Anna Jeter and Nikolai Morschakov

Honored Russian ballet performer is guest artist at New Albany Ballet

New Albany School of Ballet Director Justine Stewart said the school was pleased to serve as host to Nikolai Morschakov of Russia, while he worked as a guest artist teaching ballet technique and partnering to the New Albany Ballet Company students. Morschakov graduated with honors from the Saratov State Choreographic Academy, Russia in 1995. Immediately […]

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Sarasota eats

By Dr. Linda Mitchell I’m in sunny Florida waiting for Princess Mitchell to make her appearance. This is our first girl and the first of the three to be late arriving. The wait isn’t too hard when you have sunny days, beaches, boats and a four-year-old to entertain you. No worries, Jackson and I are […]

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Sherman news

By Martha Swindle Sherman Alderman Wayne Bullock and his wife Diane, Alderman Dianne Jolly, and Alderman Martha Swindle attended the Pontotoc County Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Association’s annual awards banquet Tuesday evening, June 18, at the FBC fellowship hall. Sherman has two residents – Flo Rogers and Dianne Jolly – that are members […]

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Macedonia news

By Lou McQuary On Friday, June 14, Ginger, Stephen, and Wesley Harrell; Emily and Julie Canoy; Shirley and James Shirley; Susan, Ben, and Kellie McClelland; Angela, Jimmy, Jacob, Savannah, and CJ Shirley; and Brandi, Kevin, Jon Collier, and Reed Cooper enjoyed a vacation at the Caribe Resort in Orange Beach. It was a beautiful resort […]

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Hurricane news

By Susan Hooker, 419-5842 It’s magnolia time in Mississippi. Also the fragrance of the gardenias adds to the mixture on a breezy, summer day. Local produce stands are advertising squash, tomatoes, and strawberries. Plums, blackberries, and blueberries are also being shared by neighbors. All of the rain this past spring has the farming in Mud […]

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Supporting your team

Mississippi State’s magical run toward a coveted national championship ended Tuesday night in an 8-0 loss to UCLA. In short, State just couldn’t execute the way they had all through the regional, super regional, and College World Series. By the way, UCLA did execute and used the field, wind, and every opportunity to their advantage […]

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Batching and broken glasses

It’s my wife’s fault that I broke my glasses. That’s what I think. Of course, Jenny doesn’t agree. (You were pretty sure she wouldn’t, weren’t you?) She says she was 475 miles away in northern Kentucky at the time. Well, she was actually. But it’s still her fault. It all started 10 days ago when […]

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Kids Count survey

Mississippi’s standing has improved for the first time in 24 years on the national Kids Count survey that measures the well-being of children and families. But before you start back-slapping and high-fiving, we note that the state has moved to 49th, from 50th, in the annual compilation of statistics by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. […]

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Mississippi State beats Oregon State, advances to CWS Championship Round

by Eric Olson/The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — A Southeastern Conference team is heading to the College World Series finals for the sixth straight year. For the first time, it’s Mississippi State. Hunter Renfroe hit a three-run homer off the back wall of the left-field bullpen, and Kendall Graveman and two relievers held the Beavers […]

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Myrtle coach Orman to lead Ripley’s girls

Ripley High School has chosen Cliff Ormon to be their next girls basketball coach. Ripley principal Jeff Palmer confirmed the hiring Thursday afternoon. The move must be approved by the South Tippah School Board. Ormon returns to Tippah County where he coached the Pine Grove Lady Panthers for eight seasons (2004-12) before spending the last […]

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