Supervisors exploring possible implementation of countywide burn ban

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County Fire Coordinator Chris Williams recommended the board of supervisors consult with the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) about initiating a countywide burn ban due to the hot conditions and lack of rain during Friday’s meeting in Pittsboro.

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Bruce Sawmill Festival releases first schedule of events

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The Bruce Sawmill Festival released its first official schedule for the July 13-14 festival on the Bruce Square. Among the highlights are the traditional Aqua Queen pageant, musical performances by Jessey Higdon and the Mighty Gospel Warriors, car show, art displays at the Bruce Museum, arts and crafts and the 5K run.

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Monument dedicated at Drivers Flat for Civil War soldier

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A large crowd of more than 80 people attended the dedication at Driver’s Flat Cemetery recently to dedicate a monument for a local soldier who served in the Civil War.

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Jo Ann Kendall uses her art and exploring country roads to help educate her grandchildren

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What most people see as merely a gravel road, Jo Ann Kendall of Calhoun City views as a path to discovery. Slow walks down county roads with her grandchildren produce a treasure chest of finds, and more importantly to Kendall, life lessons for her family.

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FSA county nominations underway through Aug. 1

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Calhoun County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Derek Adams, announced today that the nomination period for 2013 local FSA county committees is underway through Wednesday, August 1.

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Addi Claire took on the waves and kept coming back for more

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The look on the face of my 3-year-old granddaughter Addi Claire Bailey was priceless.  We were the first two to hit the beach this particular morning as her parents, Marshall and Whitney Bailey, along with my wife Lisa were still getting ready in our Orange Beach condo.

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Weekend full of Dora, Tinkerbell and the beach

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My husband Joel and I, with my son Marshall, his wife Whitney and daughter Addi Claire headed to Orange Beach last week for a couple of days. This is the first year in several years that we haven’t taken all the family down in May. But with jobs, graduation, school and other obligations, it just got to be too much to try to plan a good time for more than 20 people.

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Court’s ruling on immigration satisfies no one, settles nothing

STARKVILLE – The Supreme Court’s split decision on the omnibus 2010 Arizona immigration legislation really satisfied no one and settled nothing in terms of delineating America’s future immigration policy.

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Marianne Caradine

Marianne Caradine

Marianne Caradine of Vardaman almost always enters the annual Sweet Potato Cooking Contest. She keeps her eyes open year around for recipes in which she can substitute sweet potatoes.
Her Underground Surprise Pie is a sweet potato pie made with chocolate and peanut butter that she entered in 1990. It was “unusual and different, and it was good,” she said.

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Trojans to host open house for new locker room and weight room facility

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The Bruce football program recently completed a major renovation to its locker room with the construction of 56 new lockers. The Bruce coaches assisted Dewayne Williams and Richard Bray (Coach James Ray’s father-in-law) in the construction project. The cost of the project was offset with memorial plaques purchased for $100 honoring past Trojans.

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