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Seeking Answers for Aggie

  * Local Miss Mississippi Outstanding Teen contestant fights ovarian cancer in her grandmother’s name. Next week, while she’s on stage in front of hundreds of people, Kristen Plunkett, or “Kit” to just about everybody, will undoubtedly be thinking of her grandmother. “I miss her,” the Miss Mississippi Outstanding Teen contestant said last week. “She […]

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‘Cancer never sleeps’: Relay for Life kickoff meeting set for next Tuesday

The Itawamba County Relay for Life committee will be hosting a kickoff event for the 2014 event next Tuesday, Jan. 14, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Fulton Family Medical Center. Anyone with even the remotest interest in either starting a Relay for Life team this year, or helping out the cancer-battling event in some other […]

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David facing Goliath: Mantachie high school student battles, beats cancer

Remember the tale of David and Goliath? Sam Farris’ story is pretty similar. The Mantachie High School junior is kind of unassuming: A full head shorter than most of his classmates, polite and not exactly reserved, but sort of quiet. Farris isn’t the really the kind of guy to stand out in a crowd. Those […]

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Relay for Life event set for May 17

•  This year’s fundraising cancer-awareness event will be smaller and “more intimate.” This year’s cancer-battling Relay for Life event will be a smaller, more intimate affair. Set for Friday, May 17, at ICC’s Crane Pavilion in Fulton, the local Relay for Life event will feature a handful of teams — currently, there are six — raising […]

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Carter celebrates 31 years cancer-free this October

AMORY – For Linda Carter, the month of October is a time of celebrating. Marking this year of 2012, she has been cancer-free for 31 years. Her youngest child, Bridgette, was three years old when she was diagnosed. “I had been going to the doctor for seven years and they said I had a simple […]

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