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Ballot set for city elections

CHICKASAW COUNTY – The slate of candidates for city offices across Chickasaw County has been set and the campaigning for city elections in Houston, Okolona, Houlka and Woodland has officially begun. Several candidates for city offices waited until the Friday deadline to get on the ballot in their respective community for offices of mayor, aldermen […]

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Who deserves your vote?

The deadline to qualify to run for a spot in city government in Okolona, Houston, Houlka and Woodland was Friday. The candidates have stepped up and filed the appropriate paperwork, paid their fees and tossed their hat in the ring. Let us be the first to say we thank every candidate for the courage and […]

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City election filing deadline is Friday

CHICKASAW COUNTY – A 5 p.m. Friday deadline looms for potential candidates looking to get on city ballots in Houston, Okolona, Houlka and Woodland this spring. City races in Okolona already have 17 people seeking eight spots while in Houston 11 people have thrown their hat in the ring for seven offices. In Okolona all […]

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All politics is local

A wise old politician once told me all politics is local. After watching campaigns, elections and political shenanigans for 25 years, I’ve come to the conclusion this is true. When you look at the national picture, you have to remember that it all filters down to a particular region or community heading to the polls […]

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City paychecks vary around county

CHICKASAW COUNTY – City fathers will tell your that anyone who runs for city office for the paycheck is doing it for the wrong reason. The post of mayor and aldermen in Woodland and Houlka are considered part-time posts and the amounts those city leaders are paid pale in comparison to the paychecks for similar […]

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City, School Board elections set for 2013

CHICKASAW COUNTY – Residents and voters in Chickasaw County just completed an election cycle in November of 2012 but will face another round of voting this spring. Elections will be held in all four municipalities to include all elected government positions. In Houston, the office of mayor, four district aldermen and one at-large and city […]

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