Bruce beats ‘City in division play

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The Bruce Lady Trojans defeated Calhoun City 11-7 last Thursday in a pivotal division game.

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Lady Rams roll over Houlka 17-2


The Vardaman Lady Rams rolled through Houlka 17-2 last Thursday.

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Cougars fall to Central

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Calhoun Academy lost to Central last Thursday in its only action in a rain-shortened week.

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Bruce collects wins over Hickory Flat, Pine Grove


The Bruce Trojans improved to 13-4 on the season with a pair of wins last Saturday.

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‘City whips Delta, visits Bruce Friday

Calhoun City won three of four games last week sweeping a double header with Okolona, beating Delta Academy and falling to Water Valley.

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Beckett: Education funding was key to session

Jim Beckett

Funding education, teacher pay raises and state employee raises were the key legislative accomplishments of the 2014 session, Rep. Jim Beckett of Bruce said.

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Kathy Baker


Kathy Quarles Baker of Banner home-schooled their three children, Christopher, Rebekah and Benjamin, and she liked to incorporate cooking into some of their work, especially at Christmas time when she makes a lot of candy and cookies. Now she says that Rebekah cooks a lot; Benjamin, a little, and Christopher is their griller.

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Thaddeus Stevens among history’s greatest unknown characters

Joel McNeece

Last weekend I saw Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln” for possibly the hundredth time. It has become one of my all-time favorites and part of my greatest fascination with the movie is Thaddeus Stevens – the fiery tongued Republican played by Tommy Lee Jones in the movie.

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How do you respond to threat of bad storm? I put on my jewelry

Lisa McNeece

What are your priorities in the middle of the night when the tornado siren goes off? This is no joking matter, but some of the answers are pretty funny.

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States exploring all options over road and bridge repair funding

Sid Salter

While there were a number of legislative victories during the 2014 session of the Mississippi Legislature, lawmakers could not reach agreement on a long term fix for an old problem – the fact that the revenue structure for funding road and bridge construction and repair in Mississippi isn’t keeping pace with the projected costs of the state’s needs.

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