Bruce defeats Richton; advances to Class 2A State Championship

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By JOEL McNEECE
The magical season for the Bruce Trojans continued last Saturday as they defeated Richton 61-54 to advance to the school’s first state basketball championship game in 20 years.

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Piney Woods ends Calhoun City’s season in 2A semifinal

By JOEL McNEECE
Piney Woods used a 24-0 first half run to break open a 9-8 game en route to defeating Calhoun City 78-61 in the Class 2A Semifinals at the Mississippi Coliseum.

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Trojans win County Tournament

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Bruce catcher Matthew Wilburn, left, is greeted by his teammates after hitting a home run that locked up a 5-2 win over Calhoun City last Friday to open the 2011 baseball season. The Trojans also defeated Vardaman 17-1 in the nightcap. Calhoun City defeated Vardaman 13-0 in the middle game of the Calhoun County Tournament. See more baseball coverage in this week’s Journal. Photo by Joel McNeece

Sister Mary Jean Morris receives highest honor at Bruce Chamber Banquet

By JOEL McNEECE
Sister Mary Jean Morris, Haworth and Ben Hogan took home top honors from the annual Bruce Chamber of Commerce Banquet Thursday night.

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Large grass fires all around Calhoun County Thursday

By JOEL McNEECE
High winds have contributed to a number of large grass fires around the county today.

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Three new candidates qualify for Calhoun elections, including a challenger for superintendent of education

By JOEL McNEECE
Three more candidates have tossed their hats into the ring for this year’s Calhoun County elections, including a challenger for superintendent of education.

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Former Smithville football coach negotiating a plea in child exploitation case

Federal court records indicate that an Alabama high school football coach is in plea negotiations in a child molestation case.

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Dr. Waldrop resigns from CBA to start church in Utah

A farewell reception is planned for Bro. Michael Waldrop and family on Sunday, Feb. 27 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. at the Calhoun Baptist Association Mission Center at 203 Byars Ave. in Calhoun City.

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Calhoun City native Hoskins among soldiers mentoring Iraqi Army

BAGHDAD—From Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, Soldiers with Company A, 299th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division – Center continued their role advising and assisting the Iraqi Army units within the Baghdad area by  conducting classes on internal and external supply management policies and procedures. Among those soldiers is Sgt. Denna Hoskins of Calhoun City.

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Anything is possible with Bruce, Calhoun City basketball

Monday afternoon in the Bruce High School gym, freshman Donta Armstrong was trying to duplicate the magical shot from last Saturday night that lifted the Bruce Trojans over the Calhoun City Wildcats 61-59 in the North State Championship at Baldwyn.

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