Ark-Ell Springs honored by MDEQ

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has accepted two new members and seven renewal memberships into its enHance program for the 2015 class. Two other members, including Ark-Ell Springs of Houlka, upgraded their membership status. The recognition was part of the annual workshop and awards luncheon held in Jackson. enHance is a voluntary stewardship […]

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City urging pet owners to keep dog on a leash or pen.

HOUSTON – It’s spring and a rash of puppies and kitty cats has city hall urging residents to be responsible pet owners and obey city ordinances. Houston has a leash law that requires dogs to be kept in a pen or on a leash. And while the city does not have a formal dog catcher, […]

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Racing for a cure at Pink Ribbon Run

HOUSTON – It was cool and damp and perfect weather for runners wanting to raise money to find a cure for cancer. Team Hope hosted its bi-annual Pink Ribbon 5K at the Houston Spring Flywheel Festival recently with good times recorded by a large field of runners. Saturday, April 23, dawned cloudy and cool with […]

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Andi Mae Stroup

HOUSTON – Ty and Rumae Stroup of Houston proudly announce the birth of their daughter Andi Mae. She was born at 6:24 p.m. on Friday Feb. 23, 2015 at Women’s Hospital in Tupelo. Andi weighed 7-pounds, 12-ounces and was 19.5-inches long. Welcoming Andi Mae home was big brother Tucker, 5, along with grandparents Terry and […]

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Danny Ray Oswalt

WOODLAND – Angel and Sam Oswalt are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Danny Ray Oswalt on Oct. 15, 2014 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. Danny Ray tipped the scales at 8-pounds, 15-ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long. He is the maternal grandson of Teresa and Rodney Oswalt of Woodland. His paternal […]

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Houston teen wins Elvis Fan Club scholarship

TUPELO – Her video got her in the top 10 but her voice and musical talent sealed her spot as the winner of the Elvis Presley Fan Club Scholarship Competition in Tupelo recently. Houston’s Laura Claire Moore beat out 40 competitors from across the state to make the top 10 finalist list and get the […]

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HUES names Students of the Week

HOUSTON – The following children were chosen Student of the Week at Houston Upper Elementary School for April 13 through April 17, 2015. They are listed by teacher’s last name and student’s full name. Third Grade McFarland – Brayan Pineda Moss – Clayton Griffin Owens – Jon Hodge Murphree Rimmer – Summer AUbert Tabb – […]

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Derma man pleads to Calhoun murder

CALHOUN CITY – Less than a week after a Calhoun City man was murdered, a Derma man has been sentenced to life in prison. The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested Randy Anderson, 46, Saturday evening for the Friday April 23, death of William Duff, 42. Anderson was arraigned Monday on the charge of first degree […]

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Absentee voting is today

Absentee voting to fill the post for Mississippi’s 1st District congressman will be available at county circuit clerk’s offices from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 9. In Chickasaw County, the voting will be available at the Chickasaw County Courthouse at the circuit clerk’s office on the west side of the building. The deadline for […]

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TOYFEST PAGEANT WINNER

Presley Funderburk, 5, represented Houston at Midwest State Toyfest Pageant in St. Louis, April 10-12 as “Little Miss Houston.” Presley was crowned 4-7 Natural Beauty Supreme. She was interview and swimwear winner in her age group and also runner up in her “world wear.” She was Third Runner Up in entire pageant for centerfold model. […]

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Toyfest Pageant Winner

Ella Grace Russell, daughter of Hope Black, competed in the Midwest State Toyfest Pageant in St. Louis where she represented Baby Miss Chickasaw County 2015. She is 15 months old and was the runner-up in all five events: spring wear, swimwear, interview, model showcase and photogenic. She was crowned 0-3 years Best Personality Supreme.

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Bowens inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

Former Itawamba Community College football standout Tim Bowens was inducted into the Mississippi Association of Community and Juniors Colleges (MACJC) Sports Hall of Fame in a special ceremony held in Jackson on Tuesday. Bowens’ athletic prowess was first recognized when he earned All-District honors in football as a junior at Okolona High School before grabbing […]

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Houlka’s Tyreque Reed inks with ICC

HOULKA – He was a star football and basketball player, but when it came to picking the sport that will pay for college, Tyreque Reed chose baseball. Reed is a key part of the success the team has had this spring and Houlka plays Smithville this week for the North State championship and a chance […]

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Sales taxes mixed as spring arrives

HOUSTON – Warmer weather, spring fashions, construction and agriculture related sales usually spark an upturn in sales tax rebates to local municipalities, but the most recent numbers are mixed across Chickasaw County. Houston and Houlka have reported an apparent uptick in sales for March, but Okolona, Vardaman and Woodland saw their numbers drop the last […]

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