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EDITORIAL: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

If a community has jobs it can solve most of its problems. Northeast Mississippi’s unemployment statistics released this week offer an encouraging statement about the region’s economy, perhaps the strongest affirmation so far of a comeback after the Great Recession late in the first decade of the century. Northeast Mississippi had a 6.5 percent unemployment […]

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GLENN MOLLETTE: America’s nest, time for some to fly

    Flying never happens until the bird leaves the nest. President Johnson’s Great Society is just over 50 years old. During this very long period America’s great society nest has become huge and yet crowded. President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty in January 1964. He then needed a poster child for his new […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Check the numbers

  Covering Chickasaw County puts me in touch with a lot of people each week and in meetings where a lot of information and data is presented. No medium is better suited to explain the details of budgets, trends and plain raw numbers than a newspaper. TV wants 30-seconds of pictures. Radio wants a five […]

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WIN Job Center offers C2C

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – Beginning in January, young adults ages 16-24 can participate in a five-week Counseling 2 Career (C2C) program at the WIN Job Centers in Itawamba Community College’s five-county district. C2C provides an opportunity for work experience and assistance with securing full-time employment. Participants in the program must not […]

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SONNY SCOTT: Leading by example takes energy, intellect

Gave up on sleep about 1:30 this morning and retired to my version of a Man Cave – an out-building equipped with computer, 50 years’ collection of books, memorabilia and a DVD player. Not being of a mood to engage in heavy thinking, I chose a “Trains Magazine” DVD production on coal trains of the […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Good start to a new year

A long look at Chickasaw County shows we have several good things going on around here that we hope will bear much fruit in the coming year. The city’s effort to develop infrastructure, Tanglefoot Trail, rising sales taxes and falling unemployment are just a few of the headlines we saw last month. So let’s take […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: The beginning and the end

This is the time of year when we take a look back at 2015 and at the same time look forward to 2016. It’s a bittersweet time of year for me. There have been weddings and funerals, cars bought and trucks crashed, profits and losses, good times and sad times. I try not to dwell […]

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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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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 on Tuesday, Nov. 3, and make the right choice. Chickasaw County will be a very different place under the leadership of these […]

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OUR OPINION: Houston Solar Car representing region from across the world

In less than a week, members of the Houston Solar Car Team will embark on an epic adventure in Australia, representing Northeast Mississippi halfway across the globe. Fourteen students departed last week for the first leg of a trip that has them chasing the sun west to Australia to compete in the World Solar Car […]

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Prairie Industrial Site assessment moves ahead

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal PRAIRIE – The second phase of assessment of the 308-acre Prairie Industrial Site is underway. In a recent public hearing, representatives of Earthcon, Stanley Consultants and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality provided an overview of their findings during the first phase. The environmental assessment was made possible through […]

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City cuts jobs, raises water rates

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   HOUSTON – Aldermen voted to eliminate positions and raised water rates last week and cited a need to balance its 2016 budget as the reason for the cuts and increase. Aldermen voted unanimously to delete four jobs with an estimated $140,000 saving in payroll and will now charge […]

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Jobless rate creeps up

        CHICKASAW COUNTY – The local job market continues to offer work but Chickasaw County’s unemployment rates did creep up to 8.7 percent last month. Houston got news last month that Quality Iron was expanding and would soon add 40-50 fabrication jobs. United Furniture in Wren announced in July it was adding […]

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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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