Bruce native Fred Thomas participates in Super Bowl ring ceremony for ALS victim and former Saint Steve Gleason

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Former Saints special teams leader Steve Gleason now has a Super Bowl ring of his own and a key to the City of New Orleans.

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Northeast knocks off Northwest 34-28 in Senatobia

Trailing 34-7 at the half and all but down and out, homestanding Northwest rallied for 21 unanswered points in the second half and held Northeast to just 60 total yards and three first downs but it was too little, too late as the Tigers escaped Senatobia with a 34-28 win to snap a five-game losing streak to the Rangers. | Box Score | Watch Replay

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Bruce native Greg Maddox appointed to Administrative Law Judge

Bruce native Greg Maddox, of Tupelo, was recently appointed an Administrative Law Judge. He was recently sworn in during ceremonies in Tupelo and Washington, D.C.

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Calhoun Academy celebrates homecoming Friday

By COURTNEY HUBBARD
Calhoun Academy homecoming is Friday, Sept. 30. This year’s theme is “Homecoming in Paradise.”

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Naomi James retiring after 27 years leading Calhoun City Library

By JOEL McNEECE
Naomi James has worked a number of jobs during her life, but the one she’s had the longest she didn’t even want originally. James, 83, is retiring after 27 years as librarian at the Calhoun City library. She was first hired in October of 1984, but it took a lot of convincing by June Murphree, editor of the Monitor-Herald newspaper and a member of the library board at the time, to get her to accept.

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Melton forms “Calhoun Cares” to assist local cancer victims after request to American Cancer Society denied

By JOEL McNEECE
A local non-profit organization called “Calhoun Cares” has been established to provide assistance for local cancer victims with various expenses. Priscilla Melton, who is in the midst of her own battle with the disease, founded the organization citing the need at the local level.

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Absentee voting underway for general election; separate special election may be held Nov. 8 for Senate District 8

By JOEL McNEECE
Absentee voting is underway for the Nov. 8 general election, but many questions linger concerning a special election scheduled for the same date in the Senate District 8 race.

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George Hitt

“I just throw things together when I cook, I don’t measure. I’m a taster,” said George Hitt of the Pleasant Hill community. He is told by some that he cooks some mean vegetables–turnip greens, white beans and cornbread, and he learned this and more when he was young from his grandmother, the late Cora Hitt.

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Remarkable views found in the “Land of Enchantment”

The first thought in my mind when thinking about Albuquerque, New Mexico, was the old Bugs Bunny line. He would pop up out of the ground after tunneling across America, look around and realize he wasn’t where he meant to be.
“I guess I should have taken that left at Albuquerque,” Bugs would say scratching his head.

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Area teams ranked in various high school football polls

By JOEL McNEECE
Several high school football ranking services have Bruce, Calhoun City and Vardaman included among their top teams. Following is a few of those rankings including hssportsms.com, which is compiled by Jeff King, and maxpreps.com which is created from a statistical formula.

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