Cotton Looks Good, But Prices Low

By BONNIE COBLENTZ
Mississippi’s small cotton crop was looking good by late August, but with prices below break-even levels, producers will hold their breath until harvests are in.

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Designated Drivers Service Starts In Oxford

OXFORD — A new on-call designated driver service in Oxford has folding electric bicycles to get its own drivers home. Zach Gossett and Katie Sims own the University Designated Driver company. Gossett says they tested folding scooters used by similar companies in other cities.

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Delta Outscores Cougars 68-30

By JOEL McNEECE

Calhoun Academy’s offense found its groove Friday night at Delta Academy, but the defense didn’t as the Cougars fell to 0-2 after a 68-30 loss.

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Calhoun City Tops Houston 21-15

By JOEL McNEECE

The Calhoun City Wildcats got a career night from sophomore RB Avery Hill and strong play from their defense when it counted to earn a 21-15 win over visiting Houston Friday night.

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Sykes, West Alabama Win Opener At Belhaven

JACKSON, Miss. – The University of West Alabama football team opened the 2009 season with 47-3 victory over Belhaven College on Thursday, Aug. 27 at H. T. Newell Field. Bernard Sykes, of Calhoun City, starts at defensive end for the Tigers.

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ICC Upsets Nationally-Ranked Jones

Itawamba Community College offensive coordinator Jeff Carter has been telling anyone who cares to listen that his guys “will be fun to watch this year.”  The near capacity crowd that showed up for the season opener at Lambert Stadium against 14th ranked Jones County would agree.

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Northwest Knocks Off Gulf Coast 30-25

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers haven’t been very successful against the Gulf Coast Bulldogs the last few seasons.
Northwest, ranked pre-season No. 19, played its trump card in the form of receiver Michael Lindsey to end that run of bad luck and upset Gulf Coast 30-25 Aug. 27 in Perkinston in the season opener for both teams.

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Retiring After 39 Years At CHS

By JOEL McNEECE
Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City, formerly Hillcrest Hospital, has never been without Linda Smith. The Medical Technologist came to work at the hospital when it opened in September of 1970.

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Vardaman Holds On For 24-22 Win Over Bruce

By JOEL McNEECE
The Vardaman Rams took advantage of five Bruce turnovers to hold off the Trojans for a 24-22 victory Thursday night at Carter Field in Vardaman.

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Recycling Can Change ‘Face Of County’

By JOEL McNEECE
Dr. Scott Wright told the Bruce Rotary Club Wednesday recycling can “change the face of our county from the visual to our way of thinking.”

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