Driver’s License office open this week

The Mississippi Highway Patrol’s mobile Driver’s License office will be open in Houston at the WIN Job Center at 210 South Monroe Street the third Monday of each month. They also will be at the National Guard Armory on Highway 8 in Okolona the third Wednesday and the Courthouse in Pittsboro on the third Tuesday. […]

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Northeast names deans list

BOONEVILLE — Three hundred and forty-five Northeast Mississippi Community College students achieved a grade point average of 3.5-3.9 on a 4.0 scale for the 2014 fall semester and as a result have been named to the college’s distinguished Dean’s List. The list has been sorted by hometown and name: Big Creek — Kelby Warren Flemons. […]

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Locals makes the Dean’s List at The W

COLUMBUS — The following area students – listed alphabetically and by hometown — have been named to the Fall 2014 Dean’s List at MUW: Betty Atkinson of Okolona. Donna Clark of Houston. Joseph Henson of Okolona. Jasmine Ivy of Okolona. Allison Robinson of Houston. To qualify for the Dean’s List, the student must be enrolled […]

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Houston changes water charges

HOUSTON – The rates are not going up but the minimum amount of water Houston residents can use at a fixed price has gone down. Houston Aldermen voted to reduce its minimum monthly water usage limit from 3,000 gallons to 2,000 on a 4-1 vote last week. The motion to set the new minimum was […]

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Toppers win district opener

HOUSTON – You play a lot of basketball games in high school, but the “New Year Turn” brings those all important district games into the schedule. The Houston Hilltoppers and Lady Hilltoppers opened the district slate with wins over Caledonia Friday night at the Houston High School Gym. The boys downed the Confederates 57-52 and […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Pen is mightier than the sword

He was the Oktibbeha County Attorney and he was up to his neck fighting drug dealers, bootleggers and what some said were the remnants of the “Dixie Mafia.” We talked about the details of a recent arrest and this courageous attorney’s effort to clean up his county in the 1980s. I was a cub reporter […]

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Welcome Trustee Pettit

He stepped onto the board of the most important industry in our community Monday night and he will be partially responsible for the fashioning and development of the most important product in this town for years to come. Hugh Pettit took his seat on the Houston School Board this week and will be directly involved […]

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Sweeney, Simmons say they won’t run

HOUSTON – Incumbent Chancery Clerk Wanda Sweeney and Sheriff Jimmy Simmons have said they will not seek another term in their respective offices. Candidates began qualifying for county posts last week and the decision by Sweeney and Simmons will see someone new holding these two high profile county offices at this time next year. Longtime […]

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Prescott returning to MSU for senior year

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State received a jolt heading into the offseason, as junior quarterback Dak Prescott announced he would be returning for his senior campaign. Prescott held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to make his decision public. “I looked at some of the NFL quarterbacks like Peyton Manning and Andrew […]

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Houlka’s Hobson shines against Vardaman

By Gene Phelps Special to the Chickasaw Journal VARDAMAN – Madarius Hobson hit a little bit of everything in his offensive arsenal Tuesday, but he was still held under his 23-points-per-game average. Houlka’s multi-talented 6-foot-1 freshman guard scored all 21 of his points in a lopsided first quarter to lead the Wildcats (15-4, 1-0) to […]

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Mississippi lawmakers propose making Bible the state book

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi is the birthplace of William Faulkner, Richard Wright and recent U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey. However, some lawmakers say they want to look beyond the secular literary world and designate the Bible as the state book. At least two bills are being filed during this state […]

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Traffic citation scam reported Houston

HOUSTON – Police Chief Billy Voyles is a little old fashioned, so if you get an Email saying you owe the Houston Police Department for a a traffic citation, don’t believe it. Voyles said his department has received two calls from Houston residents who have gotten Emails saying a traffic citation has been issued on […]

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Watch out for deer

CHICKASAW COUNTY – Deer movement increases during the fall and winter months, meaning the importance of driving defensively and staying alert, especially at dawn and dusk, also increases. “Over the past five years, Mississippi has averaged 3,058 deer-related crashes per year,” said MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath. “The increase in vehicle-deer crashes in the fall […]

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BUCK SHOT: Lane Washington

(Courtesy Photo) Lane Washington is shown with this this nice 8-point buck killed on Christmas Day in Chickasaw County.

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