Manning family pushing for a healthier Mississippi

Rick Cleveland

Imagine, for the moment, every famous athlete gave back to their community in the manner the Archie Manning family does. Just imagine.

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New BES Principal Jeff Patton excited for start of school

Jeff Patton Feature

The first day of school is only two weeks away, but that’s two weeks too long for new Bruce Elementary Principal Jeff Patton.

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Ethan Robertson of Calhoun City enjoys one of the rides at the Calhoun County Fair in Pittsboro. Photo by Joel McNeece

Pig Scramble returns to County Fair Thursday night

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The pig scramble will return to the Calhoun County Fair after a year’s hiatus. The event, which always attracts a large crowd, is scheduled for Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

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Bruce’s Jay Johnson honored by “Dandy Dozen” selection

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Jay Johnson became the first Bruce Trojan ever named to the Clarion-Ledger’s Dandy Dozen last week – the prestigious list of top football prospects entering the high school football season.

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Indian battle at Oldtown

Joel McNeece

During our recent renovation of The Journal office, my wife Lisa uncovered a very comprehensive economic development plan for all of Calhoun County dated 1962.

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New additions to this year’s Neshoba County Fair menu

Lisa McNeece

My pre-fair cooking is done, perhaps the earliest ever. I always try to do some cooking before we go to Philadelphia, because it’s just so much easier.

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Black voter participation in GOP primary is not a step backward

Sid Salter

Back in 1995 in the film “The American President,” Michael Douglas delivered a speech answering a rival that for many defined the cynical, hardball nature of politics in our country when he said that his opponent was “interested in two things, and two things only: making you afraid of it, and telling you who’s to blame for it. That, ladies and gentlemen, is how you win elections.”

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Gray fired from water dept.; mayor says Liles will be promoted to the position

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope

Bruce Water Department Director Roderick Gray was fired last week on a 3-2 vote during a special called Bruce board of aldermen meeting.

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Sawmill Festival expected to break record for financial success

Becky Wright

Bruce Chamber officials reported Monday the 2014 Bruce Sawmill Festival is expected to be record-breaking.

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