The Little Mermaid

CA Mermaid

Calhoun Academy Music and Drama Class will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” this Friday, April 10 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Admission is $8.               Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Minor fire on Cook Street


Chickenbone Fireman Manuel Mata finishes putting on his equipment in preparation of entering a smoke-filled house on Cook Street in Bruce Monday afternoon. The smoke was found to becoming from a basket of smoldering laundry next to the dryer. There were no injuries or significant damage. Photo by Joel McNeece

In memory of Kanaria

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Sixth graders from Calhoun City Middle School planted a very special tree this past week.  The tree, a pink magnolia, was planted in memory of their classmate, Kanaria McBride, who recently lost her life in a car accident.  Kanaria’s homeroom classmates assisted in planting the tree while other sixth grade students watched.

Rams win


The national anthem plays prior to the Vardaman Rams 14-10 win over Hamilton Thursday night. Photo by Joel McNeece

Lady Trojans win Calhoun Tourney

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The Bruce Lady Trojans defeated Calhoun City 6-0 and Vardaman 8-7 Friday to win the 2015 Calhoun County Softball Tournament at the Vardaman Sportsplex. Lady Trojan Abbie Patton was named tournament MVP. Photo by Joel McNeece

Playing for Caylee

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Bruce Lady Trojans Abbie Patton, Camryn Harris and Tori Tutor sport the #12 on their faces, along with a purple ribbon embroidered with that number in honor of teammate and friend Caylee Beth Leachman. The team has dedicated the season to their teammate who was killed last month in a car accident.


Lindsey, Haimes win at Southern Regionals


Josh Lindsey and Chris Haimes both earned multiple honors at the Southern Regional Taxidermy Competition last week in Olive Branch. Lindsey earned 2nd in professional gamehead whitetail, 2nd in professional gamehead bobcat, 3rd in professional gamehead whitetail, 3rd in commercial waterfowl (not pictured) and 1st in professional earth base re-creation. Haimes earned 1st in amateur gamehead whitetail, and scored high enough to win overall Southern Regional Amateur Champion and the Beetleshack Award which is presented by the Beetleshack company for their choice in most outstanding entry per skill set. Lindsey owns Braggin’ Rights Taxidermy on Main Street in Vardaman.

Browns honored by National Weather Service

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Sherry and Charlie Brown of Calhoun City were recently presented awards for 10 years service with the National Weather Service.  The Browns manage a cooperative weather station at their home that reports data to the NWS. The presentation was made by Jim Belles, Meteorologist in Charge at the Memphis Office of the National Weather Service.

Paving Bruce Square

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Parking isn’t allowed on the Bruce Square today as the state highway department continues paving. The project is along Hwy. 32 extending both east and west off the square. Photo by Joel McNeece