Boland family has gathered for Thanksgiving stew cooking for almost 30 years

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Most people think of Thanksgiving as a family gathered around the dinner table covered with a big, baked turkey and a deep dish of dressing. That’s not the case for the descendants of the late U.L. “Coot” and Mattie Boland.

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A.M. Zeidman loves politics, religion, football and the South

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Sitting at his desk in the front corner office of the Lackey Building on Main Street in Calhoun City, A.M. Zeidman spends his time assisting families with financial planning, preparing a lesson for his students at Northwest Community College and studying modern day politics.

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Robert Gosa served his country and now serves fellow veterans

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Robert Gosa has spent virtually his entire life in service to his country and fellow veterans.

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Living with Cystic Fibrosis – Burt sisters focus on what they can do, not what they can’t

Chloe Beth, Caitlyn and Laken Burt recently returned from a trip to Walt Disney World with their family that was sponsored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Chloe Beth, 8, and her oldest sister Laken, 16, both have cystic fibrosis. Caitlyn, 13, does not.

Nicole McGreger, of Bruce, always strives for normalcy when it comes to her three girls, but that can be a challenge at times when two of the three have Cystic Fibrosis – a life-threatening disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs and digestive system.

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

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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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Bruce native Myron Davis was a technological leader in World War II

Myron and Roy Davis visited recently at Roy’s home in Bruce. Both, along with their late brother Ray, served in World War II.

In late 1942 with World War II raging, 17-year-old Calhoun County native Myron Davis enrolled in a Tupelo YMCA radio school and set into motion a series of events that led him to the forefront of electronics, air traffic control and computing.

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Calhoun City native Sean Cannon thrives on the passion, competition of football

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Sean Cannon admits that he wasn’t the biggest, the strongest, or the fastest football player on the field during his playing days. But the head football coach at Itawamba Community College has always had a passion for the game that continues to drive him today.

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Calhoun coroner didn’t foresee career of dealing with death

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Most kids don’t grow up dreaming of becoming a coroner. Jerry Fleming sure didn’t.

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Leaders of the Bands

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Taylor Haire loves the competition, Chelsea Tillman thrives on becoming a leader and Julien Jennings cherishes the opportunity to be more involved in his top passion – music.

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Kevin Howe in his 17th year as Calhoun’s public defender

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“I grew up watching the old Perry Mason reruns and thought that was a neat profession,” said Calhoun County Public Defender Kevin Howe. “It was kind of unusual though, because I always liked the prosecution side, and years later I’m doing criminal defense. Life doesn’t always turn out exactly like you think it will.”

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