UPDATE:Childers takes Chickasaw, runoff for Houston trustees

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story and totals are updated with more than 200 absentee and affidavit ballots cast in Chickasaw County in the Nov. 4, 2014 General Election.   HOUSTON – Incumbent Senator Thad Cochran may have won the election but he did not win Chickasaw County in mid-term elections last week and a three-man Houston […]

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Helen May: Standing in the storm

CHICKASAW COUNTY – Helen May might be 71, but you couldn’t prove it by the way she acts. Vibrant, perhaps a little on the sassy side, Helen is determined to not let the fact she has had breast cancer slow her down one whit. Helen and her husband of more than 50 years, Buford, live […]

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Childers takes Chickasaw, runoff for Houston trustees

HOUSTON – Incumbent Senator Thad Cochran may have won the election but he did not win Chickasaw County in mid-term elections last night and a three-man Houston School Board race will see the top two vote-getters in a run off. Democratic Senatorial candidate Travis Childers, of Booneville, garnered 52.40 percent of the vote with 2,140 […]

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The Rusty Pig

It’s the latest trend sweeping the country and it has come to Houston in the form of The Rusty Pig. They are not a true food truck, but more of a smile and fine Southern barbecue sold from a smoker and trailer that they park on The Square in downtown Houston Friday, Saturday and soon […]

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Exchange club to host prayer breakfast

HOUSTON – The Exchange Club of Houston will be hosting a prayer breakfast at 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. The event is themed “One Nation Under God” and its aim is to increase appreciation of our rich religious heritage, but also seeks to remind Americans to […]

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Taxpayer’s property

Dear Editor, T’was several years ago that State Auditor Ray Mabus waged a campaign against the use of public property for private purposes. It was quite a donnybrook, but the use of county road crews to dig graves, county machinery on farms, county or city owned vehicles used as private transportation, etc. were curtailed in […]

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Roof tin to be recycled at AgriCenter

OKOLONA – Construction crews are busy trying to get the Chickasaw County AgriCenter dry ahead of fall rains and will reuse the old tin roof on the walls inside. The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors approved a bid from Eric Muloney of $8,500 to take tin pulled from roof of the AgriCenter and put it […]

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Houston band shines at festival

HOUSTON – Jim Stites is a sticker for detail and that suits him well as band director for the Houston High School band program. Stites is in his second year a band director and carried the Topper Pride Marching Band to Tupelo recently for the MHSAA Region 1 Marching Band Festival where they competed against […]

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As I see it

   I hope you are having a good week and enjoying the nice weather we are having.  We enjoyed having Matt Laubhan with WTVA television in Tupelo as our Rotary Program last week.  Matt is not only a good weather man but we soon discovered he was a man of faith.  He did not hesitate […]

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WEEK 11: High school football scores

Aberdeen 52, South Pontotoc 14 Baldwyn 48, New Site 20 Belmont 30, Alcorn Central 12 Calhoun City 54, Okolona 0 Coffeeville 53, Falkner 0 Coldwater 50, Houlka 6 Corinth 33, Amory 7 Hatley 35, East Union 7 Hebron 54, Calhoun Academy 30 H.W. Byers 54, Potts Camp 41 Itawamba AHS 31, Tishomingo County 14 Kossuth […]

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Circuit Court docket released in Okolona

OKOLONA – The October term of Chickasaw County Circuit Court swelled to 74 cases this term as a number of appeals were placed on the Okolona docket. Circuit Court Judges Robert Elliott, John A. Gregory and Andrew Howorth were slated to hear cases this term, accept guilty pleas and assign court-ordered attorneys. The docket was […]

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BOO Bash

Expect to encounter a witch or two in downtown Houston Friday as the Chickasaw Development Foundation and Houston Business Group will once again host BOO Bash. Businesses in Houston will start treating kids in costumes with candy beginning 5 p.m. and the celebration will last until about 6:30 or until the candy runs out. Downtown […]

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Sweet Potato Festival set for Saturday

VARDAMAN – The 41st Annual Sweet Potato Festival is Saturday with more than 250 booths and a day of food and entertainment expected to bring thousands of people to the Sweet Potato Capital of the World. The annual event draws state and national attention and is billed as one of the nicer small festivals in […]

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Wildcats fall to Biggersville

OKOLONA – Houlka found themselves down 34-13 in the fourth quarter, but no one ever told them the game was over. The Wildcats recovered two onside kicks to close the gap and were driving for the winning score when the clock ran out Thursday night in their district contest in Okolona against the Biggersville Lions, […]

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