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Vicksburg bare knuckle fighter is ready for his next fight

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Vicksburg native and pro fighter Martin Brown (with permission)

Vicksburg native and bare knuckle fighter Martin Brown is preparing for his next fight after defeating Juan Pino in just 58 seconds a few weeks ago.

Born in Vicksburg in 1984, Brown had his first professional fight in 2009 where he won in the first round. In the years since, he has continued to climb higher in the rankings.

In 2018, Brown’s big MMA fight aired on television where he defeated Beibit Nazarov to win the Titan FC Lightweight title.

“They brought me there to lose but I still came out on top,” Brown said.

Brown also defended his title in the Dominican Republic where he was fighting MMA style (mixed martial arts) instead of bare knuckle as he is now.

Now , Brown is excited to prepare for his second bare knuckle fight. His next match has not been scheduled, yet, but he hopes it will happen by January 2021.

Until then, Brown will continue his daily training routine to stay at the top of his game. He strives for knockouts in the first round, something he has done multiple times in his career.

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USACE hosts annual youth deer hunt

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(Photo by Will Swann on Unsplash)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District announces that Grenada Lake will host its annual youth deer hunt over two weekends, Dec. 26 to 28, 2020, and Jan. 1 to 3, 2021.

To be eligible for participation, youth hunters must be between the ages of eight and 15 and be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 21 years old with a valid Mississippi hunting license.

Registration begins Dec. 3 and ends Dec. 8. Hunters may register by emailing Natural Resources Specialist Will Clark at [email protected]. The email must include the youth hunter’s name and age as well as the accompanying adult’s name, age and phone number.

“We are excited to continue our annual tradition of hosting this event for young hunters,” Clark said in a news release. “We wish them all a safe and successful hunting season.”

Youth hunters may harvest a maximum of one buck and two does during the hunt.

Hunters and their locations will be selected through a random drawing process. All hunters will be provided with a packet outlining the hunt’s rules and regulations as well as a detailed map of their hunting area. Each hunting area will contain ground blinds and two-man ladder stands for hunters’ use.

The purpose of the hunt is to encourage young people to become more involved in outdoor recreation and habitat preservation. The hunt also helps control the deer population.

For more information about this hunt or other hunting opportunities at Grenada Lake, please contact the Grenada Lake Field Office at 662-226-5911.

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10-year-old Addie G. Clay killed a big buck Saturday

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Vicksburg resident Addie G. Clay killed killed a big buck Saturday, marking her first kill of deer hunting season.

Clay is 10-years-old and in fifth grade at St. Francis Elementary School in Vicksburg. She is  known as both a great and athletic student.

Clay got the kill in Issaquena County hunting with her dad Robert Clay. In addition to getting this amazing buck Saturday, it was the anniversary of her first kill exactly three years ago.

 

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Former WC player Sims gets scholarship offer from Millsaps College

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(Photo courtesy Malik Sims)

Hinds Community College and former Warren Central High School football player Malik Sims has started to receive more football scholarship offers.

Last week, Sims received an offer from Millsaps College to further his football career. Sims posted the announcement on Facebook. Previously, Sims received an offer from Holmes Community College.

Sims recently finished his first season playing for the Hinds Eagles where he was a starting linebacker, and he performed well on defense making some big plays every game. He helped Hinds to a successful 3-1 season.

Sims has not officially committed to any four year college as of now, and he has not mentioned if he will return to Hinds for his sophomore year. He expects more offers to be made during the offseason.

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