Elizabeth Byars

Gertrude Elizabeth Johnson Byars, 99, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at her home in Paris.  She was born February 11, 1915 in Water Valley, to the late Lawrence and Gertie Mae Summers Johnson. She was of the Baptist faith and was fondly known as “Sister”. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, making dolls and stuffed animals, and working puzzles. From age 93 to 95 she worked alongside her daughter, Lottie at Harmon’s Restaurant. She was a devoted grandmother and loved taking care of her grandchildren (each one thought they were her “favorite”).   [Read more...]

Mary Frances Murphree

Mary Frances Murphree, 81, of Columbus, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, in Columbus. [Read more...]

Wilborn Johnson Sr.

Wilborn Delane Johnson, Sr., 85 died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital  in Oxford. He was born December 20, 1928 in Sarepta, the son of the Jessie and Girtie Bonds Johnson. He served in the Army and received several awards for his Service: Bronze Star, Army Commendation, and Good  Conduct Medal. He served tours of duty in Korea, Germany, and Vietnam. He was a Member of the American Legion and the VFW. He was a member of Sarepta  Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting, and he was an avid fan of Atlanta  Braves baseball, Tennessee Titans and Ole Miss Sports. [Read more...]

Margie Moss

Margie Moss, 94,  died  Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Bruce Community Living Center.  She was born July 3, 1920, the daughter of the late Rufus Henry Mulholland and the late Mary Abbie DeWeese Mulholland. She was the wife of the late Arthur H. Moss, and they were the ormer owners of Moss Sundries for over 30 years.  She was a member of Bruce United Methodist Church and former member of Twentieth Century Club.

Surviving are daughters, Lou (Mike) Webb , Wetumpka, AL and Debbie (Ron) Musgrove of Vestavia, AL; brother, Dwight Mulholland, Neshoba County, MS; five grandchildren; Ryan (Michelle) Webb, Braden, Grant and Ansley, Atlanta, Ga.; Lauren Powells, Spencer and Lachlan, Nashville, Tn.;Melissa (Matt) Toy, Annie, James and Maggie, Franklin, TN., Cheryl (Brandon) Crowe, Charlie, Simeon and Ethan of Rydal, Pa. and David (Christa) Musgrove, Pearland, Tx. She was predeceased by brother, Solon Mulholland. Her funeral service was Saturday at 4 p.m. at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with the Bro. Darrell Logan and Rev. Lannis May officiating. Interment was in Bruce Cemetery.

George Williams

George Edward Williams, 74, of Bruce, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 at the Calhoun Nursing Home. [Read more...]

Supervisors approve garbage rate increase


Calhoun County Supervisors unanimously agreed to increase the county’s garbage fee at a meeting last Friday in Pittsboro.

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The Bruce Trojans recognized the contributions from Cannon Motor Company Friday night who paid for the new scoreboard installed this summer at Trojan Field. Pictured in the pregame ceremony, from left, are Cannon of Oxford General Manager David Huckaby, Cannon Salesman Dan Fulton, Cannon Sales Consultant Melody Campbell, Bruce Coach James Ray, Cannon Sales Manager Johnny Kakales, and Bruce Principal Michael Gillespie.

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Fisher Ray scored one of the Bruce Trojans’ six touchdowns Friday night on this pass play in their 41-7 win over Potts Camp. Calhoun City also earned a win this week while Vardaman and Calhoun Academy both suffered losses. See the recaps below in sports.

Calhoun City rolls over Houston 40-0


Calhoun City quarterback Chakel Gates might have made his biggest contribution to Friday’s 40-0 win against Houston while playing wide receiver.

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Bruce makes easy work of Potts Camp in 41-7 victory

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The Bruce Trojans were far from perfect, but made easy work of Potts Camp in a 41-7 victory last Friday night.

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