Amazing facts about Mississippi’s greatest athletes

Rick Cleveland

We begin with an admission: I just thought I knew about everything there was to know about Mississippi sports history and heroes.

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David Reid Jr.

David Michael Reid, Jr., 53, passed away October 20, 2014, at his residence in West Point. David was born March 8, 1961, in Batesville, the son of David Michael and Patricia Ann Wilbourn Reid, Sr. One of his many accomplishments was serving as the Troop Leader of the Boy Scouts of America in Calhoun City, where he earned his Eagle Scout.  He was a 1979 Graduate of West Point High School and a 1983 graduate of Mississippi State University, Graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Business. He was an accomplished and skilled self-employed carpenter, owning and operating Reid’s Renovations, where he was recently awarded the People’s Choice Best Carpenter by the Daily Times Leader. He enjoyed fishing and watching football.  He was also an accomplished cook.  He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.  He married Renee Holcombe Reid on May 9, 2000, in Gatlinburg, TN. [Read more...]

Marie Hurst

Marie Cantrell Hurst, 92, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Calhoun Health Services in Calhoun City.  Born October 15, 1922,in Ecru,  she was the daughter of the late Jesse Roy Cantrell and Sarah Jane Parker
Cantrell. She was the wife of the late Ottis Paul Hurst.  She was an LPN for 43 years and had been employed by Graceland Nursing Home and the Bruce Hospital.  She was a member of Bruce First Baptist Church.  [Read more...]

Renee Stegall

Renee Stegall Cook

Renee Martin Stegall of Bruce is a big fan of Pinterest when recipe searching, and she is one who likes to try new things.

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Get out of their way and let teachers teach

Joel McNeece

Accreditation grades for schools and school districts around the state were released last week by the Mississippi Department of Education with less fanfare than in previous years.

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Variety of wildlife showing up at our house in the middle of town

Lisa McNeece

My mother, Jo Ann Denley, is continuing to improve at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She has been moved to the rehab part of the hospital which she undergoes physical therapy for most of every day. She fell more than a week ago, fracturing her hip, and had partial hip replacement.

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Cruising toward the end of a long, strange trip

Sid Salter

Let’s step back a bit from normal prognostication in what has now supplanted the 1983 Mississippi gubernatorial campaign as the strangest political campaign in the state’s long and bewildering political history.

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CCHS to host Wildcat Madness basketball event


Calhoun City High School will host Wildcat Madness Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. Fans will be able to meet the junior and high school basketball teams, watch a dunk contest and a live scrimmage. Admission is $2.

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Songs of Fall

BEST singers

Bruce Elementary School first graders performed several songs of fall  at the first meeting of B.E.S.T.  for this school year. Mayor Rudy Pope spoke to the children about Halloween and safety. B.E.S.T. officers gave updates on fundraisers and events for the year. Patricia Cook opened the meeting in prayer and Angie Weldon closed it. Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Latest accreditation grades not as meaningful; Reading Gate could impact 8% of 3rd graders

Mike Moore

Calhoun County Schools all maintained their same accreditation grade from the state except for Calhoun City High School which improved from an F to a D.

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