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Speakes, former Reagan press secretary, dies at Delta home

CLEVELAND — Larry Speakes, a native of Merigold and press secretary for President Ronald Reagan (1981-1987), died Jan. 10 at his home in Cleveland. Speakes began his long career in the newspaper business after graduating from the University of Mississippi. He served as editor of the Oxford Eagle in 1961 and as managing editor of the Bolivar Commercial from 1962-1966. From ...

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Makamson named publisher

Diane Makamson has been named the publisher of The Bolivar Commercial, effective Jan. 1. Makamson had been interim publisher since the retirement of former publisher Mark Williams. She had previously been the COO and bookkeeper with The Bolivar Commercial. Makamson has worked at the newspaper for 35 years and has experience in all aspects of printing, including knowledge of the ...

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