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VFW gives $24,000 to solar car

HOUSTON — American veterans are not the type to cut and run and when they take on a job they stick with it until it the work is done. The Houston Solar Car program received a check for $2,000 recently from Columbus VFW Post 4272 for their work in promoting Mississippi and their desire to […]

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2015 Solar Car team wants Australia

HOUSTON – Sundancer has literally gone farther and faster than any other Solar Car team in the country and now they have set their sights on the world. The 2015 Solar Car team was introduced to the Houston Solar Car Committee last week and have pitched the idea of carrying Sundancer back to Australia for […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: What I like about Houston

It’s been an incredible couple of weeks in Houston. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – for a sleep little Mississippi town, we sure have a lot going on around here. Solar car has just won their 14th Solar Challenge, the Agri-Center is getting a new roof and champion tomatoes are growing […]

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SOLAR CAR: Friday, July 18, 2014

Today is Team Check Day with the car and crew required to attend a variety of meetings and race events. Teams will formally register this afternoon and a group meeting of all solar car racers and advisor/instructors will be held tonight in the ballroom of the Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel. Prior to that a meeting of all […]

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Sundancer seeks 14th national title: Houston racers head to Texas for Solar Car Challenge

HOUSTON – Houston’s best and brightest head to Texas this week seeking their 14th national title in the Solar Car Challenge – it won’t be easy. The Houston Solar Car Team and their vehicle Sundancer will check in at the Marriott Hotel in Dallas on Friday and race in a new hybrid format that will […]

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Trail opens, city elections top news for 2013

CHICKASAW COUNTY – It was a year full of news at the Tanglefoot Trail opened and voters went to the polls to elect city officers. More than 10 years or planning, preparation and construction culminated this fall with the opening of the Tanglefoot Trail that stretches 44-miles from Houston to New Albany. The Trail – […]

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Congressman quizzes Solar Team

HOUSTON – Congressman Alan Nunnelee crawled inside the Houston Solar Car last week and took it for a spin around the parking lot. “Unbelieveable!” was all he could say when he crawled out a few minutes later. “I was at a groundbreaking this morning for a factory in Mantachie that is on the cutting edge […]

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Support for Solar Car

This newspaper has repeatedly said one of the things Houston does best is Solar Car. And with that in mind we want to thank the local VFW Chapter, the Lowndes County Chapter and the State VFW for recently giving this program a check for $10,000. The Houston Solar Car team headed to Fort Worth, Texas […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Just say “Thanks”

Halloween is over and that means next stop is Thanksgiving. I noticed several churches in the area are doing some kind of “Days of Thanksgiving” countdown to Nov. 28. Life is hard, but a quick look around shows we truly do have a lot to be thankful for in Chickasaw County. I get so fed […]

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Let’s enjoy our traditions

I turned the corner Friday morning on the way to work and spotted the Golden Eagle on top of the Courthouse Square. It was just a break in the trees and the sun at the perfect angle to give me a new view of something that I had seen dozens of times. But it was […]

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Sundancer trails sunshine across the country

HOUSTON – The Sundancer car repeated its 13th consecutive victory in the annual Solar Challenge and the Houston Solar Race Team left as much on the road as they brought home. The team, competing in the Open division, faced only one challenger from Walnut, Calif., out-running not only them, but every other car in the […]

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Good schools, good communities

All schools in Chickasaw County start this week. For the first time in over 12 years Ingrams only have one young man in local schools. Schools are so critical the quality of life of any town. Good communities have good schools. — I can’t say enough about the Houston Solar Car team’s 13th consecutive victory […]

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Community support key to Sundancer success

HOUSTON – The Houston Solar Race program started on a shoestring back in 1995 and things haven’t really changed much over the years. When Houston electricity teacher, Keith Reese, came up with the idea of creating a solar-powered car, there was no money in the school budget to cover costs. And there’s not much more […]

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Dancing to a 13th win!

29 PALMS, Calif. – “We’re sitting really well right now,” said Houston Solar Race Team captain, Trey Franklin, as the team prepared for their final day of the racing in the Solar Challenge Tuesday. It was an understatment at best. After wrapping up Monday’s race and facing only 55.9 miles available to drive Tuesday, it […]

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