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Weston Reed Foundation offers free physicals

TUPELO – Area students in grade six or above are encouraged to take advantage of free physicals offered by the Weston Reed Foundation from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 9, at the new Police Athletic League, 204 Douglas St. Parking is available behind the Police Athletic League building or next door at the Link Centre, 1800 […]

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Wright / Sims

Mr. and Mrs. Randle D. Wright, of Vardaman, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Randee Kalyn to Aaron Murphy Sims, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Forest Sims of Calhoun City. Miss Wright is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Blaine of McCool and Mrs. Mary Lee Wright of Vardaman and […]

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PATSY BRUMFIELD: Petition seeks vote on adequate school funding

When is a promise not a promise? And when do we get to pick and choose which promise we keep? Seventeen years ago, the Mississippi Legislature promised to fund a basic, adequate education for all our school children so that every school district could offer a respectable educational program, no matter whether it was a […]

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BILLY MCCORD: As I see it

Greetings to each of you I always look forward to hearing from the readers and this has been a bountiful week. While visiting my cousin, Ms Doris Ferguson, of Randolph, she asked me about an article I had written concerning, God has a plan for our lives. After returning home I found one dated in […]

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Taylor named first tomato champ

HOUSTON – As with most battles, someone wins and someone loses, but the case of the Chickasaw Tomato Battle the competitors live in the same house. Sarah Taylor was named the First Annual Chickasaw County Tomato Battle champion with a red, ripe tomato tipping the scales a 15.5 ounces. The event was sponsored by the […]

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United Way holds Back to School resource fairs

HOUSTON – The line stretched out the front door and half way around Houston First United Methodist Church Saturday morning as the community gets ready for the first day of school. The United Way and local civic groups hosted Houston’s first United Way Back 2 School resource fair where youngsters and parents got school supplies […]

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Class reunions set

Woodland Class Reunion will be held on Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. At Ms. Tori’s Cafe in Woodland for classes 1954-57. Please call Jack Houser at cell: 542-8527 or house: 456-3665. Houston High Class of 1984 reunion is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at Stinkin Jim’s Campground, just follow the signs. Bring a snack and […]

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Crime Roundup

Dodge’s Store robbed in Okolona CHICKASAW COUNTY – Okolona police have arrested a man on robbery charges after he allegedly brandished a knife and robbed a convenience store in Okolona just after midnight Thursday. Okolona Assistant Police Chief Dwight Parker said authorities arrested Quentin Horton, 32, of Okolona, on charges of armed robbery and he […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: What I like about Houston

It’s been an incredible couple of weeks in Houston. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – for a sleep little Mississippi town, we sure have a lot going on around here. Solar car has just won their 14th Solar Challenge, the Agri-Center is getting a new roof and champion tomatoes are growing […]

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Parents can be fined for truancy

CHICKASAW COUNTY – Education is the only chance some kids get in life and they can’t get an education if they are not in school. As the news school year begins for local schools the Mississippi Department of Education reminds parents there are laws governing school attendance and they can be enforced on the parents […]

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Required Vaccinations

  HOUSTON – The Mississippi State Department of Health reminds all parents that state law requires certain vaccinations for all students entering school, Head Start or daycare this fall. Parents must present state documents, that will be documented by the district, proving their child has been immunized against certain childhood diseases before they are allowed […]

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Reach, throw, row, go!

D AVIS LAKE – People become volunteer firefighters because they want to help, but a volunteer that becomes a victim in a water rescue is no help at all. Chickasaw County volunteer firefighters gathered at Davis Lake recently for a morning of classroom training and an afternoon on the water trying out rescue techniques. “Six […]

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This story has a ring to it

HOUSTON – Steve Lavender has found a class ring but it’s not his and he would love to give it back to its original owner. “I was walking down State Street in Jackson and saw something in the crack of the sidewalk,” said Lavender, who lives in Canton. “I dug it out and it was […]

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Cherry/Dendy

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Craig Cherry of Mooreville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Lauren Elizabeth, to Robert Russell Dendy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ray Dendy of Houston, Miss. Miss Cherry is the granddaughter of Mrs. Gwendolyn Gentry and the late Paul Gentry of Marietta, Miss., and Mrs. Janis Cherry […]

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