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Local man named National Principal of the Year

Abbeville native Darrell Williams was recently named National Principal of the Year and is this week’s featured Educational Excellence nominee. Williams is now located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (August 5, 2014, Page 1)

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    The Cluck Cluck Farm

    It sounds like the name of a 1975 Jack Nicholson film, but it’s not the Cuckoo’s Nest – it’s The Cluck Cluck Farm.

    Drive down County Road 403 in Lafayette County where The Dart landed, and you’ll see the sign David Rhines erected. He raises and sells a variety of chickens and ducks.

    You may encounter a couple of dancing baby goats on the property. Walk a little  farther, and you’ll find 300 or more birds. (August 4, 2014, Page 1)

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      Moak jumps feet first into Eagle Scout service project

      George Moak, a 16-year-old Oxford High School student, hopes to rise to the rank of Eagle Scout, the Boy Scout organization’s most prestigious honor.

      But first, he must complete a service project that has led him to dive feet first into a charity whose mission is to collect shoes for Guatemalan school children. (August 1, 2014, Page 1)

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        Meet the new gospel group — Men of Integrity

        The gospel group Men of Integrity is based out of Batesville, Ms. The group is made up of four young men who want to spread the word of their Lord with music. (August 1, 2014, Page 5B)

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          Naked ladies and spider lilies

          Lafayette County Master Gardener Anna Haller gives tips on how to care for to captivating mid- to late-summer pants, naked ladies and spider lilies. (August 1, 2014, Page 2B)

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            ‘It’s the end of the world and I ain’t repented yet!’ — The Crater

            One hundred and fifty years ago this past Wednesday, an event happened in the trench earthworks the Confederates had to fortify Petersburg, Virginia, just a few miles down the road from Richmond. If Gen. Ulysses Grant’s men had taken advantage of the event, they may have hastened the end of the Civil War by nine months. (August 1, 2014, Page 2B)

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              Can a parent care too much?

              Columnist Lisa Coleman discusses overprotecting parents, and wonders if a parent can care too much? (August 1, 2014, Page 1B)

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                Caring Crafts

                From healthy babies to poor school children to the sick and elderly, the Woodson Ridge Homemakers spend their free time creating items to bring comfort and, in some cases, education to many. (August 1, 2014, Page 1B)

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                  Bellman incorporates fun into his lesson plans

                  Educational Excellence nominee Allan Bellman uses fun experiments to tie his lesson plans in. He hopes that his work inspires his pupils to teach their students while grabbing their attention. (July 29, 2014, Page 1)

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                    Orsburn recalls growing up in Lafayette County

                    We met Donna Orsburn at the door of her mobile home on County Road 403, the quiet road in Lafayette County where The Dart landed. She invited us inside and told us a little about her life as she folded laundry.

                      (July 28, 2014, Page 1)

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