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EDITORIAL: Volunteers need to answer the call

  Volunteer fire departments may be the best economic development tool ever created for rural communities. While there are many beautiful places to build houses in the country, banks are hesitant to loan money to construct a home unless the investment is covered by insurance. And while hardworking country folk can often afford the cost […]

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EDITORIAL: Keeping the dream alive

    “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King Jr. “Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King […]

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Snow? Friday? Maybe?

Special to the Chickasaw Journal Conditions are setting up for a snowy Friday in Northeast Mississippi. “We anticipate snowfall accumulations,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Zach Maye. “It may be heavy at some locations.” On Thursday, forecasters are predicting only rain. But in the early morning hours Friday, temperatures are expected to start dropping. There […]

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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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ICC Adult Learners named

  Special to the Chickasaw Journal Recipients of Adult Learner Incentive scholarships at Itawamba Community College for the 2015 fall semester include several area students. They are: Amory – Lacey Bridges, Brooklyn Cantrell, Kasey Carter, James Cruse, Laquesha Dobbs, Emily McCollum, Gari Metcalf, Laura Myatt, Vickie Renfro, Kristina Stanford, Nicholas Taylor, Emily Tubb; Bruce – […]

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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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Billy Bikes!

  By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – It’s the best part of being a Chickasaw County Constable. First District Constable Billy Voyles will give six bicycles to six needy Chickasaw County youngsters this Christmas. “This community has been good to me and this is just a little way to give something back,” said Voyles. […]

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SONNY SCOTT: No patience for sniveling

  Pleasing Mother was my goal in life. She wanted me to play basketball, so I suffered six years of basketball. She wanted me to go to college – no passion of mine, but I wanted to please, so I entered college in 1965 – the first in my family to do so. My high […]

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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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Christmas parades set for area

      By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal   CHICKASAW JOURNAL – Santa Claus is coming to town in Houston, Okolona, Houlka and Woodland. Cris Cringle will make a visit to each community in Chickasaw County over the next couple of weeks to take part in a variety of Christmas Parades. Santa makes his first […]

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Pvt. Andrew Rucker graduates Basic Training

Special to the Chickasaw Journal   Special to the Chickasaw Journal FORT JACKSON. S.C. – Army Reserve Pvt. Alex L. Rucker has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and […]

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Starkville Police arrest one, seek two in drive-by shootings

By William Moore Daily Journal STARKVILLE – The Starkville Police Department arrested one person and named a new suspect in connection with a pair of Oct. 14 drive-by shootings. On Wednesday, Derek Javonte “Magic” Hardnett, 21, of Starkville, turned himself into authorities. He was charged with possession of a stolen firearm and drive-by shooting. His […]

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State, Chickasaw County under burn ban

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOUSTON – You can rake those leaves into as high a pile as you want, but don’t put a match to them! Mississippi is still under a state-wide burn ban and that means anyone caught burning anything outside can be cited and fined up to $500. Despite recent rains the […]

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WEEK 9: Mississippi High School Football Scores

  The following are Mississippi high school football scores for the ninth week of the 2015 high school football season. AREA SCORES Thursday West Lowndes 38, Vardaman 21 Friday Aberdeen 48, S. Pontotoc 3 Baldwyn 55, East Union 6 Belmont 54, New Site 0 Biggersville 33, Thrasher 18 Booneville 16, Benton Co. 8 Calhoun City […]

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