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Mixing religion and politics

“They” say one should never mix religion and politics. Interestingly, America’s Founders ensured a combination of freedom of religion and freedom of speech in a political context in the very first Amendment of the Bill of Rights: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging […]

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Woman dies in Houlka fire

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – The State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of a Friday morning fire that killed a Houlka woman, and while foul play is not suspected at this time the exact cause of death has not been determined. Emergency crews responded to the call at County Road 309 north […]

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Houlka hears details of proposed school

  By Hank Wiesner Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – As the new Houlka Attendance Center rises from the ashes, Chickasaw County School Board Trustees went about the normal business of starting school and educating children this fall. During its Tuesday, Aug. 4, meeting Trustees heard details of a proposed new building to replace […]

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Jones eyes breakout season

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal STARKVILLE – He was the state’s most highly recruited football player and the No. 2 prospect in the nation in 2012 and in his third year at Mississippi State, Chris Jones wants this to be the season he and the Bulldogs once again take the national spotlight. Jones played […]

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Enon Hunt Club to host sheet shoot

Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal ENON – Hunters wanting to hone their skills just before dove season are being urged to attend the Enon Skeet Shoot hosted by the Enon Hunting Club this coming weekend. The event will see participants shoot five shots from five stations from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at […]

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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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EDITORIAL: Slow down

Classes begin across Chickasaw County last week and if you drive a vehicle we expect you to slow down and be ever mindful that kids are back in school. Those big yellow school buses are painted that color for a reason and even a glimpse of that shade should shout caution to any responsible driver. […]

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Tourism tax vote apparently fails

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – An exhaustive recount today has seen a proposed tourism tax go from a one-vote lead on Tuesday night to a two-vote loss Wednesday afternoon. Complete but unapproved totals show 335 ballots cast for the 1-percent tax to 229 voting against. A total of 564 votes were tallied and […]

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Prescott named to Manning Award watch list

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal   STARKVILLE – Mississippi State senior quarterback Dak Prescott was one of 30 signal callers nationally named to the Manning Award watch list, the Allstate Sugar Bowl announced Thursday. The award is the only national quarterback award which includes candidates’ bowl performances in its balloting. Prescott was a finalist […]

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Tourism tax holds one vote edge

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Initial election results Tuesday night indicate a hotly contested tourism tax vote has passed by one vote. Houston’s proposed tourism tax referendum saw 339 ballots for the 1-percent tax and 225 against it in an election that was fiercely contested by restaurants in the city this summer. The […]

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On the road to Rio

  By Carey Miller Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Paralympic Silver Medalist Shaquille Vance is on the road to the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Vance, an amputee since 2010 due to an accident in his junior year of high school, competed in the London 2012 games and won a […]

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HHS to explain changes to parents

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – A student with a thought-out plan is a student destined to do great things. Houston High School will host a meeting for students and parents at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 and will discuss changes and graduation options for high school students. “We have these meeting each […]

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Hobson, Woodard team up for Da House.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal One cousin is at one place, one cousin is at another. Both are stars. Despite rumors that will continue to surface, likely for three more years, Robert Woodard will play basketball for Columbus and Ma’Darius Hobson will play for Houlka. For now, anyway. But for AAU team Da House, the […]

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Helicopter helpers

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – The best part of Fire Academy is squirting water, but kids learn a little about safety, too. The week-long Eighth Annual Houston Fire Academy finished up Friday night with the traditional field exercises where kids got to man a fire hose, sit in a helicopter and test […]

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