Mission trip to Africa provides life changing experience for J.B. Long

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J.B. Long had the moment he’s longed for where he felt closest to God and it happened on a mountaintop in Africa.

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Bruce native Myron Davis was a technological leader in World War II

Myron and Roy Davis visited recently at Roy’s home in Bruce. Both, along with their late brother Ray, served in World War II.

In late 1942 with World War II raging, 17-year-old Calhoun County native Myron Davis enrolled in a Tupelo YMCA radio school and set into motion a series of events that led him to the forefront of electronics, air traffic control and computing.

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Calhoun City native Sean Cannon thrives on the passion, competition of football

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Sean Cannon admits that he wasn’t the biggest, the strongest, or the fastest football player on the field during his playing days. But the head football coach at Itawamba Community College has always had a passion for the game that continues to drive him today.

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Calhoun coroner didn’t foresee career of dealing with death

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Most kids don’t grow up dreaming of becoming a coroner. Jerry Fleming sure didn’t.

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Leaders of the Bands

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Taylor Haire loves the competition, Chelsea Tillman thrives on becoming a leader and Julien Jennings cherishes the opportunity to be more involved in his top passion – music.

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Kevin Howe in his 17th year as Calhoun’s public defender

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“I grew up watching the old Perry Mason reruns and thought that was a neat profession,” said Calhoun County Public Defender Kevin Howe. “It was kind of unusual though, because I always liked the prosecution side, and years later I’m doing criminal defense. Life doesn’t always turn out exactly like you think it will.”

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Sisterly Love: Thompson sisters maintain close bond with weekly trip

Sisters, Mildred Thompson Campbell, Minnie Thompson Tillman, Hildred Thompson Harris and Judy Horton hold a picture of their sister Dorothy “Dot” Thompson.

When the Thompson sisters get together, it’s going to result in a good time. And they have a lot of good times.

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Barry Black closing in on 20 years as the voice of the Wildcats

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It’s Friday night at D.L. Harrison Field, also known as “The Boneyard.” The Wildcats are getting fired up in the tunnel preparing to charge on to the field, and Barry Black is getting fired up in the press box.

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If you can’t find it at the Methodist Women’s Rummage Sale, you don’t need it

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For nearly 70 years, people have been finding treasures at the rummage sale hosted by the Methodist Women from Bruce United Methodist Church.

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Benny Graves loves to promote the sweet potato industry

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If it involves sweet potatoes, Benny Graves is probably nearby. The long time secretary of the Mississippi Sweet Potato Council lives and breathes the crop.

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