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Elizabeth Whitten will preside over the 23rd Annual Bruce Sawmill Festival this week as queen. She is the daughter of Renee Whitten and Steve Whitten. Photo by Joel McNeece

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Elizabeth Whitten will preside over the 23rd Annual Bruce Sawmill Festival this week as queen. She is the daughter of Renee Whitten and Steve Whitten. Photo by Joel McNeece

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Elizabeth Whitten will preside over the 23rd Annual Bruce Sawmill Festival this week as queen. She is the daughter of Renee Whitten and Steve Whitten. Photo by Joel McNeece

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Elizabeth Whitten will preside over the 23rd Annual Bruce Sawmill Festival this week as queen. She is the daughter of Renee Whitten and Steve Whitten. Photo by Joel McNeece

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Calhoun County Supervisors met Monday where they considered a construction project at the sheriff’s department, a $140,000 renovation at the county airport, and appointed Calhoun Countians to serve on regional boards. Read the stories below. Photo by Joel McNeece

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Nick Phillips, Ruel Allen and Ben Pratt perform with Midnight Run during the Fourth of July celebration on the Bruce Square. A large crowd turned out for the parade, kids’ games, hamburgers from the BHS band, concert and fireworks show. Photo by Joel McNeece

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Three Rotarians received certificates for perfect attendance  at the annual Bruce Rotary Banquet. They are, from left, Bill Cooper, 31 years; Tommy Hallum, 32 years; and Don Bell, 37 years. Photo by Jo Ann Denley

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Laura Edwards and Rose Diamond were among the many volunteers tying yellow ribbons to trees and lamp posts around the Calhoun City Square Wednesday evening to welcome the 858th National Guard unit home. Weather delayed the soldiers flight, but they did land in Tupelo shortly after 2 a.m. Photo by Joel McNeece

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Mississippi Dairy visited the Bruce Farmers’ Market (Throwback Thursday) where children could feed the calf with a bottle, as Jackson Hillhouse of Bruce takes a turn doing here, make some butter or pickup several items including sunglasses, cow masks and coloring books. Photo by Celia Hillhouse