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The success of Old Success – Part Two

  By Christy Porter, Managing Editor Special thanks to Lena McCoy Ward, of Houston, Joan (Cavaness) Brannam, of Success, and Historian Rick J. Gunter, of Sparta, for their contributions and help with this historical narrative. Old Success continued to flourish as it moved into the 1900s. John Jesse Wiggains opened a general merchandise store in…

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A different kind of biscuit

  By Shari Harris, Publisher The end of May brought a new store to Licking. Basic Biscuits opened for business in the building between Shafer’s Smoke Shop and Cutting Up salon, on the north side of the former MFA building. In many countries, biscuits are what we call cookies. Just ask a fan of kid’s…

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