joe massey pineapple

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.

lady trojans

The Bruce Lady Trojans enjoyed a successful weekend sweeping Vardaman (8-7) and Calhoun City (10-3) to win the county tournament at CCHS. The Lady Trojans return to division play this week when they host Eupora Thursday. Photo by Joel McNeece


The 1st Annual North MS Hope Outdoors Turkey Hunt was deemed a success with six hunters from all over Mississippi participating. The event provides outdoor opportunities to disabled children. Among those taking part in the event held in the Parker Community was Emily Hickman of Saucier. Photo by Steve Gulledge