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Harmontown

Can you hear me now?

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley kicked off a “Connecting Rural North Mississippi” tour Thursday in Harmontown where he met with about 170 residents inside of the Harmontown Baptist Church to listen to their complaints in regards to a lack of cell phone coverage in the area. (January 28, 2011, Page 1A)

Auction, BBQ

The Clydesdale Christmas Store of Harmontown, a nonprofit, will have its annual auction and barbecue on Saturday. Located behind the Holiday Lodge Restaurant at Teckville Landing on Sardis Lake, everyone is invited to come out to enjoy good food, rock to the sound of the Michael Howell Band and bid on a varity of items. Barbecue will be served at noon and the auction starts at 1 p.m.

All proceeds will go to provide Christmas gifts for children in need in Tate, Panola and Lafayette counties. Individuals or businesses would like to donate new items to be auctioned or make a donation are asked to contact Bobbie Massengill, the treasurer, at 662-562-5300 or 662-560-6767. (October 5, 2010)

Friends help build ‘Harmontown International Airport’

With a love of flight and 50 acres of property, David Tomlin turned 1,900 feet of his property into a landing strip. It took five years and lots of help to turn dense forest into what has been jokingly dubbed, “Harmontown’s International Airport.” (July 9, 2010, Page 1B)

More tornado sirens installed

Two of five tornado sirens planned for Lafayette County have been put in place.
The first siren was installed at the Harmontown Fire Department last week. On Tuesday, Abbeville received its siren.
“We’re going to have to do some more programming,” said Lafayette County Emergency Management coordinator David Shaw. “But they are working well.” (June 30, 2010, Page 1)

Harmontown and local Indians

A SENSE OF PLACE — According to Lafayette County folklore and tradition, the Harmon family settled the county’s northwestern corner and became friendly with the local Chickasaw Indian chief, Toby Tubby. Local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield traces the history of Harmontown as his series on Lafayette County communities continues. (March 5, 2010, Page 3B)

Four-day school week an option to consider

Maybe it’s time to consider another option to help out with funding problems for school districts across Mississippi. How about going to school four days a week. Read more about how that would save money in gas, bus driver pay, maintenance, et cetera. (January 18, 2010, Page 4)

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