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9 hrs ago | Newms360.com

Okolona $2M school bond vote successful

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.

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Related Topix: Okolona, MS

13 hrs ago | Times Post

Supervisors discuss ambulance service

Chickasaw County is glad to answer a call for help, but supervisors have asked the local ambulance service to make sure Chickasaw taxpayers are covered first.

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Related Topix: Clay County, MS, Okolona, MS, Houston, MS, West Point, MS, Tupelo, MS

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Times Post

Houston considers tax increase

The Houston Board of Aldermen is considering its first tax increase since 2006 as it eyes next year's proposed budget.

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Related Topix: Tax, Houston, MS

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Times Post

Okolona bond vote undecided

A $2 million school bond election appears to have passed 812-414, but there are approximately 500 absentee and affidavit to be counted Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Okolona, MS, Education Etc., Monroe County, MS, Houlka, MS

Times Post

Flywheel Festival set for Sept. 26-27

After more than three decades, organizers of the Flywheel Festival have found what people like and they have learned to have fun, too.

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Related Topix: Houston, MS

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Times Post

Houston trustees meet with lawyers, again

The Houston School Board of Trustees held a two-hour executive session and met with attorneys, before coming back out in public and saying it was taking no action.

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Related Topix: Houston, MS, Education Etc.

Times Post

Okolona briefed on Trace Regional changes

The closing of Trace Regional Hospital's emergency room and the opening of a seven-day clinic were explained to the Okolona Board of Aldermen last week.

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Related Topix: Okolona, MS, Health Insurance, Health, Medicine

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Times Post

Silver Alert: Willie C. "Doc" Harries

Local and state authorities are looking for a Houston man that has not been seen for the past 18 hours.

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Related Topix: Houston, MS

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Times Post

Mobile Vet Center coming to Houston

Many veterans traveled far away to serve their country, but their country is making an effort to come to them with new services.

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Related Topix: Houston, MS

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Times Post

CDF lands Carl Small Town Center help

When Chickasaw County community leaders contacted Mississippi State University's Carl Small Town Center, they wanted to discuss ways to connect the Tanglefoot Trail to downtown Houston and the Natchez Trace Parkway.

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

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Times Post

City changes procedures for Parks & Rec cash receipts

The Mississippi Department of Investigation is looking into the disappearance of several thousand dollars in Houston Parks and Recreation Department funds that were reported missing last month.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Times Post

Driver's License office opens in Houston

The Mississippi Highway Patrol opened a Driver's License office in Houston last week.

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Related Topix: Houston, MS, Mississippi, Columbus, MS, Starkville, MS

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Times Post

Floyd Ingram: Good morning Chickasaw County

In this day and age of immediate electronic media and 24-hour news it's still neat to sit down at a keyboard and talk with the people who read the Chickasaw Journal.

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Times Post

School bells ring at Houlka

The school bell rang sharply at 8 a.m. Wednesday and children filed into classrooms at Chickasaw County Schools exactly one week after fire destroyed classrooms for fifth and sixth graders.

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Related Topix: Houlka, MS, Education Etc., New Houlka, MS

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Times Post

District seeks to upgrade facilities

Residents of the Okolona School District will head to the polls Aug. 26 to vote on a $2 million bond issue that will renovate facilities across the district in Eastern Chickasaw County.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Times Post

Slow down

Classes begin across Chickasaw County next week and if you drive a vehicle we expect you to slow down and be ever mindful that kids are back on the street.

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Times Post

Fire guts Houlka school

The historic Houlka Attendance Center was destroyed last week in one of the largest fires in Chickasaw County in recent history.

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Related Topix: Fire, Houlka, MS, Pontotoc, MS, Okolona, MS, Terry, MS

Sunherald.com

School bond issue before Okolona voters

The Okolona Board of Trustees voted to issue bonds to repairs at facilities across the district.

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Related Topix: Okolona, MS

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Times Post

Chickasaw trustees seek architect

Trustees have begun work on rebuilding the Houlka Attendance Center that was destroyed by fire last week, and the clock is ticking.

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Related Topix: Houlka, MS

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Times Post

Circuit Court docket set in Okolona

The July term of Chickasaw County Circuit Court had 47 cases set on the docket with drug cases and burglary/robbery charges dominating the list.

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Related Topix: Okolona, MS

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