Calhoun Academy golf team off to strong start; Hunter harmon wins twice

By JOEL McNEECE
Calhoun Academy has placed first and second in their first two golf tournaments of the 2011 season and Hunter Harmon has earned medalist in both.

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T.J. Morgan earns medalist again as Trojan golfers place second

By JOEL McNEECE
The Bruce golf team earned another second place finish and T.J.?Morgan brought home medalist honors in a match Monday at The Dogwoods in Grenada.

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Janie Brady

Janie Kelley Brady, 68, of Fountain Hills, Az., died March 22, 2011 at Eckstein Center Hospice of the Valley in Scottsdale, Az. She was born September 6, 1942 in Water Valley. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church in Fountain Hills, Az.

Frank Wooten

Edward Franklin “Frank” Wooten, 75, of Coffeeville, died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at his home. He was born March 11, 1936 in Big Creek, the son of Jim Grey and Euva Mae Carter Wooten.  A member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, he was a farmer, trucker and cotton ginner. A member of Yalobusha Cooperative Gin Co., he was named 2005 Yalobusha County Farmer of the year.

Lloyd Freely

Walter “Lloyd” Freely, 84, of Tampa died March 14, 2011. Born and raised near Vardaman, in March of 1927, he was a teacher for 35 years, retiring after most of those years with the Hillsborough County Schools as a vocational agriculture teacher at MacDonald Training Center where he established a plant nursery in 1967. A veteran of WWII, he spent a year following the war in Italy with the 88th Inventory Division and also was a world traveler who visited all over the U.S. and abroad. He was a Baptist and held positions in many social organizations. He was president of Bachelors and Bells Singles Club for two years.

Investigators rule arson in two fires north of Bruce; find origin of deadly Gauley fire

By JOEL McNEECE
Three large fires in three nights in Calhoun County last week resulted in the death of a woman in the Gauley Community and two arson investigations.

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Courthouse’s first phase is nearing completion

By JOEL McNEECE
Board of Supervisors President Barney Wade told the Bruce Rotary Club last week the Calhoun County Courthouse project is quickly nearing completion of the first phase of the $5 million project.

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Calhoun County’s Relay For Life set for Friday, April 8

By JOEL McNEECE
Plans are coming together for Calhoun County’s annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life set for Friday, April 8, at the Bruce High School football field.

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Superintendent updates school board on “battle” with education funding

By JOEL McNEECE
Calhoun Superintendent Mike Moore referred to the debate over funding for education as a “battle” with Gov. Haley Barbour at Monday’s meeting of the county school board.
“Gov. Barbour wants to cut, cut, cut again,” Moore said.

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53-foot trailer filled with furniture stolen from Rydell’s parking lot in Calhoun City

By JOEL McNEECE
Calhoun City Police are investigating the theft of a 53-foot trailer from Rydell’s parking lot early Sunday morning.

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