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Education’s first steps: Head Start opens its first Tremont program

  Four-year-old Parker blazed across the classroom and dived into his Batman backpack with abandon. He emerged with a small paper book in hand and peddled back across the room as quickly as his little legs would carry him. “Go ahead and read him your book, Parker,” his Head Start teacher, Casey Nichols, instructed. Page […]

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Tremont board appoints two new members

The Tremont Board of Aldermen has appointed two new members after one alderman resigned and a second was vacated by the board. Last Wednesday, remaining members of the board — Nathan Garrison, Barry Todd and Chris Wigginton — voted to appoint Holly Ford and Bobby Canup to the town board. Ford and Canup replace Melanie […]

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Eagle basketball camps at Freed-Hardeman

  By SCOTTY NICHOLS Sports Writer HENDERSON, TN – Tremont basketball players participated in a Freed-Hardeman University hosted Individual Boys Basketball Camp, last week. The camp was conducted from July 13-17 by Lions head coach and 2014 Don Meyer Coach of the Year award-winner, Jason Shelton. Tremont head boys basketball coach Brian Pearson took 23 players […]

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Committee forms to encourage Wynette stamp release

  * The group will push to get the hometown country music legend’s first U.S. postal stamp released in Tremont. Tammy Wynette isn’t the star of her own stamp yet, but her hometown is making sure their ready for when she debuts. Recently, approximately 22 people attended a short meeting to discuss the planned release […]

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Wynette to be featured on new postal stamp

* The country music icon’s hometown of Tremont will play host to the upcoming unveiling event. Tremont will play host to the unveiling of a new postage stamp bearing the likeness of country music legend Tammy Wynette. Though there is currently no set date for the unveiling event, the Tremont native’s name is included on […]

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Cake, collards, cabbage make Tremont woman’s family happy

  Story by Ginna Parsons Mary Killingsworth still remembers the first thing she ever learned to cook: homemade biscuits. “My mother was in the hospital and I made them and my dad said I made enough to feed Coxey’s Army,” said Killingsworth, 74. “I guess I was about 10 at the time and we had […]

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Smiling faces for Eme

* Tremont child braves surgery to fight rare disease Tremont’s EmeLee Lundy is about as small as a six year old comes, but she’s facing something big and very, very scary. EmeLee’s mother, Kandy, swore up and down that her daughter was a lot tougher than she might appear at first blush. “She understands that […]

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Tremont’s Lease one of three nominated for Pop Star award

JACKSON – Tremont’s Kari Lease helped lead the Lady Eagles to a Class I bowling state title earlier this year with a highest match score of 647. Last week, the senior attended an awards ceremony at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Jackson as one of only three athletes nominated for the […]

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Eagles celebrate archery title, recent sports success

TREMONT – Two months ago, Tremont coach Sandy Webb was coming off of a girls’ bowling state title victory, the first such Tremont title in any sport since 1995. She said then that the Eagles would bring home another championship soon, this time in archery. True to her word, Webb led the archery team to […]

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Mantachie, Tremont take state archery titles

JACKSON – Over the past few years, Itawamba County has become a hotbed for archery in the state, a fact that was evident last week as two local schools brought home state titles and another was named runner-up at the Archery in Mississippi Schools (AIMS) State Championships held in Jackson. Mantachie brought home the 2A […]

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Improving Eagles fall to Pine Grove, 5-1

TREMONT – After a tough season in 2013, Coach Shane Nichols has his Tremont Eagles playing at a much higher level in 2014. That improvement that saw the Eagles recently defeat Wheeler and Biggersville was put on hold last Tuesday as the squad dropped a 5-1 contest to Pine Grove. Panther starter Britt Lindley pitched […]

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Lady Eagles notch first win of season in 15-5 rout of Thrasher

TREMONT – After beginning the season with string of tough opponents, the Tremont Lady Eagles have been looking for a little confidence. They got a big dose of it last Tuesday when they run-ruled Thrasher 15-5 after five innings to pick up their first victory of the season and begin division play 1-0. “I think […]

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Simply the best: Lady Eagles take Class I state bowling title

BRANDON – Prior to last week, the 1995 softball team was the last to win a state championship of any kind at Tremont High School. That nearly two decade drought came to an end last Thursday when the Lady Eagles captured the Class I state bowling title. The Sandy Webb coached squad defeated Kossuth 3-1 […]

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Eagles end season in playoff loss at Ingomar

INGOMAR – Kelton Hall’s game-high 20 points helped lead Ingomar to a 72-52 victory over Tremont in the first round of the 1A North Tournament last Tuesday night, but none of the eighth grader’s buckets were more critical than the three consecutive 3-pointers he hit early in the first quarter. The clutch shots gave the […]

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