Latest Grisham book starts slow, but picks up; Ellie Kathryn doesn’t believe in throwing candy in parade

Lisa McNeece

John Grisham’s new book Gray Mountain was a little slow starting, but picked up to his usual style after the first hundred or so pages.

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Pres. Obama-inspired lawsuit aside, immigration dance requires partner

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant joined a 17-state coalition this week in a lawsuit over President Barack Obama’s unilateral executive actions on immigration. The suit seeks to bar President Obama’s action.
Nationally, Obama’s executive actions would spare about 4.1 million parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who have lived in the U.S. for at least five years from deportation and extend to them the right to work. Several hundred thousand young people would receive similar protections.

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Lady Cougars win back-to-back games

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Calhoun Academy’s Lady Cougars have won consecutive games – one close and one not so much.

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Calhoun City records wins; tickets on sale for games at FedEx Forum


Tickets are on sale now for Calhoun City’s games on Dec. 30 at the FedEx forum in Memphis.

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Winona joins Bruce and Calhoun City


The only change in Bruce and Calhoun City’s region for the next two years is the addition of Winona.

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Flowers was the leader of best football team in Mississippi history

Rick Cleveland

Years ago, Charlie Flowers was showing me a photo of the 1959 Ole Miss football team. He was pointing to each player, face by face, row by row.

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Bruce High Nutrition Class

Standing, Jennifer Melton, teacher; Wayne Huffman, Tyrique Gunn, Jadarrius Benson; seated, Jamar Brown, Tyuna Thornton and O.D. Glaspie. Not pictured is J.D. Langford.

Jennifer Melton is in her third year of teaching nutrition, family dynamics, health and also drama at Bruce High School. In nutrition, students start with basics like how to read a recipe, measuring and sanitation. They also take a regular recipe and try to come up with ways of making it more healthy.

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Hope Outdoors to host deer hunt Dec. 19-20

Josh Morgan

Hope Outdoors will host its 1st Annual North Mississippi Deer Hunt on Dec. 19-20.

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Bruce Elementary K5 students performed Christmas songs at the BEST meeting last Thursday night. Here, they “put their hooves in” while performing the Reindeer Pokey. Photo by Celia D. Hillhouse

Pittsboro board meets to discuss alcohol options; February likely when sales will begin


February is likely when the sale of alcohol in Pittsboro will officially become legal.

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