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JAMES MEYERS: 2015 Man Of The Year

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – James Meyers was not born in Houlka, but it’s home and the place he always goes when work is over, the day is done and it’s time to ponder what’s really important in life. Meyers was named the 2015 Chickasaw County Man of the Year with a […]

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TERRI TURNER: 2015 Woman Of The Year

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – Houlka is the perfect place to grow up and also the perfect place to raise a family and Terri Turner has done both. Turner was named the 2015 Chickasaw County Woman of the Year and it doesn’t take long to realize why people chose this Chickasaw County […]

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Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide

By Mark Sherman Associated Press WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. Gay and lesbian couples already can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will […]

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Hood passes gavel at NAAG convention

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Attorney General Jim Hood concluded his 2014-15 National Association of Attorneys General presidential term by acknowledging the work done on his year-long initiative, “Protecting Our Digital Lives: New Challenges for Attorneys General.” Attorney General Hood delivered his final remarks Thursday night during the NAAG Summer Meeting in […]

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Molly May seeks Miss Mississippi crown

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – She is no stranger to pageants, but Molly May is quick to say this is the big one. May is one of 30 young women from across the Magnolia State who have traveled to Vicksburg this week with their eye on the title of Miss Mississippi and the […]

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EDITORIAL: Let’s go to work!

Chickasaw County’s unemployment statistics released last week offer an encouraging statement about the area’s economy, perhaps the strongest affirmation so far of a comeback after the Great Recession late in the first decade of the century. After more than eight years of averaging a double digit jobless rate, it looks like folks are going back […]

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Rangers to eye local talent July 1

  SENATOBIA – Local prep athletes will soon have the chance to showcase their skills, as the Northwest baseball program will host a Futures and Prospect Day on Wednesday, July 1. Participants can register the day of the workout, which will begin at 10 a.m. at Jim Miles Field. The location could change due to […]

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Zula Warnick, Houston’s oldest resident passes away

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   Zula Criddle Warnick, 109, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Floy Dyer Nursing Home in Houston. She was born Feb. 16, 1906 in Chickasaw county to James Madison Criddle and Emma Ella Smith Criddle. She was the oldest resident of Chickasaw County and on her birthday, she was […]

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State flag conversation presents range of opinions

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – The current debate about Mississippi’s Confederate battle flag emblem echoes the state’s 2001 referendum to remove the symbol from its flag. The latest round began after Republican Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn called the emblem offensive and said it needs to be removed from the state flag. The […]

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SONNY SCOTT: Do the POTUS and FLOTUS have sisters?

  Whoever coined the term, “brutally honest,” may have had a sister in mind. From time immemorial, sisters have served a vital social role by keeping their brothers grounded. The first inkling that most guys get that they’re nothing special and that their behavior is gross probably came from a sister. Mothers and grandmas dote […]

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United Furniture adding 100 jobs to region

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – Motions made Monday by District 5 Supervisor Robert Tomey and seconded by District 4 Supervisor Fulton Ware sealed the deal to bring 100 new jobs to the region. The Monroe County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday on a purchase agreement and an immediate possession contract with […]

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Helping your business thrive

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – There are dollars to be made on the Internet but only if your business has the right connection, right approach and right access. Thrive Marketing hosted a digital marketing workshop for area businesses June 9 at the Houston Civic Center with Ashley Elkins, of Thrive Marketing, […]

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For the love of music

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The third time was a charm for the Chickasaw County Instrumental Music Festival that drew crowds from daylight till dark to The Square in Houston Saturday. The Chickasaw County Instrumental Music Festival kicked off its third year this past weekend with crowds gathering on The Square in […]

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Houston Solar Car seeking funds for World Solar Challenge

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Sundancer has won the National Solar Car Challenge in Texas the last 14 years in a row and now they have set their eyes on a world title. The Houston Solar Car team hopes to be the first high school team to finish the World Solar Car Challenge […]

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