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State residents to get third back-to-school ‘tax holiday’

The state’s fifth Sales Tax Holiday will take place during a 48-hour time period beginning 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 26, and ending at midnight Saturday, July 27. The popular “back to school” event is worth seven percent in savings to consumers as result of waiving the sales tax on specific items. The items exempt from […]

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Toyota Education Committee announces grant money availability to local schools

The Toyota Educational Endowment Fund Committee of the CREATE Foundation announced Monday the availability of $1 million of grant money for schools in Lee, Pontotoc and Union Counties. Toyota Mississippi Vice President Doug Formby, a member of CREATE’s Toyota Education Endowment Fund Advisory Committee, made the announcement in New Albany. “The purpose of the grant […]

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Cotton States teams battle on the diamond


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ICC releases its 2013 football schedule

Adam Gore/LetsGoICC.com Itawamba Community College announced its 2013 football schedule on Monday. The nine-game schedule includes a road trip to defending Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) champion Copiah-Lincoln along with East Central, Mississippi Delta, Northwest and Northeast visiting Easton Field this season. “It’s the same tough schedule that everyone has in this […]

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An Olympic challenge

By Jake Dean The event of lifting a heavier weight than your opponent to see who is the strongest has been around stretching as far back as the ancient Greek time period. This Olympic sport has now branched out to high schools as well. Competitions are held and sanctioned by MHSAA representatives and officials. Locally, […]

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Cotton States high school league standings and schedules

Cotton States High School League Team Standings as of July 15, 2013 Team                   W   L   T   Pct BlackPrairie Mudcats   5   1   0  .833 Swamp Monsters……   5   1   0  .833 North Delta Dealers.   4   1   0  .800 HillCountry Generals   5   2   0  .714 Woodall Mtn Lookouts   3   3   0  .500 Tippah Tribe……..   3   4   0  .429 […]

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Blue Mountain College signs nine

Blue Mountain College has released a list of athletes they signed this past week, along with some basic information about each:   Cross-Country Joey Storment – French Camp … Finished 2nd in MHSAA State Championship last two years … 2nd District III MHSAA Championship last two years …. Senior year he won the Tupelo, Corinth […]

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Amory girls, Saltillo boys win inaugural ICC Soccer Showcase

Adam Gore/LetsGoICC.com The Amory Lady Panthers and Saltillo Tigers won the inaugural Itawamba Community College High School Soccer Showcase held at the ICC Soccer Complex on Thursday. The Lady Panthers picked up 4-0 wins over Saltillo and Itawamba AHS along with a key 2-1 victory over New Albany to earn the girls’ title while The […]

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Brady Cox (Ingomar) struck out 10 batters in 5 innings for the Dealers.

Dealers rally over Xplorers in Cotton States

By Tyler McCollum The North Delta Dealers and the Desoto Xplorers faced each other for the second time this season on Sunday and the Dealers came away with the 5-3 win. With the Dealers down one game to none, it was an all out defensive battle for both teams. The bats for both sides remained […]

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