This Old House

By JOEL McNEECE
The roof had partially fallen in. Trees had grown up against the sides of the house and ivy had engulfed much of it making it hardly visible from the road. Despite its many flaws, Fred Nabors was drawn to the house by its impressive history, making it one of his most rewarding renovation projects ever.

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Perry Liles Named New Wildcats Head Coach

perry_smallBy JOEL McNEECE
The Calhoun County School Board made it official Monday night, approving Perry Liles as the new head coach of the Calhoun City Wildcats. Liles served as an assistant last year on the Wildcats’ staff under Mike Ray, who resigned to accept the principal position at the high school.

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Dorothy Cruthirds

The first thing Dorothy Cruthirds of Bruce remembers learning to cook was a lemon ice box pie. She made it for dessert for a boyfriend who came over to eat supper. But she “raised her kids” on lemon cake, an original recipe of hers that her grandchildren and great grandchildren like as well. She taught all of her children to cook and iron, telling them, “If you learn how to cook, you won’t ever be hungry.” Her son Washington, cooked for seven years in the Army, and son, James likes to barbecue ribs and chicken.

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Bruce Subway Gets “Go Ahead”

By JOEL McNEECE
The Bruce Zoning Board of Adjustment unanimously granted a “blanket variance” to clear the path for a Subway restaurant to open in Bruce at a hearing Tuesday night at Bruce City Hall.

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Flip Flops, Crocs Still Not Acceptable For Teachers

By JOEL McNEECE
The Calhoun County School board set a vision statement for the district, adjusted the dress code for teachers, and approved more than three dozen personnel changes at a busy meeting Monday night.

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Vardaman Pool Hall Broken Into

By LISA McNEECE
A Vardaman young man has  been charged with burglary after a breakin at the pool hall this weekend.

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Two Arrested, Simpson Station Break-in

By JOEL McNEECE
A Monday morning burglary in Calhoun City has resulted in two arrests.

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Meth Lab Found In Slate Springs, Two Arrested

By JOEL McNEECE
Two Tunica County men were arrested recently following the discovery of a large meth lab in Slate Springs.

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Grant Approved For New ‘City Plant

By JOEL McNEECE
The Mississippi Development Authority approved a $95,000 grant to assist the opening of a new furniture plant in Calhoun City.
Kidz World, LLC, established by A.D. and Linda Blount, Justin and Allison Nichols, is preparing to open later this year in the old Kellwood building.

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“Giant House Party” Very Relaxing

CABIN #16, NESHOBA COUNTY FAIR – The first weekend of Mississippi’s annual “Giant House Party” is one of unmatched relaxation.

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