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Tupelo Women’s Club member Sheila Smith decorates a whimsical Christmas tree ahead of the 2018 Holiday Tree Festival.

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FILE – In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron, left, and Alabama head coach Nick Saban meet in the center of the field before an NCAA college football game, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. For the first time in college football history, there will be two games matching teams of at least 8-0 on the same day, according to ESPN Facts and Info. In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, LSU and the Crimson Tide will play the first regular-season game matching AP Nos. 1 and 2 since 2011 _ when No. 1 LSU beat No. 2 Alabama 9-6 in overtime. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)


Henry Cobb, center, former automotive instructor at the Tupelo Career-Tech Center, talks with two of his former students, Jay Robertson and Mike Prust, as they look at the trophies inside the new trophy case that was donated to the career center. Cobb rallied donors and commissioned the building of the case.