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City changes procedures for Parks & Rec cash receipts

Aldermen have changed the way cash is handled at the Houston and Parks & Recreation Department and at all city locations. The board voted on a list of new procedures last week that will require immediate deposit of cash into local bank drop boxes and a series of new checks and balances to keep up with cash coming in to any city program.

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Related Topix: Houston, MS

Fri Sep 12, 2014

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Houston proposes tax hike

The county's revaluation of property saw real property values go down this year generating few dollars for city coffers. To offset the drop, the Houston Board of Aldermen are looking to raise the millage rate 6.11 mills on property in the city limits.

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Related Topix: Houston, MS

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Standoff ends in Houston

A woman who allegedly shot at her boyfriend and then barricaded herself in her home on Pittsboro Street was arrested after law enforcement kicked down her door and rushed the house. Teresa Duncan, of 513 Pittsboro Street, was arrested on charges of attempted murder and carried to the Chickasaw County Jail about 9 p.m. Thursday night with the standoff ending and no one getting hurt.

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Related Topix: Houston, MS

Thu Sep 11, 2014

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Standoff ends in Houston

A woman who allegedly shot at her boyfriend and then barricaded herself in her home on Pittsboro Street was arrested after law enforcement kicked down her door and rushed the house. Teresa Duncan, of 513 Pittsboro Street, was arrested on charges of attempted murder and carried to the Chickasaw County Jail about 9 p.m. Thursday night with the standoff ending and no one getting hurt.

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Related Topix: Houston, MS

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Circuit Clerk Sandra Willis dies Sunday

Chickasaw County Circuit Clerk Sandra Willis died Sunday after a bout with cancer and is being remembered by the community as a firm, caring teacher and efficient county official. A special moment of silence was held on the opening day of Circuit Court at the Chickasaw County Courthouse in Houston Monday morning where Willis served for more than 22 years.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Houston, MS

Times Post

FLOYD_INGRAM: Grow or die, we have a choice

My job allows me to go to school board, city, county and even regional meetings where our leaders sit around a table and talk about the variables then make decisions that will ultimately shape this community. Surprisingly, the issues our elected and appointed officials are not that different from those issues I have covered as a newspaperman in a half dozen towns over the past 25 years.

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Related Topix: Houston, MS, Houlka, MS, Woodland, MS, Okolona, MS

Wed Sep 10, 2014

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EDITORIAL: Emergency Service

With no emergency room in this county from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. those who have a heart attack at night, or a car accident or who suffer some other real emergency will be whisked to hospitals in Tupelo, West Point, Calhoun City, Amory or even Starkville. That means those driving ambulances will need to know exactly the route and time it will take to get their patient to the closest or quickest medical care.

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Related Topix: Houston, MS, Calhoun City, MS, Starkville, MS, Opinion

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Houston gets grant for fire loop

The U.S. Economic Development Administration has approved a $1.47 million investment grant to help construct a new water system to serve current and future tenants at Houston's industrial park. The funding will cover just over half of the projected $2.94 million cost of the project.

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Related Topix: Houston, MS, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

The Mississippi Press

Around Mississippi: 165 marijuana plants seized; Chico Creek running red during MDEQ water test

Rev. Jerry Young, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Jackson, Miss., addresses a filled City Council chambers as he responds to being honored by the Jackson City Council on his recent election as president of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Drugs, Tippah County, MS, Houston, MS

Tue Sep 09, 2014

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EPA water quality study set for Chico Creek

The water in a Chickasaw County creek will not turn to wine Wednesday, but it will turn red as part of a water quality study. Beginning Wednesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Houston, MS

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Chickasaw clerk Sandra Willis dies

Chickasaw County Circuit Clerk Sandra Willis died Sunday after a bout with cancer and is being remembered by the community as a firm, caring teacher and efficient county official. A special moment of silence was held on the opening day of Circuit Court at the Chickasaw County Courthouse in Houston Monday morning where Willis served for more than 22 years.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

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Storm Spotters train in Houlka

Bad weather can form quickly and getting accurate information on what's happening in a given location allows the National Weather Service to issue the weather alerts that save lives. More than 25 Chickasaw County residents gathered at the Houlka Community Center last week to be trained as Storm Spotters for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on how to gauge weather events and then report them to NOAA.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, Hurricane, Houlka, MS, Weather

Fri Sep 05, 2014

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Search called off for Willie Harries

The search for Willie Harries was called off Friday but was in full swing Wednesday as crews combed Houston neighborhoods for the 72-year-old. Shown are Tracy Pharr, from left, of MEMA; Capt.

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Related Topix: Houston, MS, Mississippi, Union County, MS, Houlka, MS

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Okolona passes $2 million school bond

The election commission created for a special Okolona School Bond issue quickly counted 465 absentee ballots Wednesday and declared a $2 million school bond issue had passed. Final and official totals sent to the Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman reported 1,061 votes for the bond referendum and 634 against it, or 63 percent in favor.

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Related Topix: Okolona, MS, Education Etc.

Thu Sep 04, 2014

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Cochran campaigns in Houston

Senatorial candidate Thad Cochran stopped in Houston Friday to visit with employees at Franklin Corporation and discussed immigration, events unfolding in the Middle East and the need for Republicans to vote for him this fall. Cochran was at Franklin for about an hour Thursday and chatted with employees about issues and shook hands at the largest furniture factory in Chickasaw County at more than 1,200 employees.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat, Thad Cochran, US Senate, Republican, Immigration Reform, Houston, MS

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Cochran campaigns in Houston

Senatorial candidate Thad Cochran stopped in Houston Friday to visit with employees at Franklin Corporation and discussed immigration, events unfolding in the Middle East and the need for Republicans to vote for him this fall. Cochran was at Franklin for about an hour Thursday and chatted with employees about issues and shook hands at the largest furniture factory in Chickasaw County at more than 1,200 employees.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat, Thad Cochran, US Senate, Republican, Immigration Reform, Houston, MS

Times Post

Roof concerns handed to lawyers, again

Houston school trustees directed attorneys last week to once again press their case that the roof at the Houston School of Science and Technology leaks even after the district paid $240,000 in 2011 to have it fixed. Trustees met in executive session with Board Attorney Jimmy Hood for more than an hour before making their decision to turn their case over to the law firm of Jernigan, Copeland & Anderson, a Ridgeland firm specializing in construction law.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Wed Sep 03, 2014

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Getting ready for opportunity

Economic development has changed and is no longer the business where men in suits travel the country and the world visiting with industrialist seeking to lure them to our area.

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Related Topix: Okolona, MS

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Natchez Trace accident Wednesday morning is fatal

A Houston man died in an early-morning, one-vehicle accident Wednesday on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Chickasaw County.

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Related Topix: Houston, MS, US National Parks, Natchez Trace Parkway

Mon Sep 01, 2014

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Hands of Hope

It was simple gifts of soap, shampoo and reading material, but to inmates at the Chickasaw County Regional Correctional Facility it was a hand of hope.

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Related Topix: Prison, Houston, MS

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