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EDITORIAL: Change

Everybody is for progress, but no one wants to change. But things in this world don’t change unless someone gets out of their comfort zone and goes about the hard work of making a difference in the world. It is so easy and comfortable to accept things as they are and not make the effort […]

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WIN Job Center offers C2C

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal     HOUSTON – Beginning in November, 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, which includes Houston. C2C provides an opportunity for work experience and assistance with securing full-time employment. […]

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Playing to get better

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal     HOUSTON – If you want to beat the best you have to play the best. Ezra Blissard is doing just that, having recently competed in the Association of Tennis Professionals Futures event in Destin, Fla. Blissard, 17, of Houston High School was matched with Vinicio Hadlich, […]

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RIBBON CUTTING: Out of the Attic Antiques

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   A good crowd showed up at the Chickasaw Development Foundation ribbon cutting for Out of the Attic Antiques Friday morning. Out of the Attic Antiques, at 109 West Hamilton, is a consignment shop owned by Donna and Bill Clark. They have more than 12 vendors and are […]

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Chickasaw notches 7.4 jobless rate

    By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal CHICKASAW COUNTY – Having a job means having a paycheck and the ability to pay the bills and enjoy life and therefore things apparently got better around here last month. Houston and Chickasaw County notched its lowest unemployment rate in years last month with a 7.4 percent jobless […]

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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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BUSINESS NOTES: Soybean forum set for Stoneville

      Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Mississippi State University’s Delta Research and Extension Center will be hosting the Tri-State Soybean Forum on Jan. 8, in the Capps Entrepreneurial Center on the Stoneville campus. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the program at 8:30 a.m. The Forum is a collaborative effort between land-grant […]

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BUSINESS NOTES: Farm Bureau to host 94th annual meeting

    Special to the Chickasaw Journal   JACKSON – Mississippi Farm Bureau delegates will meet in Jackson Dec. 5 to 7 to set policy for the upcoming year. The main item on the agenda is adopting the organization’s policy book, which lays out the bureau’s direction for the next year. The annual meeting begins […]

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Walmart to hire seasonal employees

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Walmart will hire nearly 1,000 seasonal workers in Mississippi for the upcoming holiday season. The world’s largest  retailer has 82 stores in the Magnolia State, and it said the workers will be paid $9 an hour. Minimum wage is $7.25. The company is hiring cashiers and stockers for the holidays, […]

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Supervisors discuss unpaid fines

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – If there was an easy way to collect unpaid fines owed across Mississippi someone would have figured it out long ago. Chickasaw County Supervisors called in Justice Court judges, constables and sheriff’s deputies recently seeking ways to collect a portion of the $1.8 million in fines owed […]

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EDITORIAL: No. 1

There has been a tiny little change to your Chickasaw Journal this week. Today, under the Chickasaw Journal banner and mission statement “A locally owned newspaper dedicated to the service of God and mankind,” you will find the lines Volume 110, No. 1. Your Chickasaw Journal – or actually the Houston Times and later the […]

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Chasing the Sun

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal DARWIN, Australia – The Houston Solar Car team raced out of the starting gate and down the Stuart Highway on its way across the Outback and the Australian continent Sunday. The car ran like a top but an electronics problem fried a wire draining the team’s state-of-the-art batteries and […]

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County has $1.8 million in unpaid fines

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – To say some people in Chickasaw County need to pay their debt to society is a little bit of an understatement. The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors were presented numbers from unpaid Justice Court fines and fees last week with more than $1.8 million currently due the county. […]

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EDITORIAL: Flywheel Economics

Do you like making a dollar? That’s a question every American can truthfully answer without one bit of guilt or shame. This country and this community was founded by capitalist who spotted an opportunity, put the wheels in motion and carried the proceeds from their labor to the bank. That opportunity comes to Houston this […]

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