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Houlka has $100,000 shortfall

HOULKA – The revelation of a $100,000 budget shortfall has the Houlka Board of Aldermen taking drastic measures in an effort to balance city books. The shortfall has prompted aldermen to cut city employee’s pay and insurance and take bids to sell the former Bancorp South building that now serves as City Hall. Houlka City […]

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EDITORIAL: Shop local for 90-days

This is the lull in the fall shopping season as local businesses get over back-to-school and look forward to the holiday shopping season. It’s the time of year when people go to football games and eat at local restaurants. It’s the time of year we start planning our Christmas shopping. And this is also the […]

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Remain of missing man believed found

HOUSTON – The remains of a man missing in since Aug. 23 are believed to have been found by authorities combing a heavily overgrown area just north of Houston Wednesday morning. Willie C. “Doc” Harries, 72, was last seen Saturday, Aug. 23, at 5 p.m. in the Wofford Drive area in Houston and the discovery of […]

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MPI launches Eco Initiative

HOUSTON – Everything that comes into and out of a factory has value and there is an environmental price to pay to house it, manipulate it, machine it and then ship it back out the door. In today’s environmentally conscious world, MPI has announced its participation in Leggett & Platt’s Eco Initiative, an environmental management […]

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West Nile case reported in Calhoun County

The Mississippi State Department of Health confirmed a case of West Nile Virus in Calhoun County today. It is the third case of the mosquito-borne illness identified this year in Northeast Mississippi. In the state, there have been 43 cases confirmed and five deaths, including one in Lee County and one in Monroe County this […]

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Made in the USA, and Houston, too

HOUSTON – They are the only domestic maker of martial arts mats and they have just cranked up production in Chickasaw County. ICG (Industrial Components Group), a division of Leggett & Platt, began production just a few short weeks ago and is a part of a feeder-plant business model that has it linked to MPI, […]

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Houlka Cornbread Festival is Oct. 11

HOULKA – The best cornbread cooks in Chickasaw County are once again being sought for Houlka’s Second Annual Cornbread Festival and the community is being invited to help judge. “You can be a judge for a simple $5 and that gets you a plate and a bowl,” said Cornbread Festival coordinator Tina Pullen. “You then […]

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Letter to the editor; CAROLYN KOLB

Dear Senator Cochran, You are a true statesman! You have knowledge and understanding of all aspects of national and state government. Your strong background, support, and service in the military help you know the importance of a strong national defense and also you know first hand how to support our brave men and women who […]

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WEEK 7: High school football scores

AREA SCORES Friday Aberdeen 41, Nettleton 0 Baldwyn 45, Mantachie 14 Biggersville 20, Vardaman 14 Booneville 55, Alcorn Central 6 Briarfield, La. 52, Calhoun Aca. 36 Caledonia 28, Houston 27 Calhoun City 56, Bruce 15 Corinth 49, Pontotoc 14 E. Webster 31, Okolona 22 Falkner 19, Thrasher 12 Grenada 14, Tupelo 11 Hamilton 46, Houlka […]

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Eleven earn Certified Nursing Assistant certificate

OKOLONA – The demand for educated healthcare professionals is high and those with training to practice quickly find jobs in their community and beyond. Excel and Tenn Tom Moving Youth have teamed up to provide Certified Nursing Assistant classes in Okolona and 11 graduated from their first class last week. “We have been doing this […]

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Mississippi’s First Lady loves to read

HOULKA – Mississippi’s First Lady Deborah Bryant hugged and read to every third grader at Houlka Elementary School last week. Bryant, the wife of Gov. Phil Bryant, was in Chickasaw County as part of her “Read Across Mississippi” tour Tuesday and read the book “The Fib: A Wordy Tale” to the two classes of third […]

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Saturday is registration deadline

HOUSTON – Residents have until Saturday to register with the Chickasaw County Circuit Clerk’s office to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 4 general elections. The November election will see voters pick a U.S. Senator, area judges and also cast their ballot for local school board trustees. Chickasaw County Circuit Clerk Cassandra Pulliams said […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Fourth quarter

It’s the start of the last quarter and the season to check the goals and direction for this year. The rain, while it has helped most farmers and ranchers, has been a thorn in the flesh for construction companies seeking a sunny sky to hammer and saw under. It is so easy to get busy […]

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Flywheel Festival was fall fun

HOUSTON – Crowds packed Joe Brigance Park Friday and Saturday to listen to the music and watch the flywheels spin at the 33rd Annual Mississippi Valley Flywheel Festival. The two-day event saw a steady crowd Saturday to eat funnel cake, run a 5K race, enjoy five musical acts and watch an antique tractor pull. Michael […]

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