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When seconds count

VAN VLEET – When seconds count it is the little things that matter most. With air ambulances called on more and more in rural areas like Chickasaw County, getting the helicopter in and patients or accident victims on the way to the hospital is critical to a successful recovery. The Chickasaw County Emergency Management Agency […]

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“We just love music!”

SPARTA – Every Friday night, the Sparta Opry has about as good a fish fry as one could expect here in the land where folks appreciate a good fish fry. In addition to a delicious meal, something else is appreciated at the Opry – its music and the musicians who perform there. Most of the […]

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Beam/Clemons

Rev. and Mrs. Paul Beam of Nettleton, announce the engagement of their daughter Brooklynn Paige Beam to Jordan Reed Clemons, son of Rev. and Mrs. Kenny L. Clemons of Houston. The bride elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Beam of Amory and Mrs. Wanda Williams and the late Rev. Rayburn Williams of […]

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WEEK 8: High school football scores

AREA SCORES Thursday Southaven 17, Tupelo 7 Oxford 49, Lewisburg 26 Friday Aberdeen 40, Kemper Co. 36 Amory 36, Pontotoc 0 Baldwyn 57, Hatley 0 Calhoun City 44, E. Webster 18 Cent. Aca. 42, Calhoun Aca. 28 Clarksdale 20, Saltillo 15 Coffeeville 33, Smithville 0 Coldwater 64, Vardaman 7 Corinth 62, Tishomingo Co. 14 Europa […]

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Pharr/Hollingsworth

Danny Pharr of Belmont and the late Myra Pharr are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter Lindsey Lee Ann, to Travis Kyle “TK” Hollingsworth, son of Hamp Hollingsworth of Houston and Angela Hollingsworth of Trebloc. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Marilyn Pharr of Belmont and the late Hubert Pharr. […]

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Smith/Clark

Kenneth and Tammy Walters of Houston are pleased to announce the engagement and up coming wedding of their daughter, Miss Maggie Amanda Smith to Mr. Austin Clay Clark. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Paul Smith of Houston. Miss Smith is the maternal granddaughter of Jane Gann McCollum of Houston and the late […]

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Move To Learn!

HOUSTON – This is more than dancing and stretching, it teaches students that waking up the body wakes up the brain. Move To Learn came to Houston Lower Elementary School Tuesday morning last week and then headed to the Houston Upper Elementary School that afternoon with its high-powered body-and-mind program for students, “The main goal […]

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Houston Homecoming is Friday night!

Houston football coach William Cook introduces the Hilltopper football team during the Houston Tailgate Party on the Courthouse Square in Downtown Houston Thursday afternoon. The Hilltopper take on Koscuisko for homecoming at 7 p.m. Friday with the Homecoming Queen crowned at halftime. Photos of Thursday’s Tailgate Party can be found by clicking the BUY PHOTO […]

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Cornbread Festival is Saturday

HOULKA – Last year’s Cornbread Festival took the community by surprise as the square in Houlka was packed with people out to enjoy the town’s first fall festival in years. And event organizers are hoping for a repeat of last year’s success Saturday. “Houlka really has a lot going for it and we really are […]

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Baseball tourney to fund NIE programs

NEW ALBANY — Richey Sports, BNA Park have partnered with the Journal Inc. for a fund-raising baseball tournament Oct. 10-12 at the Sportsplex in New Albany. On Saturday, money collected 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from a silent auction and inflatable bouncers will go toward funding Journal Inc. Newspapers in Education programs. The baseball tournament […]

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Houlka has $100,000 shortfall

HOULKA – The revelation of a $100,000 budget shortfall has the Houlka Board of Aldermen taking drastic measures in an effort to balance city books. The shortfall has prompted aldermen to cut city employee’s pay and insurance and take bids to sell the former Bancorp South building that now serves as City Hall. Houlka City […]

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EDITORIAL: Shop local for 90-days

This is the lull in the fall shopping season as local businesses get over back-to-school and look forward to the holiday shopping season. It’s the time of year when people go to football games and eat at local restaurants. It’s the time of year we start planning our Christmas shopping. And this is also the […]

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Houston Main St. tailgate party

The community will gather on The Square in downtown Houston at 6 p.m. Thursday to celebrate homecoming with Houston High School. Downtown merchants are asked to decorate their window for Friday’s football game with Koscuisko or with their favorite college team colors. Homecoming maids, sports teams, cheerleaders, band members and the Solar Race team will […]

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MPI launches Eco Initiative

HOUSTON – Everything that comes into and out of a factory has value and there is an environmental price to pay to house it, manipulate it, machine it and then ship it back out the door. In today’s environmentally conscious world, MPI has announced its participation in Leggett & Platt’s Eco Initiative, an environmental management […]

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