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Football meetings

VARDAMAN – When coaches start meeting with players in the fall, football can’t be far behind. The Mississippi High School Activities Association has strict rules about how many times, when and where coaches can meet with prospective players, so the first organizational meeting is critical to get everyone on the same page. “I’ve been starting […]

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Staten meets with city, county

HOUSTON – Nationwide changes and trends in the national healthcare industry have prompted Trace Regional Hospital to begin the process of closing its emergency room and opening a rural health clinic. Trace Regional Hospital Administrator Gary Staten met with the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors on July 7 and the Houston Board of Aldermen on […]

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City seeks infrastructure funding

HOUSTON – The chances of obtaining a state grant are slim, but Houston certainly would not get it if they don’t apply. The Houston Board of Aldermen voted to seek a $150,000 Small Cities grant from the state that – if they are successful in getting it – would be used to repair streets and […]

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Houston FFA places at State Contest Day

STARKVILLE – After a rough and very early morning due to the weather and no power on April 4, 20 Houston FFA members competed at the Mississippi FFA State Contest Day held at Mississippi State University. All six teams from Houston placed in the top ten. Of those, two teams came home with a trophy […]

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Letter RAY GARRETT

Letter Ray Garrett   Dear Editor, The primaries for the United States Senate seat from Mississippi are over. We the voters are now faced with a clear choice between two candidates for this office. This choice is between the Democratic nominee, Travis Childers, and the Republican nominee, Thad Cocharan, Despite what many of thier supporters […]

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REV. DARRICK WHITFIELD: Praising God is what I do

Luke 1:64 (KJV) 64) “And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.” During the course of a day, most people have a long list of things to do. That list can range from cooking to working, from dropping the kids off at school to running errands, from […]

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Williams graduates USAF basic training

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Airman 1st Class, Samantha L. Williams, graduated from basic military training, USAF training at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas, April 18, 2014. The airmen completed an intensive, eight week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic […]

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VanCleave celebrates 105th birthday

HOUSTON – She has lived a long time in Houston and Gwenette VanCleave was all smiles as she celebrated her 105th Birthday last week. VanCleave is one of the oldest residents in Houston and is close to being the oldest resident in the state. A milestone held by Annie Cooper, 108, of Holmes County. VanCleave […]

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BILLY MCCORD: As I see it

My this has been a busy week-end for me.  All the things I usually do were compounded by the 23rd Annual Sawmill Festival in Bruce. Don’t misunderstand me it is not that I did not enjoy the Festival because I very much did.  I have been a part of the Festival because of my involvement […]

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McDaniel supporters comb ballot boxes

HOUSTON – The ballot boxes from the June 24 Republican Primary Runoff were opened for review by Chris McDaniel representatives last week but the election has already been canvassed and approved by the Chickasaw County Republican Party. Assistant Chancery Clerk Cassandra Pulliam said representatives of U.S. Senatorial candidate Chris McDaniel looked over ballots, poll books […]

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Two die in fire north of West Point

Two people died in a house fire near West Point on Thursday night. The fire at 2090 Dr. Sears Road killed Alvin Tallie Sr., 54, and his wife Fatenia Tallie, 54, said Clay County Coroner Alvin Carter Jr. Another adult and a child also were in the house and escaped, Carter said. The child was […]

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Board names Carson Neal as county engineer

HOUSTON – Carrson Neal with Cook Coggin Engineering of Tupelo, has been named the county’s engineer of record. The motion to hire Neal was made by District 4 Supervisor Jerry Hall and seconded by District 5 Supervisors Russell “Wolfie” King. The motion passed without dissent. Cook Coggin Engineers, Inc., is a general civil engineering firm […]

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SOLAR CAR: Friday, July 18, 2014

Today is Team Check Day with the car and crew required to attend a variety of meetings and race events. Teams will formally register this afternoon and a group meeting of all solar car racers and advisor/instructors will be held tonight in the ballroom of the Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel. Prior to that a meeting of all […]

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One step closer to the goal line

HOULKA – The Wildcat Football Booster Club wants a field of their own and say a lot proposed for a new football field just north of town will fit their needs. Patty Moss, Wildcat Booster Club President, said they have measured the lot west of Collums Furniture and north of the city baseball field and […]

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