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Fire!

HOUSTON – The recent spate of cold weather often sparks a series of house fires as residents try to keep warm. The Houston Fire Department urges residents to take a little extra precaution to prevent a fire this winter and especially during the holiday season. “There are a lot of things that come together at […]

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Sending love in a shoebox

HOUSTON – Many children in many locations will have a merrier Christmas thanks to the generosity of residents of Houston and surrounding areas. Well over 870 shoeboxes of gifts were delivered to Cornerstone Church last week as part of Operation Shoebox, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. “Cornerstone is just a collection spot and while our […]

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Who’s No. 1!

HOUSTON – Who’s No. 1? Houston Middle School! Houston Middle School students and teacher put a new spin on the Mississippi State/Ole Miss Egg Bowl last week with student taking their first benchmark assessment of the year, given a chance to put their score behind their favorite team. With their first benchmark assessment coming up, […]

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Houston nips Wildcats

HOUSTON – The Hilltopper hoopers put together a complete game as a fiesty group of Houlka Wildcats came to play last week in a nip-and-tuck, cross-county contest. The game was close from start to finish with Houlka leading 12-11 at the end of the first quarter. Houston held a 29-28 lead at the end of […]

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Houston ready for tipoff and tournament

HOUSTON – The Hilltoppers are loaded and if they can just aim and shoot they should hit the tournament target this year. The Houston boys lost three seniors this year and have found a few new players as they reload for the 2014-15 basketball season. “We’ve got some real player and we’ve got some kids […]

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Floy Dyer serving community seniors

HOUSTON – When seventeen year old Benny Floy Edwards was married to a young Edmond Franklin Dyer in 1909, she would never have dreamed her name would one day grace a ‘home away from home’ for senior citizens as it does today in Houston. The Dyers’ road had a couple of stops along the route […]

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Listening to those who served

HOUSTON – Herman Smith was wounded twice in Europe during World War II and told his story to students at Houston High School as part of the annual Veteran’s Day program. But Smith, 92, also told students how he came back from that war, went to school on the GI Bill and ended up becoming […]

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Roof concerns discussed again

  HOUSTON – A report on the latest legal concerns to get the vo-tech roof fixed was presented to trustees Monday night with the board taking no action on the issue. Trustees were presented the report by Superintendent Dr. Steve Coker, who said the packet included a summary of the situation and a letter or […]

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Solar farm shines in Chickasaw County

CHICKASAW COUNTY – It was a sunny day Wednesday in Chickasaw County as dirt was turned on a new 30-acre, $9 million solar farm south of Okolona. State and local officials gathered for a groundbreaking for Commodore Solar Farm that will see 9,804 solar panels track the Sun and glean enough energy from it to […]

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Defense plays its part in Cal-City’s perfect season

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Calhoun City has bowled over opponents this season, scoring in bunches – 42.4 points per game. That’s about 33 points more than the Wildcats’ defense needed, on average. The offensive numbers get the headlines, deservedly. Calhoun City (12-0), the state’s top Class 2A team, has rushed for 319.2 yards per […]

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Keep it quiet!

HOUSTON – Police Chief Billy Voyles used to have a hotrod with loud pipes and he was even cited as a youngster by Houston police. “The ticket was for improper equipment,” said Voyles. “And I paid it, too.” The cost for loud mufflers now stands at $277.75 and Voyles said patrolmen have been instructed to […]

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Safe from the storms

HOUSTON – The City of Houston budgets a specific amount for each alderman to spend on capital improvement projects in their district each year. Some use the money for road repair, drainage projects or general upkeep and maintenance around town, but District 4 Alderman Willie Mae McKinney used hers to erect two new storm shelters […]

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Fewer snowflakes this Christmas

HOUSTON – Don’t blame it on the Grinch or Houston aldermen, but rather on age, wear-and-tear and an effort to cut expenses for the city. The Houston Board of Aldermen voted last week to install the line of lights to the top of the Chickasaw County Courthouse, but will not put the lighted, white snowflakes […]

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Childers takes Chickasaw

HOUSTON – Incumbent Senator Thad Cochran may have won the election but he did not win Chickasaw County in mid-term elections last week and a three-man Houston School Board race will now see the top two vote-getters in a run off. Democratic Senatorial candidate Travis Childers, of Booneville, garnered 52.52 percent of the vote with […]

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