Ivy’s Journey at Pontotoc Electric Filled with Memorable Moments

John Ivy’s first day on the job at Pontotoc Electric as a full-time employee was an eventful one.  The Bruce Journeyman Lineman went full-time with the company as a groundman on the day Hurricane Katrina hit the coasts of Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana in 2005.  Ivy said he remembered thinking, “What have I gotten myself into?  Am I going to be able to make it through this night?”
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Farming advocate Sylvia Clark finds dream job– Annie’s Project

Wouldn’t it be nice if entering a Mississippi State University classroom solved every midlife crisis?
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Retired educator travels from New Mexico to bake for Sweet Potato Festival

A desire to meet people and share his love for sweet potatoes brought John Correa from New Mexico to Vardaman last weekend.
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Barbara Bryant – a lifetime of service

An encounter with a nurse in her youth changed Barbara Bryant’s life.
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Powerlifting piano player Yarnell Marks

Yarnell Marks is better known in many circles in this area as a successful powerlifter, but that’s likely only those who might not have heard him sitting at a piano.
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Chance Inman continues a family tradition on the racetrack

It’s Saturday night. Engines are revving and Chance Inman of Bruce is where he loves to be more than anywhere else – behind the wheel of his race car.
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Janae Harrelson Winter – singer… teacher… servant

Janae Winter recalls when she was in high school saying exactly, “I will never teach high school.”
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Coach John Lacey Wyatt still loves his Wildcats

John Lacey Wyatt was a believer in tough love during his days as a coach at Calhoun City High School.
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Hummingbirds flock by the dozen to Wilson home in Mt. Moriah

The constant hum and chirping noise on Grady Wilson’s back patio in the Mt. Moriah Community is deafening. The source is hummingbirds, by the dozens, if not hundreds, that apparently love his feeders more than most.
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Barefield, May, Jennings lead high school bands on to the field

Leadership, pride and a love for music is what this year’s drum majors at Bruce and Calhoun City have in common.
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