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Described as the “quintessential 19th century town,” Carrollton will offer a trip back in time — as well as showcase many of Carroll County’s talented artists, musicians and craftsmen — during the upcoming Pilgrimage and Pioneer Day Festival.

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Richie Mims and Tammy and Eddie Jones, all of Coila, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, MariDelane Mims, to James Bailey Howard of McCarley.

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Jessica Bounds of Brighton, Tennessee, announces the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Lakin Nichole Battaglia of Vicksburg, to Warren Reed Williams of Vicksburg, the son of Jay and Anita Williams of North Carrollton.

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Goldenrod is blooming, and with early autumn colors hinting at the darkness to come, it won’t be long before daylight saving time ends, and we’re left to reminisce on a porch swing or by the garden fire.

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Each year, Mississippi Delta Community College honors educators who go above and beyond. The TROJAN Teachers Award celebrates two on-campus teachers, and one off-campus teacher, who are nominated by division chairs and chosen by a committee selected by the president.

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Greenwood Gravel Grind offers participants — both beginners and longtime cycling enthusiasts — an opportunity for an outdoor adventure.

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Mr. and Mrs. Jason Brandy Martin of Anguilla announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kathryn Ann Martin, to John Bernard Dodd III of Southaven.

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Garden space is precious, as are the time, effort and expenses required to grow stuff there. So, unless you garden for therapy, occasionally think about minimizing inputs and maximizing outputs. And grow what you need.

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I’ll never forget one particular day in the sixth grade. My class was playing kickball for PE, and I was already a little frustrated because I thought that the PE teacher had stacked the teams by putting nearly all of the good players on the other team.

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The 40th annual 300 Oaks Road Race offers an opportunity to get outside, participate in a fun and healthy activity, and enjoy the last weekend of summer 2020, all while maintaining social distance.

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Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. I love going to the grocery store or farmers market and finding the fresh stalks this time of year. I even invested in an upright steamer to make preparing fresh asparagus a breeze. One time I thought about planting some until I found out that you …

Tammy Narmour of Sidon announces the engagement and upcoming marriage of her daughter, Tabitha Nicole Narmour of Greenwood, who is also the daughter of the late Glen Narmour, to Cody Ryan Crawford Winters of Greenwood.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kelly Fennell of Philipp announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Maegan Kelly Fennell, to Raines Clanton Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Cook Jr. of Greenwood.

Marietta Branch says Pillow Academy’s new engineering design and robotics class provides students with a variety of life skills.

We have a few weeks of school under our belts, and things are going remarkably well. I will be honest and say that I spent a few sleepless nights wondering what a typical day of school would be like with all the changes in our lives. I also don’t really remember what a typical, normal day is like.

When she was a teenager, Tayla Banks’ grandmother, the late Dorothy Boles, told her that one day she would be an inspiration to many.

I had an unexpected pastel delight in my veg patch this week, when my sweet potatoes started flowering. As luck would have it, one vine had crept around a purple-leaf basil with small edible flowers that share the same pink throats.

Having watched a lot of television over the past few months, I began to really take notice of some of the commercials. I wondered how much influence advertisements have on our purchasing certain brands.

Jace and Avery Hamilton of Greenwood announce the birth of their son, Hunter Prestidge Hamilton, at 2:55 p.m. on June 22, 2020, at Merit Health Woman’s Hospital in Flowood.

The Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation is continuing its efforts of distributing free face masks to residents throughout the Mississippi Delta.

Nearly every time I’ve worked with a couple, they’ve listed communication as one of the primary reasons that they decided to seek therapy. This fact was emphasized to me when a man at my church told me that if I didn’t think that every couple needed work on communication, then I wasn’t worth…

Glenda Cole says partnering with the Greenwood-Leflore Fuller Center for Housing has been a blessing.

When you live in the country — even though I actually live in town, it is still like being in the country — you learn to keep a ready stocked pantry. Staples are kept up to date, the freezer is full, and favorites are always on hand. I keep a list in my kitchen of things in which we are runn…

Every summer I feel like hanging up my hat on advising about lawn care, because people gonna do what they’re gonna do, regardless of what’s best for the lawn.

My sixth graders have a daily writing assignment for their journals each day. The first day of school I usually have them write something about their summer vacation. This year my first-day topic will be “What have you been doing since March?”

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Cody and Tabitha Winters of Greenwood announce the birth of their daughter, Daisy Rayne Winters, at 8:11 a.m. on June 19, 2020, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.

The United Way of Leflore County is gearing up for its annual one-day fundraiser.

Decisions, decisions. In my garden I’m darned if I do, darned if I don’t. So here’s a plea for thoughtful empathy, that borders on a rant.

A common theme I hear from clients who are parents is the guilt they experience from their own shortcomings in their parenting.

Tuesday is National Hamburger Day. Everybody loves a great hamburger fresh off the grill. They smell almost as good as they taste. There are countless chains to choose from to order your favorite “fast food” burger.

Jennifer Misskelley Marett of Carrollton and Brock Marett of Fairhope, Alabama, announce the engagement of their daughter, Bailey Elizabeth Marett, to Peyton Aubrey Banes of North Carrollton.

“I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream” was the title of a top 10 song from the late 1920s. It was written by the team of Billy Moll, Howard Johnson and Robert King and performed by Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians. For ice cream lovers, this still holds true today.

One thing that I frequently hear, especially at times after a long session with a new client, is how hard it must be to have to listen to someone talk about their struggles. It’s often said in a jokingly way: “I bet you don’t want to see me again,” or “This is going to be the craziest hour o…

Mr. and Mrs. Byron O’Bryant of Greenwood announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Alaina Clayton O’Bryant, to Ryan Charles Parkerson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Parkerson of Winona.

For more than 60 years, early childhood education and development has been a top priority at First Presbyterian Kindergarten. And it continues to be.

The children of Paul Joseph Correro and Sandra Billingslea Correro of Greenwood announce their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 11.

It’s true, the old adage that gardening is good for us, and one of the upsides of COVID-19-related restrictions is that I’ve had ample opportunity to give it more practice.

Each home on a North Greenwood street is proudly displaying an American flag for this Fourth of July holiday.

My son turned 35 years old this week. It seems like yesterday that we were bringing him home from the hospital. When we arrived home, our friends and family had decorated our yard with signs welcoming “Baby Steven” to the world.

I frequently get asked questions about why I live in Greenwood. One particular interaction stands out.

Deborah Harris’ Delta Girls is an organization she’s had on her heart for five years.

I write a lot about the four-generation family women who influenced my gardening approach, but haven’t given enough props to my dad’s mom, a prim garden club flower judge who instilled an appreciation for striving for ideals. Her books of blue ribbons were proof that attention to detail and …