Archives for August 2016

Sweet Potato harvest has begun

digginggSweet potato harvest has begun around Calhoun County with good yields reported from the early digging. Pictured above is a crew working south of Calhoun City for Brent Parker, Kent Parker and Brad Smith. Photo by Joel McNeece

Qualifying deadline quickly approaching

Candidates looking to run for district two supervisor or for the Calhoun County School Board have just over a week left to throw their hat into the ring.
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Football predictions: Ole Miss and USM 9-3, MSU 6-6

It is a little known fact that William Faulkner, the most famous Mississippi bard, once played quarterback for Oxford High School, a tall task for someone who stood 5 feet, 5 inches short.
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School enrollment down slightly in public schools; decrease more dramatic at Academy

School enrollment around Calhoun County is down for the second consecutive year with the biggest decrease at Calhoun Academy.
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Tiffany Fugett

Tiffany Fugett of Vardaman loves Tony Chachere’s seasoning and she loves rice, which her recipes confirm. Like most people like to eat meat and potatoes, she prefers meat and rice.
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MASS Scholarship

GillespieJohn Macon Gillespie, 2016 Valedictorian of Vardaman High School, was selected to receive a $1,000 MASS Scholarship this summer.  He was chosen from more than 132 essay applicants and was presented the away by Supt. of Education Mike Moore.  John Macon is attending Ole Miss this fall and majoring in broadcast journalism. He is the son of Michael and Lillie Gillespie.

Missing class composites sought for Bruce Museum

The back wall of the Bruce Museum is covered with pictures of graduating classes from Bruce dating back to 1947, but they hope with community help to add many more.
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Demise of right wing media may be close

Among the many fascinating effects of this most unusual presidential election featuring the two most unpopular candidates in U.S. history, is the carnage it is having within the respective political parties.
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Interesting talk with Dr. Ferguson; Celebrating Mimi’s 81st

I had an interesting conversation with Dr. Bob Ferguson of Iuka at a meeting on the Commission for the Future of North Mississippi in Tupelo last week.
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School board reviewing transfer rules; weapons policy explained

Student transfers were a big topic of conversation at Monday’s school board meeting and how the district should administer them.
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