Benny Graves loves to promote the sweet potato industry

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If it involves sweet potatoes, Benny Graves is probably nearby. The long time secretary of the Mississippi Sweet Potato Council lives and breathes the crop.

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A lifetime of music: Estha Mae Parker and the Coleman Family

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Estha Mae Parker was practically born with a guitar in her hand. “I remember as soon as my hand would reach around that guitar neck my mother taught me the chords, and my brother Eldrege taught me to play with him on the fiddle,” Estha Mae said.
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New BES Principal Jeff Patton excited for start of school

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The first day of school is only two weeks away, but that’s two weeks too long for new Bruce Elementary Principal Jeff Patton.

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Barry Cannon back home in Calhoun after third tour to Iraq, Afghanistan

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Barry Cannon would never describe a deployment as easy, but his most recent tour with the Mississippi National Guard’s 858th to Afghanistan was much different from his previous missions.

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Conner Brown dreams of becoming a piano-playing artist and inventor

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Conner Brown has so many differing interests it’s hard to keep track.

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Lindsey brings taxidermy business to Calhoun County

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Josh Lindsey has been an avid hunter all his life, but he could never afford to save his greatest trophies, so he took matters into his own hands.

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Inis Roane at 95 loves gardening, crossword puzzles, but won’t eat meat


Inis Hall Roane, of Bruce, said she has no secret to long life. The 95-year-old is still an active gardener, although admits she’s cut back from what she did just a few years ago, has never eaten a piece of meat, loves working crossword puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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Jimmy Moorhead’s latest carving is his most personal

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Sitting alone in his living room Jimmy Moorhead of Bruce slowly carves away at his most detailed piece yet – a replica of the USS Chicago on which he served during his 4-year tour in the Navy almost exactly 50 years ago.

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Calhoun City native Fred McKibben authors series of novels

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Fred McKibben has spent his career in finance, but the Calhoun City native is now finding success as an author.
He recently began work on his third novel in a series he calls “The Gardeners.”

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Running Man – Casey Clark runs 5Ks, 10Ks, marathons, triathlons


Casey Clark didn’t start running on a quest to win a bunch of trophies for his mantel, to set any kind of speed records, or to impress anyone. He runs for his health.

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