Vardaman wins while rest of county falls in Tuesday softball action

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Vardaman earned a win while Bruce, Calhoun City and Calhoun Academy all suffered region losses Tuesday night.

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Supreme Court unanimously reminds us Mississippi is a democracy

Charlie Mitchell

During the hurricanes early this month, the Mississippi Supreme Court quietly struck a blow to ratify people-power in city halls and courthouses around the state. The court affirmed that public boards, councils and commissions violate the law when they split into small groups for closed huddles to keep their thoughts and plans under wraps.

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They’re making football safer, not ruining the game

Rick Cleveland

We probably should start with this declaration: I love football. I’ve watched it from the time I can remember anything at all. I’ve written about it for more than 50 years. Football has brought me great joy.
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Calhoun Academy to host Class A North Half Tourney Saturday

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Twelve teams from all over North Mississippi will converge at Calhoun Academy this weekend for the North A Fast Pitch Softball Tournament.
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The flight of the hummingbirds

Joel McNeece

The sound was something to behold. Sitting on Grady Wilson’s back porch under his metal roof there was a constant hum.
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With baby Jack, house again looks like day care

Lisa McNeece

My house looks like a day care again. And I’m okay with that.
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Mark and Carol Baker

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“A lot of times I just throw stuff together,” Carol Baker said, but Mark does it, too. Then they recalled a story from the ice storm of 1994.
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Bridges closed around county

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bridge closed32This large culvert is scheduled to be installed on CR 247 to reopen a bridge recently closed by federal and state inspectors.  See the related story in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Hummingbirds flock by the dozen to Wilson home in Mt. Moriah

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The constant hum and chirping noise on Grady Wilson’s back patio in the Mt. Moriah Community is deafening. The source is hummingbirds, by the dozens, if not hundreds, that apparently love his feeders more than most.
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Five bridges in county closed after failed inspections

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The list of closed bridges around Calhoun County has grown to five as inspections by federal and state officials continue to point out deficiencies.
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