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Tanglefoot ride to aid ICC scholarships

The Itawamba Community College Foundation will host a bike-riding event to raise money for student scholarships. The “Riding Tanglefoot Trail” event will be May 3, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. in Pontotoc, where cyclists will begin and end. The event will go from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., with participants going as far as […]

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No appeal yet in Ausbern case

OKOLONA – After an executive session to discuss the ramifications of the verdict in a lawsuit filed by Ausbern Construction, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors decided not to seek an appeal at this time. Ausbern sued the county for an unpaid balance on work done to CR 4 and a jury found in his […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Paying a debt to society

I remember the very first traffic ticket it ever got. It was for running a stop sign in West Point one summer day in the mid ’70s. The citation basically said pay $37.50 or show up in court and plead your case. I told my father about it when he got home from work that […]

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Wildcat Field put on hold

  HOULKA – The Chickasaw County School Board has repeatedly looked at ways to build a football field for the Wildcats and looked close to having a home field for Houlka this fall. But costs to build a field and finding property big enough and close enough to the school to handle the venue have […]

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WILDFIRE: Use caution before burning

  HOUSTON – The recent spate of freezing weather has killed grass and plants and made them the perfect tinder for a wildfire. Chickasaw County Fire Coordinator Jonathan Blankenship is urging property owners not to burn outside until the countryside greens back up in the spring. “We had a fire up in Houlka on Friday […]

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LETTER: Glenn & Sandra Willis

Open letter to the Houston Fire Department,    Thank you, thank you, thank you  for saving the Willis family from our own stupid mistakes. You saved our Christmas season!   So naturally you were the topic of conversation at our Christmas gatherings.   Relief washed over us when all those big red fire trucks arrived.  Your prompt, professional […]

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Fire station going up

HOUSTON – The foundation has been poured and contractors are looking for a couple of days of good weather to start erecting steel for a new fire station in Houston. Workers were busy last week placing pipe for plumbing, digging footings and pouring concrete for the new 50X52-foot structure. The three-bay metal building will keep […]

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Safety measures in place at Courthouses

OKOLONA – The Chickasaw County Courthouses in Houston and Okolona took another step toward increased safety with the installation of panic buttons in the offices of the Circuit and Chancery Clerks and the Tax Assessor. The safety measures are added to an earlier decision to close three doors of the Houston Courthouse on court days, […]

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JO CROSS: Fun and games needs community support

The Chickasaw County 4-H Clubs are heading up a community service project called, “Fall Fun and Games Day,” which will be held Oct. 25 at the Chickasaw County Agri-Center in Houston. This day is held for special needs students attending the Houston School District and Chickasaw County School in Houlka. We are now including the […]

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Three charged in connection with Tupelo robbery found in Chickasaw County

TUPELO – Tupelo Police charged three Shannon men with armed robbery in connection with the Tuesday robbery of a Tupelo man on Ruth Street. Martavious Bogan, 18, Christian Hendricks, 32, and Brenzo Gillard, 21, all of Shannon, were charged with armed robbery Tuesday. A Tupelo man reported a vehicle stopped in front of his Ruth […]

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Tupelo Police seek Chickasaw car allegedly involved in armed robbery

TUPELO – Police are searching for a small gray sedan with Chickasaw County license plates and its occupants in connection with a Tuesday afternoon armed robbery in West Tupelo. About 12:20 p.m., a Ruth Street resident was working in his yard when he was called over to speak to the occupants of a car stopped […]

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County vs. Ausbern extended to March

HOUSTON – A lawsuit between Chickasaw County and Ausbern Construction set for court on Oct. 7, in Lafayette County has been reset for March 24, 2014. Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth allowed the new date at the request of Ausbern’s attorneys, who cited a scheduling conflict. Ausbern Construction seeks payment for work they did for […]

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A place to play

HOULKA – A community effort by the school, city, county and Wildcat boosters will soon bring a football field to Houlka. The community and government entities gathered at noon Monday in a field just north of the baseball field at Community Center Park to dedicate the ground for a new football field. Former Houlka football […]

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EDITORIAL: Home field advantage

It’s not much more than a nice flat, field away from pine trees and powerlines. But to the residents of Houlka it will become the center of their community next fall. The Houlka Wildcat football team hope to play their first home game in Houlka next fall and after four years of traveling to play […]

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