1952 Chancery Clerk’s office

1952 Chancery Clerk office

1952 Chancery Clerk officeStanding, Doug Wilson and Jim Ray, sheriff, and seated, Virginia Carter, J.E. Carter, Calhoun County Chancery Clerk, and Mary Lou Starks. Picture provided by John Carter.

Thomas Tillman


tillmanThomas Tillman was raised in Bruce and attended Bruce Chapel as a child singing in the choir. He leads Jackson Chapel in Bruce today with his wife Romona, Calhoun’s Chancery Clerk. He became pastor at Jackson Chapel, which has more than 300 members, in 2004. Read the related story in our Calhoun Pastors section.

Body Canvas opens in Bruce

Body Canvas

Body CanvasKim Wells Tutor, center, has opened Body Canvas boutique on Center Street in Bruce, next to Mt. Comfort Water. With her are Deana Thacker, left, and Jessica Bollinger, right. Body Canvas carries clothing, jewelry, accessories and more.          Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Bruce VFW


received_1547402395272850.jpegA group of locals recently attended the Mississippi VFW and Auxiliary State Convention in Tupelo. From left, Kat Shettles, guest; Sherry Shettles, auxiliary chaplain and District 8 senior vice president; Madison Cox, Bruce auxiliary conductress; Emily Henry, auxiliary president and District 8 president;  James “Jim” Brown, Bruce VFW Quartermaster; Robert Henry, Bruce VFW Commander and District 8 senior vice commander; Michael Huffman, Bruce auxiliary trustee; Rhonda Huffman, auxiliary trustee and District 8 trustee; Patrick Nichols, Bruce VFW trustee. Emily Henry also received the Most Improved Auxiliary President Runner-Up award.

Pittsboro Dumpsters

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pittsboro dump05The Town of Pittsboro continues to struggle with abuse of the dumpsters they keep near the town well on the old school house property for citizen use. The dumpsters are intended for bagged garbage only from Pittsboro residents, but mountains of debris continue to be dumped there from all over. The town board has discussed installing cameras and prosecuting violators or removing the dumpsters altogether.

Barnett earns honors

4-H Hayden

4-H HaydenHayden Barnett won 1st place in Jr. Reining at the District Horse Show, 6th Registered Quarter Horse Halter Mares, 1st Pony Mare Halter, Champion Pony Halter Mare, 1st Pony Halter Gelding, Reserve Champion Pony Halter Gelding, and 3rd Pony Judged Event High Point Award.

Clemons promoted to Colonel

Jimmy Clemons

Jimmy ClemonsU.S. Army Reserve Col. Jimmy Clemons, right, of Calhoun City, with the 412th Theater Engineer Command based in Vicksburg, Miss. salutes Brig. Gen. Daniel Christian, acting commander of the Command, after Clemons was promoted to Colonel at the George A. Morris U.S. Army Reserve Center in Vicksburg, June 11. Clemons is the deputy chief of staff for the Command’s Finance Management Section (G8).  He has been with the 412th Theater Engineer Command since August 2013. He has been in the service which includes Active Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard for 30 years. Photo by U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood

Traveling Vacation Bible School


vbs4Pleasant Ridge “Chickenbone” Baptist Church is having a different kind of Vacation Bible School this year. The group is traveling to a different location each week to host a day of crafts, games and Bible study. Last week, they began their tour with at the park in South Bruce.  Pictured is Ashlee Garrison leading a Bible study.

4H District Horse Show

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4-H Laura 1Laura McGreger won 1st place in 8-11 age group poles, 1st place 8-11 age group Barrel Racing, 3rd place 8-11 age group Stake Race, 2nd place Jr. High Point  Horse Award, and 3rd place Speed Event High Point Horse Award.

Baseball Camp


camp76Landon Love goes after a fly ball during drills at the Bruce Trojans’ baseball camp Tuesday morning. The camp continues through the week with different ages participating every few days. Photo by Joel McNeece