TREMONT – The Houlka Wildcats held off a late surge from Tremont on Friday night for a 54-48 victory in the Division 4-1A tournament championship game. Lewis Moore led the Wildcats with 14 points as Houlka fell behind early but shut out the Eagles in the second quarter to build as much as a 13-point [...]
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Basketball Division 1-1A (B) Blue Mountain 63, Falkner 55 (B) Biggersville 84, Wheeler 67 (G) Falkner 57, Thrasher 41 (G) Biggersville 71, Pine Grove 45 Division 2-1A (G) Coldwater 46, Ashland 43 (B) Coldwater 82, Ashland 42 (G) H.W. Byers 75, Ingomar 22 (B) Ingomar 67 H.W. Byers 51 Division 4-1A (G) Houlka 28, Tremont [...]
CHICKASAW COUNTY – There will always be people who need help with medical bills, housing, clothing and even buying food for their families and thankfully United Way of Chickasaw County is there to help. The Chickasaw County United Way Allocations Committee met last week to do the tough job of distributing local funds to local [...]
HOUSTON – Christine White Ivy, 92, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Shearer-Richardson Nursing Home. She was born March 9, 1920, to Tom Gregory and Bertha Knox. She was a homemaker and factory worker, and a member of Lower Prairie Creek Church. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lower Prairie Creek Church with [...]
HOULKA – Jerry Wolf, 70, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Tutor Memorial Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
Getting rid of old tires is a problem in counties across Northeast Mississippi and Chickasaw County has a program aimed at properly disposing of waste tires. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded Chickasaw County an $8,800 waste tire grant to continue the local waste tire collection program for small quantity generators of [...]
HOUSTON – Chickasaw County saw its labor force swell as people apparently came home for the holidays and sent the county’s unemployment rate back over 10 percent in December. Chickasaw County’s jobless rate was 11 percent in December, up from the November rate of 9.6. December’s jobless rate for Northeast Mississippi was 9.6 percent, and [...]
OKOLONA – Drug charges take up just over a third of the 79 cases in Chickasaw County Circuit Court this week. Court got underway last week and is slated to continue through Friday, Feb. 8 at the Chickasaw County Courtroom in Okolona. The docket saw 28 drug-related cases set for this term, down from the [...]
Basketball (B) TCPS 72, TCA 51 (G) North Pontotoc 53, Lafayette 28 (B) Lafayette 53, North Pontotoc 47 (G) New Albany 81, Lewisburg 34 (B) New Albany 61, Lewisburg 57 (G) New Hope 71, Amory 28 (B) Amory 67, New Hope 66 (B) Houston 64, Houlka 37 (G) Baldwyn 66, Mantachie 44 (B) Baldwyn 100, [...]
HOUSTON – A potential partnership is in the beginning stages for the repair of County Line Road in Okolona following the Jan. 22 meeting of the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors. The road is under the jurisdiction of both Monroe and Chickasaw counties and Monroe County Supervisor Robert Tomey approached the Chickasaw board with a [...]
BRUCE – Shirley Ann Barnes Lundy, 76, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at her residence. She was born on April 16, 1936, in Houlka to Earnest Hansel and Maylene Lowery Barnes. She was a member of Bruce First Baptist Church. She was a retired bank loan officer and a homemaker. Service is at 2 p.m. [...]
HOUSTON – All quilts tell a story and the one found by Becky Johnson on a rural road is no different. Johnson is co-owner of Silly Whispers in Houston and so when she passed a quilt on the side of the road recently she had to stop. She took the dirty old spread home, washed [...]
by Regina Butler Pontotoc Progress Following months of investigation Pontotoc County law enforcement authorities arrested a number of people last week on an assortment of alleged drug charges. In a major county wide round up, 20 people had their initial appearance before Justice Court Judge David Hall last Wednesday, January 23. Sheriff Leo Mask said [...]
HOUSTON/ HOULKA – Children and youth will soon have an opportunity to join in an annual spring activity as baseball and softball registration in Houston is currently open and Houlka’s will open Feb. 2. Houston Park and Rec Director, John Gravat, said parents can sign up children Monday through Friday at Houston City Hall and [...]
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