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BIRTH: Reagan Brooke Murphree

HOUSTON – Reagan Brooke Murphree was born Dec. 23, 2013 to Misty Dawn and Jeremy Scott Murphree of Houston. She entered the world at 6-pounds, 8-ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long. She was welcomed by siblings Peyton Scott Murphree, Kaitlynn Dawn Murphree and Alyssa Grace Murphree. Reagan Brooke is the maternal granddaughter of Sammy and […]

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Houston proposes tax hike

HOUSTON – City taxpayers will see their millage rate go up but their actual tax bill will probably stay the same. The county’s revaluation of property saw real property values go down this year generating few dollars for city coffers. To offset the drop, the Houston Board of Aldermen are looking to raise the millage […]

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Circuit Clerk Sandra Willis dies Sunday

HOUSTON – Chickasaw County Circuit Clerk Sandra Willis died Sunday after a bout with cancer and is being remembered by the community as a firm, caring teacher and efficient county official. A special moment of silence was held on the opening day of Circuit Court at the Chickasaw County Courthouse in Houston Monday morning where […]

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Supervisors open ambulance bids

HOUSTON – When the clinic at Trace Regional closes at 9 p.m., each night, ambulance service suddenly becomes a critical care service for all residents of Chickasaw County. Trace Regional Hospital in Houston closed their emergency room Monday and replaced it with a rural clinic open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a […]

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EDITORIAL: Emergency Service

Trace Regional Hospital in Houston closed their emergency room at 9 a.m. sharp Monday and it is too early to tell the full ramifications of that move. But we do know this: Ambulance service in Chickasaw County has now become a very critical issue. With no emergency room in this county from 9 p.m. to […]

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Parents urged to immunize

HOUSTON – Schools in Chickasaw County and the rest of the state are tough on childhood diseases. August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) wants to remind parents that vaccinating their child is one of the most important things a parent can do and it is the law. […]

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Jordan to speak at ICC

BELDEN – State senator and former Greenwood city councilman David L. Jordan will present “From the Mississippi Cotton Fields to the State Senate,” his memoir, at 2 p.m., Sept. 10, at the Itawamba Community College Belden Center. Admission is free. Jordan will recount his story which includes life as the youngest of five children in […]

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Storm Spotters train in Houlka

HOULKA – Bad weather can form quickly and getting accurate information on what’s happening in a given location allows the National Weather Service to issue the weather alerts that save lives. More than 25 Chickasaw County residents gathered at the Houlka Community Center last week to be trained as Storm Spotters for the National Oceanic […]

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ICC names summer grads

FULTON – Several area residents were among those who earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degrees or certificates at the conclusion of the 2014 summer semester at Itawamba Community College. They include: Calhoun City – Jessica K. Holland, A.A.; Houlka – Wayne R. Carraway, A.A.S.; Brenda L. Wilkerson, A.A.; Houston – Haley […]

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Search called off for Willie Harries

HOUSTON – The formal search for an elderly Houston man who has been missing more than a week was called off Friday. Willie C. “Doc” Harries, 72, was last seen Saturday, Aug. 23, at 5 p.m. in the Wofford Drive area in Houston. He was on foot and wearing a multi-colored shirt and blue jeans. He […]

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Charter school board votes to hire Schutte

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Marian Schutte, an official with Louisiana’s Recovery School District, is likely to be the first executive director of Mississippi’s Charter School Authorizer Board. The board voted 5-0 Thursday to hire Schutte, pending approval by the state Personnel Board. Schutte has handled charter school authorization and monitoring for the […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Celebrating Labor Day

I’ve held a number of jobs and put my hand to a lot of things before settling down to a keyboard, camera and newspaper deadlines. Paperboy, television repair, dairy farm hand, convenience store clerk, roofer, oil field rough-neck, casket truck driver, sheriff’s department dispatcher and jake-leg carpenter are jobs I have held. Each put money […]

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Roof concerns handed to lawyers, again

HOUSTON – Houston school trustees directed attorneys last week to once again press their case that the roof at the Houston School of Science and Technology leaks even after the district paid $240,000 in 2011 to have it fixed. Trustees met in executive session with Board Attorney Jimmy Hood for more than an hour before […]

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Getting ready for opportunity

Economic development has changed and is no longer the business where men in suits travel the country and the world visiting with industrialist seeking to lure them to our area. Today’s factory announcement comes after the company has carefully looked over a community without us knowing about it and then makes a phone call saying […]

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