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Vaughan’s Vocabulary – 11/18/15

Don Vaughan provides infrequently used words to strengthen your vocabulary. Try the table technique for mastering vocabulary-building words. In Microsoft Word click Table, then Insert Table. You’ll need four columns and 21 rows to begin with, and as you add…

Make a winning decision and quit tobacco use

Making the decision to quit using tobacco is difficult, but the choice is even harder without support. Moral support and expert help can make the difference between success and failure. The Mississippi Tobacco Quitline encourages smokers to join this year’s…

Military notes – 11/18/15

PV1 Jacob Dendy Army Pvt. Jacob W. Dendy has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction…

Natchez Trace Parkway busy in 2015 with visitor amounts

From press reports “During September 2015, the Natchez Trace Parkway experienced a slight decrease in the number of recreational visits over the 2014 figures,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “This year, 476,818 used the Parkway during September 2015 compared to 488,825…

Calendar of Events – 11/18/15

AUMC Annual Chili Lunch Nov. 18 Ackerman United Methodist will be selling chili, corn chips, homemade dessert and tea at the Ackerman United Methodist Fellowship Hall on Nov. 18 for $5. Local schools, hospitals and other groups and individuals in…

The Civil War – History of 30th Mississippi Infantry: Part 5

By C.J. Johnson The 30th Mississippi included companies from  central Mississippi.  Company C, the Choctaw Planters, was raised in Choctaw County.  This  continuation of the 30th Mississippi history comes from Dunbar Rowland’s “Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898.” “In January, 1864,…

Dimmed lights help the night sky

NEWS FROM THE HILL By Edwin Faughn Greetings from Rainwater Observatory right here in the historic village of French Camp, Mississippi. We are excited about our new indoor exhibits containing a brand new impressive meteorite collection! It contains such objects…

Sports schedules – 11/18/15

THURSDAY, NOV. 19 Prep Basketball 6 p.m. — Louisville at Choctaw County 6 p.m. — French Camp at East Webster 6 p.m. — Winston Academy at Oak Hill Academy