Post office granted to Loyd in ‘84, name origin is mystery

During Andrew Jackson’s administration as President, a policy was adopted to remove all Eastern Indian tribes westward to the ‘Great Plains.’
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Boyles earns Purple Heart in Vietnam War

Howell Johnson (Johnny) Boyles grew up a couple of blocks from both the school and square in Calhoun City with his parents, George and Cora Van Boyles and his brothers, George and Doug.
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Sherman was ‘Missing in Action’ in the South Pacific

Earl B. Sherman was the son of Buddy and Mollie Sherman from Calhoun City. He enlisted in the Navy. He served during World War II with the rank of Petty Officer Second Class as a Machinist’s Mate Second Class. Service number was 7217450.
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Doler among those to land at Normandy, 1944

Henry Cecil Doler was born February 15, 1922 in Slate Spring, MS to Jonathan Patrick and Henrietta West Doler. Mr. Doler died December 14, 2011 at age 89.
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Calhoun County History – Bruce takes another stride in search for new industry

Bruce, MISS--Aug. 24, 1950--This little city of 1,800 Thursday won another skirmish in its battle for a new industry as the Mississippi Agricultural and Industrial Board authorized a survey of requirements for a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity.
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Bryant tells history of long gone ‘Bryant,’ everyone east had to move due to lake

The first day of summer, June 21, Roy Stevens Bryant shared his memories of Bryant, Mississippi, a place he calls home, with Yalobusha County Historical Society’s fifty-five members and guests.
He began his trip around the neighborhood at his childhood home.
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Hubbard died aboard Japanese POW ship

Private First-Class A. G. Hubbard was born July 8, 1922 at Big Creek, MS to Harvey and Mable Bounds Hubbard.
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Calhoun County History The story of the ‘Know Mississippi Better’ Train

The Story of the “Know Mississippi Better” Train: In 1925, after the Mississippi Legislature, under the wise guidance of Governor Henry L. Whitfield with Dennis Murphree as Lieutenant Governor, had written off the statute books those obsolete laws which hampered capital and restrained industry and had passed a number of new laws which encouraged these things. Gov. Whitfield called a mass meeting of Mississippi citizens to meet at Jackson, Mississippi.
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Sgt. Clayton Betterton was killed in action in WWII

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Betterton, of the Macedonia community, received a telegram from the War Department Tuesday, notifying them that their son, Sgt. Clayton Betterton, had been killed in action while on a bombing raid over Germany on May 27, 1944. Sgt. Betterton was a gunner on a Flying Fortress and had been serving with the American Air Forces in England for some time.
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Banner college catalog provides wealth of info

There aren’t many people living in Banner today who still remember about the college which was organized in 1887. Clements and his wife were lucky that they obtained an original Banner catalog which was dated 1887-88.
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