Stacey Gregory’s Eye For Design Turns Mill Village Home Into Showplace

By JOEL McNEECE
Bruce native Stacey Gregory has a talent for transforming everyday items into eye-popping design features. It’s a skill he’s exercised beautifully in his latest project – renovation of a near 100-year-old home in Tupelo’s Mill Village.

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Jami Taylor To Play In All Star Game

Jami Taylor, of Bruce, has been nominated to play in the 2010 All Star Game Sophomore Showcase.

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Cougars Find Positives After 50-18 Loss To North Sunflower

By JOEL McNEECE
Calhoun Academy Head Coach Sonny Wright came away from last Friday’s 50-18 loss to North Sunflower with a good feeling about his Cougars.

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Bruce Upper Elementary Gets National Grant That Promotes More Teaching The Test

Bruce Upper Elementary is one of only 10 schools in Mississippi approved for a pilot merit-pay program for teachers as part of a national effort to improve student performance. Unfortunately, it’s just another poorly thought out policy further deteriorating our children’s education.

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Jerry Mitchell

Jerry Mitchell of Bruce has been a Green Apron Cooking Team member and a stew maker over 30 years. And for that many years or more, the cooking team has made stew and grilled chicken to raise money at Calhoun Academy.

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Robert Futrell

Robert Owen Futrell, 47, of Slate Springs, died September 20, 2010. He was born May 28, 1963 in Wynne, Ar., the son of Charles Edward Futrell and Judith Havens. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, was a graduate of the University of Arkansas, and he was in sales. He was also an Air Force Veteran.

Robert Dukes

Funeral service for Robert Dukes, 60, of Calhoun City, was Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010 at Oak Grove MG?Church in Derma. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Big Creek. Belle Memorial Funeral Home, Bruce, was in charge of arrangements.

Margie Provine

Margie Brown Provine, 89, of Powder Springs, GA passed away Tuesday Sept. 14, 2010. Funeral service was September 18, 2010 at West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta with Sam Burton officiating. Interment was at Forrest Lawn Memorial Gardens in College Park, GA.

Buck Potts

Roy Lee “Buck” Potts, age 60, of Water Valley, died Saturday, September 25, 2010 at his home. He was born April 18, 1950 to Ira Elton “Bill” Potts and Mary Ellen Mixon Potts. Mr. Potts was a retired mechanic. He was a family man and enjoyed his many nephews, nieces and grandchildren. He loved gardening and en-joyed his horses and mules. He was a Baptist and a member of the Goldwing Riders, Chapter P.

Marjorie Ellard

Marjorie Ellard, 85, of Saulsburg, Tn., died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 at BMH-East in Memphis. She was born August 20, 1925 in Derma, the daughter of William Hardin and Zelma Arnold Ellard. She was a graduate of BHS and Holmes Jr. College. A re-tired certified nurse aesthetician from Baptist Memorial Hospital, she received her degree from Charity Hospital in New Orleans. She also worked for Memphis Cataract and Eye Laser Center. She served in the U.S. Army Nurses Corps as a Second Lieutenant during the Korean Conflict and served in Exchange of Prisoners of Freedom Village. She was a lifetime member of American Legion and V.F.W., and was a member of Eastern Star. She loved fishing and gardening, and she lived most of her life in Memphis. Private commital service was Saturday at Bruce Cemetery.