FLOYD INGRAM: A look at us

Elections tell us a lot about us. Houston had two over two weeks, with one of those being county-wide elections and the second a tourism tax vote. I had a wise man explain to me that elections are a one-day snapshot of our community. He added the results of the vote change the dynamics and […]

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THE NUMBERS: Tourism tax vote fails

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – An exhaustive recount Wednesday morning Aug. 12, saw a proposed tourism tax vote go from a one-vote lead on Tuesday night to a two-vote loss on Wednesday afternoon. Complete but unapproved totals show 335 ballots cast for the 1-percent tax to 229 voting against it. A total […]

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WEEK 1: High School Football Scores

AREA SCORES Friday Night Alcorn Central 14, Biggersville 6 Baldwyn 27, Mooreville 7 Benton County 44, H.W. Byers 6 Booneville 41, Walnut 7 Byhalia 13, Holly Springs 12 Caledonia 24, Shannon 19 Calhoun Academy 46, Humphreys 44 Calhoun City 49, Coffeeville 8 Clarksdale 28, Tupelo 25 Corinth 21, Aberdeen 20 East Webster 48, Vardaman 6 […]

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United Furniture makes big return to Tupelo

  By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – United Furniture Industries, which got its start in Okolona in 1982, was greeted like a Hollywood star and long-lost friend at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday in its new showroom at the Tupelo Furniture Market. But United isn’t a stranger to the market – it had long been […]

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Friday morning auto accident is fatal

HOUSTON – A single vehicle accident on Highway 8 West early Friday morning has killed an area man. Authorities were called to the accident on Highway 8 about a mile west of Peoples Livestock Auction barn at 4:35 a.m. after an east-bound white Chevrolet pickup apparently left the road, jumped a driveway and hit a tree. […]

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TEE IT UP: Week 1 High School Football Capsules

TONIGHT’S FEATURED GAMES CORINTH AT ABERDEEN THE PLAYERS Corinth: Senior QB Antares Gwyn totaled 2,500 yards last season. He has an offer from Alcorn State. … LB Deonte Keith is only 5-foot-8, but is a ball of fury at LB. … ATH Javen Morrison was clocked at a sub-4.5 at Mississippi State. He may be […]

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Houston trounces South Pontotoc at Oxford Jamboree

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OXFORD – Houston looked good Saturday afternoon. The Hilltoppers scored four times and shut out South Pontotoc, 28-0, in a two-quarter scrimmage as part of the Oxford Jamboree Aug. 17. And Houston got better as the game developed. The Hilltopper scored on two long, grinding drives, a long pass play […]

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LIVE DRILL: Gunman in local school!

HOUSTON – It is the worst news that could run through a community and emergency personnel from across the county will train for it Thursday. The Chickasaw County Emergency Management Agency will host a live drill Thursday morning where a person with a gun has gotten inside the Houston School of Science and Technology, taken […]

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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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Rabies case confirmed in Starkville

Special to the Chickasaw Journal JACKSON – The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) confirms the first rabies case in a land animal in Mississippi since 1961 in a feral cat in Starkville. Exposures to the rabid cat, described as a small, black and white kitten, were reported in downtown Starkville and in a remote […]

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Ten Tigers earn MACJC accolades

  BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College’s softball program continues to rewrite its historical records after another prosperous campaign. The Tigers had 10 student-athletes that were picked for Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-North Division honors. It is the most individual accolades of any ball club in the league this season. It […]

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ICC offers Counseling 2 Career

  HOUSTON – Young adults ages 16-24 can participate in a five-week Counseling 2 Career program at WIN Job Centers in Itawamba Community College’s five-county district. C2C is an opportunity for work experience and assistance with securing full-time employment. Participants in the C2C program must not currently be enrolled in any school; have the desire […]

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Child development screening event set for Starkville Aug. 18

  STARKVILLE — The Early Years Network: Special Needs program is hosting a free Developmental Screening Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Starkville Aug. 18. A team of early childhood specialists with the network’s special needs program will conduct screenings at the Child Development and Family Studies Center, located at 501 Collegeview Street […]

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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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