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

Calhoun 4-Hers compete, District Horse Show

4-H District Group

4-H District GroupCalhoun County 4-H youth recently competed at the 2017 Northeast District 4-H Horse Show at the MSU Horse Park in Starkville.  Calhoun County Youth competed against 4-H youth from 22 other counties within our region. From left are Justin Crowley, Kathrine Rowlen, Markie Thomas.  Crowley got 4th in Hunter Under Saddle, 7th in Hunt Seat Equitation, 8th in 16-18 age group Poles, and 14th in 16-18 age group Barrel Racing.  Rowlen got 7th place in 16-18 age group Poles, 10th in 16-18 age group Barrel Racing, and 5th place in 16-18 age group Stake Race. Thomas got 4th place in 16-18 age group Barrel Racing and 8th place in 16-18 age group Stake Race. District winners will advance to the state show in Jackson.

Improving Bruce signage


tagertHighway Commissioner Mike Tagert, right, and other MDOT officials met with Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope and a group of citizens at City Hall Monday morning to answer questions about improving road signage in and around Bruce. The group sought information from MDOT on how to better direct people to Bruce and let motorists know of business and attraction locations in the town. Pictured is Sara Quillen speaking with Mitch Turner, MDOT District Manager from Batesville, and Comm. Tagert.       Photo by Joel McNeece

Bruce Farmers’ Market

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herb brownLeonard Brown puts out some of his large collection of various herbs he was selling at Thursday's Bruce Farmers' Market. It was the first market of 2017 which gathers every Thursday on the Bruce Square from 4-6 p.m.

Yard of the Month Winner

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Yard of Month beckettBruce Twentieth Century Club selected Jim and Susan Beckett’s as May yard of the month.  Photo by Celia Hillhouse

Dorian LaChance Show

LaChance & Triipp

LaChance & TriippTripp Oakley, right, of Huntsville, helped Dorian LaChance at Jesse Yancy Memorial Library’s Build a Better Book Monday night. Tripp is the son of Robert and Marianna Oakley and the grandson of Robert Edward and Charlotte Oakley of Bruce.

Magic Mr. Nick performs for Library Summer Reading program

Magic Mr Nick Dads

Magic Mr Nick DadsMagic Mr. Nick, of Memphis, got a couple of dad volunteers for one of his acts at his magic show at Sqaure Theater in Bruce Thursday night. Allen Blackwelder, left, and Carlton Baker, right, helped Nick get handcuffs and locks on and then held the curtain while he freed himself. The performance was part of Jesse Yancy Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program, Build a Better World. Photo by Lisa McNeece