Publishers, legislators and a good Tico’s steak

Joel McNeece

I can't recall the first time I ate at Tico's Steak House off County Line Road in Ridgeland. I sure couldn't take a guess at the number of times I've pushed my way through the crowd of legislators to find my table.

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Really enjoyed “Silver Linings Playbook;” Love my Nook

Lisa McNeece

The last time I gave a movie recommendation in this column, I swore it would be my last. I don’t remember the movie, but I remember the phone call I got the next week. A subscriber had gone to see it and “could not get beyond the language” and “couldn’t believe that I had recommended it.”

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‘Kids Count’research stirs interest on both sides of legislative aisle

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – This week’s unveiling of the annual “Kids Count” Data Book for Mississippi will – as always – stir interest on both sides of the state’s legislative aisle as Democrats and Republicans alike confront reliable statistics from the leading resource for comprehensive research and information on Mississippi’s children.

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Calhoun City United Methodist Women

Seated, Mae Litton, Julia Harrison, Nanette Williams, Rita Hodges; standing, Barbara Bryant, Betty Dismuke, Leslie Spivey, Frances Burt. Not pictured, Jackie Peden, Judy Moore, Pam Helms and Barbara Schreick.

The Calhoun City United Methodist Women's cooking group enjoys the fellowship as they work together preparing meals for others.

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MSU architectural students to develop proposal for new Calhoun City landscaping

Students from the Small Town Center at MSU spoke to the Rotary Club. Pictured, from left, are Leah Kemp of MSU, Mayor J.R. Denton, Beautification Committee Connie Caviness, Rotary President Charlie Simmons, Chamber President Laura Edwards and Rotarian John Burt.

Calhoun City is looking to improve the appearance of its buildings and landscaping around town with some help from architectural students at Mississippi State University.

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Bruce High School mourns Dee Taylor after weekend suicide

Dee Taylor

Friends and teachers remembered Dee Taylor as a quiet, respectful, well-liked young man during a challenging day at Bruce High School.

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Among the winners at the Calhoun School District Reading Fair were Hydiea Farr of Bruce Elementary and Bethany Grace Gordon of Vardaman Elementary.

Wright, Morgan, Goodson are latest municipal qualifiers around the county

Barbara Goodson

Qualifying remained slow over the past week for this year’s municipal elections with only two more candidates joining the ticket.

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Dee Taylor

Christopher Dee Armstrong Taylor, 17, of Bruce, died January 27, 2013 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born August 7, 1995 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He was a 10th grade honor roll student at Bruce High School in Bruce, MS. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Boy Scouts of America, Bruce High School Drama Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes,  Sons of the Confederate Veterans, and he was #15 on the Bruce High School football team.

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K4 100th Day

Kindergarten students celebrated the 100th day of school by collecting can foods to donate to the local food pantry. Pictured, from left, front, Adalee Hardin, Landyn Edwards, Drew Smith, Aaron LaPort; middle, Addi Hailey, Haidyn Earnest, Kayson Broughman, Emma McCord, Garrett James, Addi Grace McCord; back, Aaden Britt, Jackson Tedder, Lynn Turbeville, Corey Simpson, Mary Katelyn Baker, River Weldon, Garrett Smith, Layne Haire. Not pictured are Carsen Swords and Lane Watts.