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Keep it quiet!

HOUSTON – Police Chief Billy Voyles used to have a hotrod with loud pipes and he was even cited as a youngster by Houston police. “The ticket was for improper equipment,” said Voyles. “And I paid it, too.” The cost for loud mufflers now stands at $277.75 and Voyles said patrolmen have been instructed to […]

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Calhoun City National Guard debriefed

Daily Journal OXFORD – The Calhoun City National Guard was debriefed in Oxford on Sunday morning and was given information on their benefits from veterans’ hospitals to the G.I. Bill. Joey Jones, an E8 First Sergeant in the group, said the group of just over 150 left for Afghanistan last October, and returned stateside in […]

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Emma Claire and Aubry Lang Atkinson

Matt and Angie Atkinson of Gettysburg, Penn., announce the arrival of twin daughters on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at 11:20 p.m. at York Hospital in York, Penn. Emma Clair weighed 6-pounds, 10-ounces and Aubry Lang weighed 6-pounds, 4-ounces. Emma and Aubry are being welcomed homed at home by their brother, Ben, age 6. Maternal grandparents […]

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WEEK 13: High school football scores

AREA SCORES Friday Class 1A Playoffs (First round) Broad Street 47, Falkner 34 Shaw 39, Smithville 0 Class 2A Playoffs (Second round) East Webster 34, Baldwyn 7 Calhoun City 49, South Delta 0 Bruce 39, J.Z. George 6 Class 3A Playoffs (Second round) Aberdeen 66, North Pontotoc 30 Louisville 42, Mooreville 28 Charleston 35, Kossuth […]

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Childers takes Chickasaw

HOUSTON – Incumbent Senator Thad Cochran may have won the election but he did not win Chickasaw County in mid-term elections last week and a three-man Houston School Board race will now see the top two vote-getters in a run off. Democratic Senatorial candidate Travis Childers, of Booneville, garnered 52.52 percent of the vote with […]

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Ambulance service transitions smoothly

HOUSTON – Chickasaw County Supervisors were updated on the change of county ambulance services to a new company last week and Houston Aldermen also got a similar report. Both entities were told the switch from TransCare to MedStat Emergency Medical Services appears to have been a smooth transition, with entities who work with the new […]

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WEEK 12: High School Football Rankings

Associated Press Here are Mississippi’s top high school football teams in each class as selected by a panel of Associated Press state sports writers. Note: There are no updated rankings for classes 4A, 3A and 2A because those teams began playoffs last week. Class Overall School W-L Pts Prv 1. Starkville (4) (11-0) 40 1 […]

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Enterovirus D68 confirmed in Calhoun County

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has confirmed two new Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) cases with one being diagnosed in Calhoun County. The two cases were reported earlier this month in young children, with the other one from Forrest County. A case was reported in a Hancock County child in late September. “There have been […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Cara Chisolm

October 29, 2014 Dear Editor: This year, the Pilot Club is again joining with the Houston High School Student Council and Anchor Club in presenting a Veterans Day program at 9:45 AM on Veterans Day, November 11, in the Houston High School gymnasium. We would like for any and all veterans to attend so that […]

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WEEK 12: High School Football Scores & Playoffs

AREA SCORES Thursday Regular season Falkner 43, Vardaman 21 Smithville 48, Houlka 0 West Point 65, Lewisburg 51 Friday Regular season Coffeeville 49, Hamilton 0 Starkville Aca. 31, Pillow Aca. 0 Tupelo 24, Olive Branch 7 Oxford 49, Lake Cormorant 13 Saltillo 32, New Hope 29 Starkville 56, Clinton 46 Thrasher 20, Coldwater 14 Class […]

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Houston Middle School honor roll

Sixth Grade Superintendent’s List Zalexus Actkinson, Cali Barnett, Jay Cruse, Annabelle Hood, Jaden Johns, Paige Kilgore, Jonathan Kyle, Jaiden Linley, Jacob Mchann, Lindzee Mixon, Mariyah Morgan, Kaitlynn Murphree, Auzie Myatt and Grace Tate. Principal’s List Hayden Abrams, Frances Allen, Nickolas Barfield, Janesa Bingham, Abbigale Blansett, Allison Blansett, Zachary Boren, Makenzie Brooks, Johnathan Brown, David Bun, […]

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Houston High honor roll announced

Twelfth Grade Senior Superintendent’s List Charlsi Allen, Diana Bedolla, Brennan Byrne, Hannah Grimes, Kristen Marsh, Caysi Mitchell, Kardazia Murry, Robert Scott and Mary Kansas Sullivan. Senior Principal’s List Leslie Bigby, Taylor Brand, Naylet Bustos, Teyeira Calvert, Reid Carter, Abigail Cliett, Chasity Criddle, Ramsey Earnest, Talaja Echoles, Damien Fields, Lauren Floyd, Tori Ford, J’lynn Gordillo, Breanna […]

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VFW gives $24,000 to solar car

HOUSTON — American veterans are not the type to cut and run and when they take on a job they stick with it until it the work is done. The Houston Solar Car program received a check for $2,000 recently from Columbus VFW Post 4272 for their work in promoting Mississippi and their desire to […]

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Region’s jobless rate falls

CHICKASAW COUNTY – The unemployment rate for Northeast Mississippi dropped for the third consecutive month in September, but locally the job market still in the double digits. Northeast Mississippi’s 7.7 percent rate was only a slight decrease from August’s 7.8 percent, but it marked the third time this year that the region’s jobless rate was […]

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