Man Charged In House Break-In

By LISA McNEECE
A Calhoun City man has been charged in the break-in of a home in the Pleasant Hill community.

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Three Bruce Men Arrested, Sexual Battery

By JOEL McNEECE
Three Bruce men have been arrested and charged with sexual battery for incidents related to a 14-year-old boy.

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School Board Discusses Role As Policy Maker

By JOEL McNEECE
School Board President Billy McCord presented a report about school board policies, zero tolerance and financial stability at Monday’s meeting of the board in Pittsboro.

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Cecil Shempert

Cecil Eugene Shempert, 49, of Bruce, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009 at his home. He was born September 28, 1950 in Morris, Il. He was a truck driver and had been disabled for the past 10 years.

Derrick Hitt

Derrick Warren Hitt, 50, of Calhoun City, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 at Marysville, Va. as the result of a train accident. He was born May 7, 1959 in McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Ks. He was a computer program analyst for Symetra Financial in Bellevue, Wa. He had lived in England, Wichita Falls, Tx., the Philippines, Albany, Ga., Topeka, Ks., Duluth, Mn., Columbus, Orlando, Fl., Charlotte, NC, Jackson, Atlanta, Ga., Memphis, Tn., and Calhoun City. He was a graduate of East Lowndes Academy and MS State?University with a BA?degree as a Computer Programming Analyst. He had resided in Marysville, Wa. since January 2007. He was a Baptist and earned the Eagle Scout award with the Pushmataha Area Council, BSA. He was known for his big heart and willingness to lend a helping hand.

Odessa Dean

Gertie Odessa Dean, 98, of Bruce, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009 at Bruce Community Living Center. She was born October 18, 1911 in Chester (Choctaw County), the daughter of Joe Abb Biggers and Sarah Ethel Simpson Biggers. She was a member of Bruce First Baptist Church and WMU, and was a Sunday school teacher. She was a retired school teacher after 20 years teaching in  Choctaw, Montgomery and Calhoun counties. She was  a member of Retired Teachers Association,  Order of the Eastern Star, Garden Club and Bruce Arts Club.

Kim Williams

Kimberly Jean Williams, 39, of Bruce, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009 as the result of an auto accident in Bruce. She was born September 1, 1970 in Tupelo. She was a former employee of Wal-Mart in Grenada and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Vardaman High School class of 1986.

Susie Roach

Susie Roach, 51, of Calhoun City, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 at NMMC?in Tupelo. She was born June 15, 1958 in Lepanto, Ar. She was a sewing machine operator for Kellwood and she was a Baptist.

Roy Head

Roy Head, 83, of Calhoun City, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009 at his home. He was born May 23, 1926 in Angelina County, Tx., the son of John Roy and Bessie Bell Head. He was a retired farmer and a WWII Army Veteran.

Gilbert Holloway Jr.

Gilbert Lafayette Holloway Jr., 63, of Houlka and formerly of Calhoun City, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009 at NMMC?in Tupelo. He was born May 3, 1946 in Big Creek, the son of Gilbert Lee and Nannie Mae Pendergrast Holloway. He was a retired employee of Heatcraft.