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18 hrs ago | Times Post

Houlka Attendance Center on fire

Several departments are on the scene, where flames could be seen shooting 50 to 60 feet in the air, with smoke visible from Highway 15, more than two miles away.

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

Yesterday | Times Post

Parents can be fined for truancy

Education is the only chance some kids get in life and they can't get an education if they are not in school.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Times Post

Reach, throw, row, go

People become volunteer firefighters because they want to help, but a volunteer that becomes a victim in a water rescue is no help at all.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Times Post

Dodge's Store robbed in Okolona

Okolona police have arrested a man on robbery charges after he allegedly brandished a knife and robbed a convenience store in Okolona just after midnight Thursday.

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Related Topix: Okolona, MS

Times Post

United Way holds Back to School resource fairs

To alleviate the stress of costly school supplies for families in need, the United Way kicked off its annual Back 2 School resource fair last week.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Lee County, MS

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Times Post

District eye suit to fund MAEP

Chickasaw County School Board Trustees were told the state owes them $1.9 million and a lawsuit will soon be filed seeking to make the state fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program.

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Related Topix: Booneville, MS, Education Etc., Houston, MS, Okolona, MS

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Times Post

MDOT changes weight limits on county bridges

Farmers, loggers and commercial haulers were specifically warned to note these changes as heavy loads that break or damage state bridges can see the trucking company held responsible for damages.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Times Post

City seeks infrastructure funding

The chances of obtaining a state grant are slim, but Houston certainly would not get it if they don't apply.

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Related Topix: Houston, MS, Okolona, MS

Wed Jul 16, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Houston hospital to close emergency room

When the emergency room at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston, Mississippi, closes in early September, the number of ER's in Chickasaw County will go down to zero.

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Related Topix: Houston, MS, Tupelo, MS

Tue Jul 15, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Man dies when vehicle collides with horse

Authorities say a 55-year-old Chickasaw County man has died as the results of injuries he received after his vehicle hit a horse on a county road west of Houston.

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Related Topix: Houston, MS

Mon Jul 14, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

County may buy land for recycling center

Chickasaw County supervisors are considering a proposal to buy some land for a recycling center where local inmates can work.

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Related Topix: Prison

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