1975 and some of you may remember the simulator trailer they taught us to drive in. This was the day and age before computer games and it was the latest in technology. The trailer had a movie screen at one end and car seats that […]

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EDITORIAL: Eyes and ears

There have been several stories in your Chickasaw Journal over the past few weeks reporting on crime. The fights two weeks ago, auto burglaries, theft and a crackdown on juveniles in the City of Houston have grabbed the headlines. We want to point out Houston is not in the midst of a crime wave. Okolona, […]

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A winner never quits!

Mark 7:26. The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter   Have you ever tried to put air in a tire and the tire wouldn’t hold air? Well have you ever tried to push something, but the more you […]

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As I see it

Not long ago while preaching at Shady Grove I saw a very large black dog that resembled a black bear. After mentioning this to the congregation it has been difficult to keep folks inside the building. I will admit to glancing outside during the service myself. After talking about the bears I was reminded of […]

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RENEE CUNNINGHAM: What is Common Core?

This is the first in a series of columns explaining Mississippi’s shift in public school education practices The “Common Core” has been a highlight in the news, the halls of government and the newsfeed on Facebook with growing frequency as the school year it is to be implemented draws near. Rumors abound about these standards […]

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STEVE COKER: Were do you stay

One of the biggest concerns for a school bus driver at the end of the first day of school is trying to get everyone home to the right place. The hardest child to deliver is the first day kindergarten child who has no brothers or sisters on the bus and has lost his name tag. […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Good morning Chickasaw County

I enjoy visiting with you like this. In this day and age of immediate electronic media and 24-hour news it’s still neat to sit down at a keyboard and talk with the people who read the Chickasaw Journal. I’ve always felt radio yaks, television blares and the internet will carry you many places you don’t […]

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