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Showing off their first-place trophy are (front, from left) Laila Clifton, Luci Tomlinson, Charlie Johnson, Haley Honeycutt; (second row, from left) Evelyn Greer, X'Zorria Jones, Hallie Turner, Zoey Rippee, Anna Lauren Bain; (back, from left)coach Wayne Vannucci, Eliza Cavender, Kamdyn Taylor, Tyler Vannucci, Carlie Vannucci, Rayne Rippee, Christa Schultz, Kylie Gurley, Landry Loper, head coach Carlton Gibson.
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Angel Hernandez proudly stands on the rim of the reflecting pool at Featherston. He is helping his dad, Leobardo, work on the restoration of Featherston plus projects at Walter Place this summer.
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The Lady Patriots hit five home runs in a season-opening win. Showing off their home run softballs are (from left) Christa Schultz, Rayne Rippee, Anna Lauren Bain and Kylie Gurley, who hit two. Marshall Academy hosts Leake Academy Thursday.

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Dianne Richardson and Steve Richardson from Richardson Produce Farms set up their spot during the Festival Market in Byhalia last Thursday.

The board of supervisors and Marshall County employees are taking necessary steps to keep offices clean as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Residents of Moore Plantation returned to the Marshall County Board of Supervisors to seek help with flooding of their properties during heavy downpours.

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Charles Higgs of Red Banks works with metal. He was laid off in March due to COVID-19. “Just keeping my lights on while COVID is here,” he said.

Two electric cooperatives that serve parts of Marshall County are recipients of funding from the Mississippi Electric Cooperatives Broadband COVID-19 grant program.

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Angel Hernandez proudly stands on the rim of the reflecting pool at Featherston. He is helping his dad, Leobardo, work on the restoration of Featherston plus projects at Walter Place this summer.

There is a lot of work taking place at Featherston and Polk Place in Holly Springs.

Over the last week or so a number of Marshall County employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The tax collector’s office is the hardest hit so far.

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors, in a 3-2 vote July 20, mandated the wearing of face masks in public to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Chancery Judge Larry Little administers the oath to Kent Smith, who is joined by wife Amanda and sons Jack and Brennan.

Kent Smith’s legal career is suddenly switching gears.

After 31 years as an attorney, he’s putting on the judicial robe.

Holly Springs Mayor Kelvin Buck reports sales tax revenues for the month of May were up as compared to even last year’s pre-COVID-19 values for May.

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Walker Sanders (4) makes a pass inside to teammate Jack Smith during a Marshall Academy summer game.

It wasn’t the normal summer for a team coached by Craig Dailey but in these uncertain times, it was good to just get in the gym.

This was Nov. 3, 1963, a Saturday. Ole Miss was playing a rare afternoon football game against LSU in Baton Rouge. CBS was broadcasting.

Opinion

They say life happens in stages. Pam and I are trying to tackle a new one.

You just haven't lived until you've sat in a doctor's office and had staples taken out of your armpit.

Trips down memory lane can carry different emotions.

One day last week a friend from Aberdeen shared some information with me about an estate sale.

Sports

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Showing off their first-place trophy are (front, from left) Laila Clifton, Luci Tomlinson, Charlie Johnson, Haley Honeycutt; (second row, from left) Evelyn Greer, X'Zorria Jones, Hallie Turner, Zoey Rippee, Anna Lauren Bain; (back, from left)coach Wayne Vannucci, Eliza Cavender, Kamdyn Taylor, Tyler Vannucci, Carlie Vannucci, Rayne Rippee, Christa Schultz, Kylie Gurley, Landry Loper, head coach Carlton Gibson.

The Marshall Academy softball team capped off an unbeaten week with an Indianola Tournament championship.

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The Marshall Academy football team has been busy on the practice field since July 27. The Patriots will play in a jamboree Friday at North Delta (4 p.m.

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Coach Edward Newton

Rust College has announced the hiring of Edward Newton as head basketball coach.

You couldn’t make up Grammy-winning song writer Bob Morrison’s life story, but then there’s no need for that. Morrison has lived it – all of it – and can tell it.

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The Lady Patriots hit five home runs in a season-opening win. Showing off their home run softballs are (from left) Christa Schultz, Rayne Rippee, Anna Lauren Bain and Kylie Gurley, who hit two. Marshall Academy hosts Leake Academy Thursday.

Marshall Academy opened a new softball season with a really big bang.

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Kat Moore

Kat Moore, a FirstTeam All Southeastern Conference outfielder for the Mississippi State University Bulldogs during the 2019 season, is the newest member of the East Central Commu

So the news of last week is that the Southeastern Conference has decided to play a 10-game, conference gamesonly football schedule this fall.

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Rashad Shannon

Rashad Shannon knows full well about the importance of basketball in this area of North Mississippi.

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Holly Springs High School football players go through some summer weight-lifting drills on the practice field.

High school football season being pushed back a couple of weeks is receiving pretty much the same reaction from coaches in Marshall County.

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Jeremy Dillard coaches the Potts Camp Cardinals during this past season's state championship basketball game.

Jeremy Dillard said his “fun ride” as head coach of the Potts Camp basketball team ended sooner than preferred but he’s been blessed by the wonderful experience.

Sixty-four years ago, Tupelo photographer Terry Wood snapped a photograph of two Mississippi icons.

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Derek Fountain goes to the goal in a game last season.

Derek Fountain loves basketball, but he can be seen other places than the gym. He’s a regular at Sam Coopwood Park, too, running laps and hills.

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