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PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL PREDICTS EARLY SPRING

Groundhog Club handler A.J. Dereume holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, during the 138th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., Friday, Feb. 2, 2024. Phil’s handlers said that the groundhog has forecast an early spring. (Barry Reeger/AP) By Associated Press Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow Friday, predicting an early…

VARSITY TROJANS DISTRICT CHAMPIONS

Front row, l-r: John Ward, Lane Womack, Hudson Haffey, John Hudson Word, and Fisher Gulledge. Back row: Jordan Brooks, Larry Boyd, Hayes Hester, Cayton Edwards, Preston Carnathan, Kade Ward, and Cooper Logan. Not pictured: Head Coach Caleb Joiner. (Courtesy of Lamb’s Photography)

LADY TROJANS FINISH AS DISTRICT RUNNER-UP

Front row, l-r: Daynie Parish, Ryleigh Scott, Kenzie Cochran, Drue Johnson, Allie Rae McBride, and Emma Steen. Back row: Semya Henderson, Hallie Fancher, Lauren Lindsay, Zoey Jones, Maddie Alford, Kate Riley, and Head Coach Nikki Edwards. Not pictured: Assistant Coach James Culpepper. (Courtesy of Lamb’s Photography)

HOLMES COUNTY OFFICIALS SWEARING IN CEREMONY

The Holmes County Swearing in Ceremony took place on Thursday, December 28, 2023. Front row, l-r: District 4 Supervisor Leroy Johnson; District 1 Supervisor Steve McClellan; Justice Court Judge District 1 Shirley Neal; Justice Court Judge District 2 Marcus Fisher; District 4 Election Commissioner Augustine Winstead; District 2 Election Commissioner Loretta Tidwell; District 3 Supervisor…

HCCSD GRADUATION RATE EXCEEDS THE STATE AVERAGE

Graduation rates calculated by the MS Department of Education show that the Holmes County Consolidated School District (HCCSD) graduation rate exceeds the state average. Additionally, the district’s dropout rate is lower than the state average. The graduation rates released this week by the MS Department of Education reported the Holmes County Consolidated rate for 2022-2023…

EDWARDS SWORN IN AS HOLMES COUNTY PROSECUTOR

Charles “Chuck” Edwards of Lexington was sworn in as Holmes County Prosecutor by Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Latrice Westbrook on Thursday, December 28, 2023.

JR. HIGH BOYS FINISH AS DISTRICT RUNNER-UP

Front row, l-r: Bryce Jones, John Franklin Johnson, Conley Bryant, and Carter Cain; back row: Mark Grayson Cain, Wilkes Rutledge, Cahal Rayburn, and Aiden Cheek.

JUNIOR HIGH LADY TROJANS DISTRICT CHAMPIONS

Front row, l-r: Ava Grace Horne, Emma Word, Khloe Harrell, Heidi Hudson, Joshi Land, Braylee Kate Grubbs, and Ellie Lloyd; back row: Coach Nikki Edwards, Emory Gulledge, Layla Brantley, Ally Kyzar, Landry Lawshe, Mary Hayden Hathcock, Lydia Killebrew, Kaylee Bethany, Nora Grace Grubbs, Allison Boyd, and Mackenzie Bishop. Not pictured is Rylee Jo Banks.

C Spire Invests $1 Billion to Speed Deployment of 5G, Fiber Broadband in Mississippi, Alabama

C Spire is ramping up an unprecedented growth project with a $1 billion investment over the next three years– the largest capital spend in company history – to accelerate the deployment of ultra-fast 5G wireless technology and all-fiber Gigabit broadband internet in key parts of its service area in the southeastern U.S. The project will…

General Election: Biden/Harris garner most votes in county

Staff Report      Unofficial General Election results from the Holmes County Circuit Clerk’s office report 6568 ballots were cast with all precincts tallied. Mississippi voters approved a new state flag without the Confederate emblem on it. Also, both medical marijuana initiatives passed.      These totals do not include absentee ballots. President/Vice President – Biden/Harris (D),…