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Houston cross country runs hard

HOUSTON – The Houston High School cross country team recently ran in two Northeast Mississippi events with local trekkers posting solid times and taking home honors for the Hilltoppers. “The weather has gotten cooler and we should see times pickup,” said Patricia Ellison, Houston High School cross country coach. “I also want to point out […]

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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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Toppers fight to the end

EUPORA – It as a fight to the death and Houston did not give up until the bitter end. Houston fell to Eupora, 36-28, in a hard-fought contest that saw the Hilltoppers battle back at the end, but it was not enough as the Eagles used the big play to seal the game Friday night […]

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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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EPA conducts water quality study on Chico Creek

HOUSTON – The water in a Chickasaw County creek did not turn to wine last week, but it did turn red as part of a water quality study. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) began monitoring the water quality in Chico Creek in Chickasaw County near Houston Sept. 10. Chico Creek is south of […]

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Houston donates bus to Chickasaw EMA

HOUSTON – It may be the best dollar Chickasaw County ever spent. The Houston School District sold a used school bus to Chickasaw County last week for $1, with the vehicle slated to be refitted as a mass-casualty ambulance that can shuttle the hurting to local hospitals. “We found out about this grant from the […]

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Aldermen eye Ethics opinion

HOUSTON – In small towns just about everybody is kin, reducing the pool of qualified applicants, and a recent Ethics Commission ruling has conflicted a Mississippi Attorney General opinion that says family members cannot serve under elected officials. A recent Mississippi Ethics Commission ruling says it is Ok for a financially independent sibling of an […]

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Future of farming

HOUSTON – It’s no secret there are fewer farmers and fewer farmers in American than there were 20 years ago, but there is still a bright future in agriculture in this country. Mitch Baker, National FFA Secretary, came to Houston last week to visit with Houston High School ag students and talk about jobs and […]

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Flywheel set to spin Sept. 26-27

HOUSTON – The 33rd Mississippi Valley Flywheel Fall Festival is the laid-back show that is always the last weekend in September. Houston’s down-home festival showcasing an age-gone-by will be held Friday and Saturday Sept. 26-27 at Joe Brigance Park and will see all the regular events and activities that has endeared this festival to North […]

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WEEK 6: High school football capsules

FEATURED GAMES Hernando (2-2) at Tupelo (4-0) THE PLAYERS Hernando: QB Will Craft has completed 57 of 100 for 602 yards, 5 TD, 5 INT. … WR Caleb Wilcke has 22 catches for 268 yards, 5 TD. … RBs Leon Cunningham and Quentin Frazier have scored 5 TD each. … LB Cortez Newberry has recorded team-high […]

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September Circuit Court holds 60 cases

HOUSTON – The September term of Chickasaw County Circuit Court has 60 cases set on the docket with drug cases and appeals from Justice Court and Okolona Municipal Court dominating the list. Circuit Court Judges Robert Elliott, John A. Gregory and Andrew Howorth were slated to start hearing cases Monday, accept guilty pleas and assign […]

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Mitchell Gregory sentenced to life

HOUSTON – Mitchell Gregory pled guilty to murder in Chickasaw County Circuit Court last week and was sentenced to life in prison by Judge Andrew Howorth. Gregory had been charged with capital murder in the gruesome death of William Ray “Shorty” Bevill in April 2013 and agreed to the plea deal of murder to avoid […]

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Soybean growers eye strong yield

HOUSTON – Chickasaw County soybean growers are on track for strong yields this year despite a late start and dry spell this summer. More than a dozen producers gathered at a test plot just east of the Houston Hwy. 15 Bypass last week to review new varieties and hear the latest news on markets, yields […]

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Houston fizzles at finish

HOUSTON – The Choctaw County Chargers lived up to their name as they charged back in the second half to score 21 points and top the Houston Hilltoppers 28-26 Friday night. Things looked good heading into halftime as Houston held a 20-7 lead over Choctaw County, but the elusive running of Charger quarterback Jamarcus Bradley […]

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