After nearly three years of work, Calhoun City has been approved for a $861,500 loan for sewer improvements of which the city will only have to repay 25%.
Methodist churches in Bruce and Calhoun City are both scheduled to receive new pastors in June.
Bruce High School Senior Canon Benefield, left, was the recipient of the United States Marines Youth Award for Musical Excellence at the recent Bruce Band Banquet. Senior Grayson Denley, right, was the recipient of the John Phillip Sousa Award. The award is a nationally recognized award given primarily to a senior who exhibits outstanding leadership, musicality, responsibility, and has a true spirit of being a great band member. Both are pictured with Bruce Band Director Jon Bland. Photos by Kevin Cozart
Stephen Morgan, of Vardaman, is among 59 University of Mississippi students to receive a 2013 Taylor Medal, the university’s highest academic award. The outstanding students were recognized recently during the 70th annual Honors Convocation at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
Vernon Keith Mooneyham, 74, of Randolph, died May 11, 2013 at Sunshine Nursing Home in Pontotoc. He was born June 14, 1939 in Buckhorn, the son of Vernon Lee Mooneyham and Lula Austin Mooneyham. He was a retired county worker and was a member of Buckhorn Church of Christ.
Erma Clara Morgan Howell, 86, passed away May 16, 2013. A long time resident of Frayser, TN, she was born in Yalobousha County MS to Linder Lee Morgan and Clara Myrtle Cox Morgan.
Rick Hegwood of Pittsboro is among the few not complaining about the cool, wet spring. It’s helped provide him with a bumper crop of artichokes.
Rick Hegwood of Pittsboro is enjoying his first crop of artichokes this spring. Hegwood said he searched for something unique he could plant in his garden and was surprised to find that artichokes, typically grown in California, would also work in our zone. Read the related story below. Photo by Joel McNeece
Jesse Yancy Memorial Library in Bruce will celebrate Children’s Book Week with a host of activities beginning this weekend.
Lanelle Wood Couch, 85, of Grenada, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Desoto in Southaven. She was born in Calhoun County to the late Dave and Ivy Baker Wood. She was an active member of the Grenada Pilot Club, the Gideons’ Ladies’ Auxiliary and was the former owner of Carroll-Black Flowers in Grenada. She was also a devoted member of First Baptist Church in Grenada where she sang in the choir for many years.