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FLOYD INGRAM: My Chickasaw Journal job-jar

At my house we have a job-jar. It’s a jar filled with jobs Sara feels need tending to on the Ingram Plantation. We’ve had this system for the past 20-years. I wake up most Saturday mornings and pull out a job. When it’s finished I pull out another. The job-jar has never been empty. It’s […]

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Billy Bikes!

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It’s the best part of being a Chickasaw County Constable. First District Constable Billy Voyles will give six bicycles to six needy Chickasaw County youngsters this Christmas. “This community has been good to me and this is just a little way to give something back,” said Voyles. […]

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Take a bite out of Christmas crime

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – This is a season of gifts and giving but there are some who want to take and steal. The Christmas holiday season usually sees an increase in crime as homes and cars fill with gifts and crooks start looking for easy targets to fill out their own […]

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Severe weather expected two days before Christmas

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather warning that will go through tomorrow afternoon and into tomorrow evening. Timing of the severe weather is not specific right now because of several uncertainties, according to Zach Maye NWS meteorologist. “Right now, the storm prediction center has your […]

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Tis the season . . .

      The boys will be home this weekend. My two oldest will make the trek home from college Friday night. Sara has been planning for their arrival for more than a month. Special foods have been bought, the house has been decorated, Christmas gifts are ready and she has lined up a “schedule […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: Christmas has always been scary

    Black Friday shoppers throughout America affirmed the hustle and madness of Christmas. Mall shopping was down by ten percent but zaniness seemed to be up by at least ten percent or more. Viral videos of mall fights and huge crowds did not entice hesitant shoppers to jump into the weekend fray of traffic […]

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EDITORIAL: Merry Christmas

      Reading the Christmas editorials in old bound volumes of the Chickasaw Journal is always an experience that makes us smile and one that also pulls at our heart. Your Chickasaw Journal – Times Post to many of you – has always been a mirror of our community and a sobering reflection of […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Christmas in Houston

  I have had the opportunity to live in several different communities and it is always neat to see how a neighborhood or town celebrates Christmas. The holidays are all about tradition and often locals don’t see those time-honored events for what they really mean to the community. Houston is no different. I repeatedly hear […]

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Season of love and light

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – In this season of love and light, a group of high school students are bringing a little of both on Houston. The Electricity Class at the Houston School of Science and Technology is reworking more than 60 snowflakes that are a longtime Christmas tradition in this […]

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Houlka Christmas Tree

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Cawyer Taylor, 6, from left, Kellan Taylor, 3 and Abbi Pullen 8, were helped with decorating the Houlka Christmas Tree at Houlka’s first annual Christmas Festival, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. The trio of kids were helped by Elf Tina and Elf Ginger.

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EDITORIAL: Christmas giving

As most of us ponder what we will get or give for Christmas, we would like to ask our readers to step back and think about those doing without this holiday season. There are many who have been hit hard by the recent economic downturn. There are always many who have been given a bad […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: It’s beginning to look a lot . . .

        There is truly something special about Christmas. I’m not a preacher, so I’ll leave the True Reason for The Season to those paid professionals to explain what that special spirit truly is. But as a journalist of more than 30 years, I have always watched with awe as misers and malcontents […]

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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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MSU florist to tell arranging secrets

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and the Chickasaw County Extension Service and Master Gardeners want to help you decorate your home, office or yard. Lynette McDougald, the florist at Mississippi State University, will  be in Houston Tuesday night Nov. 17, to show […]

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