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2014 alligator seasons announced

The Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks finalized regulations for the 2014 alligator hunting season on public waters and private lands in Mississippi and the statewide public waters season will include opportunities in specific public waterways. A total of 920 permits will be available within seven hunting zones across the state for the 10-day season, […]

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MSU offers nature camps

Registration is open for three summer camps for young people interested in wildlife, natural resources and outdoor recreation. The Mississippi State University Extension Service and the MSU Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture are hosting two residential camps and one day camp. Conservation Camp: Natural Resources Edition will be June 1-4 and is open to […]

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Sending love to Sonny

PHEBA – Each white balloon released against a clear, blue sky sent a message of love to heaven as students, faculty, friends and family members of the late Sonny Andrew Quinones held a memorial for him at Hebron Christian School May 8. Quinones, 11, was third grade student at HCS when he died in an […]

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Getting set for the season

The Hilltoppers are back on the gridiron, working in spring practice and getting their feet under them for a new fall campaign and coach William Cook said things have been going smoothly. “It’s looking good,” Cook said.”Their off-season conditioning is working and in practice they’re working hard. That’s all you can ask for.” The Toppers […]

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Fishing rodeo May 17 in Pontotoc

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) and Trace State Park are hosting a youth fishing rodeo May 17. The fishing rodeo is open to youth 15 years and under; registration begins at 8 a.m. Trace State Park is located on Highway 6 approximately 6 miles west of Tupelo. Participants are encouraged to […]

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Shooting straight toward State

Locals members of the Chickasaw County 4-H Shooting Sports team participated in the district competition May 3 and five have qualified to compete at the State event in July. Youth from age 8 through 18 may join the Shooting Sports clubs although some disciplines are limited to older shooters. Extension agent, Scott Cagle, said the […]

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LISA VOYLES: Another day older

And you know how the rest of the song goes. If you don’t, you’re too young to be reading this column anyway. Yep, I passed another milestone, one more birthday. Birthdays don’t bother me anymore. I’m actually pretty proud I made it this far and am looking forward to more. I did have one very […]

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Harrington signs with Meridian CC

Walt Harrington put pen to paper May 9, preparing for his post-secondary education at Meridian Community College. Harrington will attend the school and signed a letter of intent to play tennis for the Eagles. He is currently a member of the Hilltopper tennis team and just wrapped up his high school career with a third […]

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Lady Wolves punch ticket, Wolves head to North Half

The East Webster Wolverines have battled their way through playoffs after drawing a division championship bye in the first round, earning all their wins and advancements. “We are winning a lot of close games down the stretch,” said East Webster coach Wes Johnson. “(Our) kids are executing situational hitting and running the bases very well.The […]

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Next stop, Freedom Park!

The Lady Toppers continued working their way back to State Friday as they knocked off the Lady Commodores of Lafayette County in Game One of North Half Championship. The Lady Commodores started off strong in the top of the first, loading the bases with no outs. Katrina Wilson’s sac fly plated Rae Drewery and Moesha […]

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Load ‘em up and walk off!

The Hilltoppers and Whippets have a history of tough battles and this season has only added to the list. And Saturday, they met for another one in Game One of the semi-finals of North Half. The Whippets drew first blood with a run in the top of the third and the Toppers evened it up […]

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Get set to test!

HOULKA – “I feel excitement in the air,” said Superintendent Dr. Betsy Collums to students at Houlka Attendance Center May 2. Collums addressed students in kindergarten through twelfth grade encouraging them to go into the next two testing weeks with positive attitudes and ready to do their best. “This is why we’ve been working so […]

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Harrington signs with Meridian CC

Walt Harrington put pen to paper May 9, preparing for his post-secondary education at Meridian Community College. Harrington will attend the school and signed a letter of intent to play tennis for the Eagles. He is currently a member of the Hilltopper tennis team and just wrapped up his high school career with a third […]

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Caught in the bleachers

Matthew Wilburn smiles in the Houston dugout as he watches the Hilltoppers rally from 2-2 to take a 3-2 win over Cleveland and sweep the series May 2.

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