Paying it forward

The late Jimbo Byars knew the value of education and the people who miss him most want to make sure he continues to leave his mark in academia. For the second year, two scholarships in honor of the former history teacher and coach at Houlka Attendance Center will be presented at graduation and fundraising efforts […]

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Run ‘em down and walk off!

The Hilltoppers kept their division record perfect with a sweep over Kosciusko last week, but they had to work to make it happen. In the Thursday game at Kosy, the Toppers dealt the Whippets a 12-2 win, setting up a decidedly tougher rematch for Friday. “We knew Thursday night was one of those games where […]

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Civil War author to speak at Museum

CHICKASAW COUNTY – The 150th anniversary of the Civil War is underway and the Chickasaw County Historical and Genealogical Society has invited the author of a book about the local history of that event to speak in Houston. David Harrison, author of the book “Okolona in the Civil War” will be the guest speaker at […]

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Freeze warning in effect for tonight

The National Weather office in Memphis has issued a freeze warning for all of Northeast Mississippi’s counties, beginning at 1 a.m. Wednesday and extending until 9 a.m. The temperature is expected to fall to 31 degrees or lower, posing a threat to young vegetation. The NWS archives show that the latest freeze in Tupelo was […]

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Okolona chamber golf tourney April 26

The Okolona Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the fifth annual golf tournament April 26 a the Okolona Country Club. The four-person scramble will begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. Pre-registration is $40 and on-site registration is $50. Cart rental available for $15 while they last. To register, contact Perry Grubbs at 447-5913.

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No charges for Pontotoc deputy in Beale Street shooting

MEMPHIS – No charges are being filed at this time against a Pontotoc County Sheriff’s deputy who was involved in a shooting on Beale Street on Saturday morning in Memphis. A public information officer with the Memphis Police Department said the details of the shooting were presented to the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office, and […]

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Houlka VFD seeks firefighters

HOULKA – When firefighters typically gather in bunch there is usually a fire and Saturday’s community event in downtown Houlka was no different. “We are good at putting out fire and here we are trying to start one,” said Houlka Fire Chief Terry Short. “We are cooking hamburgers, hotdogs and we’ve got all the trimmings. […]

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Houston Heat crawfish boil April 18

The Houston Heat 10-year-old softball team is raising funds to get to the World Series this summer. The team will hold a crawfish boil and bake sale April 18 at West Pak-a-Pok in Houston beginning at 11 a.m. Crawfish will be sold by the pound with trimmings of corn, potatoes and onions. Rib tips will […]

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Police to enforce curfew

HOUSTON – The Houston Police Department is cracking down on juvenile crime and parents of kids caught out after curfew will be fined. Houston has a weeknight curfew of 11 p.m., and midnight on weekend. While parents are responsible for any fines imposed by the court for curfew violation, any juvenile who violates the city’s […]

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“Don’t be a distracted driver!”

  HOULKA – Bad decisions can change a driver’s life in an instant. More than 150 Houlka High School students watched videos and heard Mississippi Highway Patrolman Criss Turnipseed talk about the pitfalls of drinking while driving, texting and doing any kind of activity that impairs driving at a class assembly Friday at Houlka Attendance […]

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WEDDING: Laiche/Holland

Mr. and Mrs. Eric Laiche of Houston are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Carmon Laiche, to Carter Graham Holland, son of Dr. and Mrs. John Holland of Hattiesburg, Miss. Miss Laiche is a graduate of Houston High School and will receive a Bachelor of Food Science degree in Nutrition and Health […]

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Manufacturing event scheduled for April 23 in Starkville at Franklin Furniture Center

STARKVILLE – Industry leaders will gather at Mississippi State University on April 23 to discuss existing and potential issues related to manufacturing and how to capitalize on the state’s current momentum. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Manufacturing Summit: The Road Ahead. The event will be held at the […]

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Bagging the game

Jake Garrett Macon, 10, of Calhoun County got this turkey April 5 in Slate Springs while hunting with his dad. Jake told his dad her heard and turkey gobbling and they went out the next day and bagged their game. The bird at a 9.5-inch beard and one-inch spurs. Jake is the son of Tom […]

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Houston Heat crawfish boil April 18

The Houston Heat 10-year-old softball team is raising funds to get to the World Series this summer. The team will hold a crawfish boil and bake sale April 18 at West Pak-a-Pok in Houston beginning at 11 a.m. Crawfish will be sold by the pound with trimmings of corn, potatoes and onions. Rib tips will […]

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