Black Girls Rock hosts Breast Cancer Walk

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Calhoun City hosted its 1st Annual Breast Cancer Walk Oct. 25, sponsored by Black Girls Rock of  Mississippi and its director Santee Ezell. The program honored those who were lost to the disease and survivors. The walk, held on the track at Calhoun City High School, began with prayer, survivor testimonies, and lighting a candle for all those impacted by the disease. Among the many participants were, from left, Patrice Powell, Precious Thompson and Ronda Owens. Powell and Owens lost their sister Olivia “Jeno” Westmoreland to breast cancer last year.

Pamela Tutor

Pamela Kay Tutor, 59 of Southaven, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at U.S.A. Medical Center in
Mobile, Al. Born June 10, 1955 in Mobile,  she was the daughter of Marvis Tutor and the late Eva Mae Baucum
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BES students sing at Bruce Living Center

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Students from Bruce Elementary entertained residents at Bruce Community Living Center Wednesday morning singing a variety of songs. Four different classes of kindergarteners rode the buses over and enjoyed some treats from BCLC before returning to school. Photo by Joel McNeece

Living with Cystic Fibrosis – Burt sisters focus on what they can do, not what they can’t

Chloe Beth, Caitlyn and Laken Burt recently returned from a trip to Walt Disney World with their family that was sponsored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Chloe Beth, 8, and her oldest sister Laken, 16, both have cystic fibrosis. Caitlyn, 13, does not.

Nicole McGreger, of Bruce, always strives for normalcy when it comes to her three girls, but that can be a challenge at times when two of the three have Cystic Fibrosis – a life-threatening disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs and digestive system.

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Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival set for Saturday, Nov. 1

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The 41st Annual Vardaman Sweet Potato Festival kicks off this Saturday, Nov. 1 with the arts and crafts festival on Main Street.

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Halloween Dancers


Trick or Treaters got a head start on Halloween this week at Jody’s Dance Studio in Bruce. Pictured, from left, are Joey Helen Austin, Josey Clark, and Marie Chandler. Photo by Joel McNeece

Academy students collect supplies for Dog Lovers League

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Calhoun Academy seventh and eighth graders recently had a supply drive to raise needed items for the Dog Lovers’ League No Kill Animal Shelter in Bruce led by Rose Wells. The students are challenging other schools in the county to match their donation of supplies that included dog food, blankets, cleaning supplies and more.       Photo by Joel McNeece

Prescott is clear leader in Heisman race

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Any other year, Mississippi State’s run-away fire hydrant of a running back, Josh Robinson, would be slam-dunk favorite for the C Spire Conerly Trophy.

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Octoberfest in Calhoun City Thursday night; Bruce Fall Festival is Friday on square


Fall Festivals will take place on the Bruce and Calhoun City Squares this week with a variety of games, costume contests, concessions and even a pep rally.

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Casey McCoy

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Casey McCoy of Calhoun City likes to get recipe ideas from Pinterest, but tends to stick to those that are “tried and true.”

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