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Stephens cast in ICC production

Rehearsals are beginning for “Getting Sarah Married,” a comedy by Sam Brobrick, which will be presented at Itawamba Community College, Nov. 18-21. The cast, which was selected last week, includes Mary Chandler Izard of Fulton (Sarah Hastings), Noah Sipes of Ecru (Brandon), Danicqua Stephens of Vardaman (Aunt Martha), Jordan Wade of Caledonia (Heather) and Austin […]

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Safe from the storms

HOUSTON – The City of Houston budgets a specific amount for each alderman to spend on capital improvement projects in their district each year. Some use the money for road repair, drainage projects or general upkeep and maintenance around town, but District 4 Alderman Willie Mae McKinney used hers to erect two new storm shelters […]

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Fewer snowflakes this Christmas

HOUSTON – Don’t blame it on the Grinch or Houston aldermen, but rather on age, wear-and-tear and an effort to cut expenses for the city. The Houston Board of Aldermen voted last week to install the line of lights to the top of the Chickasaw County Courthouse, but will not put the lighted, white snowflakes […]

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Murphy graduates MSU

STARKVILLE – Michael Murphy was recently awarded his bachelor degree at summer commencement exercises at Mississippi State University. Murphy, of Chickasaw County, earned his diploma from the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University. Honor graduates included all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and at least half the total required course hours earned […]

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Vardaman High School 1st 9 Weeks Honor Rolls

Vardaman High School 1st 9 Weeks Honor Rolls 7th Principal’s Sean Galloway, Hanna Johnson, Jacqueline Murillo, Autumn Taylor, Sarah Wooten 7th Regular Peyton Burks, Gavin Chrestman, Jonathan Chrestman, Christopher Graham, Cannon Hendrix 8th Principal’s Abbey Casey, Mary Davis, Oakley Edington, Andrew Griffin, Jackson Harrell, Carlie Higginbotham, Mina Lucius 8th Regular Jayla Culpepper, Ethan Edmondson, Marisol […]

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Christmas . . . the real story

Dear Editor, This year our community wants to make a statement concerning the true meaning of Christmas. We want the Okolona Christmas Parade to be a spectacular event. It is possible some of the persons watching the parade have never connected the Christmas story of baby Jesus. People have come to think that Christmas is […]

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BOBBY SANDERSON: Service to humanity

I remember so clearly the last line of the Jaycee Creed: “We believe….that service to humanity is the best work of life.” Like the rest of the creed, those words became my mantra and my philosophy. As a young man, I watched those ahead of me in life to learn how and why they did […]

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VETERANS’ DAY: Remembering those who didn’t make it home

CHICKASAW COUNTY – There can never be enough homage paid to our veterans, whether by a parade, a flag, a monument or all of the above. However, I have chosen to honor those veterans from our county for whom there was no parade, no flag nor monument in their home county. These are the soldiers […]

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Remembering veterans

HOULKA – William Bryant was a teenager when World War II began and a friend of his was badly cut up by the Japanese early in the war and returned to Houlka and told of the horror of war. “I hated the Japanese for a long time and even carried that hate with me when […]

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Did you vote?

Voter turnout in Chickasaw County last week was modest for a mid-term election. Numbers from the Chickasaw County Circuit Clerk’s office indicate that of the county’s 11,713 registered voters, 4,348 cast a ballot. That’s 37.12 percent. We want to sincerely thank each of you who voted on the first Tuesday in November. But we do […]

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Houlka Attendance Center honor roll

Superintendent’s List 1st Bianca Cooper, Landen Forman, Denver McCoy, Daultin Mitchem, Greyson Prestage, Presley Reeves, Brylee Snow, Holly Tallant, Richara Walker, Sha’qera Wilson, Joshua Reed 2nd James Allred, Roland Aron, Joseph Clark, Elizabeth Coker, Hunter Duncan, Hunter Earnest, Molly Earnest, Cade Griggs, Rossi Holladay, Jacqueline Jamison, Braylin Johnson, Austin Kellum, Emma Langston, Madison Martin, Mychael […]

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MacKenzie Za’Riyah Armstrong

Amber Prophettee and Christopher Armstrong are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter MacKenzie Za’Riyah Armstrong on Sept. 30, 2014 at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center. MacKenzie tipped the scales at 4-pounds, 2.6-ounces and was 18-inches long. MacKenzie was welcomed by her sister Jayla Prophette of Houston. Maternal grandparents are Gloria Edwards, of Houston, […]

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HLES names first nine-week scholars

First Grade Superintendent’s List Devin Buchanan, Abby Harrington, Mykel Johnson, Matthew Merriman, Miley Naron, Willion Richardson, Ella Cate Alford, Madison Buckley, Alden Edwards, Lillian Houk, Nela Jones, Cara Pearson, Kylan Chandler, Brand Garner, Jacob Brassfield, Audrey Clark, Kaley Myatt, Kimoree Randle, Keely Wright, Brayden Childress, Carson Crowley, Chloe Guin, Nathan Heair, Betsy Lopez, Tatum McWhirter, […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Cara Chisolm

October 29, 2014 Dear Editor: This year, the Pilot Club is again joining with the Houston High School Student Council and Anchor Club in presenting a Veterans Day program at 9:45 AM on Veterans Day, November 11, in the Houston High School gymnasium. We would like for any and all veterans to attend so that […]

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