Calhoun Gas Prices Equal Mississippi Average

By JOEL McNEECE
Gasoline prices around Calhoun County remain in line by Mississippi standards and lower than the national average, according to the latest surveys.

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Mississippi Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

Retailers are preparing for crowds of shoppers as Mississippi’s first sales tax holiday kicks off at 12:01 a.m. on July 31, the first of a two-day sales tax holiday enacted by Gov. Haley Barbour and the Mississippi Legislature.

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Calhoun WMA Lease Being Renewed

By JOEL McNEECE
Al Tuck, Deputy Director of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, put to rest any fears in Calhoun County of potential closure of the Calhoun Wildlife Management Area (WMA).

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Ladies Football Forum

ole_miss_forumChristie White Vance, left, and Ginger Harris Cook, are pictured here with Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Sneed. Christie and Ginger worked at the annual football forum for women at Ole Miss where ladies are given a crash course on the game and get to experience life as a Rebel for a few days. It was Ginger’s third year to work at the forum.

Rayford Mize

Rayford Leon Mize, 84, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2009 at the Mississippi State Veteran’s Home in Oxford.  He was born in Paris to the late Ontis and Lee McGonagill Mize. He was a veteran of the United States  Navy, who served during WWII. During his working life he was self-employed as a farmer and carpenter. He was a  member of New El Bethel Baptist Church in Tula and the American Legion Hut in Water Valley.

Winnie Pettit

Winnie Pettit, 66, of Vardaman, died Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at her home. She was born January 26, 1943 in Vardaman, the daughter of Raymond Spencer and Lorene Fleming Spencer and Annie Parker Spencer. She was a homemaker and member of Friendship Baptist Church.

James Weaver

James V. Weaver, 83, of Calhoun City, died Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at his home. He was born July 4, 1926 in Chickasaw County, the son of Vollie L. and Iris Kathrine McCluney Weaver. He was a retired postal clerk and member of Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church and American Legion. He was a World War II and Korean War Veteran. He served in the Navy, the Army, and was retired from National Guard.

Gloria Gray

Gloria Fern Enochs Gray, 69, of Shelby died Thursday, July 16, 2009, at Methodist Healthcare University Hospital in Memphis, Tn.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Broadstreet High School in Shelby with the Rev. Dr. Dennis J. Hawkins Sr. and Rev. Dr. Sterling King Jr. officiating. Burial will be Thursday, July 23, 2009  at 10:30 a.m. at Shady Grove M.B. Church Cemetery in Vardaman under the direction of Byas Funeral Home of Cleveland.
Mrs. Gray earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Education from Rust College in Holly Springs. She earned a Masters from Delta State University. She retired in 2008 as a school teacher after having worked 35 years at Broad Street. After retirement she worked part-time for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning as a college coach for junior and high school students in the Mississippi Delta.

Leon Lambert

Leon Lambert, 81, of Coldwater, died Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at BMH-NM in Ox-ford. He was born June 17, 1928 in Burnsville, Ms., the son of H.R. and Maudie Marler Lambert. He was retired from the U.S. Marine Corp, Rank CW04, serving during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. He was a member of Antioch Lodge #549, and was a Shriner of the Sudan Temple in New Bern, NC.

Marks Earns Second At State Championships

By JOEL McNEECE
Yarnell Marks followed his first place finish at the State Games of Mississippi with a silver medal at the State Championships in powerlifting.

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