BUES gets Dollar General grant


dg-to-buesBruce Upper Elementary School  has received a $1000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to be used in their library. The grants are aimed at supporting teachers, schools and organizations with resources to strengthen and enhance literacy instruction. With BUES librarian Nancy Logan are fourth grade students Jasmin Tutor, Cadyn Humphries, Jason Brownlee and Lylla Howell. This local grant is part of $4.5 million awarded to approximately 1000 organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves.

Vardaman Homecoming


vhs-homecomingVardaman High School will celebrate a “Mardi Gras” Homecoming this Friday when the Rams host Strayhorn. The homecoming pep rally will be Friday at 1:15 p.m. Homecoming festivities will being at 6:30 p.m. Friday night at Carter Field. The four senior maids up for queen are, from left, Madison Mooneyham, Stacie Haimes, Caley Lloyd and Tori Wilson. Photo by Tania Nelson

Calhoun Academy Homecoming


ca-homecoming81Calhoun Academy will host Homecoming festivities Friday beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Night to Remember.” Three senior maids up for Homecoming are, from left, Haley Tedder, Claire Carter and Becka Ledbetter. Photo by Joel McNeece

Cougar Homecoming


ca-homecoming-rideCalhoun Academy Junior High Cheerleaders ride atop a Bruce fire truck during the annual Homecoming Parade Tuesday night. Photo by Lisa McNeece

Calhoun Banking Center open house


calhoun-bankingCalhoun Banking Center open house and ribbon cutting were held last Thursday. With Randy Baker, center, community bank president, are John Herrod Jr., president, and Loyd Eaton, CEO.



bruce-post-officeBuddy Gray hangs a wanted picture in the Bruce Post Office for the suspect in the armed robbery at the post office in Randolph. See the related story in the news section. Photo by Lisa McNeece

New member welcomed


doolittleCalhoun Avengers Camp #1969 Sons of Confederate Veterans welcomed new member Robert Doolittle of Calhoun City, center, to the group at its recent meeting. At left is Camp Commander Rev. James A. Taylor, and Second Brigade Commander Bill Latham is at right.

Bruce Homecoming


bruce-queen-2016Chassidy May was crowned Bruce Homecoming Queen Friday night and Madison Rogers was Maid of Honor.

Trip of a lifetime


taylor528Dorothy Taylor of Calhoun City recently traveled to the extreme Northwest Territory above the Arctic Circle to the tiny town of Inuvik with her daughter. Read about her adventure in the features section.

Bruce Junior High Cheerleaders at Pep Rally


pep-rallyBruce Junior High Cheerleaders performed with the high school cheerleaders and the BHS band at the homecoming pep rally on the square Wednesday night.