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Landon Parker Jones

Parker and Allison Jones of Memphis are announcing the birth of their first child, a son, Landon Parker Jones. He was born November 4, 2014 at 10 a.m., weighing 7-pounds, 2-ounces and was 21-inches long. Grandparents are Woody and Fran Jones of Calhoun City and Henry and Jan Vaughan of Houston. Great-grandparents are Mrs. H.T. […]

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Horn/Jones

First Baptist Church of Houston was the setting for a celebration of family, friends, faith and love for the marriage of Laura Catherine Horn and Justin Tyler Jones on August 9th, 2014 at three o’clock in the afternoon. Rev. Daniel Heeringa officiated the ceremony and Rev. Al Gaspard prayed the benediction blessing. The bride is […]

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Sullivan Graduates

Caitlin Sullivan of Houlka recently graduated from the Cosmetology program at Vaugh’s Beauty College in Aberdeen. Sullivan is now qualified to take her State Board exam. While attending Vaughn’s, Caitlin received certificates for outstanding achievement in hair design, hair coloring and spa facials. She will work at All About You Salon in Oxford. Vaughn’s Beauty […]

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Driver’s License office open this week

The Mississippi Highway Patrol’s mobile Driver’s License office will be open in Houston at the WIN Job Center at 210 South Monroe Street the third Monday of each month. They also will be at the National Guard Armory on Highway 8 in Okolona the third Wednesday and the Courthouse in Pittsboro on the third Tuesday. […]

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Northeast names deans list

BOONEVILLE — Three hundred and forty-five Northeast Mississippi Community College students achieved a grade point average of 3.5-3.9 on a 4.0 scale for the 2014 fall semester and as a result have been named to the college’s distinguished Dean’s List. The list has been sorted by hometown and name: Big Creek — Kelby Warren Flemons. […]

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Locals makes the Dean’s List at The W

COLUMBUS — The following area students – listed alphabetically and by hometown — have been named to the Fall 2014 Dean’s List at MUW: Betty Atkinson of Okolona. Donna Clark of Houston. Joseph Henson of Okolona. Jasmine Ivy of Okolona. Allison Robinson of Houston. To qualify for the Dean’s List, the student must be enrolled […]

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Houston changes water charges

HOUSTON – The rates are not going up but the minimum amount of water Houston residents can use at a fixed price has gone down. Houston Aldermen voted to reduce its minimum monthly water usage limit from 3,000 gallons to 2,000 on a 4-1 vote last week. The motion to set the new minimum was […]

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Welcome Trustee Pettit

He stepped onto the board of the most important industry in our community Monday night and he will be partially responsible for the fashioning and development of the most important product in this town for years to come. Hugh Pettit took his seat on the Houston School Board this week and will be directly involved […]

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Sweeney, Simmons say they won’t run

HOUSTON – Incumbent Chancery Clerk Wanda Sweeney and Sheriff Jimmy Simmons have said they will not seek another term in their respective offices. Candidates began qualifying for county posts last week and the decision by Sweeney and Simmons will see someone new holding these two high profile county offices at this time next year. Longtime […]

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Prescott returning to MSU for senior year

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State received a jolt heading into the offseason, as junior quarterback Dak Prescott announced he would be returning for his senior campaign. Prescott held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to make his decision public. “I looked at some of the NFL quarterbacks like Peyton Manning and Andrew […]

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Mississippi lawmakers propose making Bible the state book

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi is the birthplace of William Faulkner, Richard Wright and recent U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey. However, some lawmakers say they want to look beyond the secular literary world and designate the Bible as the state book. At least two bills are being filed during this state […]

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Traffic citation scam reported Houston

HOUSTON – Police Chief Billy Voyles is a little old fashioned, so if you get an Email saying you owe the Houston Police Department for a a traffic citation, don’t believe it. Voyles said his department has received two calls from Houston residents who have gotten Emails saying a traffic citation has been issued on […]

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Watch out for deer

CHICKASAW COUNTY – Deer movement increases during the fall and winter months, meaning the importance of driving defensively and staying alert, especially at dawn and dusk, also increases. “Over the past five years, Mississippi has averaged 3,058 deer-related crashes per year,” said MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath. “The increase in vehicle-deer crashes in the fall […]

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BUCK SHOT: Lane Washington

(Courtesy Photo) Lane Washington is shown with this this nice 8-point buck killed on Christmas Day in Chickasaw County.

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