BHS trumpet player Haylie Brown among top in state

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Around 8:15 every Friday night, Bruce High School senior Haylie Brown steps to the forefront with her trumpet. With the Trojan Marching Band standing at attention behind her, she delivers her solo.

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My Dad is my Coach – Eight sets of coaches/sons face challenges, rewards

Sinatra and Tre Armstrong, James and Fisher Ray, Bryan and Walt Maddox, Cameron and Allan Clarke.

Football in Calhoun County has always had an abundance of familial traditions with numerous sons following in the footsteps of their fathers at their respective schools. The family atmosphere has reached a new level however in 2013, with eight father son tandems on Calhoun football teams.

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Katie Mae Rose recalls the Bruce she first knew in the 1940s

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The Bruce of today isn’t the Bruce Katie Mae Rose knew when she first moved here 70 years ago. She and her husband Norman Rose moved here in the early 1940s when he went to work at the Bruce Company sawmill. They lived in a Bruce Company “shotgun house” that among the modern amenities it was missing was running water.

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School safety and maximizing educational possibilities for each child are priorities for new BES Principal Sandy Aron

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Sandy Aron considered a career in education when she was in high school, but it was years later, after separate stints as an office manager and working at a sawmill, that she returned to that ambition of her youth.

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Woodworking in 3D – Larry Goodwin enjoys hobby in retirement


Larry Goodwin finds peace sitting behind a scroll saw for hours in the tiny shop tucked away in the backyard of his Calhoun City home.

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Eva Covington’s apron collection stems from time in the kitchen with her mother


Eva Covington traces her love for aprons back to her mother, Dell Mitchell Wright.
“She wore an apron every day,” Eva said. “I remember she made me a little one. Those memories of my mother– that’s what makes these special.”
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Dallas Gore aims to have an impact at Bruce Upper Elementary

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Dallas Gore wants to be a leader. He wants to have an impact. So when the opportunity arose to accomplish both of those in his home county, he couldn’t resist.

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Donald Pendergrast returns “home” to Calhoun Academy

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Donald Pendergrast has returned home. For 36 years he has worked to educate Mississippi, whether it be in schools, from the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) headquarters in Jackson, or in the state’s prisons.

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Arthur Newman can grow most anything in tubs

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Arthur Newman has been experimenting with tub gardening for the past six years, tweaking his soil mixture to get it just right.

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1948 tornado in Calhoun City among worst storms in memory, Part Two

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After the original article on the Tornado of 1948 was published in The Journal on May 9, 2013 there have been many people who called to say their home, or a home of a relative or neighbor was also damaged or destroyed by this tornado.

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