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Reading is learning

VARDAMAN – Getting kids to read, getting parents to read to kids and getting anybody to read to a kid was the focus of a special reading program at Vardaman Elementary School last month. Students at Vardaman Elementary School took part in the nationwide effort Read the Most, Coast to Coast Friday and held a […]

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Winter weather heads our way

Freezing temperatures and precipitation will be moving down over Oxford and Tupelo a little after midnight with a 100 percent chance of rain, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS expects less than a quarter inch of freezing rain and sleet accumulation, but has issued a winter weather advisory for Tishomingo, Prentiss, Pontotoc, Lee, […]

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Loraine Pate

WOODLAND — Anna Loraine McCoy Pate, 85, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Church Street Personal Care Home in Ecru. She was born June 17, 1928, in Booneville to Chester Arthur McCoy and Florence Loraine Clark McCoy. She was retired from Franklin Corporation and was a member of Woodland Baptist Church. Services are Saturday, March […]

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CRIME ROUNDUP: Four arrested in Vardaman home invasion

VARDAMAN — Calhoun County authorities have arrested four men in connection with a home invasion and assault of a man in Vardaman early Sunday morning. Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan said the phone of one of those arrested was found at the scene and the victim had been robbed by another one of the culprits […]

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Ruble Vance

VARDAMAN – Ruble Burkett Vance, 77, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Calhoun Health Service Nursing Home in Calhoun City. He was born July 20, 1936, in Chickasaw County, the son of Frank B. Vance and Mary Walls Vance. He was retired from Washington Furniture. He was a member and deacon of New Hope Baptist […]

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TEEN PREGNANCY: There are solutions

  Breaking the cycle takes education, responsibility, concern         CHICKASAW COUNTY – While the number of teen pregnancies nationwide is dropping, Chickasaw County still has one of the highest rates in the country. In 2011, the last year for complete numbers, the state reported 29 births to teen mothers in Chickasaw County, […]

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TEEN PREGNANCY: Preparation key to child rearing

HOUSTON – “We make bad parents,” said Shelia Nabors of the Department of Human Services. “It is not our mission to take children away from their parents.” Nabors is the Community Educator for the region and said the role of DHS is often misunderstood. “People look at DHS as the bad guys,” Nabors said. “But […]

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Weddle wins Premier Exhibitor at Dixie National

JACKSON – After testing, interviewing and showing at Dixie National competition, C.J. Weddle of Vardaman brought home a nice prize. Weddle was named Premier Exhibitor for showing goats and was awarded a $2,000 scholarship to the college of her choice. The Vardaman High School freshman still has a few years to decide where to use […]

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Locals tapped for honors at NWCC

SENATOBIA – Northwest Mississipi Community College has released the 2013-14 list of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Will Faulkner and Brennan Pugh of Houston were both selected for the honor. Faulker and Pugh were also both named to the President’s List for the fall 2013 semester. Jenna Cambell, Kristen Hollis and […]

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John Spencer

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. – John Steven Spencer, 59, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Baptist Trinity Hospice House in Collierville, Tenn. he was born July 10, 1954, in Vardaman to John Frank Spencer and Nancy Wade Jaffe. He was a member of Colonial Hills Baptist Church in Southaven. Survivors include his wife, Jackie Spencer of Southaven; […]

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Local students earn December degrees from ICC

FULTON/TUPELO – Several area residents were among those who earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degrees or certificates at the conclusion of the 2013 fall semester at Itawamba Community College. They include: Houlka – James F. Staton, A.A.; Kimberly M. Washington, certificate Houston – Aja L. Hooper, A.A. Okolona – Austin R. […]

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Gerald Fortner

HOULKA – Gerald Morris Fortner, 56, died suddenly Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Aug. 9, 1957, in Chickasaw County to John and Hollen Fortner, and he was a lifelong resident of Houlka. He was a longtime manager of T.M. Parks Sales and Drilling in Houlka, where […]

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Barbara Graham

WOODLAND – Barbara Dale McCoy Graham, 79, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born May 19, 1934, in Booneville to Chester Arthur McCoy and Florence Loraine Clark McCoy. She was retired from the Customer Service Department at Franklin Manufacturing Co. She was a member of Woodland Baptist […]

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Vardaman High School honor roll

VARDAMAN – Vardaman High School has released the honor roll for the second nine weeks.   Seventh grade Regular Honor Roll Hunter Boyette, Mary Grace Davis, Ethan Edmondson, Alberto Flores, Andrew Griffin, Marisol Lopez, Clay Miller, Maria Pina, Hayden Ross, Devin Stafford, Layne Tedder and Karina Torres Principal’s Honor Roll Oakley Edington, Jackson Harrell, Carlie […]

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