Three Teams – One Fabulous Season

Judging strictly by the numbers, 1968-69 was the most successful basketball season in the history of Calhoun County. Three teams advanced to the state championship, two of them won titles.
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Tina King overcomes ‘hurt’ to achieve dream of diploma

Tina King had a stomach filled with butter- flies as she prepared for one of the biggest moments of her life in Batesville. The 43-year-old Pittsboro resident was about to fulfill a longstanding dream of receiving her high school diploma.
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Rob Fox doesn’t believe in doing anything half way

Rob Fox was in the ninth grade when he knew he wanted to be a coach.
“I wanted to go to school to coach,” Fox said. “I helped out in the Loggins’ Classic (basketball league) that spring with the little kids and I just knew that’s what I wanted.”
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Teacher of the Year – Pam Odom is not your typical teacher

Pam Odom was sitting in a line of chairs with the other teachers from all the schools in the county preparing to be recognized by the county school board at their December meeting when she received a “humbling surprise.”
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Judge Roberts honored at Mississippi Supreme Court

Judge James L. Roberts Jr. of Pontotoc was honored for his career of more than 40 years of public service on Jan. 18 as he presented his portrait to the Mississippi Supreme Court.
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Danny Harrelson leads the team of saw filers keeping Weyerhaeuser in Bruce running smooth

There’s an old theory in the sawmill industry that suggests the filing room is “the heart of the sawmill.” Danny Harrelson is the head filer at Weyerhaeuser in Bruce that leads the team that keeps that heart pumping everyday.
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Pearl Harbor veteran Durell Wade laid to rest

Durell Wade, of Slate Springs, who was killed during the attack at Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, and whose remains were only recently recovered from the site, was honored with a pair of services and a funeral procession worthy of his service last Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.
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Bollinger Family Theater returns with two shows Saturday

The Bollinger Family Theater in Bruce is returning this Saturday, Dec. 8 for some special Christmas shows at 2 and 7 p.m. and a possible kickoff to more to come over the next year.
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Durell Wade finally coming home

December 7, 1941 may be a date which will live in infamy, but December 7, 2018 will be a date that will bring closure to a family that’s been waiting for nearly 80 years.
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Beasley shares memories as the first Sweet Potato Queen

The 45th Vardaman Sweet Potato Queen will be crowned this Thursday night. Vardaman native Kathy Tedder Beasley, of Taylor, was the first ever crowned and said today’s pageant is a little different than the one she remebers 44 years ago.

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