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Meyers seeks community eyes and ears

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   CHICKASAW COUNTY – His law enforcement career is based solely in Chickasaw County and he has a college degree, but Sheriff-elect James Meyers says he doesn’t know everything and is asking the community to call him with their concerns and information. Meyers, 55, will be Chickasaw […]

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Grant brings tablets to Houlka Elementary

    By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal.   HOULKA –The Chickasaw County School District recently received a $36,900 Appalachian Regional Commission grant to purchase 88 tablets, tablet covers, and charging stations for each tablet to be used for interventions and reinforcement of reading skills, Superintendent Betsy Collums said this week. Each homeroom […]

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Kids Park set for remodeling

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – They are closing Kids Park but plans call for volunteers and the city to remodel it and have it open by Spring. Ward 1 Alderman Tony Uhiren has “volunteered” to spearhead the project that hopes to breathe new life back into a Houston landmark that […]

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EDITORIAL: Do the numbers

      Christmas is more than toys and pretty lights and there is much commercialism of this holiday. But the truth is, Christmas is the time of the year that many businesses make up to 40 percent of their sales. It is the time of year churches promote special giving to finance ministries and […]

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Ducktails, poodle skirts and smiling girls

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Abby Boyer says she doesn’t know a lot about the 50s but it seemed like a pretty neat time to live. “I love ‘Grease’ and everbody seemed to have a lot of fun,” said Boyer, 13. “The leather jackets, the makup and the hair-dos. They […]

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Christmas parades set for area

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   CHICKASAW JOURNAL – Santa Claus is coming to town in Houston, Okolona, Houlka and Woodland. Cris Cringle will make a visit to each community in Chickasaw County over the next couple of weeks to take part in a variety of Christmas Parades. Santa makes his first […]

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Topper season finale

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – In the playoffs, only one team goes undefeated and that will not be Houston this fall. The Houston (9-5, 2-3) Hilltoppers lost to the Noxubee (10-4, 5-0) Tigers, 56-26, in a hard fought, hard hitting third round playoff game Friday night that was the […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A reason to be thankful

    Most of us will sit down to a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. Most of us do have so much to be thankful for. The holiday comes at the end of the harvest season. Spring and summer have been good and now is a time to reflect on that bounty as we face the […]

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County upgrades fingerprint machine

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – The long arm of the law often catches crooks by their fingers. The Chickasaw County Jail came before county supervisors last week seeking a maintenance agreement that will keep its fingerprint scanner operating 24/7 for years to come. “The contract is about $5,000 for yearly […]

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EDITORIAL: Shop local

      This is the time of year when people shop and this is also the time of year when community-oriented newspapers urge you to shop at home. We all know the reason for shopping at home – when you spend money locally it strengthens the local economy. But do you really know the […]

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Okolona urges parents to keep kids in school

      By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal   OKOLONA – During the Okolona School Board’s October meeting, Superintendent Dexter Green urged parents to schedule their children’s medical and other appointments after school hours if at all possible, saying the absences during school hours could cost the district thousands of dollars in […]

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Parents reminded that school attendance is mandatory

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   CHICKASAW COUNTY – Education is the only chance some kids get in life and they can’t get an education if they are not in school. As the 2015 school year begins the trek to graduation in May the Mississippi Department of Education reminds parents there are […]

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Houlka Trustees address leave, texting policy

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The Chickasaw County School Board revised leave policies for licensed employees, and banned texting and social networking by employees while operating vehicles in the course of their duties, during its meeting Tuesday, Nov. 3. Personal leave may be taken on the first day of […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A man with a gun

        Deer season starts Saturday for the Ingrams. My youngest son James and I will spend the day, looking for Mr. Buck on the 88-acres of beautiful Mississippi hardwood that we have hunted for the past three years. We hope it is cold. We may not see a thing and we may […]

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