The Saints, the cold and The Curtiss highlight Buffalo visit

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The temperature registered 30, but the cold, crisp, biting air said it was a different kind of 30. It was Buffalo.
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Christmas card chaos reigns supreme again

Lisa McNeece

It was deja vu all over again, with our annual Christmas card photo taking session Sunday afternoon.
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Alabama has linebacker trouble; Southern Miss going bowling

Rick Cleveland

One wag’s opinion on a number of subjects:
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Lady Rams score six to defeat Coahoma


The Vardaman Lady Rams earned their first soccer win of the season Monday night defeating Coahoma 6-0 at home.
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Northwest endowment set up for Calhoun native Hollis

Linda Hollis

The Linda McGonagill Hollis Endowment was recently established at Northwest Mississippi Community College by Dr. Marshall Hollis and his brothers, Dr. Jerry Hollis, Freddy Hollis, and Phillip Hollis, in appreciation of her love and devotion to the Hollis family and in honor of her life of service as an educator in Tate County.
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Better school, better community

Charlie Mitchell

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men have had their first meeting. Their challenge is to put the Jackson Public Schools back together again. No small feat.
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State leaders need to listen to Hall

Wyatt Emmerich 2017

Dick Hall has earned his gravitas after 24 years in the Legislature and 19 years as central commissioner for Mississippi’s Department of Transportation. A Republican from way back, nobody questions his conservative credentials.
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Horse riders donate to LeBonheur

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LeBonheur RedoThis group of horse riders, front, Courtney Hubbard, Meagan Hillhouse, Jacy Hillhouse, Ashyln Lee, Morgan Ellard, and back, Ben Jeffreys, Javen Aron, Warren Hillhouse, Patrick McGonagilll, W.D Newlin, Tyler Brummett, Ty Hood, and Wes Hillhouse raised $30,700 recently on their fifth annual ride for LeBonheur Children’s Hospital. Hosted by J&J Ranch, 270 people with 205 horses and 13 wagons participated in the event. The idea for the ride began after the guys won a grabbling tournament and donated their winnings to LeBonheur, where Aron and Jeffreys were once patients.

4-H Banquet

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4-H Banquet_HorseKathrine Rowlen, left,  won the Senior Horse Award, and Laura McGregor, right, won the Junior Horse Award at the annual 4-H Awards Banquet in Pittsboro. Supervisor Barney Wade was the presenter. See more photos from the banquet in this week's CCJ.

Bruce Band earns best in class

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bruce band11The Bruce High School Marching Band earned best in its class at the Gordo Band Festival to conclude their marching season. The band received all 1’s in band, guard, drums, and drum major and were named Best Band in Class B. Despite being a Class 2A band in Mississippi, the Trojan band was the third largest band at the contest with 105 members competing.  The band was also honored with fifth overall among all classes, third overall for drums, and 6th overall by guard out of 20 bands, mostly from much larger schools.  “I am very proud and excited for our kids,” Band Director Jon Bland said. “They had their best performance of the year and you could tell it from the crowds reaction and judges scores.”