Effort underway to revive Chamber of Commerce in Vardaman

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Several citizens and business owners are looking to revitalize the Vardaman Chamber of Commerce with an initial meeting set for Tuesday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m.

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Memorial Day intended for tributes, not “parties”

Dwight Brown speaking at Calhoun City.

Speakers at Memorial Day services in Bruce and Calhoun City Monday expressed concerns for the diminishing tributes to the fallen American soldier and urged those in attendance to never forget the price of freedom.

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Morris, Brasher, Easley, Lucius have all qualified for re-election as election commissioners

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Qualifying is ongoing for Calhoun County election commissioners with a deadline of  Monday, June 4 at 5 p.m.

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858th National Guard Company demonstrates capabilities to Calhoun officials at Camp McCain

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Mississippi National Guard’s 858th Engineer Company, based out of Calhoun City, hosted a number of Calhoun County officials last week at Camp McCain near Grenada to demonstrate some of their capabilities, including road building.

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E.A. Moore Jr.

Earl Alexander Moore, Jr., died at home Monday, May 28, 2012. Born September 21, 1929 to Annie Hammond and Earl Alexander Moore, Sr., he lived his entire life in Duck Hill. He was educated in  Duck Hill Public Schools and graduated from Sunflower Agricultural High School.  He attended the University of Mississippi and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Grenada, where he served as a deacon.

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Ralph Hicks

Ralph D. Hicks, 83, of Houston, died May 25, 2012 at NMMC in Tupelo. He was born June 27, 1924 in Calhoun County, the son of Clarence Eugene Hicks and Mamie Freely Hicks. He was a Baptist and a retired carpenter.

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Wayford Johnson

Wayford Nolan Johnson of Burlison, Tn., and formerly of Bruce, died May 25, 2012 at Ripley, Tn. Memorial Hospital. He was born July 27, 1928, the son of Rev. William C. and Piney Elizabeth Johnson.

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Charles Delane Easley

Charles Delane Easley born February 18, 1920, at Ballentine, Panola County, MS, passed away Memorial Day, May 28, 2012, at Mississippi State Veterans Home, Oxford.
Preceded in death by his father, Wade Earnest Easley and mother, Mary Opal Griffin Easley, brothers, Theo Easley, Donald Easley, Wade Earnest Easley, Jr., and Rev. Buford “Boots” Easley and sister, Marjorie Easley Caviness.

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Zenoba Collins Ward

Zenoba Collins Ward, 92, died Monday, May 28, 2012, at Calhoun County Medical Center. A Calhoun County native, she was born August 14, 1919 to Hervey and Mary Ada Collins. She was a retired hairdresser. She was a member of West Jackson Street Baptist Church in Tupelo.

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Rep. Nunnelee speaks of price of freedom; balloons released honoring veterans at Pryor Memorial

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“It’s always important that we remember that freedom is not free,” U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee told the crowd gathered at Pryor Funeral Home Saturday for a Memorial Day service.

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