10 things to look for this high school football season

The high school football season gets underway Thursday night with both Calhoun City and Vardaman at home. Bruce opens the season at home Friday while Calhoun Academy takes to the road. Here are a few things to watch for if our local teams are going to find success.

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High school football gets underway Thursday night

High school football season kicks off this Thursday night with both Calhoun City and Vardaman hosting games, while Bruce and Calhoun Academy open the 2018 season Friday.
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Allie Kendall competes, Mrs. America pageant

Mrs. Mississippi Allie Kendall of Vardaman will be competing in the Mrs. America pageant in Las Vegas next week.
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Shelby Leachman

Shelby Leachman of Bruce really just started cooking when she got to Ole Miss, and she started with “crockpot stuff."
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Run the ball and play good defense

Four outstanding young football players – Quan Glaspie from Bruce, Jordan Guy from Calhoun City, Drew Enochs from Calhoun Academy, and Patrick Pratt from Vardaman – were kind enough to sacrifice their Saturday morning last weekend to get together with me for a little photo shoot, the outcome of which you can see on the front page of this week's Calhoun County Journal newspaper.
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Pistachio Oreo Thins are simply delightful

It’s been a joke for several years at our family’s fair cabin, that someone will “complain” over the quality of something.
Be it thin towels, thin toilet paper or thin blankets.
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Despite the rhetoric, the news isn’t ‘fake’

STARKVILLE – From the White House down to city halls in rural hamlets across this country, politicians are using the term “fake news” to discredit anything they encounter in the media that they deem negative or that doesn’t fit their self-interests.
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We are not the enemy: Time to stand up for freedom of press

Enough already. The last couple of years have been an unending barrage against the freedom of the press and the practitioners of this noble trade.
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Police Chief decision won’t be rushed in Calhoun City

Calhoun City Mayor Amye Hill and the board of aldermen have begun the process of reviewing the resumes of the eight applicants seeking to become the town’s new police chief.
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Increase in assessed value may allow county to drop millage

Calhoun County Supervisors discussed including several increases in the county budget Tuesday morning, but due to an increase in the county’s assessed value, they anticipate reducing the millage rate slightly.
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