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Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 12:00am

Polling place information for three precincts in Pontotoc County have changed.

Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 12:00am

Band members pictured above are David Baber, Doug Stinson, and Jimmy Nix.

Sports

Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 12:00am

len Mustang team. She is looking good in her matching helmet, eye-pink and cleats. Photo by Wes Edens

Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 12:00am

Allen T-Ball player Devyn Griffith looks certain that she will beat the throw to first base. Photo by Wes Edens

Columns

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 12:00am

So, when did these Father’s Day celebrations get started and how? Well, the first one came forth on June 19, 1910. The same year my own father was born. Men scoffed at this new day. “It’s just a trick to get people to spend money on yet another holiday,” said my dad. “Besides, we wind up having to pay for it ourselves anyway, so what’s the point.”

Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 12:00am

Memorial Day is here. A time to remember and honor those heroes who paid the ultimate price to defend our country. There are many heroes in our area. And I salute all of them. But today I want to talk about a particular one. One you may not have known of or remember. A boy from Lula. A boy who gave his life for our freedom. His name: Gene Porter Hamilton. Ever hear of him? Everyone knew “Gene Porter” as his mother called him back in the 30’s. She and her husband, Virgil Hamilton, raised Gene over at Lula where Gene went to school and his dad Virgil Hamilton was a wellknown grocer.