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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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Ambulance service transitions smoothly

HOUSTON – Chickasaw County Supervisors were updated on the change of county ambulance services to a new company last week and Houston Aldermen also got a similar report. Both entities were told the switch from TransCare to MedStat Emergency Medical Services appears to have been a smooth transition, with entities who work with the new […]

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Hilltoppers fall in first round

OXFORD — Turnovers and too many missed opportunities cost the Houston Hilltoppers a chance from moving on in the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs Friday night. Even though Houston forced four Lafayette turnovers in the first half, the Hilltoppers weren’t able to score enough to keep up with the Commodores. The end result was a 41-16 […]

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Fall Fun and Games

HOUSTON – There are always lots of smiles at the annual Fall Fun and Games Day at the Chickasaw County Agri Center, because it is just that – fun. The 15th Annual 4-H Fall Fun and Games Day saw a host of local businesses, volunteers and special needs children and teachers gather at the Agri-Center […]

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WEEK 12: High School Football Scores & Playoffs

AREA SCORES Thursday Regular season Falkner 43, Vardaman 21 Smithville 48, Houlka 0 West Point 65, Lewisburg 51 Friday Regular season Coffeeville 49, Hamilton 0 Starkville Aca. 31, Pillow Aca. 0 Tupelo 24, Olive Branch 7 Oxford 49, Lake Cormorant 13 Saltillo 32, New Hope 29 Starkville 56, Clinton 46 Thrasher 20, Coldwater 14 Class […]

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VFW gives $24,000 to solar car

HOUSTON — American veterans are not the type to cut and run and when they take on a job they stick with it until it the work is done. The Houston Solar Car program received a check for $2,000 recently from Columbus VFW Post 4272 for their work in promoting Mississippi and their desire to […]

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Toppers eye first round of 4A playoffs

MACON – Houston faced a tough and top-ranked Noxubee County football team and took a 34-10 loss from the Tigers, but now turn their attention to a First Round Playoff game with Lafayette on Friday. Houston lost their 1,000-yard running back Brandon Townsend last week and called on a variety of players against Noxubee to […]

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Area school grades/ratings reviewed

CHICKASAW COUNTY – Teachers and school officials understand tests and realize their value in education to mark progress, recognize deficiencies and plan for improvements. The Mississippi Department of Education released letter-grade rankings in mid October for the state’s schools and districts with most schools in Chickasaw County showing slight improvements and none failing. The grades […]

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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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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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BOO Bash

Expect to encounter a witch or two in downtown Houston Friday as the Chickasaw Development Foundation and Houston Business Group will once again host BOO Bash. Businesses in Houston will start treating kids in costumes with candy beginning 5 p.m. and the celebration will last until about 6:30 or until the candy runs out. Downtown […]

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