Unfilled potholes, cronyism, sexual harassment lawsuits don’t sit well with voters

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So now Jackson will have yet another mayor. Let’s pray he’s a good one. Incumbent Mayor Tony Yarber only received five percent of the vote. Ouch. Apparently unfilled potholes, cronyism and sexual harassment lawsuits don’t sit well with Jackson voters.
Like Yarber, our likely new mayor, Chokwe Antar Lumumba, will come to office with practically zero experience in running a city. That does not bode well.

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Fifty attend first of three alcohol organizational meetings

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Around 50 Bruce citizens attended the first of three organizational meetings to allow liquor, wine and beer to be sold in Calhoun County.
Two petitions are available– one for liquor and wine and a separate petition for beer.
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ICC softball to host tryouts

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Coach Andy Kirk has announced tryouts for the nationally-ranked Itawamba Community College softball team will be held Tuesday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m. at the ICC Softball Complex on the Fulton Campus.
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A rose among all the thorns

Ray Mosby

Having just finished what seems Mississippi’s destined to be annual war over public education and its funding (with education losing yet again), and apparently without any scheduled attempt to address the subject anew in the looming legislative session, it occurs to me that one factor in this unbalanced equation which I touched on many years ago might bear mentioning again.

The problem with education in Mississippi—indeed, in the whole country—is that  they are not making any more Rose Schercks. Well, that and the fact that there are not enough homes with mommas and dads in them who under threats of beatings make their kids pay attention to the folks who are trying to teach them something or another.

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Construction at the fairgrounds

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multi purposeJust beyond the front doors of the multi-purpose center in Pittsboro work is ongoing to improve drainage, install new paved parking, and eventually expand the building.

Lannis May relishes role as pastor for Bruce and Shady Grove UMC

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Lannis May, pastor of Bruce United Methodist Church, takes pride in the fact that his congregation is not just actively involved in the church, but the community as well.
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Remembering school days in Sarepta

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Sandra Cozart called recently and put me on the spot, ‘cause I knew for sure – a Martha Dickson I am not.
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Next municipal elections are June 6

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The mayor’s race in Calhoun City, one alderman position, and the town board in Derma are the next elections coming up on the calendar.
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Spring football wraps this week with jamborees for Bruce, ‘City and Vardaman

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Bruce, Calhoun City and Vardaman will each play in spring football games this week to conclude drills heading into the summer.

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Clarke finishes high school career with state championship

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Cameron Clarke entered the Class 2A State Championship golf tournament at The Dogwoods in Grenada as the heavy favorite and persevered through dreadful weather on day two to earn the much anticipated title.
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