Supervisors meet in Pittsboro

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supervisors meetingCalhoun County Supervisors met Monday morning where they heard from supporters of Rails to Trails, an evaluation report on county roads, and reappointed the county's EMS board. Read the story in the news section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Welch entertains on Square

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leo dixieLeo "Bud" Welch, accompanied by his drummer Dixie Street, performed at the Bruce Farmers' Market Thursday on the Square. Photo by Lisa McNeece

Lewis Memorial hosts Donuts with Dads

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Donuts with Dads copyLewis Memorial Daycare’s “Donuts with Dad” recent event drew a lot of participation with 12 dads, one uncle, and one grandfather.  Pictured, front, Alyssa Green, Tommy Green, Hannah Green, Olan Blakely, Corey Blakely, Paisley Blakely, Drew Hicks, Avery Hicks, Sadie Box, Levi Hill, Cooper Hill, Aden Eubanks, Adam Eubanks, Noah Ward, Nathan Ward, Emma Ward; back, Jack Crestman, Brayton Roidl, Ronnie Rogers, Emmie Kate Cruthirds, Stormy Cruthirds, Derrek Hutchins, Jacob Hutchins, Sofie Box, Stephen Box, Spencer Hill, Andy Eubanks, Emma Rae King and Rusty King.

Former Ranger Rocket editors honor Oakley

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Robert Edward Ranger RocketFormer editors of the Northwest Mississippi Junior College campus newspaper, The Ranger Rocket, surprised journalism instructor, Robert Edward Oakley, with a birthday party. From left are former editors: Rupert Howell, Kerry Foust, Pam McPhail, Pat Young, Robert Edward Oakley, Carol Griffin, Pat Ledbetter and Billy Dugger.

Bruce Rotary Awards

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rotary awardBruce Rotary Club President Shelia Freely, third from left, presented perfect attendance awards to, from left,  Don Bell, 38 years; Bill Cooper, 32 years; Freely; and Tommy Hallum, 33 years; at last week's annual banquet. Photo by Jo Ann Denley

Veterans provide program for Calhoun City Library

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Real Heroes #3The Calhoun City Library hosted “Military Heroes” last week as part of the Summer Reading Program. Ada Armstrong organized the program where the “heroes” shared stories of their service to children attending the summer program. Pictured, from left, front, Orby Jean Kimbrough and Virginia Boland; back, Rev. Willie Lowry, Buford Usry, Edwin Boland, Rex Spratlin Jr., Felix Hubbard, James Pratt and Hal Reese Jr.

Log truck overturns in Pittsboro

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log truckThere were no injuries today when a log truck overturned on Hwy. 9 in front of the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Greg Pollan said the driver said he "blacked out."

Bruce Yard of the Month

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June Yard of MonthJessey and Debbie Higdon’s home was selected as Yard of the Month for June by the Bruce Twentieth Century Club. Photo by Celia D. Hillhouse

Hubbard takes oath

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gerald hubbard oathGerald Hubbard officially became the newest member of the Pittsboro Board of Aldermen last week when he was sworn in by board attorney Ben Suber. Hubbard won a special election over Matthew Easley to succeed Les Morgan  as alderman after Morgan resigned. Hubbard’s first town meeting as an alderman will be July 7.

Cyclists ride in support of Rails to Trails


bikersRobert Baker, in front, and a group of bicyclists met at Bruce Park Saturday morning and took a ride in support of Rails To Trails. They left the park and rode to the square, down South Newberger and back to the park. Among the aother riders were Mel and Robert Logan of Clinton (formerly of Bruce), Tommy McGregor and Floyd Harris, both of Bruce, and friends of Baker’s from Houlka and Coffeeville. Photo by Celia Hillhouse