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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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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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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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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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FLOYD INGRAM: Houston isn’t a bad place to live

I have noticed a lot of toilet paper in the trees around Houston this fall. The paper is way up high in some of those trees and probably couldn’t have blown up there. The lower branches are heavily draped and it’s obvious that paper didn’t simply fall from the sky My guess is birds flying […]

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Trustees, Senator, judges on ballot

CHICKASAW COUNTY – Voters will head to the polls the first Tuesday in November to elect their Senator, Representative, judges and school board trustees. All ballots will have voting for federal posts of U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative, Mississippi Court of Appeals, Chancery Judge and Circuit Court Judge in addition to school board positions in […]

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DAR: Patriotism, God and country

HOUSTON – The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) are ladies who have a direct ancestor who was a part of the American Revolution in its quest for independence. The emphasis for this national organization is patriotism, God and country. There have been chapters founded in Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, […]

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McClain earns Sonic’s Hall of Fame award

OKLAHOMA CITY – Sonic Drive-In, the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, presented the Troy Smith Hall of Fame Award to respected franchisee Buddy McClain, chief executive officer of MVP Sonics at the 2014 Sonic National Convention in New Orleans. Ronald McClain is a native of Houston, Miss., and has won numerous Sonic awards starting […]

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Art in the Park

HOUSTON – Candace Stephenson has made friends in Houston with her art and attitude on life. Stephenson was at the mini park next to City Hall in downtown Houston Friday for Art in the Park, the annual event that sees artists from the TK Martin Center for Technology and Disability at Mississippi State University exhibit […]

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Cooper gets tough with cancer

Don’t let the gentleness of Jan Cooper fool you. Her will is strong. Jan’s story is so like others who have had breast cancer and yet, on the other hand, it is so unlike others’ story. You see, Jan had ‘cancer in the breast,’ she did not have ‘breast cancer’ as we normally think of […]

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