Marcia Shipp Burns grows pineapple with patience

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Marcia Shipp Burns, of Calhoun City, said she’ll “try anything one time,” but had she known it would take three years to grow a pineapple she might not have started.
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Duke Tillman can feel the music

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Robert “Duke” Tillman doesn’t just play music. He feels it. It’s that connection to the rhythm, the audience and the other musicians that allows Tillman’s soul to exude through him and his keyboard.
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Darla Whitten’s creative crosses


There are lots of different kinds of crosses in the arts and crafts world, but few like Darla Whitten’s.
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Lake Crossover Ministries opens to area churches

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When you pull in the drive off Hwy. 32, a couple miles west of Bruce, and wind around the lake toward the cabin sitting high on the hill, you can understand what Stephen Morgan saw on his first visit.
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Micky Rodgers leads county’s “Paper Chase” team

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Calhoun County has been recognized for the past five years as one of the best in the state at cleaning up roadways.
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Journey – Capuchin monkey becomes Duke’s service animal

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Stepheny Duke always wanted a monkey. In fact, when her mother told her she was going to have a baby sister, she told her mother she would rather have a baby monkey.
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Remembering school days in Sarepta

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Sandra Cozart called recently and put me on the spot, ‘cause I knew for sure – a Martha Dickson I am not.
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Joan Clark loved second career as house mother at Ole Miss, MSU and LSU


Joan Doolitte Clark, of Old Town, has deep roots in Calhoun County, but also at Ole Miss, Mississippi State and LSU because of the lasting relationships developed through years as a house mother for a variety of fraternities and sororities.
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Work, Family Provide Ideal Combination for Stewart

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Pontotoc Electric Meter Route Coordinator and Collector Billy Jack Stewart can’t imagine working anywhere else.  Since age 19, Stewart has followed in the footsteps of his grandfather Leo Parker and great-grandfather Morris Tranum, who both worked for Pontotoc Electric Power Association.  Tranum is remembered for helping bring the power lines from Pontotoc into Bruce in 1936.
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Sheila Williams enjoying experience as Uber driver in Oxford

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If you find yourself in Oxford late one night clicking on your phone for a ride with Uber, Sheila Williams of Bruce may just be the person picking you up.
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