Miriam Clark creates one-of-a-kind Santas

Miriam Clark and Santas

“99% hard work and 1% talent is what makes a person succeed in this world,” said Christine Burt, mother of Miriam Burt Clark.
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Kerry Bean has a new heart, new life, and is very thankful

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U.S. Navy Veteran Kerry Bean feels like he has a new lease on life, thanks to a new heart.
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Dwight Hellums tells of his experience in World War II

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“I’m no hero. I’m a survivor.” Those were the words of Dwight Hellums standing in front of Shady Grove UMC Church in Northwest Calhoun County Monday afternoon.
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Sherrill Bailey’s Indian artifacts collection is admired by archaeologists

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Sherrill Bailey found an arrowhead in his family’s garden behind their Calhoun City home when he was 13 years old sparking a lifetime passion for Indian artifacts.
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Mac Hester to be remembered with flag on top of Mt. Everest

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A flag will be planted on top of Mt. Everest in memory of Walter Macree “Mac” Hester, IV.
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Lois Mays believes she’s a better person because of her battle with breast cancer

Breast cancer survivor Lois Mays, center, with her family, front, from left, her sister Helen Heard, granddaughter Taylor Bowles, Mays, granddaughter Peyton Herrod, granddaughter Kriestan Zinn, daughter Marquita Mays Herrod, niece Kimberly Posley; back, sister-in-law Pam Penson and daughter Renee Bowles.

October is an emotional month for Lois Mays of Derma. A month historically known for Halloween has in more recent years become draped in pink as part of the national breast cancer awareness campaign.
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Velvet Tillman uses dance as form of ministry


During the week, many of us in the Bruce community may see Velvet Tillman in her professional role as Customer Service Representative at Bancorp South in Bruce.
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Jon Bland brings hard work, discipline to fast growing Bruce band

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Band didn’t exactly come naturally to Jon Bland.
“I wasn’t a very good player, average at best,” Bland said of his days of playing trombone in his youth. But what he may have lacked in natural talent, he more than made up for with hard work.
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New county dance team looking to entertain this basketball season

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Area basketball games this winter will have a new form of entertainment on the court in the name of the Calhoun County Prancers.
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Vardaman’s Larry Gann utilizing old school approach to restore proud program

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It was an unseasonably cool Mississippi evening in mid-September and Larry Gann searched for the right words to address his Vardaman football team.
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