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Chris and Ashton Wilson of Greenwood announce the birth of their daughter, Emerson Miles Wilson, at 12:22 a.m. on Dec. 30, 2020, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.

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Gwendolyn Carter says she has always wanted to be in a major television or movie production.

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It’s been said that one person’s sweet perfume is another’s stink. Well, whether a smell is good or bad, it’s welcome in my garden. To a point.

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Amanda Elzy High School instructional coach Ja’Net Blackmon has been selected by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards to serve as a National Board Certified Teacher ambassador.

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Monday starts the first week of the new year. For many, it’s also the day when they will begin making good on their New Year’s resolutions.

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We recently had our annual Christmas party at our church. We are members of the Cruger Independent Methodist Church. When we first married and joined the church, we had quite a large congregation. We have dwindled in numbers, but our congregation is very close-knit and we have a wonderful ch…

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The adage that “hindsight is 2020” is usually pretty apropos. But, looking back, how about changing it to “let’s put 2020 in hindsight” and say goodbye to a weird year?

Leflore Legacy Academy, Greenwood’s newest school and only public charter school, recently held a “Honk and Wave Legacy Holiday Parade” for its 123 students, who are all sixth graders.

Might not be any snow, but with a pair of loppers and shears, we can transform winter gardens into lollipops and gumdrops. But a word to the thin-skinned: If you go crazy with creative trimming, you’ll get trash-talked.

Ida Jo Brooks of Tippo announces the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Jacquelyn Murphey Brooks, to James Thomas Pilgreen of Carrollton.

Greenwood native Tommie “Tonea” Stewart will be featured in the upcoming holiday movie “First Christmas” on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Tracy Robertson can remember the fragrant scent of a live Christmas tree wafting through her home as a child and the excitement it brought.

I love homemade soup. I could make a big pot of soup on the weekend and have a bowl every night for supper. My sweet husband, who never ever complains about meals, does not have the same feeling. He likes a bowl of soup, but then he is done. Thank goodness most soups freeze well.

A partial band scholarship helped set the educational foundation for a military career that spanned the globe and for college opportunities at high level universities. When Wilton Sanders left North Carrollton and headed for Moorhead in 1940 to attend what was then Sunflower Junior College, …

For many people, Christmas is their favorite time of the year. It’s a time that we celebrate with family and friends and take some time off from our busy schedules to slow down and spend time with loved ones. This is a time of year that we celebrate the good things in life, and we often show…

For more than 60 years, a large plastic Santa Claus figure has signaled the start of the holiday season for many in Greenwood.

Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Haggerty of Atoka, Tennessee, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Breanna Haggerty, to John W. Mayo of Greenwood.

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Download a map of the Roy Martin in Reverse drive-through Christmas parade route at bit.ly/3mGluku. Each parade entry and its location can be found on the map.

Thanksgiving Day tables feature an assortment of delicious casseroles, sides and desserts, but the star of the feast is always the bird.

On Thanksgiving Day, more than 45 million turkeys will be prepared in the United States. That is more than 736 million pounds of turkey, roughly the same weight as the Empire State Building. The average person will consume more than 3,000 calories by the end of the day.

ArtPlace Mississippi’s Garden Party, an annual fundraising event for the nonprofit, is going virtual.

Quick breads are breads that are leavened with leavening agents rather than yeast. They can be prepared quickly and reliably without requiring the time-consumed labor and climate control needed for traditional yeast breads.

Bumper stickers are everywhere. I always enjoy reading them in my daily travels. The stickers tell fellow drivers everything from where we vacation to our favored political candidates to our favorite college teams.

Scott and Carol Southerland of Hoover, Alabama, announce the birth of their son, Henry Sterling Southerland, at 7:17 a.m. on Sept. 4, 2020, at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

This is a shameless celebration. It’s mostly about a particular tree, but after two decades of pushing hard for it, even lobbying two special commissions, I’m over the moon to finally salute the magnolia flower on my beloved state’s new flag.

I was recently making my Thanksgiving plans and called my mom to check with her about coming up to visit. My parents live in northern Michigan, so late November can be a rough time to go visit. But I was also born and raised there, so I know what to expect.

My garden is sprouting a pop-up bonanza of sorts, with cool, wet weather coaxing surprise toadstools and puffballs from underneath my feet.

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Carnaggio of Carrollton announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jimmie Lynn Carnaggio, to Matthew Austin Hester of Starkville.

The Mississippi Small Business Development Center, in partnership with the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi, will hold a workshop on “How to Set up a Small Business.”

October is National Spinach Lover’s Month. Spinach isn’t just for Popeye anymore. It has become one of the most popular green vegetables in the nation. March 26 has been declared as National Spinach Day. Spinach can be served fresh or cooked by steaming, boiling or sautéing.

Sheri Emison of Memphis, Tennessee, announces the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Victoria Elizabeth Emison, to Christopher Maxwell Stanford of Coldwater. The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Erich Emison.

Recently, I was talking with a friend about how I would rate myself on a scale of one to 10. I know myself better than anyone else (obviously), and therefore I am all too well acquainted with my own personal shortcomings.

Greenwood Utilities celebrated the history and the benefits of community-owned utilities with five days of activities in honor of Public Power Week.

Since 2013, Merriam-Webster has annually proclaimed a Word of the Year. This is an honor based on the number of times a word or an expression is used online and how frequently it compares to the previous years. Some past winners have been blog in 2004 and bailout in 2008.

Zack and Angel Miller of Batesville announce the birth of their son, Dylan Matthew Miller, at 12:12 p.m. on Sept. 4, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. He weighed 8 pounds and was 19 inches long.