State budget, Trump dominate NCF speeches

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Political speakers at the 127th Annual Neshoba County Fair for the most part utilized their time at the lectern under the Founders’ Square pavilion for one of two purposes – either to criticize the current state budget situation or to offer up an endorsement for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
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Cozart melons

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Cozart's melonBob Cozart brought in this cantaloupe/melon weighing 12 lbs. He says they have been growing the heirloom melons since 1962. His brother, Jerry, bought a melon when he was in the Navy stationed in San Diego, Ca. and saved the seeds, which he sent to their dad, Robert. Bob says they are very good melons, but don’t last long after getting ripe. They average 6-10 lbs. and the largest he’s grown was 13 lbs. His brother, Rex, grew one that was 14 lbs. “We don’t know the name, we just call them Cozart melons,” he said. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Livestock shows at County Fair

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Fair Swine ShowCalhoun County Fair Swine Show winners included, from left, Austin Winter, Stormy Thompson, Layla Bramlitt, Jensyn Cain, Parker Winter, CJ Weddle.

Fair Goat ShowCalhoun County Fair Meat Goat Show winners included, from left, Back, Madison Cox, Hayden Barnett, Parker Winter, Ellen Harrell, CJ Weddle, Austin Winter; front, Aysen Adams, Jillian Bramlitt, Conner Shelton, Jensyn Cain, Layla Bramlitt.

Fair Poultry ShowCalhoun County Fair Poultry Show winners included, from left, Margaret Webb, Poultry Judge; Madison Cox, Pazli Dugard, Mattie Hawkins and CJ Weddle.

Donald and Dewey Shipp celebrate seven decades of wedded bliss

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Donald Shipp said when he was coming up through school, he was mostly surrounded by girls.
“When you do that, they’re just kind of like sisters,” he said. “There’s no romance, you just play with them. But Lord, this new girl came to town and hot dog, she turned me on.”
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Calhoun County Fair Pig Scramble

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BatmanAnslee Wells, 3, passed “Batman” Tripp Zemek to win ithe pig scramble for her age group at the Calhoun County Fair. See this week's CCJ for more pictures from the event.   Photo by Celia D. Hillhouse

Vardaman Sportsplex looks to become bigger player in state tournaments

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The Vardaman Sportsplex recently wrapped up its busiest summer, a trend organizers only hope to build on in the future.
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Schools release supply lists for upcoming school year

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Following are school supply lists as provided by each of the Calhoun County Schools.

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Thomas Brown

Thomas Ray Brown Sr., 84, of Wolfe City, Tx., passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 in Baylor University Medical Center of Dallas. He was born May 15, 1932 to Thomas Jefferson Brown and Emma Lou Kennedy Brown. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in the Korean War. He was a past Worshipful Master and current treasurer of the Excelsior Lodge 505, and member of First Baptist Church, both in Wolfe City. He worked for the telephone company for many years and reitred as a telephone company contractor laying telephone from Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. [Read more...]

Billy Martin

Billy Keith Martin, 45, of Pittsboro, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Born December 26, 1970 in Oxford,  he was the son of the late Billy Ray Martin and Evelyn Smith Martin. He was employed by Ashley Furniture and a member of Rocky Mount Baptist Church. [Read more...]

Lisa Rogers

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Lisa Rogers  grew up on the west bank of New Orleans, and has lived in Calhoun City since 2005. Her favorite Cajun dish is crawfish etoufee and her favorite Mississippi dishes are fried chicken, fried vegetables like okra, and her zucchini apple pie.
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