Calhoun Academy senior Rhett McCormick was the recent recipient of the Margery Brown Rogers Clark Scholarship from the Margery B. Rogers Clark Chapter #17 Order of the Confederate Rose. Shown with him in accepting the award are grandmother Debbie Dunn; his parents Craig and Lori McCormick; Chapter President Betty Jean Logan and Calhoun Avengers Camp #1969 Commander Rev. James A. Taylor.

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New Century Club of Calhoun City hosted the 99th annual GFWC-MFWC District 3 convention at Derma Baptist Church. Among attendees were New Century members, front, Stephanie Edmondson, Stephanie Lee, MFWC President-Elect Darlene Adams of Picayune, MFWC?State President Suzanne Poynor, Sandra Pope of Bruce, District 3 President; Stephanie Lucius, Ashley Blakely, Kristy Tindall; center Pam Shaw, Kim Parker, Amye Hill, Beth England; back, Jenny Hill, Tina Buhrmaster, Tonia Easley and Suzanne Oakley.

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Joe Massey, of Bruce, has quite the pineapple crop coming in. He recently pulled his plants out of the greenhouse and has five producing fruit. He intends to harvest this one this weekend and another is almost ready to be cut. The pineapple pictured above is the second fruit from this particular plant. All of them were started from planting the tops of pineapples purchased in the store. Photo by Joel McNeece

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The Bruce Board of Aldermen discussed the potential removal of the fireworks stand at the Hwy. 9-32 intersection, the new no-kill animal shelter, and the proposed cell tower from AT&T at Tuesday’s meeting. Pictured from left, are Ellen Shaw, Steve Nelson, Mayor Rudy Pope, Clerk Rita Talford, John Earl Armstrong, Johnny Armstrong, and Danny Rodgers. See the related story below. Photo by Joel McNeece

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PREPS awards were presented to Bruce, Calhoun City and Vardaman schools Monday night at the school board meeting. Accepting honors on behalf of Vardaman schools were, from left, Leah Edington, Dedee Lee, Ginger McAlester, Brittney Hicks and Valerie Parker. Photo by Joel McNeece


Second grade students at CCES recently learned about baseball legend Josh Gibson and how the sport has changed over the years. Baseball and softball players Chakel Gates, Jordan England, Jace Leachman, and Alison Childs from CCHS visited the students and shared the experiences and challenges they face as student athletes. They stressed the importance of teamwork, practicing hard, and balancing academics and sports. Pictured, from left, front, Jordan Wells, Robert Pierce, Tristyn Rutherford, & Evan Conlee; middle, Brenyn Martin, Ladashea Thompson, RaMya Pierce, Cohen Brown, Justyn Gordan & Jaxon Cook; back, Jordan England, Alison Childs, Jace Leachman, & Chakel Gates.

Off The Alley

Off The Alley was one of the Calhoun City businesses participating in the Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Fling last night. Owner Pam Burt with her models for the night– Lindsey Hubbard, Chelsea Vance, Marlee Vance, Kathryn Parker and Katherine Pollan. Photo by Lisa McNeece

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First place winners in the district science fair from Calhoun Academy were Hunter Owens, Brenna Pullen, Macey Chrestman and Robert Langston. They will all advance to state competition in April. Photo by Joel McNeece

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It seemed like spring would never get here, but the Bruce square is showing signs of its arrival.

Photo by Joel McNeece

Leo Welch

Leo “Bud” Welch, of Bruce, is prominently featured in a video promoting Mississippi to tourists. Welch is pictured in the video, that celebrates Mississippi’s music heritage, performing outside Poor Monkey’s Lounge and also provides the background music for the entire production. The video can be seen on YouTube under the title “Mississippi Homecoming – Music.” Welch continues to tour the country following the release of his self-titled CD “Leo Welch – Sabougla Voices” on Fat Possum Records.