Review: April McGreger is now “Sweet Potato Empress”

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Like many towns in the upland South, Vardaman grew up around a timber railhead. Some of the lordliest white oaks that ever left the continent descended from the hills above Vardaman and were shipped across the Atlantic to construct the great barrels that held the finest wines of the 1925 Exposition of Paris.

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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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Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival set for Saturday, Nov. 1

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The 41st Annual Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival kicks off this Saturday, Nov. 1 with the arts and crafts festival on Main Street.

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Octoberfest in Calhoun City Thursday night; Bruce Fall Festival is Friday on square

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Fall Festivals will take place on the Bruce and Calhoun City Squares this week with a variety of games, costume contests, concessions and even a pep rally.

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Superintendent says more teachers, programs hinge on improved state funding

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Superintendent Mike Moore told the school board Monday night that increased school funding looks likely for next year, based on legislative budget meetings he’s attended the past few weeks.

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Creighton University students spend their Fall Break in Calhoun City

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A group of students from Creighton  University in Omaha spent the past week in Calhoun City assisting at Excel and Calhoun City Middle School.

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Calhoun unemployment for September matches year’s lowest

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Calhoun County matched its lowest unemployment rate of the year in September, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

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Local schools release honor rolls for the first nine weeks

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Following are honor rolls recently announced by Calhoun County Schools.

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Breast Cancer Awareness has meaning to BHS student Kalisha Parks

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Everyone knows  or once knew someone who endured the battle against breast cancer. October is the month of recognition for people who have loved ones fighting breast cancer.

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CCES students writing Christmas stories, one of which will be published

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Calhoun City Elementary students in Laurie Denley’s class have each written a Christmas story, one of which will be published.

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