Excel has new director

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barbara marsh6Barbara Marsh is the new director of Excel in Calhoun City. A native of Memphis, Marsh said she hopes to help the after-school tutoring program grow and expand its offerings to adult classes. Read the related story in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Six local races on next Tuesday’s ballot; absentee voting ends Saturday


Calhoun Countians will head to the polls next Tuesday to decide who advances to the general election in November in a number of races including sheriff, supervisor, and constable.

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School Board undecided on district three appointment

Sup. Mike Moore presented a plaque to the family of the late Billy McCord at the beginning of Monday’s School Board meeting. From left, are Moore, McCord’s wife Ann, daughter Cindy and granddaughter Rebecca.

The Calhoun County School Board met in executive session Monday night, but did not appoint a successor to the late Billy McCord to represent district three.
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Bruce tops half million dollar mark; Walmart boosts Derma


Bruce topped the half million dollar mark, Derma experienced a 43% jump and Calhoun City finished the year on the positive side in the final sales tax statistics of the fiscal year released by the Mississippi Department of Revenue.

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A spotless News King and saucy tomatoes


Every time I walk into the offices of the Clarion-Ledger in downtown Jackson, I’m reminded of a picture of my friend David Hampton, a longtime editorialist for the newspaper, sitting underneath the large display of the First Amendment on the lobby wall – “Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...”
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Neshoba Fair traditions endure after quarter century

Lisa McNeece

After more than 25 years at the Neshoba County Fair, some of our traditions still stand– sausage pinwheels at breakfast, group photo on the first Saturday afternoon, participating in the Williams’ silly string fight on Sunday afternoon, etc.
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State term limits effort cleaner, but still is poor public policy

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Mississippi voters have rejected term limits each time the question has come before them, but the United Conservative Fund group led by state Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, wants to offer state voters another bite at the apple.
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Alison Nichols

Alison Nichols

When Alison Nichols’ grandmother, Bobbie Blount, tries a new dish and likes it, she goes ahead and makes Alison a copy of the recipe. “My grandmother is the best cook on the planet, and she still cooks a lot--full meals,” she said. Not only does Alison get all of the new recipes, but she also has all of Mrs. Bobbie’s old cookbooks. And every Christmas, her grandmother gives her a new one.
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Lady Cougars aiming for big season in 2015

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Calhoun Academy Lady Cougars will open the 2015 season this Friday with high expectations.
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Krebs, Lowry are basketball legends

Rick Cleveland

Carla Lowry, nicknamed Shorty, loved basketball at a time when organized basketball didn’t necessarily love young girls back.
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