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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Demanding help for the helpless

Babies are not abandoned in Houston every day. And this community is thankful for that. So the discovery of a baby boy left in a shed in Houston recently not only shocked this community but left many wondering why. When the community found out the same woman responsible for this alleged abandonment had abandoned a […]

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Ag Safety Day

HOUSTON – Farming is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country and 80 percent of all accidents occur in the home. With those two facts in mind, the Chickasaw County Extension Service will host the 12th Annual Ag Safety Day Thursday at the Chickasaw County Coliseum with fifth graders from all county schools […]

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Warming up for playoffs

The Lady Rams had the same problem with Smithville everyone else in division 4-1A has had this year – a tough defense led by pitcher Morgan Barrett. The Lady Rams hosted the Lady Seminoles April 10 without much success as Smithville rolled past the Vardaman girls 9-0. Grace Edmondson, Cheyenne McKiney and Sydney Huffman managed […]

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Mother arrested for child abandonment

HOUSTON – A woman who allegedly abandoned a child for the second time has been formally served and arrested by the Houston Police Department on one charge each of child abuse and child abandonment. Cora Lynn Watkins, 25, was taken into custody at the Regional Three Mental Health building Thursday afternoon. She was booked into […]

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Claiming their spots

The Hilltopper tennis team finished second in division and were scheduled to head to Cleveland Tuesday for their first round of playoffs, but five members of the team have already clinched a trip to State in individual events. The boy’s doubles team of Walt Harrington and Chase Eldridge took top honors in division and will […]

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Lady Toppers wrestle Gators

The Lady Toppers helped solidify their spot in the playoffs last week as they romped over the Lady Gators of Leake Central April 10 on the home field. The Houston girls grabbed an early 8-1 lead through the first two innings but didn’t stop there. In the top of the third the Lady Gators loaded […]

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Authorities search for driver of drug car

LEE COUNTY – The Lee County Sheriff’s Office took possession of a large quantity of high-grade marijuana, uncut cocaine and crack cocaine during a traffic stop Tuesday. Officers are now searching for the driver of the vehicle, who fled immediately after being pulled over in the area of Green Tee Road. Sheriff Jim Johnson said […]

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Holy Week in Houston

HOUSTON – Lenten lunches wrap up with Good Friday services and a meal at Houston First United Methodist Church Family life center at noon. “If you can’t get excited about being a Christian during Holy Week, you need to get in church this week,” said Rev. Rex Wilburn, pastor of Houston First United Methodist Church. “This […]

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Toppers take down jackets

The Houston Hilltoppers made a mark in non-division play during Super Bulldog weekend in Starkville, posting maroon and white on a win over the Starkville Yellowjackets. Freshman pitcher, Anekein Rish, went all seven innings in the 8-2 win. “Anekein threw another great ball game for us,” said coach Scott Gann. “He just really keeps hitters […]

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District Champs!

The Hebron Christian Eagles took on the Rams of Kemper Academy April 11 for the district championship on the campus of East Mississippi Community College. HCS, undefeated in district play, had handed KA its only district defeat back in March earning a 10-3 win at Pheba. A win in the Friday game would clinch the […]

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Farmer waiting for rain to stop

CHICKASAW COUNTY – It is supposed to rain in Mississippi in the springtime and wet fields are not yet a concern for farmers looking to get seed in the ground this season. Good crops last fall has prompted most commodities prices to drop this year, but as all farmers know, that will change before harvest. […]

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Witnesses recount horror of Nettleton shootout

NETTLETON – Debra Worthy was in Tupelo Wednesday around noon when her son called to tell her about the shooting happening just outside his front door. “He called me so I would know before I heard it in the news or on Facebook or before I tried to come over,” Worthy said. “I told him […]

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Toppers host Knights Friday

The Houston Hilltoppers will host the West Lauderdale Knights Friday, April 18 at 3 p.m. for the district championship. Fans and supporters are encouraged to pack the ball park and show their support!

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