Trojan band members attend camps

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band camp1Members of the Bruce Trojan Marching Band attended  camps this summer. Pictured above, from left, front, are Caitlin McCormick, Callie Cain, Braedon Faddock, Madison May; back, Audrey Crocker, Abbi Barefield, Connor Bland, Ava D’Auvergne, Diego Mata and Gavin Webb attended the Itawamba Community College camp.

Randy Darracott

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randy darracott16Randy Darracott took an interesting route to become manager of the Weyerhaeuser sawmill in Bruce. His background wasn't in forestry, but accounting. Read his story in our features section.

‘City Board meeting

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city board meetCalhoun City mayor and board of aldermen met in a recessed meeting Thursday night for a budget work session. They went line-by-line through the proposed budget voting on each issue to determine what would stay and what would go. They voted 3-2 to remove the 2-mil tax increase originally included in the budget. See the related story in the Town Board section.

Bruce leaders attend MML

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Bruce at MMLJimmy Hubbard, Steve Nelson, Rita Talford, Ellen Shaw, Janice Golliday, John Earl Armstrong, Rudy Pope and Johnny Armstrong recently attended three days of training and leadership development presented at the MS Municipal League’s 86th Annual Conference at the MS Coast Coliseum and Convention Center. An estimated 3000 municipal elected officials and employees, state agency representatives, legislators and others attended the event.

1st Timothy

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cruthirds front5Julia Cruthirds is founder and pastor of First Timothy Independent Church on the corner of North Newberger and Clay Street in Bruce. The church will celebrate its first anniversary later this month. Read the related story in our Calhoun Pastors section. Photo by Joel McNeece

New generator for Bruce

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bruce generatorPublic Works Director David Newman shows Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope some of the features of the new generator the town has acquired as an emergency back for the water system. See the related story in the Town Board section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Calhoun City class of 1952

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CC class of 1952The Calhoun City High School Class of 1972 held its annual reunion at Baptist Care Center in Calhoun City on June 3. Members attending were, front, James Ellis Simpson, Edna Mae Jones Gregg, Larry W. Goodson, Nancy Wade Jaffe; back, Billy Sam Mosley, Peggy Jo Lackey Dudley, Judge Henry Lackey, Betty Jean Lee Logan and Sykes Wood. Guests in attendance were Jill Ray Black, Shelton Allen and Sydney Wagner, and Danny Gregg.

Football is here

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cougar football41Football season officially started Monday around Calhoun County as all four schools hit the field to begin preparation for the fast approaching season. Pictured above is the Calhoun Academy Cougars driving a sled across the practice field. They travel to Marvell Aug. 11 for a preseason jamboree.

Band Camp

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bruce band15School doesn't start until next week but the Bruce High School Marching Band was out on the practice field early this morning getting ready for the new year.

Fire in Bruce

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hughes fireFire destroyed a house owned by Brian Hughes in Bruce Saturday night. The house, located on North Newberger near the Hwy. 9 intersection, was unoccupied. The cause of the fire was not known. Bruce and Chickenbone fire departments responded.