Donta Armstrong develops into top WR target at Northeast

Donta Armstrong

A group of 20 young men will step onto the playing surface of Tiger Stadium on Thursday for the final time of their outstanding careers at Northeast Mississippi Community College.

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Calhoun City’s Childs among ICC basketball newcomers

Alison Childs

ICC women’s basketball coach Nanci Gray will lean on an experienced group of sophomores to guide the Lady Indians during the 2014-15 season.

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CCES students writing Christmas stories, one of which will be published

CCES writing

Calhoun City Elementary students in Laurie Denley’s class have each written a Christmas story, one of which will be published.

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Mission trip to Africa provides life changing experience for J.B. Long

JB Long7

J.B. Long had the moment he’s longed for where he felt closest to God and it happened on a mountaintop in Africa.

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CCHS students hear anti-bullying message


Calhoun City High School recently had speaker Deirdre Peggen from the Family Resource Center out of Tupelo to come and speak to the school on bullying.

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Circuit Clerk’s office open this Saturday for absentee voting


The Circuit Clerk’s office in Pittsboro will be open the next two Saturdays (Oct. 25 and Nov. 1) from 8 a.m. until noon for absentee voting.

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CCHS classes for 1952 and ’55 gather

CCHS 1952

The Calhoun City High School classes of 1952 and 1955 met Sept. 20 in the home of Bill and Dorothy Mosley. 1952, above, Judge Henry Lackey, Edna May Jones Gregg; back, Adrian May, James Ellis Simpson, John Allen Phillips, Peggy Dudley and Billy Sam Mosley. Attending from the 1955 class were, Frances Webb Doler, Mattie Hodge Mitchell, Martha Ford Harrelson Turner, Dorothy Hubbard Mosley, Lucy Magness Jackson, Evyonne Easley Vance; back, Billie Hitt, Annice Forrest Barton, Marshall Walls, Richard Jackson, Judge Joe Harrison. Also in attendance were spouses Danny Gregg, Pat May, Polly Simpson, Carolyn Phillips, Jasper Doler, Don Mitchell, Geneise Hitt, Marlyn Harrison and special guests Jill Black, Debi Wooten and Linda Bennett.

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...]