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FUNKY FINDS: Cuckoo for clocks

By Keeley Hardin Chickasaw Journal   Since this is my first column I want to begin by introducing myself. My name is Keeley Corbett Hardin, born and raised in Tupelo. I met the love of my life, Ty Hardin, in Starkville where we both attended Mississippi State University. We married in March of this year […]

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BILLY McCORD: As I See It

I do my best to write a column that will have some interest to the readers but mainly some humor that will at least make the readers as well as the columnist smile. Today, as I got up and took an insulin shot and another one after lunch, I decided that I was going to […]

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Chickasaw Journal begins digital pricing

Effective Friday, Nov. 15, a full-priced subscription to the Chickasaw Journal will allow unlimited, free access to the Chickasaw Journal’s website, chickasawjournal.com. Non-subscribers will be asked to pay for frequent use of the Chickasaw Journal’s digital products, and for the first time there will be a digital-only subscription offered. Asking readers to pay for digital […]

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Remembering good times

  I got to spend some times with some GI’s Monday. People often ask me if I was in the military. As the son of a career Air Force flight engineer, I am quick to tell them I was “in” the first 18-years of my life. The military is not for everyone. But it was […]

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Support for Solar Car

This newspaper has repeatedly said one of the things Houston does best is Solar Car. And with that in mind we want to thank the local VFW Chapter, the Lowndes County Chapter and the State VFW for recently giving this program a check for $10,000. The Houston Solar Car team headed to Fort Worth, Texas […]

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Raise your voice in praise

The year is flying by as they tend to do these days and Thanksgiving is nearly upon us. That means it’s almost time to “gaggle up” our Community Choir and make a joyful noise at the Community Service Nov. 25. The service is sponsored by the Greater Houston Ministerial Alliance and the Salvation Army and […]

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CARA CHISOLM: Thoughts on Veteran’s Day

At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, an armistice, or cease-fire, went into effect ending the fighting in World War I. After four long years, the “Great War” was over. President Woodrow Wilson had called it the “war to end all wars” and the war “to make the […]

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BILLY McCORD: As I see it

The weather is absolutely beautiful, marred only by having to move the clocks back one hour this morning. I do not like the time change at all because it provides too much darkness as far as I am concerned. I realize that it may be because I am getting old and grouchy. Even if that […]

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STEVE COKER: What the Chinese know

About mid-summer when the cucumbers in the garden were growing like kudzu, Grandmother would send the kids to the garden with all the buckets we could find. It was time to gather a large, fresh crop of cucumbers to make pickles. As you know, it is a labor of love to convert cucumbers into pickles. […]

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EDITORIAL: Red Ribbon Week

Area schools concluded Red Ribbon Week recently and we hope the community got the message. Red Ribbon Week is aimed at students from kindergarten through fifth grade, and seeks to instill in them the facts that drug abuse is bad, drug abuse hurts people and drug abuse can kill you. Schools in Houston, Okolona and […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jess Ellard

Dear Editor, We knew Dr. Herman Smith from 1957 when he volunteered to teach our Boys Sunday School Class at the Baptist Church. Our classroom was in the newly built educational building, in a corner room where noises of young boys would not disturb. Dr. Smith came into our class a new teacher, but with […]

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Breaking bad in Houston

I have noticed a lot of toilet paper in the trees around Houston this fall. The paper is way up high in some of those trees and probably couldn’t have blown up there. The lower branches are heavily draped and it’s obvious that paper didn’t simply fall from the sky My guess is birds flying […]

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EDITORIAL: Collecting Fines

Most of us have probably “run afoul of the law” and been given a citation that we were required to pay or hauled into court and justice served with a more hefty fee and fine. The good folks of this world, admit their blunder, promise the judge they will be more careful and pay their […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Laura Funderburk

Dear Editor, As a citizen (and there is no other title that I can claim to hold) of the United States, but a citizen with at least a small amount of commonsense, I find the strategy of certain Democrats to refuse concessions concerning our budget to be irresponsible. Several years agok our current President bashed […]

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