Amber Alert issued for missing 2-year-old Lowndes County girl

JACKSON (AP) – A 7-month-old Mississippi infant is dead and authorities continue to search for her sibling. Lowndes County Chief Deputy Marc Miley says 2-year-old Maliah Harris disappeared with her parents after her 7-month-old sister, Alyssa, was found dead. County Coroner Greg Merchant says there were no visible signs of injury. An autopsy is being […]

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Lions snatch victory from Wildcats

Just about the time Houlka thought they had their playoff berth secured, they watched it slip away to the bats of the Hamilton Lions. The Wildcats had to win over Hamilton by three runs to take the third place spot cleanly with no tie breakers or point differentials. Hamilton went up by one in the […]

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Houston hosts a who?

The Toppers know they have the number two spot in division 4-4A. They know they will host Game One of their first playoff series Thursday. The only question is – against who? “We won’t know we we’ve got until Tuesday night with division 2-4A is complete,” said coach Scott Gann. The 2-4A battle for positions […]

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Paying it forward

HOULKA – The late Jimbo Byars knew the value of education and the people who miss him most want to make sure he continues to leave his mark in academia. For the second year, two scholarships in honor of the former history teacher and coach at Houlka Attendance Center will be presented at graduation and […]

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Crunch time!

The Lady Hilltoppers put themselves in a hole in their first inning against West Lauderdale April 15, allowing the Lady Knights to go through the batting order and rack up six runs. Then it was time to dig in and dig out. The Houston girls held the Lady Knights in the second with Mary Kansas […]

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Gov. Bryant signs teacher pay bill giving $2,500 raise

JACKSON – Mississippi teachers will get a $2,500 raise over the next two years under legislation signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Phil Bryant. New teachers will get even larger raises under the proposal. The average pay for a starting teacher will increase from the current level of $30,900 to $33,390 on July 1, and […]

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HHS students serve in Senate

JACKSON – Three local students recently spent some time in the State Capitol as Senate pages for District 8 Senator Russell Jolly of Houston. Harley Morgan Nabors, Alexis Smith and Alex Springer all made their first trip to Jackson to participate in the page program. Pages traditionally run errands for officials and Senate staff and […]

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Houston Homecoming set for June 28

HOUSTON – The dates for Houston Homecoming has been set and entertainers announced for the community’s annual July 4th celebration on The Square downtown. July 4 falls on a Friday this year and the Houston Homecoming committee had pondered hosting the annual event after Independence Day. “We’ve always held it the Saturday before July 4th,” […]

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Okolona cracks down on city travel

  OKOLONA – City employees, including aldermen and the mayor, will now seek approval from the Okolona Board of Aldermen before they will be re-imbursed for travel related to city business. Aldermen voted to specify why city employees are going to seminars, annual meetings and training anywhere outside the city limits. The motion was made […]

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Manufacturing event set for Franklin Furniture Center at MSU

STARKVILLE – Industry leaders will gather at Mississippi State University on Wednesday, April 23 to discuss existing and potential issues related to manufacturing and how to capitalize on the state’s current momentum. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Manufacturing Summit: The Road Ahead. The event will be held at […]

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Pink ribbon run Saturday

Runners and walkers will take to the streets April 26 in the annual spring Pink Ribbon run sponsored by Team Hope Houston. The event benefits community members who are battling beast cancer and their families. Team Hope Houston is a civic group comprised of local women committed to making a difference in the fight against […]

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Baskets of Love!

MANTEE – A small church in a small community is sharing love in a big way. Members of the Missionary Society and children of New Covenant M.B. Church have created 53 Easter baskets for the elderly in the community and surrounding areas. “Last year was the first year we did it,” said Courtney Ivy. “We […]

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Flywheel offers tractor competition

HOUSTON – So who is the best tractor driver in this area? The Houston Flywheel Festival will see two new events this year aimed at testing the skills of local plowboys and tractor-drivers. “We will have a chain drop and a barrel push,” said Harry Collins, of the Mississippi Valley Flywheelers Association, the festival’s sponsor. […]

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BILLY McCORD: As I See It

Dr. Stanley Meyers, an allergist in Memphis, told me while I was a patient that I never would have a good April because of the pollen floating everywhere. I drove to his office in East Memphis with my hands so swollen I could hardly steer the car. After all tests were finished he said to […]

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