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EDITORIAL: Let’s get on the Trail

The U.S. Department of Interior and National Parks Services has named the Tanglefoot Trail as one of 10 in the nation to be designated as a National Recreation Trail. It has been named one of the Top 10 Attractions by the Mississippi Tourism Board and was recently honored as a “50 Hidden Gems Across America” […]

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EDITORIAL: Flywheel Economics

Do you like making a dollar? That’s a question every American can truthfully answer without one bit of guilt or shame. This country and this community was founded by capitalist who spotted an opportunity, put the wheels in motion and carried the proceeds from their labor to the bank. That opportunity comes to Houston this […]

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SONNY SCOTT: A letter, man to man

    Dear Robert, June of 1997: I had just retired from teaching to drive a truck and your parents presented us our first grandson – you. I thought nothing could bring the pleasure of the births of my sons, but this came close. At first sight of you, I was smitten. Fruit of the […]

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EDITORIAL: Ordinance enforcement

  People who choose to live in town give up some choices when they move inside the city limits. Laws and ordinances let us know what the rules are and are designed to protect the quality of life for the thousands of people – young and old, rich and poor, black and white — who […]

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Growing the world’s best

      PONTOTOC — Sweet potato producers, researchers, industry representatives and crop consultants exchanged information on growing the little tubers and successfully navigating a oftentimes prickly thicket of federal farm labor laws during a field day Thursday Aug. 27. Among those attending was Jamie Earp, who runs a large sweet potato farm just outside […]

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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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LETTER TO EDITOR: Deanna Uhiren

  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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