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LINCOLNSHIRE, ILL. — Febru. 1, 2021— Selected Independent Funeral Homes has named Whitney Pegues-Beck of W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors in Tupelo, Mississippi as the 2021 recipient of the NextGen Professional of the Year Award. Recipients are presented a physical award and receive complimenta…

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On Feb. 4, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. announced the recipients of its 2021 Horatio Alger National Scholarship, a $25,000 college scholarship. Out of tens of thousands of applicants, Khaoula Kamal, a Tupelo High School student, was one of just 106 students …

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Stanley (Charlie Hunnam) and Lion (Jack O’Connell) are brothers. They live on the fringe. Their mother died young and their father didn’t want them, so all they have is each other.

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There are so many theorys of how the earth will come to an end. These are some ways scientists suggest — Earth's molten core might cool, the Sun could start to die and expand, Earth could get shoved into a deadly orbit or a rogue planet could hit Earth.

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Even though I’ve still got a copy of the 1986 American action drama film Top Gun, I’d forgotten how good it was when my friends at Paramount sent the new 4K Ultra HD version arrived.

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The work of several area students will be featured in The Calliope, which is scheduled for publication during the 2021 spring semester at Itawamba Community College.

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I remember Bonanza for a few reasons — first because of great story lines, and as a youngster because there was usually some kind of trigger-play. I guess I identified with Little Joe (Michael Landon) because he was hotheaded, impetuous, slightly crazy but at heart, a romantic.

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The Tupelo High School Junior Music Club, consisted of members, who joined for one common interest — Music. The purpose was to develop an appreciation of music.

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I met Casey James a few years back when he released an independent CD, Strip It Down (2017). When he sent it he included a “Casey James” bandana, which I was able to use that Christmas doing magic tricks for my grandkids, Connor and Suzanne.

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Brad and Deana Jackson have been selected as Saltillo Citizens of the Year for 2020. The annual honor bestowed by the North Lee Civitan Club recognizes individuals who have contributed positively to the community. They are both natives of Saltillo and graduates of Saltillo High School. Brad …

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STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State’s Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College is announcing its newest Presidential Endowed Scholarship recipients. Nine freshmen representing Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Tennessee are being recognized with the university’s most prestigious undergraduate…

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Many ask me about how I get started finding these lost cemeteries. It’s usually someone telling me an old story they’ve heard about. A few pan out. Many do not.

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A Time Like This, the 3rd release from The McKee Brothers, once again features fine LA and Michigan musicians and spotlights Denis McKee’s ongoing collaboration with prolific songwriter and amazing pianist Bobby West, this time creating 16 lyrically interesting and seriously funky originals.

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Nurse practitioner Benjamin Spencer, FNP-BC, of Sherman recently graduated from North Mississippi Medical Center’s Advanced Practice Clinician Fellowship. Spencer earned an associate degree in nursing from Bevill State Community College in Hamilton, Alabama, in 2014 and a bachelor’s degree i…

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After a series reaches 10 years, as Blue Bloods has, people start talking — usually it’s people with time on their hands, who like to stir the pot and act like they are an insider. Some have suggested Tom Selleck being on the cover of this and being interviewed by so and so has some ominous …

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Ronnie Earl, a four-time Blues Music Award winner as “Guitar Player of the Year,” follows up the critical and commercial success of last year’s Beyond the Blue Door album with another blockbuster disc of music, Rise Up, set for release September 11 on Stony Plain Records. Created to heal and…

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JACKSON, Miss. – During its virtual quarterly meeting Thursday, the Mississippi State Board of Health elected new leadership in the positions of chairman and vice-chairman.

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Besides the complex and entertaining plots, I love the area these Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) agents focus on — from the Mississippi River to the Texas Panhandle. Of course, they operate out of New Orleans, a place I’ve visited many times. I’m not drawn by the party part, but…

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There are a lot of great singer, songwriters. However, usually the best material comes when one person writes the material and they find the right person to sing. Elton John is a great performer, but his songs wouldn’t be much if not for Bernie Taupin. Taupin wrote the words to all those gre…

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Beginning in the early 1940s The Strand and the Lyric, both in Tupelo, were the places to be on Saturday afternoon.

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On May 22, 2020, Lee County Sheriff's Department Investigators were notified by Child Protective Services (CPS) regarding allegations of sexual battery against Martin Randy Morgan of 1553 CR 814 in Plantersville.

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To Ken Fairly, a father figure when I needed one. To Claude Stuckey, the truest friend I ever had. To all the agents who thought it would never end. To those who never let fear spoil the journey. To wanderers longing for home. — Merle Temple