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Training for the worst

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It is too late to train when the call comes in, and local emergency response crews learned the hard way last week what can go wrong should a shooter show up at Houston schools. The Chickasaw County Emergency Management Agency and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) hosted […]

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Two solar farms sprout in Chickasaw County

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Chickasaw County is growing solar farms faster than any other county in Northeast Mississippi. A public hearing Monday in Houston before Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley saw no one oppose permits for two new solar arrays to be built on the red, sandy soil around Houston. Presley […]

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ICC names 2015 Spring graduates

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal. FULTON – Several area residents were among those who earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degrees or certificates at the conclusion of the 2015 spring semester at Itawamba Community College. Students are listed by hometown, name and degree and include: Algoma – Dakota A. Long, A.A.S.; […]

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Alabama man indicted in fatal Trace wreck

Special to the Chickasaw Journal OXFORD – An Alabama man has been indicted for his involvement in a fatal wreck on the Natchez Trace in July. A federal grand jury handed down a one-count indictment of involuntary manslaughter against Cedric Coonrod, 24, of Huntsville, Alabama. A trial date has not been set. On July 3, […]

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Runoff races for Sheriff, Chancery and two Supervisors

EDITOR’S NOTE: Precinct by precinct results can be found in this week’s edition of the Chickasaw Journal found at newstands around Chickasaw County. By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Chuquatonchee Creek divides the county physically and Tuesday night election results show it divides it politically. “Candidates have three weeks until the primary runoff,” […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Electing leaders is choosing a future

This column is being written on Monday prior to Tuesday’s county and state elections. I hope the best candidates win. But after more than 25 years of covering elections, I’ve found it is rarely the best or worst who get elected – it’s the same ones year after year. That changed this year in Chickasaw […]

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EDIORIAL: Did you vote?

Voter turnout Tuesday in Chickasaw County was modest for a county election. Roughly 46 percent went to the poll and cast a ballot. We are proud for that. But we do want to look around and try to find a reason why the majority of this community and county didn’t take the 10-minutes necessary to […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A hot political summer

Hot weather continues to dominate coffee shop conversation around here. But look for the political rhetoric to start heating up over the next week. People are talking about what political candidate spent money on what project and what county roads got paved or at least graveled nicely over the past four years. They are talking […]

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County will keep inmates for free

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Chickasaw County will keep a select group of state inmates to round out a county work crew but will no longer have a labor pool of up to 60 men to pull from. The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to house state inmates in the […]

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EDITORIAL: 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 and make the right choice. Chickasaw County will be a very different place under the leadership of these newly elected officials in just four short […]

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Suspicious mailers sent before Primary Election  

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON —Suspicious campaign mailers sent a week before the election drew the attention of Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and the State Attorney General’s Office.   “Sending campaign hit pieces a week before the election without disclosing who is sending the mailer is not only gutless, it’s illegal,” […]

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Unusually high absentee voting activity reported

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Jackson—A statewide comparison of absentee ballots cast thus far in the Primary Election shows several counties have a high number of absentee ballots requested. “High absentee ballots are always cause for concern with our Agency,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.  “Now that Mississippi has passed Voter ID, absentee […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: It’s time to consider your choices

FLOYD INGRAM: It’s time to consider your choices It’s the middle of summer and it’s too late to plant, too early to harvest and too early to start talking football. That means it’s the season to talk politics. County candidates planted seeds when they filed in the spring and most are busy fertilizing – or […]

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Area students earn ICC scholarships

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal Scholarship recipients at Itawamba Community College for 2015 include Madison Halvorson of Houston, Academic; McKenzie Morris of Houlka, Academic, Leadership; Alex Rucker of Woodland, Special Achievement, Leadership; Andrew Rucker of Woodland, Special Achievement, Leadership; and Danielle Rodgers of Houston, Leadership. Halvorson will be a 2015 graduate of Vardaman High […]

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