Powerlifting piano player Yarnell Marks

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Yarnell Marks is better known in many circles in this area as a successful powerlifter, but that’s likely only those who might not have heard him sitting at a piano.
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Chance Inman continues a family tradition on the racetrack

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It’s Saturday night. Engines are revving and Chance Inman of Bruce is where he loves to be more than anywhere else – behind the wheel of his race car.
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Janae Harrelson Winter – singer… teacher… servant

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Janae Winter recalls when she was in high school saying exactly, “I will never teach high school.”
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Coach John Lacey Wyatt still loves his Wildcats

Coach John Lacey Wyatt, at a recent Calhoun City football game, was treated to a 75th birthday party by his former students, friends and family. He’s battled Cerebral Palsy all his life. He’s pictured with Coach Perry Liles and Linda Jane Ramage.                                                                                                        Photo by Lisa McNeece

John Lacey Wyatt was a believer in tough love during his days as a coach at Calhoun City High School.
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Hummingbirds flock by the dozen to Wilson home in Mt. Moriah


The constant hum and chirping noise on Grady Wilson’s back patio in the Mt. Moriah Community is deafening. The source is hummingbirds, by the dozens, if not hundreds, that apparently love his feeders more than most.
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Barefield, May, Jennings lead high school bands on to the field

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Leadership, pride and a love for music is what this year’s drum majors at Bruce and Calhoun City have in common.
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James Kenneth Lee tells of walking in footsteps of great grandfather


Recently my wife (Yoli Beatrice) and I (James Kenneth Lee) toured Blakeley State Park, Alabama and the Spanish Fort, Alabama area.
We were walking in the footsteps of my Great-Grandfather Samuel Preston Lee (1846 SC-1920 MS). He served in the Confederate States of America (CSA) Army, Co. K, 62nd Ala Infantry between June 1864 and April 1865.
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Music Room Tuesdays entertain, uplift community

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Walking down the sidewalk on Main Street in Vardaman on selective Tuesdays you can hear the strumming of a guitar and the smell of some good cooking.
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Donna Lovorn raises miniature horses in Slate Springs

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Andy Lovorn said it’s not uncommon for him to step outside and hear his wife Donna in the pasture talking to her many miniature horses.
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Michael Joe Cannon has built a car empire starting with one used lot in Calhoun City

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Michael Joe Cannon started working at the age of eight bagging up peanuts and selling them on Saturdays. Then he ran a snowball stand and later a pool hall. At the age of14, he started helping his father at a Calhoun City used car lot housed in a 12’ x 12’ office with an average of ten cars out front. Fast forward to 2017 and Cannon has been referred to as Mississippi’s Car Czar in the press by virtue of now owning 15 dealerships, 13 in Mississippi and two in Arkansas.
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