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Hankins/Akins

A celebration of marriage uniting Sarah Diane Hankins and Jeremy Lewis Akins will take place Saturday, October 25, 2014, in Ethelsville, Ala. Sarah is the daughter of Ronald Hankins of Columbus and Gloria Renteria of Woodhaven, Mich. She is the granddaughter of Cliff and Grace Wells of Columbus and the late Chester Hankins and the […]

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Crowds pack Cornbread Festival

HOULKA – The rain kept few away from the food and fun at the Second Annual Houlka Cornbread Festival Saturday, as the community came downtown to enjoy music, crafts and cornbread. Rain over the weekend had most watching the sky, but festival organizers said they got in all events and didn’t think weather had a […]

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Art in the Park

Art in the Park will be held at noon Friday, Oct. 17 at the Master Gardener Mini Park next to City Hall with artwork from the TK Martin Center at MSU for sale. The event is hosted by the MSU Extension Service, MSU Alumni Association, MS Homemaker Volunteers, Chickasaw Master Gardeners and Chickasaw Development Foundation. […]

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County revisits dog law

OKOLONA – Chickasaw County has a dog ordinance designed to help property owners keep dangerous dogs off their property, but there is a process that must be followed. Kim Gordon, of Traceview Estates, said she has repeatedly reported what she deemed dangerous dogs running loose in her neighborhood and approached the Chickasaw County Board of […]

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HOUSTON HOMECOMING QUEEN 2014

Briona Gordillo, center, was named Houston High School 2014 Homecoming Queen at Halftime of Friday’s football game at Topper Field. Shown with Gordillo are 2013 Houston Homecoming Queen Michelle Vazquez, left, and escort Samuel Gordillo.

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Houston halted at homecoming

HOUSTON – The band played and the homecoming queen was crowned but the Hilltoppers could not top a strong Kosciusko team Friday night. Houston (3-5, 0-2) unveiled a passing game and tried to back it up with the run. Koscuisko (6-2, 1-1) used a good mix of passing and rushing to grab a 21-0 halftime […]

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Amory says no to alcohol

By Emily Tubb Monroe Journal AMORY – Unofficial results from Tuesday’s alcohol referendum indicate that Amory voters want to keep the town alcohol-free. For the sale, distribution and possession of light wine with an alcohol content of less than 5 percent and beer of an alcoholic content of no more than 8 percent, the vote […]

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Breast Cancer Facts & Resources

Below are some facts about the American Cancer Society and breast cancer. We encourage you to send them to friends and family. These facts demonstrate the work the American Cancer Society has accomplished with other organizations and remind us that together we can create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays! Having cancer […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness 2014

New Century Club Collect Lord, never let pride, Guide what we do, And when we are tempted, May we look to you. Bless our friendships and laughter, that we often share, And keep our hearts tender, To those in despair. Keep it ever before us, That our actions today, Will affect generations, That follow our […]

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Sweet potato crop quality great, yield average

VARDAMAN — A dry September put a damper on Mississippi sweet potato production, but the rain in early October may help the crop remaining in the field. Stephen Meyers, sweet potato specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said sweet potato fields received about an inch of rain Oct. 3. “We’re optimistic that this […]

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Parent Workshop is Tuesday

HOUSTON – Getting your child ready for college is one thing, getting them in is something else. The Houston School of Science and Technology (HSST) is offering a chance for parents to learn ways to help their student be successful on the state subject area tests, the ACT and applying for college scholarships. “Many parents […]

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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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