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LETTER TO EDITOR: Jack Reed

Dear Editor, Lisa and I will be voting FOR Initiative 42 on Tuesday. For these 4 reasons: • We believe Mississippi’s most powerful enemy is poverty. • We believe that a good public education system – pre-K thru 12th grade – is our most valuable resource to help our citizens become self-sufficient Mississippians. • Given their consistent past […]

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Local lodge seeks past Masters

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – They are men whose history has dimmed for some, but who heritage a group of local Masons wants to revive. Houston Masonic Lodge No. 67 is seeking family photos of Past Masters from the community in an effort to get 111 portraits on a wall […]

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TAMMY PRICE: Please explain your executive session decision

    Dear Editor, I am aware of a decision made by the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday Sept. 22, 2015, which became public knowledge after a closed executive board meeting. So, I feel it will be okay to ask for some of you to please help me make sense of the decision […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: At our very best

    The Houston Solar Car is racing in Australia, the Hilltopper football team has clinched a playoff spot, we have a couple of new restaurants in town and there is talk of a furniture factory reopening in a old building in the county. The news out of Chickasaw County this week is good. Yes, […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: This game called football

      I grew up a “Greenie” and played football for the West Point Greenwave. Well, maybe I should clarify that. I practiced a lot more football at olde West Point High than I ever played. There were about 80 boys on our team in 1976 and 1977 and I was the third smallest. […]

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EMILY KNIGHT: I support fully funding education

    Dear Editor, When it comes to the future of my children and your children and grandchildren, the choice is easy: I’m voting for Initiative 42. Passage of Initiative 42 is the only way our schools will finally received the funding the promised 18 years ago. It’s outrageous that we’ve had to wait this […]

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EDITORIAL: The Power of Pink

  The Chickasaw Journal and newspapers across Northeast Mississippi that are part of Journal Publishing Inc., is highlighting Breast Cancer Awareness this month. Your Chickasaw Journal is publishing pages with breast cancer news and information every Wednesday this month in an effort to highlight a disease that will be diagnosed in 207,090 women for the […]

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Breast Cancer Facts & Resources

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Below are some facts about the American Cancer Society and breast cancer. We encourage you to send them to friends and family. These facts demonstrate the work the American Cancer Society has accomplished with other organizations and remind us that together we can create a world with […]

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OUR OPINION: Houston Solar Car representing region from across the world

In less than a week, members of the Houston Solar Car Team will embark on an epic adventure in Australia, representing Northeast Mississippi halfway across the globe. Fourteen students departed last week for the first leg of a trip that has them chasing the sun west to Australia to compete in the World Solar Car […]

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Know your foe

      Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Women can live in fear of breast cancer or they can get informed and take measures to stop breast cancer before it starts or at least catch it in the early stages when it can be most effectively treated. Women should talk with their doctor about […]

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DANIEL GARDNER: Open minded thinking really isn’t

    For years conservative friends have asked whether social liberals really believe what they say. Yes, they do. They claim to be more open-minded and more intellectually astute. But their ideology has nothing to do with logic and everything to do with worshipping and protecting sacred political issues. Abortion is perhaps the most sacred […]

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SONNY SCOTT: History as philosophy. Read it!

        The dirty little secret of so-called “higher education” is that a substantial part of a typical course of instruction in American colleges is almost or nearly worthless. The demands of the marketplace are such that the college must hurry their customers (a more apt term than “students”) through with a degree […]

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McClain invites friends to Troy

      By Hank Wiesner   Special to the Chickasaw Journal     TROY, ALA. – Houlka nativeJeremy McClain , who was recently appointed Troy University’s Athletics Director, knows firsthand that it take a village to raise a child.   McClain and the Trojans will be coming from the next village over, in Troy, Ala., […]

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Signs of history

      Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Historical markers can be found across Mississippi and Chickasaw County, but how do they get there and who puts them up? Chickasaw Historical and Genealogical Society invites the public to attend a meeting, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Chickasaw County Heritage Museum, […]

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