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FLOYD INGRAM: It’s beginning to look a lot . . .

        There is truly something special about Christmas. I’m not a preacher, so I’ll leave the True Reason for The Season to those paid professionals to explain what that special spirit truly is. But as a journalist of more than 30 years, I have always watched with awe as misers and malcontents […]

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MARTY WISEMAN: Where are we in politics?

    It taxes the memory to recall when the political landscape looked so unfamiliar.  Do you ever get the sense that we are witnessing the collapse and potentially even the disappearance of the Republican and Democratic parties?  Indeed, one is reminded of that occasional trip home in the night when the fog is so […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A reason to be thankful

    Most of us will sit down to a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. Most of us do have so much to be thankful for. The holiday comes at the end of the harvest season. Spring and summer have been good and now is a time to reflect on that bounty as we face the […]

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Judgment and experience

  Perhaps no time in a young person’s life is more important than the years following high school graduation. Choices made during these years literally set the direction of a person’s life. Should one go to college, a trade school, or enter the military? Or, should one seek out a job, start a family, or […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A man with a gun

        Deer season starts Saturday for the Ingrams. My youngest son James and I will spend the day, looking for Mr. Buck on the 88-acres of beautiful Mississippi hardwood that we have hunted for the past three years. We hope it is cold. We may not see a thing and we may […]

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State releases English, algebra scores

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   CHICKASAW COUNTY – The first set of state test results were released last week with area school scoring well in some areas and a need for improvement seen in other subjects. Results reflect tests taken by high school students in algebra and English 2 that were […]

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SONNY SCOTT: How do you judge a book or a man?

  We have all seen them. The visuals are striking, choreography and music memorable, puppies and children fetching. Seems as if these TV commercials will become classics, but within days they’re gone—Madison Avenue misfires. Why? Their imagery is too vivid and the viewer fails to connect the commercial with the product—the sine qua non of […]

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JANIS DYSON: Who would take cemetery flowers?

    Dear Editor, Several years ago, I heard of “people” taking floral arrangements from rural cemeteries that were put there by love ones in honor and love for the deceased.  I thought, at the time, “How horrible, what will they do next?”  Well, now it has happened in downtown Houston in our city cemetery! […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Just say “Thanks”

      Halloween is over and that means the next stop is Thanksgiving. I notice several churches in the area are doing a variety of food pantry/food drives on the way to Nov. 26. Chickasaw County has some of the poorest people living in the poorest state in the nation. They need our help. […]

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Fall fun!

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – It was Rachel Reed’s first time to work as a volunteer at the Chickasaw County 4-H Fall Fun & Games Day, it won’t be her last. More than 60 local special needs children from area schools, along with adult special needs kids from the community, […]

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Supervisors discuss unpaid fines

        By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   OKOLONA – If there was an easy way to collect unpaid fines owed across Mississippi someone would have figured it out long ago. Chickasaw County Supervisors called in Justice Court judges, constables and sheriff’s deputies recently seeking ways to collect a portion of the $1.8 […]

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EDITORIAL: No. 1

There has been a tiny little change to your Chickasaw Journal this week. Today, under the Chickasaw Journal banner and mission statement “A locally owned newspaper dedicated to the service of God and mankind,” you will find the lines Volume 110, No. 1. Your Chickasaw Journal – or actually the Houston Times and later the […]

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Sheriff races will draw voters to polls

By William Moore Daily Journal TUPELO – Several sheriff’s races across the region are already settled, but at least three counties will have new top lawmen. The sheriffs in Alcorn and Chickasaw counties decided not to run again. Tishomingo County incumbent Glen Whitlock was defeated by John Dennis Daugherty in the Democratic runoff on Aug. […]

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Who deserves your vote?

      This is the final week of county elections and we hope people have already studied the candidates, made their decision and can wisely and confidently walk into the voting booth on Tuesday, Nov. 3, and make the right choice. Chickasaw County will be a very different place under the leadership of these […]

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