Chickasaw County Newswire

Chickasaw County Newswire

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  1. Two incumbent sheriffs on Tuesday's Democratic runoff ballotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Newms360.com

    ... vote, respectively. Tuesday's winner will advance to face a Republican and two Independents in November. In Chickasaw County, chief deputy James Myers picked up 42 percent of the vote in the seven-man primary. He will face Crossley Ford in the ...

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  2. Amber Alert ends with kidnapping chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | Newms360.com

    "We took a report from a resident on Ida Street that an acquaintance of his had spent the night and left before he woke up, taking his 3-year-old child with her," said Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre. Mississippi Highway Patrol put out the Amber Alert for the child, working closely with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Marshal Service, Lee County Sheriff's Department and Chickasaw County Sheriff's Department.

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  3. 3Qs: Robin Matkin, United Way communications associateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | Newms360.com

    ... $95,000 through small business employee campaigns. A: Last year, we had our first backpack giveaway in Chickasaw county and had a much bigger turnout than expected. This year, every location ran out of backpacks, so I'd say, yes, the need is ...

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  4. Sweet potatoes 'a good, solid business' for Jamie and Ricky EarpRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Deltafarmpress

    ... father, Howard, in the sweet potato operation he'd started in 1968 with 80 acres near the town of Houlka in Chickasaw County. "One day in '95," says Earp (it's pronounced Arp, as in Sharp), "I was out here working on the farm, and something just ...

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  5. Houston man dies in early morning accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Newms360.com

    Authorities were called to the accident on Highway 8 about a mile west of Peoples Livestock Auction barn at 4:35 a.m. after a white Chevrolet pickup apparently left the road, jumped a driveway and hit a tree. Chickasaw County Coroner Andy Harmon said Nathan M. McGregor, 25, of Houston, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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  6. Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Orders Construction of Chickasaw County Solar FacilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Electric Energy Online

    On August 17th, Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley signed an order approving construction of two new solar facilities in Chickasaw County which together will produce 4.9 megawatts of electricity and expand the footprint of solar power production in the Mississippi. The construction, operation and maintenance of the two facilities will be furnished by Chickasaw Solar, LLC, and SR Houston, LLC, respectively.

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  7. Two solar farms sprout in Chickasaw CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | Newms360.com

    A public hearing Monday in Houston before Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley saw no one oppose permits for two new solar arrays to be built on the red, sandy soil around Houston. Presley then signed an order approving construction of two new solar facilities in Chickasaw County.

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  8. Slow DownRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | Times Post

    Classes begin across Chickasaw County last week and if you drive a vehicle we expect you to slow down and be ever mindful that kids are back in school. Those big yellow school buses are painted that color for a reason and even a glimpse of that shade should shout caution to any responsible driver.

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  9. Tourism tax holds one vote edgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | Times Post

    ... on streets, ditches and drainage as well as parks and recreation. "This tax will benefit Houston and all of Chickasaw County by allowing us to provide things for the community," said Parker. "This will also free up revenue in our general fund for a ...

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  10. Man arrested following assault with knifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | Newms360.com

    A man is in jail and another man was in critical condition in a Tupelo hospital following a stabbing at a home north of Houston on Thursday night. Billy Brownlee, of Chickasaw County, was arrested for the alleged assault of Bruce Beaty, also of Chickasaw County, after authorities were called to a house on Okolona Cutoff and found Beaty bleeding profusely.

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  11. Steel fabricator to expand in Chickasaw County, hiring 50Read the original story

    Jul 29, 2015 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Quality Iron Fabricators will invest $4.9 million to expand its Chickasaw County facility and hire 50 workers, bringing total employment to 70. The structural steel fabricator, based in Memphis, Tennessee, made the announcement Wednesday. It will build a 90,000-square-foot addition on land in Houston that it will lease from Chickasaw County.

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  12. Quality Iron expanding Houston facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2015 | Newms360.com

    ... for site preparation and equipment relocation. The Three Rivers Planning and Development District, the Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors, and Houston officials also partnered in the project. Quality Iron Fabricators was founded in Memphis in ...

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  13. No shortage of candidates in regional sheriff racesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2015 | Newms360.com

    ... will battle in Alcorn County to determine who will face one Republican and two Independents in November. Chickasaw County has seven Democrats and one independent. Tishomingo County has the most balanced group of candidates. Incumbent Glenn Whitlock ...

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  14. Young Fulton woman gets recipes from variety of sourcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | Newms360.com

    ... "During the week, I need something that's fast, easy and good." Gordon grew up in the Atlanta community in Chickasaw County just south of Vardaman, where her parents, Doug and Melonie Brown, still live. "People always ask me if Russ and I met when ...

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  15. Northeast Mississippi has eight contested superintendent racesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2015 | Newms360.com

    Eleven of the region's 16 counties have school districts with elected superintendents, but Chickasaw County's Betsy Collums, Marshall County's Jerry Moore and Monroe County's Scott Cantrell do not face opponents this year. Incumbents are running in each of those 11 counties except in Benton County, where Jack Gadd decided he wants to try something different after his term ends in January.

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  16. Summer reading program graduates 52 in Chickasaw CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2015 | Newms360.com

    A community concerned about a new state requirement that all third-graders must be able to read at a third-grade level or fail has prompted Houston to graduate 52 kids from a summer reading program. EARS hosted its second annual graduation ceremonies - complete with diplomas, ice cream and hotdogs - on the Chickasaw County Courthouse lawn Thursday night with teachers, assistants and city and county leaders in attendance.

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  17. Come for a night at the museum and connecting with the ChickasawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2015 | Newms360.com

    ... tion of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail that will come right down Highway 15 from New Albany to Chickasaw County.

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  18. United Way short on donations as back-to-school giveaways approachRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2015 | Newms360.com

    ... turn out for them increases, according to Matkin. Last summer, the United Way hosted its first giveaway in Chickasaw County and distributed nearly 700 backpacks - much more than expected, Matkin said. Each backpack filled with supplies costs $12.50 ...

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  19. Our Opinion: United Way's backpack/supply effort helps thousands of childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2015 | Newms360.com

    U nited Way of Northeast Mississippi's far-reaching backpack and school supplies program kicks into high gear in July, with more than 4,000 students depending on the service to start the school year in August with what they need. The drive culminates this month and next with a series of events in the counties served by United Way in the region: a Chickasaw County: Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Life Center in Houston.

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  20. South Mississippi man killed in Trace wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2015 | Newms360.com

    A head-on collision on the Natchez Trace Parkway on Friday afternoon claimed the life of a south Mississippi man. Officials received a report of a collision of a Honda CRV and a Chevrolet Tahoe in Chickasaw County near milepost 244 around 12:35 p.m. Steve A. Foster, 62, of Braxton, was driving the Honda and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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