Memorial Day Speakers Say It’s Dangerous to Forget

By JOEL McNEECE
Rev. Buford Usry said today (Memorial Day) should be a sad day. Chief Warrant Officer Don Melton said it’s time for “America to reconnect with its history and core values.”

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Memorial Day Services Planned For Bruce, Calhoun City On Monday

By JOEL McNEECE
Bruce and Calhoun City will host Memorial Day services on their respective squares Monday, May 31.

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Ace Cannon Festival Set For May 29

By JOEL McNEECE
The 4th Annual Ace Cannon Festival kicks off today (Saturday, May 29) on the square in Calhoun City.

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Legislation Passes U.S. House Assisting Farmers, Storm Victims

Much anticipated legislation to provide disaster assistance to Mississippi farmers, families, and business owners that are struggling to recover in the wake of severe weather that destroyed crops, homes, and businesses passed the U.S. House of Representatives Friday in Washington, D.C.

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University Presidents Plan Joint Task Force To Attack Region Woes

By JOEL McNEECE
Ole Miss and Mississippi State University presidents teamed up during CREATE’s “State of The Region” in Tupelo Thursday to announce a joint task force whose mission is to improve educational attainment in Northeast Mississippi. Calhoun County hopes to be one of those counties to benefit, based on the latest statistics shared at the meeting.

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Joe Carnaggio Recalls His 73 Days In Vietnam

By JOEL McNEECE
Joe Carnaggio, of Calhoun City, still remembers the “great feeling” seeing the tops of the trees of the Vietnam jungle as he was helicoptered out after being shot in the leg during a tenacious fire fight in May of 1970.

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Gloria “Dumpy” Lloyd

Gloria ‘Dumpy’?Lloyd of Vardaman says she just cooks “old fashioned.” Her grandmother, the late Wilker Gilder, taught her to cook and most days had teacakes for her after school. When Dumpy was old enough, she and her sister would have supper started when their mother got home from work. She would like to say she tries to cook healthy, but one of the first things she learned to cook was fried chicken, still a  favorite of husband Jim’s (again, the old fashioned way–cutting up her own chicken.)

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Bruce’s First North State Title Was In 1973

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Bruce’s first North State Champion Baseball Team was in 1973. They were defeated 5-4 and 4-2 by Franklin County in the state championship series. Pictured, from left, front, are Billy Burnham, Earlist Glaspie, Ricky Turner, Wesley Spratlin, David Welch; middle, Eddie Murphree, Mike Jones, Jackey Turner, Steve Runer, Charles Davis, Jim Beckett; back, Coach Darrell Logan, Barry Daniels, Danny Alldredge, Benton Hanson, Gary Edwards, and Manager Robert “Blue” Logan.

By JOEL McNEECE
This year’s North State Championship by the Bruce Trojan baseball team was not the first for Calhoun County or the Trojans. The 1973 Trojans won the North and then dropped two close games to Franklin County in the state championship.

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Calhoun Players In All Star Baseball Game Saturday

Bruce and Calhoun City will be represented in Saturday’s NEMCABB All Star Baseball game in Corinth Saturday, May 29 at 2 p.m.

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Wildcat Defense Shows Progress In Spring

By JOEL McNEECE
Calhoun City Football Coach Perry Liles concluded spring practice pleased with the performance of his defense and some possible depth gained on both sides of the ball.

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