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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Sisterly Love: Thompson sisters maintain close bond with weekly trip

Sisters, Mildred Thompson Campbell, Minnie Thompson Tillman, Hildred Thompson Harris and Judy Horton hold a picture of their sister Dorothy “Dot” Thompson.

When the Thompson sisters get together, it’s going to result in a good time. And they have a lot of good times.

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Barry Black closing in on 20 years as the voice of the Wildcats

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It’s Friday night at D.L. Harrison Field, also known as “The Boneyard.” The Wildcats are getting fired up in the tunnel preparing to charge on to the field, and Barry Black is getting fired up in the press box.

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If you can’t find it at the Methodist Women’s Rummage Sale, you don’t need it


For nearly 70 years, people have been finding treasures at the rummage sale hosted by the Methodist Women from Bruce United Methodist Church.

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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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