No school

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snow busAll schools closed today due to early morning snow and freezing temperatures.

Frozen fountain


fountainFreezing temperatures had taken a toll on the fountain in front of Dr. Willie Wells' home in Bruce. Temperatures are forecast to rise into the 40s and 50s today and Thursday, but include rain too. Friday's high is back around the freezing mark with a chance of snow. Photo by Joel McNeece

100th Day of School

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BES front95Bruce Elementary students and teachers released 100 gold, white and blue balloons into the sky Tuesday morning celebrating the 100th day of school. Photo by Joel McNeece

Domino Tournament


dominoe76Keith Spencer hosted a stew cooking and domino tournament last Saturday at his sweet potato shed in Vardaman that attracted players from all around Northeast Mississippi. See more pictures from the action in Wednesday's CCJ. Photo by Joel McNeece

MLK Banquet


dancersThis liturgical dance team was among the many celebrations Saturday night at the annual MLK Banquet in Pittsboro, sponsored by the Loggins Scholarship Committee. Read about all the honorees in this week's CCJ.

Ross signs with MS Delta

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wesley rossWesley Ross was joined by his family and Bruce Trojan teammates as he signed a baseball scholarship with Mississippi Delta Community College this morning at BHS. Read more in the sports section.

Home destroyed by fire

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141 fireThere were no injuries, but the Carol Green home on CR 141 east of Bruce was destroyed by fire Wednesday evening around 5 p.m. The double-wide was owned by Green's son John Coleman. The fire was believed to have started from a space heater. Bruce and Chickenbone fire departments responded to the call. Photo by Joel McNeece

Kevin Hall teaching auto mechanics

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kevin hall kids56Kevin Hall, first year auto mechanics teacher at the Career and Technical Center, works with Mikey Hardin and John Freelon on a repair job inside the shop at the Career Center. See the related story in the features section. Photo by Joel McNeece

Calhoun Banking Center

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banking centerBruce officials joined representatives of the Bank of Okolona for the groundbreaking for their newest branch, Calhoun Banking Center, on Hwy. 9 in Bruce Wednesday afternoon. Construction of the bank is scheduled to be completed later this summer. Photo by Joel McNeece

Derma fire, police receive grant

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shane glovesDerma Fire Chief Shane Childs shows one of the pairs of gloves the Derma Volunteer Fire Dept. was able to purchase after receiving a $625 grant from Walmart. Derma Police also received a grant to purchase a body camera for a police officer. Photo by Joel McNeece