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  1. Houston bans smoking in public buildingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2016 |

    Houston Aldermen voted unanimously Aug. 2 to ban smoking inside virtually every closed space accessed by the public with a smoking ordinance they have been working on for more than a year. "We've talked about this for a long time," said Houston Mayor Stacey Parker.


  2. Coaches, players pumped for preseason drillsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2016 |

    The smell of the freshly cut grass on the practice field gets Booneville coach Mike Mattox's football heart pumping. "You get out there on the field and start putting things together that you've worked together on since last season," he said.


  3. Two Chickasaw County shootings being investigatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2016 |

    The first occurred about noon Sunday on Airport Road in front of Chickasaw Village with police still looking for the alleged shooter. "We are looking for Cynthia Ellis, 25, of Houston, in connection with this shooting," said Houston Police Chief Billy Voyles.


  4. Houston man charged with attempted murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2016 |

    A local man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after he allegedly fired a gun repeatedly at another person Saturday night, July 2. Omarious Tyshun Mitchell, 21, of Houston was arrested by Houston Police after a 911 call was phoned in saying shots had been fired on Talitha Street. "It appears there was some kind of altercation at the park near Second Baptist Church and a weapon, a long gun, was seen," said Robert Ivy, Houston Police Department Investigator.


  5. Culinary arts teacher opens up new world for studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2016 |

    Joan Young Parks graduated from Mississippi State University in the 1980s with a degree in home economics, but she wasn't ready just yet to put those skills to use. "I moved to Virginia because I'd always wanted to live there," said Parks, 52. "I was in property management.


  6. Our Opinion: Chickasaw commission reports school progressRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2016 |

    Consolidating schools and school districts almost always proves a wrenching task because communities of all sizes draw strong identity to schools, which are physical landmarks and landmarks of the heart. Schools and communities in Chickasaw County face a legislative mandate to devise a plan to create a single countywide school district.


  7. Solar farm shines in HoustonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2016 |

    It was a cloudy day, but there were plenty of sunny smiles as the ceremonial switch was flipped on the Silicon Ranch Solar Farm north of Houston. Once the final testing is completed in July, the solar farm will generate 3.9 megawatts or enough carbon-free electricity to power more than 400 local homes and businesses.


  8. Chickasaw consolidation panel sets meetingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2016 |

    A panel examining Chickasaw County, Houston and Okolona districts will meet Wednesday in Houlka. Lawmakers decided not to order those three districts' consolidation, instead requiring a study with possible future action.


  9. Local women represent region in Miss MississippiRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2016 |

    Forty two Mississippi women competed for the coveted title in Vicksburg last week, and four women from Northeast Mississippi advanced to the top 10 portion of the competition Saturday. Laura Lee Lewis, a Brookhaven native and Miss Riverland, was crowned Miss Mississippi 2016 and will advance to the Miss America pageant.


  10. May places third in Miss Mississippi PageantRead the original story

    May 26, 2016 | Times Post

    Molly May, a Houston native and Miss Amory, and Holly Harrington, a Tupelo native and Miss Tombigbee, placed third and fourth respectively in Miss Mississippi 2016 on Saturday night. The two Northeast Mississippi women competed against 42 other Mississippians for the coveted title.


  11. Our Opinion: Houston voters seize chance to advance quality of lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 |

    Houston voters changed their minds Tuesday and approved a 2 percent tourism tax levy that had failed to pass in 2015. Tuesday's vote produced 435 votes in support of the tax, with 196 voting against.


  12. Houston woman sentenced for Medicaid fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 |

    A Chickasaw County nurse is headed to prison for one year after pleading guilty to Medicaid fraud, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood announced Tuesday. Cheryl Renee Hamblet, 42, of Houston, appeared before Choctaw County Circuit Court Judge Joseph H. Loper Jr. on Monday and pleaded guilty to one count of Medicaid fraud and one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.


  13. Traffic snarled, no injuries in log truck wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 |

    A log truck and red Dodge pickup collided on Highway 8 west of Houston about 1 p.m. Wednesday, and while the accident heavily damaged both vehicles, authorities said neither driver was seriously hurt. "It appears they are shaken up and banged up but not seriously," said Chickasaw County Sheriff James Meyers.


  14. Belden retiree relies on easy recipes for 'wow' effectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 |

    When Kim Overton was 14 years old, her mother and stepfather bought a country grocery store between Houston and Houlka. They were so busy at work that supper time became an afterthought.


  15. Consolidation commission continues progressRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2016 |

    Legislation mandating consolidation of Chickasaw County's three school districts is pretty blunt, but it does allow for some lee-way on the best way to implement the change. Mike Kent, Mississippi Department of Education deputy State Superintendent and Chickasaw County Consolidation Commission Chairman, said getting Houston, Houlka and Okolona to work together and plan wisely for consolidation is the key.


  16. David Pannell: Water bottle rains curses upon part of bicycle tripRead the original story

    Jun 4, 2016 |

    Last Saturday we rode 100 miles on bicycles. You may ask why. Well, you know, for fun.


  17. Chickasaw County OKs trail, courthouse workRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2016 |

    The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors will work with the Chickasaw Development Foundation to build a bike path and make improvements around The Square. The county approved an agreement where they will provide the labor and equipment to bring a bike path from the Tanglefoot Trail to The Square in downtown Houston with CDF shouldering the cost of materials.


  18. Toppers commit four errors in lossRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2016 |

    That was the general consensus around the Houston Hilltoppers' dugout following Saturday's 9-1 loss to Newton County in Game 2 of the MHSAA Class 4A Baseball Championship series at Trustmark Park. "It's been awhile since we've had one of those days.


  19. Aggies chasing third state championship in four yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 |

    Most times, the state of Mississippi would be whispering in awe about a high school's athletic team, if it, say, plays in four state championship series in five years. But the Kossuth Aggies do not seem to mind the relative lack of recognition - they just want to bring home the gold and win their third state championship in four years.


  20. Great start lifts ToppersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 |

    The Houston Hilltoppers could not have started any better in Friday night's Game 2 of the MHSAA Class 4A North championship series. Sophomore Colton Peel made quick work of Ripley in the top of the first.


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