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BILLY McCORD: As I see it

Attention to all of my loyal readers. This Sunday, May 11, is Mother’s day. Mother’s Day began as a day to honor those mothers whose son(s) sacrificed their lives in service to their country. It later honored all mothers and the important place they have in the lives of the children of our country. Many […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: I’m one of the lucky ones

We celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday. Preacher will extoll the virtues of mothers on Sunday and come back in a few weeks and beat up on men on Father’s Day. Such is Southern culture. Such is the fact that good women can bring out the best in good men. First there was the woman who […]

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EDITORIAL: What’s fair to one is fair to all

Everybody wants the rules and regulations to be applied equally, until it comes to their money and their family. The Houston Board of Mayor and Aldermen has seen this happen for years with people unhappy with a monthly water bill. Okolona has also seen this problem with voters coming before the board wanting relief from […]

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LISA VOYLES: A great day to graduate

Just pick about any day from now until the end of the month and someone will be celebrating a graduation. Hebron Christian School will kick things off this Friday followed by Okolona, Vardaman, Houston and Houlka. I love graduations. All those bright, shining faces, wide smiles and wide-open dreams running around the heads of our […]

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Magazine in this week’s Chickasaw Journal

It may be the finest product the Chickasaw Journal publishes, it certainly is the most polished. “Come Home to Chickasaw County,” a magazine produced by your hometown newspaper, can be found inside this week’s edition of the Chickasaw Journal. The cover shows a few of those things we cherish so much in the community – […]

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COTY COX: What does it mean to be a winner?

When I was hired in July of 2008, I was a hotheaded 23-year-old who thought he had the answer to that question. I am the son of a coach, raised on the field of a highly successful football program. Becoming a winner or better yet, a champion, could only be done one way; through commitment, […]

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STEVE COKER: Sap’s arising!

One of my very favorite trees in this area is the “River Birch.” It is cherished because of the beautiful flakey white bark that it exhibits year ’round and because its leaf foliage is of such a nature that grass will grow under it. The other day as I tipped several limbs that were too […]

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LINDA GRIFFIN: Team effort, job well done

Chickasaw County received notice on April 7, 2014, from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency that the county’s 2011 disaster application is officially closed. What this means to the citizens of this county is that all the work has been completed and payments and reimbursements have been made. What makes this even more significant is that […]

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EDITORIAL: Time to plant

A quick look around will tell anyone this is the season to plant. We’ve had our cold weather, the Sun shines a little longer and stronger and the green is beginning to show. Even city folk can look around and see it is Spring and that means it is the time to plant. The same […]

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Houston schools to dismiss early Tuesday

Houston Schools will dismiss at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday in advance of anticipated storms this afternoon.

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Houston schools close early Monday

According to the Houston Superintendent’s office, all Houston schools will dismiss at early today in advance of anticipated storms. Car riders will be dismissed at 11 a.m. and  bus riders will dismiss at 11:15 a.m.    

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State’s jobless rate rises in March as payrolls fall

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates dropped in 21 states, rose in 17 and were […]

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Flywheel fun starts Friday

We moved to Houston four years ago and have attended every Flywheel Festival since – spring and fall. Our first year here we got to pull the lanyard on the Keck-Gonnerman steam tractor and make it whistle. The next year we got to push the button at the Friday morning anvil shoot. Last year we […]

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Jump on the roller coaster

That we call spring here in Northeast Mississippi. No, it’s not the weather, that seems to be working itself out pretty well. It’s all the activities and trying to pick one, two or a couple without missing any of the rest. I don’t know about you, but I’m getting older and just don’t have the […]

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